(July 1972)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1972-04-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Etcetera & The Comic Reader #83 March 1972.

This World Gone Mad! (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List.

While the World Spins Mad! (Table of Contents: 1)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Barry Windsor-Smith (credited as Barry Smith) (plot); Stan Lee (credited) (scenario)
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith (credited as Barry Smith)
Inks
Dan Adkins (credited) (embellishment)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
948-Z
Feature Logo
Dr. Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ancient One (supporting); Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange] (featured); Nightmare (antagonist); Dreamstalker (Nightmare’s steed)
Synopsis
Sensing evil, Strange is so focused on seeking it out, he's almost hit by a truck. He calls upon The Ancient One, who warns him of the nature of the evil, but is still mystified. Then he finds himself confronted by someone (or something) who takes his own form, and tells him he's "already defeated". Only when he discovers his oldest enemy is at the bottom of it does he also realize he was hit by the truck-- and has been in a hospital bed ever since! On recovering, he erases the memory of the night's events from the doctor's mind, as "Many things there are that mankind must not know..."
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Indexer Notes

1st episode of the revived series. Doc's previous appearances include MARVEL FEATURE #1 (January 1972) and AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #109 (June 1972).

Incredible, Inedible Info to Stun Your Six Senses and Soothe Your Secret Soul! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Steve Englehart ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko (thumbnail illustration); Jack Kirby (thumbnail illustration); Ross Andru (thumbnail illustration)
Inks
Steve Ditko (thumbnail illustration); Chic Stone ? (thumbnail illustration); Sal Buscema (thumbnail illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Special Note: What, you ask? A letters page - in the very first issue of a new series…

Indexer Notes

Letters from Hoy R. Murphy Jr., Rick Nelson, J. J. Friel. Includes a house ad for The Defenders # 1.
Between pages 15-16 of story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. This World Gone Mad!
    Doctor Strange
  2. 1. While the World Spins Mad!
    Doctor Strange
  3. 2. Incredible, Inedible Info to Stun Your Six Senses and Soothe Your Secret Soul!
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  4. 3. ["Special Note: What, you ask? A letters page - in the very first issue of a new series…"]
    Strange Mails
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