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Strange tales comic books issue 123

  • Issue #123
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 123
    • Cover detached at one staple. Tape on spine. 3" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky. First appearance of the Beetle in the Human Torch story, "The Birth of the Beetle!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Carl Burgos, inks by Dick Ayers; Mechanic-inventor Abner Jenkins creates the identity of The Beetle; While taking the Fantasti-Car for a double-date, Johnny & Ben wind up being humiliated by The Beetle; Guest starring the Thing. "The Challenge of Loki!", script by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (co-plot), pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by George Roussos (as George Bell); Dr. Strange practices the art of levitation; Meanwhile, in faraway Asgard, home of the Norse Gods, Loki, God of Mischief, plots as always; He contacts Doctor Strange and tries to convince him that he is a prisoner of Thor, who is evil and deceiving his father; Strange uses a spell to take Thor's hammer (first cross-over with Thor). (Reprinted in Giant-Size Marvel Triple Action # 2.) "Strange Mission" text story, art by Joe Maneely. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #123UK
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    UK edition. Identical to US edition, but has 9d cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky. First appearance of the Beetle in the Human Torch story, "The Birth of the Beetle!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Carl Burgos, inks by Dick Ayers; Mechanic-inventor Abner Jenkins creates the identity of The Beetle; While taking the Fantasti-Car for a double-date, Johnny & Ben wind up being humiliated by The Beetle; Guest starring the Thing. "The Challenge of Loki!", script by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (co-plot), pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by George Roussos (as George Bell); Dr. Strange practices the art of levitation; Meanwhile, in faraway Asgard, home of the Norse Gods, Loki, God of Mischief, plots as always; He contacts Doctor Strange and tries to convince him that he is a prisoner of Thor, who is evil and deceiving his father; Strange uses a spell to take Thor's hammer (first cross-over with Thor). (Reprinted in Giant-Size Marvel Triple Action # 2.) "Strange Mission" text story, art by Joe Maneely. 36 pgs., full color.