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Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #101
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 101
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Staple rust. 1 1/4" Spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Water damage. Left corner of cover is detached from rest of cover.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • 1 piece of archival tape on interior cover and 2 pieces on back cover.
    • Label #438-AA-008
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    • 1" back cover tear.
    Auction opens April 1
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    • .5" Spine split from top.
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    • 3 1/2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. Human Torch solo series begins in "The Human Torch," script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; In his home town of Glenville, Johnny Storm investigates sabotage at an amusement park; He finds that the sabotage was aimed at a structure that blocked messages to a Communist submarine. "Skrawkcab" text story, art by John Tartaglione. "The Impossible Spaceship!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), art by Don Heck; An empty spaceship arrives on Earth, confusing everyone; The ship lands and stays for a time before leaving, disappointed that the humans couldnt realize that the ship itself was alive. "What Is X-35?", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A criminal trying to escape is repeatedly confronted with the number X-35; He is run over and killed by a car bearing the license plate number X-35. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #102
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 102
    • Water damage.
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. The Human Torch stars in "Prisoner of the Wizard," script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; The Human Torch is tricked and trapped by the renowned genius the Wizard, who impersonates the Torch to frame him for crimes. "The Treasure" text story. "The Secret of the Hidden Planet!", pencils by Gene Colan; Human-like aliens are seen on Venus, and a wicked pilot poisons his rival to be able to make first contact. "Who Needs You?", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A general who has the responsibility of launching a nuclear counter attack is replaced by a robot that his bosses think is more suited for a role that requires perfection; When an unidentified radar object approaches at ICBM speed, the robot concludes that it must be a Soviet first strike and prepares to launch a counter attack. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #103
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 103
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch. 1" cumulative spine split.
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    • 1/2" spine split.
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. The Human Torch stars in "Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!" (and it's not referring to the sixties pop group!), script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; The Human Torch discovers an impending invasion from the 5th Dimension, but he is captured by that dimensions tyrannical ruler; The Torch is freed by the tyrants opponents. "Lady Luck" text story. "The Little People!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), art by Don Heck; An American expatriate stumbles across tiny people in Europe who seem to recognize him; He is captured and escapes, thinking the experience was a dream, but wondering about reincarnation. "Jasper's Jalopy," script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A man is mocked for keeping his old car, but it saves his life by sacrificing itself to keep him from crossing an unsafe bridge. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #104
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 104
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Heavy cover oxidation.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. First appearance of Paste-Pot Pete (later called the Trapster) in "Paste-Pot Pete!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Human Torch stops Paste-Pot Pete from stealing an experimental missile from the military. "Venus!" text story. "Markham's Magic Crayon!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), art by Paul Reinman; A greedy factory owner fires a worker who claims to have made a magic crayon; He finds that the crayon really is magic, giving him the ability to draw fabulously. "The Frog-Man!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; An evil king is turned into a frog by a sorcerer; He hibernates for centuries hoping that the future will hold a cure, but Halloween costumes make him think that humans are now giant frogs and he goes to sleep forever. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #105
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 105
    • Cover to cover worm hole.
    • 1" tear through half of comic.
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. The Human Torch stars in "The Return of the Wizard!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; In prison, The Wizard becomes a model prisoner—just so he can become a trustee, work in the hospital, have access to chemicals...and break jail! "Discovery," art by Joe Maneely; A scrawny man is given a magic candy bar that confers great strength, but he discovers that he already possesses more strength than he suspects. "Man Alone!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), art by Don Heck; A man has recurring dreams of solitary confinement and goes to sea to escape this fate. He is shipwrecked and left alone on a desert island, unaware that this is the solitude he was destined for. "The Supernatural!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A house appears to be magically dismantled by wisps of smoke, but it is only a girl playing with her dollhouse while her father smokes. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #106
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 106
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0250599001
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    • Cover detached at one staple and loose at the other.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. The Human Torch stars in "The Threat of the Torrid Twosome," script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), art by Dick Ayers; The Acrobat tricks the Human Torch into helping him rob a bank before double crossing him; The Torch chases and captures the thief with the help of the Fantastic Four. "The Recipe" text story. "Man on the Scaffold!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A teller of tall tales becomes the butt of some ribbing when he tries to tell his fellow painters that he has acquired some magic paints. "The Mystery of the Purple Planet!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), art by Paul Reinman; A space expedition is sent to a distant planet when it is suddenly covered with an artificial mist; The team finds gold and takes it, but are transformed into aliens like the inhabitants. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #107
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 107
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0250599002
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1" Spine split from top of comic. Cover detached at one staple.
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    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 03/04/2017.
    • Label #1323119007
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky. In this issue, the epic battle long demanded by comic fans! The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner square off in " "The Master of Flame vs. The Monarch of the Sea!!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), art by Dick Ayers; The Human Torch goes looking for Sub-Mariner in order to beat him and win more respect; He traps Sub-Mariner beneath the ocean floor and returns to the surface. "The Universal Gadget" text story. "Secret Weapon!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Sol Brodsky; A Soviet spy steals a gas intended to make the US leadership invulnerable, and uses it on the Soviet leaders; They find that it is a trap and the gas shrinks them to the size of insects. Statement of ownership; Average circulation per issue published October 1961–September 1962: 136,637. "The Treasure of Planetoid 12!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; In the year 2100 a criminal hijacks a spaceship to be the first man to claim the treasure of Planetoid 12; When he gets there, he finds nothing but water and mud. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #108
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 108
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0250599003
    • 3" Cumulative spine split.
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    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. The Human Torch stars in "The Painter of a Thousand Perils!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A counterfeiter caught by the Human Torch finds magic paints and uses them to escape from prison and strike back at the Torch; Fantastic Four guest appearance. "The Heat's On" text story, art by Don Heck. "The Silent Giant," script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Sol Brodsky; An old hermit becomes enraged that the nearby redwood tree will outlive him, but when he dies the tree transforms its friend into an immortal redwood too. "The Iron Warrior," art by Steve Ditko; A knight of King Arthur's court resents the favor shown Merlin and so challenges him to a battle; Merlin's champion, a black knight, wins the competition; The envious knight still sneers at Merlin and claims he has no true magic powers. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #109
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 109
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.
    • Corner torn from interior (does not affect art or story). Corner missing from back cover.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. The Human Torch stars in "The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box," script by Stan Lee (plot) and Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (script), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; The Human Torch fights a sorcerer that unleashes the evils imprisoned in Pandoras Box for his own profit; Fantastic Four guest appearance. "The Comic" text story. "Earth Is Off-Limits!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Space explorers discover life on a far off planet, but mission control panics at the thought of alien germs loose on Earth and so forbids them to return. "Time Was...", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Sol Brodsky; A scientist builds a time machine and travels to prehistoric times; When he kills an attacking caveman he unknowingly kills his own human ancestor, meaning that he becomes a Neanderthal. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #110
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 110
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1277792003
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0294231001
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    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 06/04/2016.
    • Label #1316571005
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    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 06/04/2016.
    • Label #1316571004

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. Doctor Strange makes his landmark first appearance in this issue in "Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic!", a 5-page back-up story, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Doctor Strange is called on by a man having bad dreams, and confronts Nightmare; The mans dreams reveal that he is guilty of fraud and Strange makes him confess; First appearances of Nightmare, the Ancient One, and Wong. The Human Torch is cover featured in "The Human Torch vs. the Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Ernie Hart [as H.E. Huntley] (script), art by Dick Ayers; Johnny practices on his obstacle course, then thinks back on his adventures with The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete; By a wild coincidence, Pete breaks The Wizard out of jail and the two join forces. "Silent Stranger" text story. "We Search the Stars!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Matt Fox; A space expedition discovers what they believe is a savage human-like species and flee, not suspecting that they are an advanced psychic race able to meet all their needs through thought. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #111
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 111
    Auction opens April 1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1288449003
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    • Slab: New, unblemished
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    • Paper: Off white to white
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    • Label #0286991021
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    • Paper: Off white to white
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    • Label #0224489008
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #0270797012
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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0268897013
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    • Label #0272226022
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    • Label #0223128015
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #706-AF-003
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    • Staples added (not manufacturing). Tape on interior cover.
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. Doctor Strange makes his 2nd appearance, and Baron Mordo makes his 1st appearance, in "Face-to-Face with the Magic of Baron Mordo!", script by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (co-plot), art by Steve Ditko; In his castle in Europe, Baron Mordo plots to steal the secrets of his former master, The Ancient One; Sending his spirit form to Tibet, he causes Hamir to poison The Ancient One's food. Human Torch is cover featured in "Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Ernie Hart [as H. Huntley] (script), art by Dick Ayers; A frustrated scientist invents a fireproof suit in order to impress underworld hoods and become their partner in crime; The Torch is at first unable to defeat him, but with the advice of his sister he calms down and outsmarts the Asbestos Man. "Masquerade" text story. "Beware--the Machine!!!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Matt Fox; A super-intelligent computer is built by American scientists and attempts to conquer the world; It defends itself against humans. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #112
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 112
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Early Doctor Strange appearance.
    • Label #0050512005
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. The Human Torch stars in "The Living Bomb!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Jerry Siegel [as Joe Carter] (script), art by Dick Ayers; A TV host starts a public campaign against the Human Torch; The Torchs efforts to regain his popularity fail, but when he stops the high tech thief the Eel from detonating a powerful bomb he is redeemed; First appearance of the Eel; Fantastic Four guest appearance. "The Man Who Dared!", art by Steve Ditko; A gem merchant hears of the world's largest ruby guarded by a legendary giant statue in Tibet; He travels to Tibet and steals the ruby, but his escape is cut off by a boulder as he drives his jeep down the mountain pass and he is startled to see the giant statue is alive and pursuing him. "I Saw the Impossible World!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Paul Reinman; A deserter from the Space Corps of the future finds a replica of his home town and friends on an alien world; A stranger reveals that they are illusions created from the imagination of those who visit this planet and that they disappear. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #113
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 113
    • Staple rust.
    • Water damage.
    • 5 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    Auction opens January 21
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Minor side edge crack and scratching to front and back of slab.
    • Label #0113182003
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Don Heck. The Human Torch stars in "The Coming of the Plantman!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Jerry Siegel [as Joe Carter] (script), art by Dick Ayers; The Human Torch saves his new girlfriend Doriss father from a disgruntled gardener who gains the ability to control plants. "New Glasses" text story. "The Search for Shanng!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by Matt Fox; An alien crash lands on Earth, and offers knowledge to in exchange for help; Greedy humans cannot find his ship, since he sensed their selfish thoughts and hid himself until humanity is ready. "The Shoemaker's Strange Assistants!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by George Roussos; A shoemaker who enjoys telling the neighborhood children stories of the little people who come out at night to help him make shoes becomes ill and goes to a loan shark to acquire money for medical treatment. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #114
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 114
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • 1" crack on bottom edge of slab.
    • Label #0250599006
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0779059011
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0987631014
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Minor side edge cracks. Scuffing to front and back of slab.
    • Label #0102989013
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #1396748022
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on back of case
    • Label #1162415002
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0208276005
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Scuffing/scratching to front and back of case.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1006329007
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    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #961A26-036
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    • Label #284-AA-009
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
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    • Label #0223643016
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    • Severe water damage. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "The Human Torch Meets... Captain America", script by Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue) and Jack Kirby (co-plot, uncredited), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; The Human Torch is upstaged by the return of Captain America, but the Torch realizes that it is his old enemy the Acrobat in disguise and defeats him; This is the first appearance of Captain America since the Golden Age (though it's actually the Acrobat from issue 106 disguised as the hero). "The Bridge" text story. Third appearance of Dr. Strange in "The Return of the Omnipotent Baron Mordo!", script by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (co-plot), pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by George Roussos; Strange is lured into a trap in England by Baron Mordo, but defeats him with the help of a woman with latent magical talents; First appearance of Victoria Bentley. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #115
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 115
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    • Label #0174304015
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    • Label #1465113020
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    • Label #1465170003
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    • Label #1568518016
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    • Paper: Off white
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    • Label #0304086008
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    • Paper: Off white
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    • Label #1418736001
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    • Label #1202951012
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
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    • Label #1229332005
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    • Paper: White
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    • Label #1355858005
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    • Label #964DA8-031
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    • Label #1557620016
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. Dr. Strange's 4th appearance finally provides his origin in "The Origin of Dr. Strange," script by Stan Lee (co-plot, script) and Steve Ditko (co-plot, un-credited), art by Steve Ditko; Dr. Stephen Strange, a top neurosurgeon, damages his hands in an accident and seeks out a mystic for help; He saves the seer from his treacherous student, becoming his pupil and finding a new purpose; First mentions of Dormammu and the All-Seeing Agamotto (though no actual appearances). Baron Mordo appearance. Second appearance (and brief origin) of the Sandman in "The Sandman Strikes!", script by Stan Lee (co-plot, script) and Dick Ayers (co-plot, un-credited), art by Dick Ayers; The Human Torch fights and defeats Spider-Mans old enemy Sandman. "Zero of Time" text story. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 116

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Roussos. "In the Clutches of the Puppet Master!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by George Roussos (as Geo. Bell); The Puppet Master manipulates the Thing into fighting the Human Torch, hoping to pick off the Fantastic Four one at a time; Sue Storm and Reed Richards cameos. "The Radio" text story. "Return to the Nightmare World!", script by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (co-plot), art by Steve Ditko; Nightmare has discovered the ability to capture humans and bring them to his world for study while they sleep; The police ask Strange's help, as a "last resort," to discover the cause behind a rash of people unable to awaken; Strange tracks the cause down to the Nightmare World, and has a rematch with his old foe. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 117
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko (Eel figure), inks by Sol Brodsky and Steve Ditko (Eel Figure). The Human Torch battles the Eel (from issue #112) in "The Return of the Eel!", script by Stan Lee (co-plot, script) and Dick Ayers (co-plot, un-credited), art by Dick Ayers; Having served his time, The Eel is released from jail, but Johnny's suspicious because he left prison wearing his Eel costume; Taking a security guard job at an aquarium, The Eel begins pulling crimes. "From Outer Space" text story. "The Many Traps of Baron Mordo!", script by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (co-plot), art by Steve Ditko; Mordo places a spell over Strange's house that causes it to vanish to another dimension; Strange manages to track Mordo down using his ethereal form, but it becomes trapped in Mordo's lair; Mordo goes to see The Ancient One, claiming he's changed his way, just so he can attack him unawares. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #118
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 118
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko (inset), inks by Chic Stone and Steve Ditko (inset). "The Man Who Became the Torch!", script by Stan Lee (co-plot, script) and Dick Ayers (co-plot, un-credited), art by Dick Ayers; The Wizard breaks jail, and begins pulling crimes using a new anti-gravity flying device he's invented; Via trickery and disguise, he captures Johnny, then Sue, and begins impersonating Johnny, while planning bigger and bolder crimes with which to use his anti-gravity device. "The Weatherman" text story, art by Joe Maneely. "The Possessed!", script by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (co-plot), art by Steve Ditko; Using his "Earthly Scanner," in which is a small replica of the planet, Dr. Strange senses evil somewhere in Bavaria; In a remote village, he finds the townspeople the victims of some strange form of possession, and believes a supernatural force is at work; First appearance of the Eye of Agamotto. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #119
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 119
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Roussos. "The Torch Goes Wild!", script by Stan Lee (plot, script) and Dick Ayers (plot, un-credited), art by Dick Ayers; A demagogue drums up public opinion against the Torch, as part of a communist plot against an American ally; The Torch regains the public trust by stopping him and using his own mind control devices to turn him to the American side; Cameos by Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four. "Beyond the Purple Veil!", script by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (co-plot), art by Steve Ditko; Doctor Strange must rescue two thieves who unwittingly steal a magic gem from him and are trapped in a mystical dimension as a result. (There is no text story in this issue.) 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #120
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 120

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Roussos. First Iceman crossover in "The Torch Meets Iceman!", script by Stan Lee (plot, script) and Jack Kirby (plot, un-credited), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Johnny's riled because a newspaper compares Iceman (of The X-Men) to him; On a cruise liner, Bobby tries to pick up Doris, until Johnny arrives; Before the potential rivalry goes too far, The Barracuda (a modern-day pirate) and his men arrive and take over the ship; Fantastic Four guest appearance; X-Men cameo (Angel, Marvel Girl, and Professor X). "The House of Shadows!", script by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (co-plot), art by Steve Ditko; Strange is on the scene to observe a TV crew as they prepare to enter & broadcast about a "Haunted House"; Strange discovers something is amiss, as he is unable to enter via his spirit form. The first page of a 2-page text story, "The Salesman." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #121
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 121
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    Cover art by Jack Kirby/Ditko (Ditko by himself on the Dr. Strange half). The Human Torch faces the weed of crime, AKA the Plantman, in "Prisoner of the Plantman!", script by Stan Lee and Dick Ayers (co-plot), art by Dick Ayers; After improving his plant ray, The Plantman captures Johnny to get him out of the way while he pulls a robbery; After, Doris, worried about her father, begs Johnny to stop the villain; They have a duel at the Botanical Gardens. "Witchcraft in the Wax Museum!", script by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (co-plot), art by Steve Ditko; A phone call lures Strange away in his ectoplasmic form, so Baron Mordo can steal his body; Knowing that if the two are not reunited in 24 hours Strange is doomed, Mordo places a spell over the body so Strange cannot return to it. The second page of a 2-page text story, "The Salesman." Statement of ownership--average print run 321,212; average paid circulation 189,160. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #122
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 122
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko (Doctor Strange), inks by George Roussos and Steve Ditko (Doctor Strange). The Human Torch mixes it up with Doctor Doom and his allies in "3 Against The Torch!", script by Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue) and Dick Ayers (co-plot), pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by George Roussos (as George Bell); In flashback we see the how Dr. Doom used "The Terrible Trio" to trap the Fantastic Four, then discarded his underlings by sending them into another dimension!; With Doom gone, the three return to Earth, where they're foolish enough to try taking on The Torch again, figuring 3 against 1 would be no contest. "The World Beyond," script by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (co-plot), pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by George Roussos; Weary from his struggles against supernatural forces, Strange falls asleep, carelessly forgetting to cast a protective spell over himself and becoming a prisoner of the Nightmare World!; Nightmare imprisons Strange, the only human who has ever defeated him, then says he's bored and looks forward to other victims; Strange summons The Gulgol, a creature that never sleeps. (Reprinted in Giant-Size Marvel Triple Action # 1.) "Strange Mission" text story. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #123
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 123
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    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 #124
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 124

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    Cover pencils by Dick Ayers (upper section) and Steve Ditko (lower section), inks by Dick Ayers (upper section) and George Roussos (lower section). "Paste-Pot Pete," script by Stan Lee (co-plot, script) and Dick Ayers (co-plot, un-credited), pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Paul Reinman; Trying to tell Johnny that Paste-Pot Pete was paroled (for helping The Avengers), Ben & Johnny get into a brawl; Tired of being thought of as a clown, Pete completely redesigns his costume, then takes on The Thing while he's flying his part of the Fantasti-Car; The Thing becomes a regular co-star with this issue. "The Lady From Nowhere!", script by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (co-plot), pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by George Roussos (as Geo. Bell); Sensing sorcery, Doctor Strange finds a woman wandering the streets under a spell; After guiding her to his house, he consults his mentor; Strange travels into the past, though he's warned that if the candle employed in the spell expires he will be trapped there forever; In Ancient Egypt, he battles a wizard, Zota, and removes his power. (No text story in this issue.) 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #125
