(February 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

Behold the Savage Sky! (Table of Contents: 1)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Dum Dum Dugan; The Yellow Claw; Nick Fury; Fritz Von Voltzmann
Synopsis:
As The Claw is about to destroy NYC, the SHIELD Heli-Carrier arrives and a squad led by Dugan assault The Sky Dragon. Fury breaks loose and defeats Von Voltzmann while several agents corner The Claw, but he lays them out using Hyper-Psionic Brain Emanations. His nervous system drained, The Claws unleashes a squad of robot replicas of himself to cover his escape. Fury catches up with the real Claw using a Magnetic Pelfrag Shooter to weigh him down but the pellets disintegrate. The Claw now has body armor, including his face and with spiked gloves beats Fury and makes his escape.
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Indexer Notes

Part 7 of 9. The use of a 2-page spread on pages 2-3 was later adapted by Mike Grell on a regular basis in his comics. The Sky Dragon would reappear in MARVEL TWO-IN ONE #51 (May 1979). It's been debated by some fans whether The Claw seen at the beginning of this episode was the same one who beat up Fury & escaped at the end!

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.

Face Front! Hang Loose! 'Nuff Said! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Mystic and the Machine! (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Victoria Bentley; Voltorg
Synopsis:
Strange continues thru the underground tunnel until he comes to a large set of doors. Upon getting them open, he finds a "Disintegrator" ray is waiting for him. After he takes it out with the "Flames of Faltine", Yandroth realizes his magic is more "potent" than he "calculated", and uses an "Ultra-Spectrum Laser" to incinerate Strange's brain! But as Yandroth gloats to the imprisoned Victoria, he doesn't realize that Strange is not dead, but has mentally left his body. Things soon come down to a running fist-fight, until Yandroth summons "Voltorr"-- a large lightning-wielding robot!
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Indexer Notes

Part 19 of 22; part 2 of Yandroth sequence. Robot called "Voltorr" on last page of this episode, but "Voltorg" in next episode. Considering George Tuska (a "Golden Age" artist) penciled the next episode, it's questionable whether Voltorg was designed by Adkins or Tuska, as it's a rather clunky-looking robot, which not only seems out-of-place in this series, but at Marvel in the 60's in general!

Voltorr/Voltorg was swiped from the cover of the science-fiction digest Amazing Stories v.39 #6 (June 1965) by Adkins; the robot's pose in the last page of this story is a direct swipe from this cover. [Note by Chris Boyko 11 Jan 2017]

["Dear Stan, I think I've found the answer..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Adkins; Jim Steranko
Inks:
Dan Adkins; Jim Steranko
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jeff Meier; Ron Sidwell; F. Cancemi, R. Panken, E. Berg, P. Christiansen, and K. Hueur; and Ronnie Lightburn. Also includes two panel reproductions from a previous issue.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Behold the Savage Sky!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Behold the Savage Sky!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Face Front! Hang Loose! 'Nuff Said!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The Mystic and the Machine!
    Dr. Strange
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, I think I've found the answer..."]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Jenner
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Henry R. Kujawa
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  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
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