Strange Tales #136 [Regular Edition]
(September 1965)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Find Fury or Die! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Dr. Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko (bottom tier)
Inks
Mike Esposito; Steve Ditko (bottom tier)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy; superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mike Esposito credit from Nick Caputo via GCD Errors list (December 2008); previous indexer credited John Severin. Dr. Strange image taken from interior story.

Find Fury or Die! (Table of Contents: 1)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; HYDRA; Clipper Charlie (SHIELD barber); Slim (shoe-shine man); ? (manicure girl); Imperial Hydra (unnamed); Hydra-Hunter (Section Leader B)
Synopsis
HYDRA agents tail Fury intent on finding SHIELD's HQ, but Fury is aware he's being followed. HYDRA Section Leader B, a "Hydra-Hunter," runs the mission and hands over his hood to the Imperial Hydra so he will have no place to hide should he fail. When a few HYDRA agents show up at the barber shop which is the secret entrance to SHIELD's HQ, they're captured and hypnotized into believing the HQ is located in a warehouse blocks away. They attack the warehouse with a "Hydra-Ram,"-- but it's a trap! His plan a failure, Section Leader B is soon "replaced," while Fury ponders the future.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 7. 1st appearance of the SHIELD barber shop, a tribute to the tailor shop secret entrance to UNCLE HQ in the TV show THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 1st appearance of the "Hydra-Ram," a flying saucer-type vehicle. Nick Fury, SHIELD & HYDRA turn up at Reed & Sue's wedding in FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3 (November 1965).

What Lurks Beneath the Mask? (Table of Contents: 2)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clea (unnamed); Dormammu; Baron Mordo; Dr. Strange; Abu Ben Hakim; Rama Kaliph; The Aged Genghis; Hamir; The Ancient One
Synopsis
Dormammu imprisons Clea, telling her she will witness Strange's defeat. Mordo tells Dormammu that Strange is searching for "Eternity" and is puzzled by the dark lord's violent reaction. Strange continues his search, going from one mystic to another with no results, until The Aged Genghis tells him only he and The Ancient One know the secret. He gives him a scroll, which leads Strange to a being imprisoned in another dimension; a trap he barely escapes. Back in Tibet, Strange tells his master's servant the only option left is to enter the mind of The Ancient One.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 7 of 17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Strange Mails / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letter from Johnnie Cirkoth, Neal Cohen, Ted Field, Juan de la Barrera, Benny Brower; The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Find Fury or Die!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Find Fury or Die!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. What Lurks Beneath the Mask?
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers