(January 1973)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1972-10-24
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
Roy Thomas

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Etcetera & The Comic Reader #89 September 1972.

The Shambler from the Sea! (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Ploog; Frank Giacoia (see notes)
Inks
Mike Ploog ?; Frank Giacoia (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

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

Indexer Notes

Possible Ploog inks per Nick Caputo. August 2012. Per an examination of the original art, Giacoia redrew the witch figure.

The Shambler from the Sea (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Frank Brunner
Inks
Sal Buscema; Ralph Reese (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Feature Logo
Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ancient One (supporting); Clea (supporting); Ebora (antagonist); Johnny Frames (supporting) (first appearance); N'Gabthoth (death) (antagonist) (first appearance); Sligguth (death) (antagonist); Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange] (featured); Wong (supporting)
Synopsis
Strange kills Sligguth, which wakens Shambler from the Sea, N'Gabthoth. Clea and Wong are overcome by Starksboro cult. Strange frees them from sacrifice to N'Gabthoth, and discovers a map of Stonehenge.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ralph Reese confirms that he inked the first two pages and may have inked parts of page 3, on Facebook on 15 February 2017 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1287109234709107&set=p.12871092347…). This information also appeared in The Brunner Mystique.

First page notes: "Featuring concepts created by Robert E. Howard"

The Terrific Ten (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

NBC Saturday morning shows / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Shambler from the Sea!
    Doctor Strange
  2. 1. The Shambler from the Sea
    Doctor Strange
  3. 2. The Terrific Ten
    NBC Saturday morning shows
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
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