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 125
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. The Human Torch and the Thing star in "The Sub-Mariner Must Be Stopped!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Paul Reinman; Ben and Johnny's hi-jinks are interrupted by the arrival of a pair of LIFE Magazine reporters, who are there to interview Reed and Sue; When the news reports Sub-Mariner is heading for NYC, Ben and Johnny figure they can make an impression by tackling him on their own. "Mordo Must Not Catch Me!", script by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (co-plot), pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by George Roussos (as Geo. Bell); Three followers of Mordo attack Strange in his sanctum; After dispatching them, he uses the Eye of Agamotto and his amulet to contact his mentor, but to no avail!; Mordo appears saying he's captured The Ancient One; In their ectoplasmic forms, a running battle begins that takes them halfway around the world, until Strange locates his mentor in a half-hidden jungle somewhere in Tibet. First page of a 2-page text story, "The Message." (The second page does not appear in issue 126 and may never have been published!) 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 126
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    First appearance of Dormammu and Clea (named in issue 146). The Human Torch and the Thing face the Thinker and the Puppet Master in "Pawns of the Deadly Duo!" Script by Stan Lee, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Paul Reinman. Reed Richards and Sue Storm appearances. Doctor Strange stars in "The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!" Script by Lee, art by Steve Ditko. First letters page. Jack Kirby/Chic Stone cover. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #127
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 127
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko (inset), inks by Chic Stone and Steve Ditko (inset). The Human Torch and the Thing star in "The Mystery Villain!", script by Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue) and Dick Ayers (co-plot), pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Paul Reinman; Following a race, Ben and Johnny complain to Reed that they've done pretty good and don't need a leader; Reed tells them they're free to work on their own; Ben and Johnny take part in a high-speed race, but discover on arrival that they're the only two contestants; Sub-Mariner cameo. "Duel with the Dread Dormammu!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; The mysterious girl appears and takes Strange to The Mindless Ones, destructive creatures who are held back from killing by Dormammu's willpower; Dormammu imprisons the girl for betraying him and the battle begins; With Dormammu concentrating on defeating his foe the barrier holding The Mindless Ones collapses; he is forced to join forces with Strange to stop them; Guest starring Clea; Dr. Strange receives his amulet and red-and-yellow cloak of levitation from the Ancient One. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up of The Thing, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #128
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 128
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky. The Human Torch and the Thing guest star in "Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch," script by Stan Lee and Dick Ayers (co-plot), pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Frank Giacoia (as Frank Ray); Quicksilver wants to leave Magneto's group but his sister Wanda reminds him that she is in his debt; The Scarlet Witch takes her brother's lead and they seek out the Fantastic Four for advice; They encounter Ben and Johnny at FF headquarters where a misunderstanding turns into a brawl; Cameos by the X-Men (Angel, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, and Iceman), Magneto, the Mastermind, the Blob, and the Yancy Street Gang. Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts illustration by Steve Ditko. "The Demon's Disciple!", script by Steve Ditko (plot, uncredited) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Dr. Strange receives a desperate plea for help from a man who became a disciple of someone called The Demon, not realizing the seriousness of the situation; The Demon transports the man back to his lair and consigns him to a pit beneath the floor; Strange tracks the man's location and confronts the evil mystic in an epic battle. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #129
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 129
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. The Human Torch and the Thing star in "The Terrible Trio!", script by Stan Lee and Dick Ayers (co-plot), pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Frank Giacoia (as Frankie Ray); On the golf course, Doris nags Johnny by comparing him to "gentlemanly" Peter Parker; When the latest emergency arises, she says a girl like her should have her head examined; Johnny falls into a trap of The Terrible Trio, but manages to send out a distress signal to Ben, who takes on these losers and saves Johnny's life in a railway yard. "Beware...Tiboro! The Tyrant of the Sixth Dimension!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Don Rico (script), art by Steve Ditko; A panel of three scientists appear on a TV program, rejecting Dr. Strange as an authority on the supernatural and dismiss magic as superstition; When the lights go out the men vanish and Dr. Strange is summoned; He discerns that the idol they dismissed is a gateway to the dimension of Tiboro, a powerful entity set to attack Earth; Strange travels to Tiboro's land and a fierce battle commences. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #130
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 130
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. he Beatles make a cameo appearance in "Meet the Beatles!" (What next, Sgt. Fury's Lonely Heart's Club Band?!?), script by Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue) and Bob Powell (co-plot), pencils by Bob Powell, inks by Chic Stone; Ben and Johnny have another one of their "fights," then have to clean up Reed's lab as a result; They take Alicia and Doris on a double-date to see The Beatles, the girls getting to meet the rock stars in person and get autographs; but Ben & Johnny wind up having to go after some crooks who robbed the box-office; A wild free-for-all at Coney Island ensues; Sue Storm and Reed Richards cameo. "The Defeat of Dr. Strange," script by Steve Ditko (plot, uncredited) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Dormammu agrees to give Mordo power without limit so that he may destroy Dr. Strange; In Tibet, Mordo and two followers attack; Strange manages to whisk his aging mentor to safety; As Strange leaves his mentor with a loyal hermit, Dormammu sends spirits to search for him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #131
