Strange Tales #5 [Direct]
(August 1987)

Marvel, 1987 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Carl Potts (credited) (editor); Jim Shooter (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

The Return of The New Defenders + Cloak & Dagger vs. The Rodent (Table of Contents)

Cloak and Dagger; Doctor Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Inks
Kevin Nowlan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Doctor Strange; Andromeda; Manslaughter; Valkryie; Cloak; Dagger; Rodent

Vermin (Table of Contents: 1)

Cloak and Dagger / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo (credited)
Pencils
Bret Blevins (credited)
Inks
Bret Blevins (credited)
Colors
Glynis Oliver (credited)
Letters
Ken Bruzenak (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Filthy rats!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Cloak [Tyrone Johnson]; Dagger [Tandy Bowen]; Rodent [Edward Williams]; Super-Rats; Nightmare
Synopsis
Rodent, a man mutated into vermin-like form by an enhanced pesticide, seeks revenge on New York for killing rats. Ordering his Super-Rats to capture children, Rodent imprisons them in the sewers so that, if the humans try to use pesticides again, the children will die. Nightmare plots to use Cloak to kill Dr. Strange. Cloak and Dagger defeat the Rodent.
Reprints
Keywords
Holy Ghost Church; Mortalycide III pesticide; New York City Department of Health; sewers

The Snows of Yesteryear (Table of Contents: 2)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Gillis (credited)
Pencils
Larry Alexander (credited)
Inks
Randy Emberlin (credited)
Colors
Bob Sharen (credited)
Letters
Janice Chiang (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The who is cold and sparsely sown with snow as it descends from the fathers of mountains.
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Rintrah; New Defenders [Andromeda; Valkyrie [Brunnhilde]; Interloper; Manslaughter]; Old Jigme (dies); Lt. Bhattacharya; Sultannish the Supreme (invoked); Erlik Khan (behind the scenes)
Synopsis
Travelling through the Himalayas, Dr. Strange begrudgingly allows Valkyrie to take the soul of Jigme, his guide, who has been injured in an avalanche. Rintrah and Strange arrive at the Lamasery of the Ancient Ones.
Reprints
Keywords
Himalayas; Indian Army; Lamasery of the Ancient Ones; yak dung

Pro File on: Jim Shooter (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Return of The New Defenders + Cloak & Dagger vs. The Rodent
    Cloak and Dagger; Doctor Strange
  2. 1. Vermin
    Cloak and Dagger
  3. 2. The Snows of Yesteryear
    Doctor Strange
  4. 3. Pro File on: Jim Shooter
    Bullpen Bulletins
This issue was most recently modified by:
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