Strange Tales #161 [Regular Edition]
(October 1967)

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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


The Second Doom (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
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Nick Fury; Jimmy Woo; The Yellow Claw; Suwan; Fritz Von Voltzmann
Synopsis
Reed Richards & Ben Grimm save Cap from falling to his death while Fury saves himself by catching onto the Statue's crown. Reed and Ben provide assistance to the pair and stop the invaders plans, cutting off all power on the East Coast, creating the New York City Blackout in the process. Back in the present Jimmy Woo tells Fury he believes the man behind the scheme was The Yellow Claw. In a underground base The Yellow Claw, his niece Suwan & his ally Von Voltzmann eavesdrop on the conversation, as The Claw speaks of his "infallible" scheme - "The Second Doom".
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 9. ("Project: Blackout! Part II"). Yellow Claw, Suwan & Von Voltzmann's previous appearance in THE YELLOW CLAW #4 (April 1957). Flashback apparently takes place between STRANGE TALES #145-146, TALES OF SUSPENSE #78-79 and FANTASTIC FOUR #51-52 (all cover-dated June-July 1966). The name of The Claw's plan was a clue to the truth behind the entire story. The Yellow Claw's new metal skull-cap is identical to the one worn by the villain "Ironhead" (Tom Reese) in the Matt Helm film MURDERERS' ROW (1966).

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 Sagacious Smattering of Scuttlebutt, Scoops, and Space-Wasting Small-Talk! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

And a Scourge Shall Come Upon You! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Raymond Marais; Dan Adkins (co-plot)
Pencils
Dan Adkins
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
Al Kurzrok

Genre
superhero
Characters
Baron Mordo; Dr. Strange; Victoria Bentley; Nebulos (Lord of the Planets Perilous)
Synopsis
Mordo exiles Strange to "The World Of the Million Perils", then sets about restoring some of the magic to his new coven. Lost in a distant galaxy Strange suffers temporary memory loss and faces a nameless beast within a hollow sphere. On Earth, Victoria Bentley, freed of the evil finds herself being hurled between worlds, wondering if it's Mordo's doing. Strange hears a cry for help, and discovers Victoria being menaced by a gigantic ant! The two face Nebulos, a bizarre alien creature who claims they are part of his plan.
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Indexer Notes

Part 15 of 22; part 4 of the Living Tribunal sequence. Between Jim Steranko & Dan Adkins, both series in STRANGE TALES now have artists partly inspired by Wally Wood. Several panels based closely on Steve Ditko panels. 1st appearance of Nebulos.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin; Jim Steranko (illustrations)
Inks
Herb Trimpe; Jim Steranko (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, I have to congratulate you...
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Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Louis Morra; Bruce Moore; and Marc Cutler. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Second Doom!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. The Second Doom
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. A Sagacious Smattering of Scuttlebutt, Scoops, and Space-Wasting Small-Talk!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. And a Scourge Shall Come Upon You!
    Dr. Strange
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, I have to congratulate you..."]
    Strange Mails
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