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 131
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    Cover pencils by Bob Powell, Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange figure), inks by Mike Esposito and Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange figure). The Human Torch and the Thing star in "The Bouncing Ball of Doom!", script by Stan Lee and Bob Powell (co-plot), pencils by Bob Powell, inks by Dick Ayers; The Mad Thinker's latest plot involves a flying, electronics-laden metal ball, which nearly manages to destroy a dam; Cameos by Reed Richards and Sue Storm. "The Hunter and the Hunted!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; In the far East, Strange is on the run from Mordo and his minions, unaware that Mordo's increased power comes from Dormammu; As Mordo forcibly recruits more followers to search for Strange the mage makes plans to hop a plane to New York City. Statement of ownership--average print run 315,500; average paid circulation 214,800. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #132
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 132
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. The Human Torch and the Thing star in "The Sinister Spacetrap!", script by Larry Ivie and Bob Powell (co-plot), pencils by Bob Powell, inks by Mike Esposito (as M. Demeo); Sometime after the FF visit the Skrull home world, Mr. Pearson of NASA pays a visit to tell them of a security risk, Professor Jack; Doris gets upset after Johnny stands her up for the 113th time; Posing as "Doug Brown", Johnny acts as Jack's assistant, in order to keep an eye on him; Guest appearances by Sue Storm and Reed Richards. "Face-to-Face at Last With Baron Mordo!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Dr. Strange reaches his Greenwich Village home safely but discovers one of Mordo's followers has taken over his sanctum; In a hidden cave in Tibet The Ancient One's servant questions the meaning of his ailing master's word "Eternity"; Strange bluffs his way into his sanctum but when he attempts to consult the All-Seeing Eye he discovers it's been booby-trapped, sending a signal to Mordo and Dormammu of his whereabouts; Strange battles Mordo; Appearance by Clea. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #133
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 133
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Esposito. The Human Torch and the Thing star in "The Terrible Toys!", script by Stan Lee (plot, dialogue) and Bob Powell (plot), pencils by Bob Powell, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mick Demeo); Deciding to switch his M.O., The Puppet Master builds robotic "statues" he can control, and undergoes plastic surgery so no one will recognize him; The masquerade is short-lived, as he lures Johnny & Ben into a trap in a department store. "A Nameless Land, a Timeless Time!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; After escaping from Mordo, Strange plummets thru dimension after dimension, finally coming to a stop in a world ruled by Shazana, a female tyrant who once conned a wizard into giving her some of his powers, which she repaid by destroying him; Believing her sister has recruited Strange to overthrow her she battles Strange into submission; Appearances by Clea, Dormammu, and Baron Mordo. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #134
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 134
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia. The Human Torch and the Thing star in "The Challenge of...The Watcher!", script by Stan Lee and Bob Powell (co-plot), pencils by Bob Powell, inks by Wally Wood; Though he is not permitted to interfere, The Watcher tells Ben & Johnny of how Kang time-travelled to the days of King Arthur, imprisoned Merlin, and took over the country; In order for the time stream to remain intact, The Watcher sends the pair back in time to defeat Kang; Cameos by Sue Storm and Reed Richards. "Earth Be My Battleground," script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Dr. Strange returns to earth but remains in hiding. Mordo's spirits discover Strange and pursue him; Meanwhile Clea distracts Dormammu by freeing The Mindless Ones; They attack, causing Dormammu to leave Mordo on his own. Strange flies into space and straight into the sun, the spirits fleeing and Mordo worried that it might spell his doom; Strange returns to The Ancient One, who in his weak, delirious condition, speaks of "Eternity"; Appearance by Clea. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #135
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 135
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia. "The Man for the Job!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Nick Fury reports to the Pentagon, encountering Life Model Decoys: replicas of himself; He is driven in a gadget-filled car that converts to flying mode; Fury learns about SHIELD, an international organization whose job is to stop HYDRA, fanatics bent on world domination; Fury meets Tony Stark, in charge of SHIELD's weaponry, who tells Fury he was chosen to lead SHIELD. "Eternity Beckons!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; In London, seeking info on "Eternity," Dr. Strange goes to the secluded home of Sir Baskerville, a former disciple of Mordo's, who greets him as an old friend; Meanwhile, Dormammu discovers that Clea set the Mindless Ones free and swears she will pay for her betrayal; Baskerville contacts Mordo, who sends an emissary to trap Strange but it backfires, allowing Strange to discover that Dormammu is the one behind Mordo's attacks and increased power. Notes: 1st S.H.I.E.L.D., 1st Hydra, 1st Nick Fury as agent of shield, 1st appearance of LMD (Life Model Decoy). 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #136
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 136
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko (bottom tier), inks by Mike Esposito and Steve Ditko (bottom tier). "Find Fury or Die!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and John Severin, inks by John Severin; HYDRA agents tail Fury intent on finding SHIELD's HQ, but Fury is aware he's being followed. HYDRA Section Leader B, a "Hydra-Hunter," runs the mission and hands over his hood to the Imperial Hydra so he will have no place to hide should he fail; When a few HYDRA agents show up at the barber shop which is the secret entrance to SHIELD's HQ, they're captured and hypnotized into believing the HQ is located in a warehouse blocks away. "What Lurks Beneath the Mask?", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Dormammu imprisons Clea, telling her she will witness Strange's defeat. Mordo tells Dormammu that Strange is searching for "Eternity" and is puzzled by the dark lord's violent reaction; Strange continues his search, going from one mystic to another with no results, until The Aged Genghis tells him only he and The Ancient One know the secret; He gives him a scroll, which leads Strange to a being imprisoned in another dimension; a trap he barely escapes. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #137
