(February 1966)

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

Operation: "Brain Blast!" (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
Inks
Frank Giacoia [as Frank Ray]
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
HYDRA; Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Agent G [Laura Brown] (unnamed); Imperial Hydra [Arnold Brown]; Gabe Jones; E.S.P. Division; Mentallo; The Fixer
Synopsis
Supreme Hydra Arnold Brown cannot press the destruct button knowing his daughter would also perish. Unconvinced he is Supreme Hydra his guards execute him. Fury lets Agent G escape when she demonstrate Hydra's Vacuum-sole shoes. SHIELD's E.S.P. Division uses the Brainwave Stimulator to send Fury a mental warning of a mock attack. Mentallo, a renegade SHIELD agent, has the power to project thoughts into images as SHIELD works to copy his power. Seeing images of The Fixer, who escapes a jail cell with equipment built from common objects Mentallo intends to join forces with him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 7 of 7 / Part 1 of 3. 1st appearance of SHIELD's E.S.P. Division, Mentallo, The Fixer. In this episode, Arnold Brown bears a resemblance to actor Arthur O'Connell. The new story starts on page 8; when Stan Lee wrote "at that very moment", he should really have said "a week later", as reading the page literally makes it appear Fury (who was heading for dinner & a long sleep) was in 2 places at the same time!

Another Mighty Marvel Hot-Line Report Featuring Earth-Shaking Items of Monumental Inconsequence! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Let There Be Victory! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Baron Mordo; The Ancient One; Dormammu; Clea (unnamed); Dr. Strange; rulers of neighboring dimensions; Hamir The Hermit; Mordo's Demon
Synopsis
Dormammu consigns Mordo to the Dimension of Demons. Strange declares he is able to continue the fight and manages to best him in combat! Dormammu swears not to attack Earth. Back in The Ancient One's home, Hamir prepares a banquet for Strange & his master. Dormammu banishes Clea to a place where Strange can never find her. The Ancient One assures Strange that there are many who may now be able to help in his search for the girl. The Mystic Globe shows traces of leftover evil spreading. Mordo's Demon & 2 disciples leave a trap for Strange: a bomb! Strange returns unaware of the danger.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 12 of 17. Hamir (The Ancient One's servant) named for 1st time in this episode. Mordo's Demon last seen in STRANGE TALES #132 (May 1965). Although 4 different reprintings end here, this is obviously NOT the end of the story, as it continues on until STRANGE TALES #146 (July 1966).

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

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters form Mike McKeegan, Rick Wrigley, Brian Daley, Michael Harrisson, Francis Clough, and Justin Arthur.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Operation: Brain Blast!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Operation: "Brain Blast!"
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Another Mighty Marvel Hot-Line Report Featuring Earth-Shaking Items of Monumental Inconsequence!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Let There Be Victory!
    Dr. Strange
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Henry R. Kujawa
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  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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