Strange Tales #156 [Regular Edition]
(May 1967)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1967-02-07
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.

Probable arrival date based on front cover stamp of indexer's copy.


..When Umar Walks the Earth! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange; Zom
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Indexer Notes

Possible Severin colors per Nick Caputo, who notes that Marie has mentioned in interviews that she usually colored most of the work she drew.

The Tribunal! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Supreme Hydra ["Agent Bronson" (alias); Baron Strucker]; Laura Brown; Jasper Sitwell; Gabe Jones; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; HYDRA; CAMEOS: Fantastic Four [The Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Thor; Scarlet Witch; Hawkeye; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; X-Men [Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast; Iceman; Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Professor X]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Goliath [Hank Pym]; Wasp
Synopsis
Fury's quarters are destroyed, apparently killing him! Bronson heads for Hydra Island, a futuristic, hi-tech fortress in the Pacific resuming his guise as Supreme Hydra. He announces to the world that he's placed a Death Spore bomb on board the Heli-Carrier which will unleash a plague upon the entire Earth! He plans to stage a fake trial for Laura, as an example to all who would defy him. Having suspected Bronson from the start, Fury who was hiding on board the Dyna-Soar is captured and discovers the true identity of the Supreme Hydra is Baron Strucker, his old foe from WW2!
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Indexer Notes

Part 7 of 9. See various issues of SGT. FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS for earlier appearances of Baron Strucker. 24 years had elapsed between Fury & Strucker's last meeting and this one. Shortly after this comic's publication, the 007 film YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE would reveal the identity of S.P.E.C.T.R.E.'s "Number One", Ernst Stavros Blofeld; Donald Pleasence's onscreen appearance, bald with an odd, monocle-shaped scar, is similar to Strucker's.

In the introduction to Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury Agent of Shield Volume 2 Steranko says he took over the color chores with Strange Tales # 165.

A Profound Potpourri of Perplexing Pronouncements and Preposterous Philosophy, All Portending Practically Nothing! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Umar Walks the Earth! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee; Marie Severin (co-plot)
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Umar; Dr. Strange; The Ancient One; Wong; Zom
Synopsis
The Ancient One sends Strange to the Amphora, a large vase guarded by fiery demons in order to free Zom, a being imprisoned by Eternity. Umar comes to earth, destroys Strange's house and summons The Ancient One. Strange unleashes Zom who he persuades to follow him to Earth. The Ancient One lures Umar to Stonehenge where he defeated Dormammu in the past. Strange surprises Umar who flees back to The Dark Dimension, where Zom cannot find her! Zom had been bound by chains of living bondage by Dormammu and seeks vengeance, but with Umar gone he turns his anger against Strange & his mentor.
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Indexer Notes

Part 10 of 22; part 6 of Umar sequence; part 1 of Zom sequence. Umar comes to Earth for 1st time.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, In the past few issues...
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Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Wally Daniels; Shirley Gorman; Barry Brookner; and David Walker. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ..When Umar Walks the Earth!
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. The Tribunal!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. A Profound Potpourri of Perplexing Pronouncements and Preposterous Philosophy, All Portending Practically Nothing!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Umar Walks the Earth!
    Dr. Strange
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, In the past few issues..."]
    Strange Mails
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