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 137
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    Cover art by John Severin (signed) and Steve Ditko (lower tier). "The Prize Is... Earth!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and John Severin, inks by John Severin; SHIELD agents attempt to get microfilm to HQ but they fail, sacrificing themselves to prevent falling into HYDRA hands; The microfilm would have revealed the location of the Betratron Bomb, which Hydra will use to ransom the world; Leslie Farrington, chairmanship of Imperial Industries tells his assistant, Brown to track info on every board member, one of which is the Imperial Hydra. "When Meet the Mystic Minds!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Desperate to learn the secret of "Eternity," Dr. Strange probes the unconscious mind of The Ancient One, meeting one deadly trap after another, until at last, he reaches the mind of his beloved Master, and convinces him of his identity and good intentions; Brief Baron Mordo appearance. Order form for the Merry Marvel Marching Society. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #138
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 138
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by John Severin. "Sometimes the Good Guys Lose!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and John Severin, inks by John Severin; Aboard SHIELD's Intercontinental Ballistic Plane Fury uses the Televiewer Tube to locate the Betraton Bomb launch site; It is destroyed but the bomb was already launched; Agent G unsuccessfully implores her father, Imperial Hydra to come to his senses; He sends HYDRA's Fox Division to deliver his terms to every nation on Earth; Tony Stark prepares to show Fury the Braino-Saur,a new weapon when HYDRA agents capture him. "If Eternity Should Fail!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; In another dimension that defies description, Dr. Strange comes face-to-face with Eternity, who learns that Strange is indeed worthy of The Ancient One's trust; He knows that if Mordo & Dormammu are not stopped, all mankind will be in jeopardy; But after all Strange has been through, Eternity tells him he already has the power he needs; First appearance of Eternity; Appearance by Clea. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #139
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 139
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts), Joe Sinnott, and Marie Severin (Dr. Strange figure), inks by Joe Sinnott and Marie Severin (Dr. Strange figure). Nick Fury stars in "The Brave Die Hard!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Joe Sinnott, inks by Joe Sinnott; Hydra fails to learn the location of the Braino-Saur despite their Image-Inducer; Stark tells SHIELD's directors it was designed to disarm Hydra's Betratron Bomb orbiting above Earth; Agent G helps Fury escape but he refuses to promise not to harm her father, the Supreme Hydra; Dum Dum, Gabe and a SHIELD squad use the captured Hydra saucer to locate their HQ. "Beware...! Dormammu is Watching!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; The Ancient One is revealed to be Dormammu's captive. Dr. Strange's mentor tells Strange he must fight on but can only expect token aid; Dormammu forces Clea to watch Strange's defeat. Strange and Mordo square off and battle; After a time, Dormammu grows frustrated at how Mordo has been out-fought and prepares to strike personally. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #140
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 140
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott. "The End of Hydra!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Don Heck, inks by Joe Sinnott; Fury defeats the Hunter robot. Surrounded by HYDRA's Tiger squad, Dum Dum, Gabe and fellow agents use a Flying Wedge formation and an Electro-Jab weapon to push thru. HYDRA retaliates with Skate Board Units; Joined by Fury SHIELD overpowers HYDRA while Supreme Hydra realizes he must use Operation Last Resort; In space, Stark disarms the Betraton Bomb; SHIELD orders the arrest of HYDRA agents worldwide. "The Pincers of Power!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Dormammu sends Strange, Mordo & The Ancient One to a neutral dimension; He then uses a sleeping potion on the Mindless Ones, so his domain will be temporarily safe and summons rulers of nearby dimensions; Dormammu arrives to challenge Strange in person to battle for total mastery of Earth! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #141
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 141

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia. Nick Fury stars in "Operation: Brain Blast!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Frank Giacoia (as Frank Ray); Supreme Hydra Arnold Brown cannot press the destruct button knowing his daughter would also perish; Unconvinced he is Supreme Hydra his guards execute him; Fury lets Agent G escape when she demonstrate Hydra's Vacuum-sole shoes; SHIELD's E.S.P. Division uses the Brainwave Stimulator to send Fury a mental warning of a mock attack. "Let There Be Victory!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (script), art by Steve Ditko; Dormammu consigns Mordo to the Dimension of Demons; Strange declares he is able to continue the fight and manages to best him in combat!; Dormammu swears not to attack Earth; Back in The Ancient One's home, Hamir prepares a banquet for Strange & his master; Dormammu banishes Clea to a place where Strange can never find her. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #142
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 142
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Esposito. "Who Strikes at --- SHIELD?", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mike Demeo); Fury checks out the Encephalogram-Inducer which, when hooked into the Brainwave Stimulator transforms the ESP Divisions' thoughts into images; Mentallo breaches The Fixer's underwater base, convincing him to join forces; They travel underground to SHIELD HQ in a Thru-The-Ground Tank which The Fixer mentions was supplied by THEM. "Those Who Would Destroy Me!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Realizing Mordo's presence has been erased from his sanctum Strange suspects fowl play, disposing of a hidden bomb just before it explodes; Stunned by the blast Mordo's minions imprison him so that he cannot use his magic; Strange attempts to telepathically contact The Ancient One, but fails because his spirit form is searching for the missing Clea. Ad for Fantasy Masterpieces #1. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #143
