Strange Tales #147 [British]
(August 1966)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
10d [0-0-10 GBP]
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1966-05-10
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 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue is a variant of Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #147.

The Enemy Within! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Jasper Sitwell; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; A.I.M.
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Keywords
barbershop

The Enemy Within! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited); Jack Kirby (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited) (layouts); Don Heck (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (See notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Nick Fury; Jasper Sitwell; Dum Dum Dugan; Count Bornag Royale (A.I.M.); A.I.M. (division of "THEM"); Clipper Charlie (barber); Slim; manicure girl
Synopsis
Returning from their latest mission, Fury catches hell from the military brass. Count Royale continues bad-mouthing Fury to SHIELD's board of directors. A general explains to Fury how A.I.M. has technology they desperately need, but refuse to do business as long as Fury's in charge. This confirms Fury's earlier suspicions that A.I.M. is not legit. Royale has returned to an A.I.M. observation post and watches as a squad invades the SHIELD barber shop. Fury, Dum Dum & Jasper save the day. Royale, meanwhile, feels Fury's rash actions have put the last nail in his coffin.
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 5. Ayers inks per Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error List (24 July 2005). Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo) is incorrectly listed in the credits. Henry Kujawa confirms (7 August 2007).

Items of Lasting Insignificance from the Four Corners of Marveldom! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

From the Nameless Nowhere Comes... Kaluu! (Table of Contents: 3)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (pp. 1-5); Denny O'Neil (credited) (pp. 6-10); Bill Everett (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Bill Everett (credited as Billy Everett); Steve Ditko (see notes)
Inks
Bill Everett (credited as Billy Everett); Steve Ditko (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dr. Strange; pharmacist (unnamed); Wong (manservant); building inspector (unnamed); Baron Mordo; Clea (vision; flashback); Dormammu (flashback); Nameless Ones (flashback); Hiram Barney (theatrical agent); The Ancient One; Kaluu (eyes only)
Synopsis
Strange walks the streets of Greenwich Village and after stopping a robbery returns home to find his bills unpaid, his bank account empty, and a city building inspector informing him he has six months to bring his house up to code. He instructs Wong to sell some jewels to pay the bills, checks up on Baron Mordo, thinks back on recent events, and then contacts a theatrical agent, Hiram Barney, about a possible nightclub gig. But he's told magic is "out"-- rock bands are "in"! Just then he's contacted by The Ancient One, who tells him of a most dire menace in the offing, named Kaluu.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 22. Unusually light-hearted "break" between 2 very long storylines. While the next 2 years of the series can be broken down into sections, each runs into the next so much it's effectively one single long epic.

Page 6, panels 3-5 and page 7, panels 1-5 consist of Steve Ditko panels from Strange Tales #127.

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

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, Concerning the "new role" of Nick Fury...
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Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Thomas M. Bell; Larry Mone; Elgin R. Gray; and Robin Goodfellow; includes M.M.M.S. membership form.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Enemy Within!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. The Enemy Within!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Items of Lasting Insignificance from the Four Corners of Marveldom!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. From the Nameless Nowhere Comes... Kaluu!
    Doctor Strange
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, Concerning the "new role" of Nick Fury..."]
    Strange Mails
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