(January 1968)

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

Nightmare! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dan Adkins
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yandroth; Dr. Strange
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Indexer Notes

Beginning this issue the cover logo is alternated each issue to emphasize that months featured hero, with the co-star's logo minimized.

Nightmare! (Table of Contents: 1)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange; Yandroth [Scientist Supreme]; Victoria Bentley (cameo)
Synopsis
Hurling thru the void of space, Strange sees a vision of Victoria Bentley, surrounded by machinery. He lands on a jungle planet inhabited by savage, monstrous creatures. Strange finds an underground cavern, and inside it, an elaborate machine, from which emits a mental challenge. Yandroth, Scientist Supreme, claims to have unlocked the "inner-most secrets of the cosmos", and intends to make Victoria his queen-- to rule many planets, including, eventually, Earth. Strange refuses to depart, and realizes a challenge of science vs. magic awaits him...
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Indexer Notes

Part 18 of 22; part 1 of Yandroth sequence. Story title misleading; Strange's longtime foe Nightmare does not appear, refers to the "Land Of Nightmares" (as mentioned in previous issue's coming attractions) or "Nightmare Planet" (on this episode's last page). 1st appearance of Yandroth, Scientist Supreme; continues the trend of science-fiction themes in Dan Adkins' stories.

Beginning this issue, lead stories alternate to match alternating covers.

When Comes... Black Noon! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
spy
Characters
The Yellow Claw; Nick Fury; Suwan; Fritz Von Voltzmann; Clipper Charlie: (SHIELD barber); Slim (SHIELD barber); James Bond 007 (cameo); Val [Contessa Valentina Allegro de Fontaine]
Synopsis
At the instant the Claw fired The Ultimate Annihilator at Fury, Suwan teleports him thru Hyper-Dimensional Space to the underground lair and then back to SHIELD. In his lair The Claw tests the Ultimate Annihilator by destroying a satellite in orbit. SHIELD medics warn Fury that further stimulation could be fatal. Fury follows a tip and invisibly trails a Claw agent leading him to The Claw & Voltzmann. Fury discovers he's on board The Sky Dragon, a huge airship miles above the city! Captured, Fury is tied under the Ultimate Annihilator as The Claw prepares to use it to destroy New York City!
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Indexer Notes

Part 6 of 9. The "Revive Chamber" is strikingly similar to the one used to heal Luke Skywalker in the film THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980). Ernst Stavro Blofeld would use a laser to destroy satellites in orbit in the 007 film, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971).

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.

Who Says This Isn't the Marvel Age of Batty Bulletins? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin (illustration)
Inks
Herb Trimpe (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, Stupendous! Colossal! Magnificent!
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Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Loren MacGregor, John Hoecker, Chuck Turnbull, and Mike Cahlin. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Nightmare!
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Nightmare!
    Dr. Strange
  3. 2. When Comes... Black Noon!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  4. 3. Who Says This Isn't the Marvel Age of Batty Bulletins?
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, Stupendous! Colossal! Magnificent!"]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Jenner
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Martin O'Hearn
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  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
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