(November 1966)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1966-08-09
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 from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

Exit Kaluu... Enter Umar! (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett ?; typeset

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

Indexer Notes

New masthead designed by Sol Brodsky (mentioned on the Bullpen Bulletins page).

Hydra Lives! (Table of Contents: 1)

Nick Fury / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited); Jack Kirby (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited) (layouts); John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Nick Fury; Jasper Sitwell; Dum Dum Dugan; Senator Dudley (member of Plans & Operations Section); Supreme Hydra ["Don Cabellero"]; HYDRA
Synopsis
Fury subjects himself to a dangerous test in order to prove that an atomic missile can be detonated long-distance by a sonic weapon which SHIELD believes HYDRA has. While both he & Dugan are recovering from injuries, Don Cabellero, at the urging of an undercover SHIELD man, invites Fury to a party in ancient Karnopolis in the Sahara Desert. Caballero is a disguise for the new Supreme Hydra, who is aware a SHIELD agent has invaded his ranks. Fury tells Sitwell he will be in command during his absence but suddenly a sonic boom shakes the HQ as the Overkill Horn is being tested.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 9. 1st appearance of the new Supreme Hydra, later revealed to have been its real leader all along, behind-the-scenes. In this episode, Jasper Sitwell is a dead ringer for Roy Thomas!

Sensational Secrets and Incredible Inside Information, Guilessly Guaranteed to Avail You Naught! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins; Items; Mighty Marvel Checklist / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

The Conquest of Kaluu! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Roy Thomas (credited); Bill Everett (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Bill Everett (credited as Wild Bill Everett)
Inks
Bill Everett (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Kaluu; Dr. Strange; The Ancient One; Griffin (Babylonian beast); Mindless Ones; Clea; Umar (Dormammu's sister)
Synopsis
Kaluu realizes Strange and the Ancient One have escaped to the past of ancient Babylonia where The Ancient One obtains The Book Of The Vishanti. Before Kaluu can extinguish the Flames of the Faltine, Strange returns to the present with the mystic book which hurls his spell back to him. The Ancient One sends Kaluu into Limbo for all time. In The Dark Dimension Clea fears the onslaught of the Mindless One's freed from their prison with Dormammu gone. But another former prisoner controls them: Umar, Dormammu's sister, who vows his deeds shall pale beside hers.
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Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 22. 1st appearance of Umar. Candles used in time-travel previously used in STRANGE TALES #124 (September 1964). Due to the growing use of soap-opera format, Kaluu's story runs straight into Umar's without a break between episodes. It seems ironic that Kaluu was described as being more powerful than Strange & his mentor together, yet with this episode he vanished, never to return; while Umar became a long-running villain still appearing to this day.

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

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

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, I am writing this letter to praise...
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Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Donnie Butler; Larry Johnson; Lise Bredbenner; and Carl Gafford. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Exit Kaluu... Enter Umar!
    Doctor Strange
  2. 1. Hydra Lives!
    Nick Fury
  3. 2. Sensational Secrets and Incredible Inside Information, Guilessly Guaranteed to Avail You Naught!
    Bullpen Bulletins; Items; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. The Conquest of Kaluu!
    Doctor Strange
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, I am writing this letter to praise..."]
    Strange Mails
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Chris Boyko
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Robert K. S. Croy, Sr.
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Richard Thomson
  • Jim Van Dore