(January 1968)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1967-10-03
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 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Nightmare! (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Adkins (signed as D.A.)
Inks
Dan Adkins (signed as D.A.)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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 (credited)
Pencils
Jim Steranko (credited)
Inks
Bill Everett (credited)
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Genre
spy; superhero
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

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 although the earlier checklist in Comic Book Marketplace # 28, October 1995, credits him with coloring beginning with # 157.

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).

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

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 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!
    Doctor Strange
  2. 1. Nightmare!
    Doctor 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?
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, Stupendous! Colossal! Magnificent!"]
    Strange Mails
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