Terrific! #21
(2 September 1967)

IPC, 1967 Series
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Price
9d [0-0-9 GBP]
Pages
40
Indicia Frequency
Every Monday
On-sale Date
1967-08-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Odhams Press Ltd
Brand
A Power Comic
Editing
Alf Wallace [as Alf]; Bob Bartholomew [as Bart]

Avengers Assemble! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The UK colourist has mistakenly given Captain America flesh colored arms.

A Stranger Strikes from Space! (Table of Contents: 1)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Lord Vashti; Lady Dorma; Attuma (villain)
Synopsis
A giant alien robot accidentally falls out of a passing spaceship and into the lap of Attuma in depths of the ocean. He decides to use this turn of good fortune to destroy Namor and Atlantis.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Terrific News / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Alf Wallace [Alf] ; Bob Bartholomew [Bart]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Stephen Whitworth, Malcolm Anderson, Jim Swann and Elspeth Eyre

Win All You Can Buy For £100 (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Old Order Changeth! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Avengers / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Dick Ayers (pencils); Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Inks
Dick Ayers; Carl Hubbell (see notes)
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant Man [Henry Pym]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Masters of Evil [Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]; Melter [Bruno Hogan]; Executioner [Skurge]; Enchantress [Amora]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Synopsis
The Avengers defeat the Masters of Evil. Iron Man, Giant-Man and the Wasp decide to take a leave of absence. Sub-Mariner is invited to join the group but declines. Hawkeye, Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, all former criminals or mutant activists, are looking for redemption and seek membership.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo suspects that Carl Hubbell provided alterations on several figures throughout the story, particularly on pages 5, 10, 17 and 20, per his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-unknown-art-of-carl-hubbell....

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

News from the Floor of 64 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Waiter; Bird Snatching; Camel Derby (Table of Contents: 6)

Odd Sports / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Sensational Power-Points (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Nameless Land, a Timeless Time! (Table of Contents: 8)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Letters
Sam Rosen

Characters
Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo; Dormammu; Clea (unnamed); Shazana; Shazana's sister (unnamed); The Ancient One; Hamir (unnamed)
Synopsis
Mordo gloats at his apparent triumph, Dormammu tells him that Strange still lives! Clea wishes she could warn Strange about Dormamu. Strange arrives in a world ruled by Shazana, a female tyrant. Believing her sister has recruited Strange to overthrow her, she battles Strange into submission. Allowing himself to be imprisoned so he can recover from his earlier battle with Mordo, Strange gets the lay of the land, then helps Shazana's sister overcome the evil ruler, destroying the source of her power even as he uses it to begin his journey back home.
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Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 17. The sisters in this story apparently served as the inspiration for Craig Russell's later Strange epic, a virtual remake of this story, which he did twice-- in DR. STRANGE ANNUAL #1 (December 1976), and DR. STRANGE: WHAT IS IT THAT DISTURBS YOU, STEVEN? (October 1997).

Free! 10 New Raleigh Mustang Bicycles to be Won (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Drama Of Doom [Part 10] (Table of Contents: 10)

Don Starr / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Bill Nuttell ?

Characters
Don Starr; The Actor; Chief of Special Security (unnamed)
Synopsis
The Actor wants to make sure that Don perishes in the fire, but is forced to flee when the ceiling begins to collapse. One of the men rescued by Don in last week's episode returns and helps him to escape a fiery doom! Later, Don and the Chief of Special Security cobble together a plan to flush The Actor out of hiding. The Actor takes the bait.

Hawkeye (Table of Contents: 11)

A Power House Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkeye

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Re-drawn based upon Panel 3, page 18 from The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #20 (September 1965)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Avengers Assemble!
    The Avengers
  2. 1. A Stranger Strikes from Space!
    Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Terrific News
  4. 3. Win All You Can Buy For £100
  5. 4. The Old Order Changeth!
    The Avengers
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    News from the Floor of 64
  7. 6. Waiter; Bird Snatching; Camel Derby
    Odd Sports
  8. 7. Sensational Power-Points
  9. 8. A Nameless Land, a Timeless Time!
    Dr. Strange
  10. 9. Free! 10 New Raleigh Mustang Bicycles to be Won
  11. 10. The Drama Of Doom [Part 10]
    Don Starr
  12. 11. Hawkeye
    A Power House Pin-Up
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