Strange Tales #140 [Regular Edition]
(January 1966)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1965-10-12
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

The End of Hydra! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
HYDRA; SHIELD; Gabe Jones; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury
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The End of Hydra! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited); Jack Kirby (credited) (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited) (layouts); Don Heck (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Agent G [Laura Brown] (unnamed); Nick Fury; HYDRA; Dum Dum Dugan; Gabe Jones; Imperial Hydra [Arnold Brown]; Tony Stark
Synopsis
Fury defeats the Hunter robot. Surrounded by HYDRA's Tiger squad, Dum Dum, Gabe and fellow agents use a Flying Wedge formation and an Electro-Jab weapon to push thru. HYDRA retaliates with Skate Board Units. Joined by Fury SHIELD overpowers HYDRA while Supreme Hydra realizes he must use Operation Last Resort. In space, Stark disarms the Betraton Bomb. SHIELD orders the arrest of HYDRA agents worldwide. SHIELD blasts into HYDRA's Nerve Center while their leader walks up the stairs leading to Imperial Industries boardroom. As he prepares to hit the destruct button, we learn his real identity.
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Indexer Notes

Part 6 of 7. Arnold Brown revealed as Imperial Hydra in this episode. In this episode, Nick Fury is a dead ringer for Ralph Meeker, who played Mike Hammer in the film KISS ME DEADLY (1955), while Arnold Brown bears a resemblance to Warren editor Archie Goodwin!

More Nutty News and Notes From One Marvel Madman to Another! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

The Pincers of Power! (Table of Contents: 3)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko (plot, uncredited); Stan Lee (credited) (dialogue)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo; Dormammu; The Ancient One; Clea (unnamed); rulers of neighboring dimensions
Synopsis
Dormammu sends Strange, Mordo & The Ancient One to a neutral dimension. He then uses a sleeping potion on the Mindless Ones, so his domain will be temporarily safe and summons rulers of nearby dimensions. Dormammu arrives to challenge Strange in person to battle for total mastery of Earth! Strange accepts, then Dormammu declares they shall fight using only the "Pincers Of Power", and no other spells or incantations. This way, it will be a battle of skill, not power. The battle is fierce-- but when it appears Strange is about to overcome his adversary, Mordo strikes Strange from behind...
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Indexer Notes

Part 11 of 17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from David Faggioli, Micky Schwaberow, Mike Arden, Leon Fisher, Charles Graves, Bruce Hallenbeck, Alan & Steven Mann.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The End of Hydra!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. The End of Hydra!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. More Nutty News and Notes From One Marvel Madman to Another!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The Pincers of Power!
    Doctor Strange
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
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