(March 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

Nothing Can Halt... Voltorg! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jim Lawrence; Dan Adkins (co-plot)
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Dan Adkins; Jim Steranko (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yandroth; Voltorg; Dr. Strange; Victoria Bentley; The Ancient One (cameo)
Synopsis
A running battle ensues between Strange and the lightning-hurling Voltorg, which nearly destroys Yandroth's lab before Strange finally takes it out. Yandroth grabs Victoria and uses a "Teleportation" machine to instantly send the two of them to a far-distant world. Strange tries to alter the destination setting so they'll end up on Earth, then follows, winding up in Stonehenge, the very place where his mentor apparently met his demise. But suddenly, a vision of the Ancient One appears before him, leaving Strange wondering if his master lives again, or if it's some "evil phantasm"...
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Indexer Notes

Part 20 of 22; part 3 of Yandroth sequence. On page 4, Jim Steranko inked panel three and inked the heads on panels four and five. (Referenced in a letter from Dan Adkins printed in Amazing Heroes #167 (June 15, 1989). While Jim Lawrence did little work for Marvel in the 60's (apparently only writing dialogue over two Dan Adkins' plots), he wrote the JAMES BOND 007 newspaper strip from January 1966 to the late 1970's. (see the Titan Books reprints.)

More Batty Bulletins to Bewilder, Bewitch, and Bedazzle Thee! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

If Death Be My Destiny! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Jim Steranko
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Jimmy Woo; Suwan; The Yellow Claw
Synopsis
Using a H.A.W.K. Harness Fury pursues the Claw's escaping airship and discovers his underwater hideout in New York Harbor. The Heli-Carrier's vortex beam holds The Sky Dragon stationary while SHIELD mops up The Claw's men. Fury uses a Pyro-Band to burn into The Claw's lair finding himself in a complex maze. Meanwhile, Jimmy Woo is ambushed and teleported to the Claw's lair where he prepares to use a machine which will polarize him to death. Fury arrives and struggles with the Claw as Suwan frees Jimmy at the cost of her own life. In tears, Woo vows vengeance against both The Claw and Fury.
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Indexer Notes

Part 8 of 9. The palm-magnets used by Fury were previously used by Captain America in TALES OF SUSPENSE #80 (August 1966). Dugan saying "Our best man's workin' on it right now!" is a tribute to a line from the pre-credit sequence of YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967); Jimmy pursuing a thug down into a subway station also pays tribute to another scene in the same film. The "maze" page inspired a similar page in GIANT-SIZE MASTER OF KUNG FU #2 (December 1974). Jimmy's line about Burt Lancaster refers to the fact that Fury now resembles Steranko's favorite actor. The large figure of Fury on page 10 would become the cover corner box pic beginning with NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (June 1968).

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, Jim Steranko is great!
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Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Lee Roy Windsperger; Jack Hogston; Shirley Gorman; and Rickey Dunkum.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Nothing Can Halt... Voltorg!
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Nothing Can Halt... Voltorg!
    Dr. Strange
  3. 2. More Batty Bulletins to Bewilder, Bewitch, and Bedazzle Thee!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. If Death Be My Destiny!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, Jim Steranko is great!"]
    Strange Mails
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