Strange Tales #148 [Regular Edition]
(September 1966)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1966-06-09
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 is publication date in Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1966 Periodicals, page 336.
This issue has variants:

Enter... Kaluu! (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed as Bill Everett)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed as Bill Everett)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Kaluu; Ancient One; Dr. Strange
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Second full DR. STRANGE cover; alternates with SHIELD until end of run in STRANGE TALES #168 (May 1968).

Death Before Dishonor! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack Kirby (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited) (layouts); Don Heck (credited)
Inks
Don Heck (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Jasper Sitwell; Count Bornag Royale (A.I.M.); A.I.M. (division of "THEM")
Synopsis
Dugan is shattered when he thinks Fury is killed in a fire-bombing attack by A.I.M., only to discover it was actually a Life Model Decoy. Fury realizes their movements are under video-surveillance by the enemy. Count Royale and his A.I.M. cohorts are amazed at how sophisticated the L.M.D.s are and plan to steal one. While Fury submits to a trial a squad of A.I.M. men break into SHIELD's underground base. Fury shatters a viewport on the Heli-Carrier and leaps out to apparent death - but Sitwell equipped him with a parachute. Fury is met by Dugan as they prepare to take on A.I.M.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 5. The pen-radio Fury uses is similar to the one regularly used by agents on THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. tv series.

Capricious Commentaries, Carefully Cooked-Up to Confuse and Confound You! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Origin of the Ancient One! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Denny O'Neil (credited); Bill Everett (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Bill Everett (credited)
Inks
Bill Everett (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dr. Strange; The Ancient One; Kaluu
Synopsis
The Ancient One tells Strange of his early life in Kamar-Taj, a hidden land in the Himalayas. He & Kaluu were born there, but while Strange's mentor sought to use magic for good, Kaluu dreamed of power. Kaluu mentally gained control of the people, imprisoned his once-friend, and enslaved neighboring lands. The Ancient One eventually used a spell to strike, inadvertently causing the people to suffer, no longer immune to diseases. Kaluu fled to another dimension while The Ancient One left Kamar-Taj, swearing to use his magic to help others. In the present Kaluu prepares to seek his revenge.
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 22. Before its corruption, Kamar-Taj was remarkably similar to Shangri-La in the film LOST HORIZON (1937). This is fitting, considering Dr. Strange's resemblance to the film's star, Ronald Colman.

[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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, You know we Marvel fans aren't ones to complain...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from John Stewart; William Marshall; Arthur Hayner; and James Hockenhull. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon, as well as a panel reproduction from a previous issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Enter... Kaluu!
    Doctor Strange
  2. 1. Death Before Dishonor!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Capricious Commentaries, Carefully Cooked-Up to Confuse and Confound You!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The Origin of the Ancient One!
    Doctor Strange
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, You know we Marvel fans aren't ones to complain..."]
    Strange Mails
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