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 143
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Esposito. Nick Fury stars in "To Free a Brain Slave," script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Howard Purcell, inks by Mike Esposito (as M. Demeo); SHIELD HQ is taken over by Mentallo & The Fixer who hold Fury prisoner; Tony Stark takes command of the combat unit, preparing his Neutralizer while the ESP Division is unable to pick up Fury's thoughts; Meanwhile the villains attach a miniature H-Bomb to Fury's wrists and remove the mind-control mask; Fury is able to send a signal to the ESP team allowing SHIELD to retaliate and Stark's Neutralizer dissolves the H-Bomb. "With None Beside Me!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Roy Thomas (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Strange hides his bound body in a rooftop water tank, as The Demon & his men search for him; At their HQ, Strange retrieves his Cloak Of Levitation, and uses it to capture one of Mordo's men; But his body has been found by the witch; The complex cat-and-mouse game continues until Strange finally regains control of his body and Amulet, and he hypnotizes Mordo's minions into forgetting all they know of black magic. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation; Total copies printed (average in last 12 months): 380992. Total copies printed (issue nearest to filing date): 455625. Total paid circulation (average in last 12 months): 230285. Total paid circulation (issue nearest to filing date): 299425. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #144
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 144
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Esposito. Nick Fury stars in "The Day of the Druid!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Howard Purcell, inks by Mike Esposito (as M. Demeo); The Druid uses mystic rites to disguise modern, sinister science, sending a deadly flying egg to kill Nick Fury; Fury attempts to shut down a burning planes nuclear reactor and barely survives the ordeal; Later Fury & Dugan are attacked by the egg in SHIELD's flying car as they face a variety of deadly weapons; First appearance of Jasper Sitwell. "Where Man Hath Never Trod!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Roy Thomas (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Dormammu uses Asti to lure Strange into an alien dimension where he will be under no vow to spare him; The Ancient One takes Strange to the ruler of a dimension who has senses one of Dormammu's spells in a far-off corner of infinity; There, Dormammu contacts Tazza, and claims that Strange is coming there to kill him; The two battle; First mention of the Supreme Satannish (no actual appearance in this issue). 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #145
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 145
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Esposito. "Lo! The Eggs Shall Hatch!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Don Heck, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); SHIELD sends out a squad of Nick Fury LMD's attempting to track down his would-be assassin; Instead of capturing the LMDs, The Druid's eggs have been destroying them; SHIELD arrives at the site of an exploded egg which was a trap; Fury battles the Druid one-on-one, worried that his men will be targeted if he fails; THEM plot crossover with Tales of Suspense 78. "To Catch a Magician!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Denny O'Neil (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Mr. Rasputin, descendant of the original, amasses magical & scientific knowledge in his goal of world domination; Sensing an evil presence Doctor Strange finds Rasputin who soon realizes he cannot match Strange's magic and shoots him; A hospitalized Strange informs the police about Rasputin but when they fail to find him Strange realizes he may have taken refuge at his sanctum! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #146
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 146
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Nick Fury stars in "When the Unliving Strike!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Don Heck, inks by Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo); Aboard the Heli-Carrier Count Royale, a representative of A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics) a society of the world's greatest intellects, is offended by SHIELD's security measures; Fury uses a sonic vibrator to blast into an underwater base but is trapped between electric energy waves; A stalemate occurs when Fury reveals he has fission bombs that would blow up the base; Story continues in part from Tales of Suspense 78 and, to a lesser extent, #79. "The End--at Last!", script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Denny O'Neil (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Using his mystic powers to temporarily bind the sleeping Eternity Dormammu lures Strange to another dimension and challenges him but as they begin their mystical combat Eternity breaks free; He tells Dormammu to end the violence, but instead he attacks Eternity; Their encounter is brief and destructive as Dormammu is smashed between two colliding spheres; Eternity vanishes while Strange is hurled between dimensions and rescued by The Ancient One; Appearances by Baron Mordo and Clea (who is finally named in this issue!) Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. NOTE: First appearance of A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics). 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #147
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 147
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. Nick Fury stars in "The Enemy Within!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Don Heck, inks by Dick Ayers; Returning from their latest mission, Fury catches hell from the military brass; Count Royale continues bad-mouthing Fury to SHIELD's board of directors; A general explains to Fury how A.I.M. has technology they desperately need, but refuse to do business as long as Fury's in charge. "From the Nameless Nowhere Comes... Kaluu!", script by Stan Lee (pp. 1-5), Denny O'Neil (pp. 6-10), and Bill Everett (co-plot), art by Bill Everett (some panels reprinted from Steve Ditko stories); Doctor Strange walks the streets of Greenwich Village and after stopping a robbery returns home to find his bills unpaid, his bank account empty, and a city building inspector informing him he has six months to bring his house up to code; He instructs Wong to sell some jewels to pay the bills, checks up on Baron Mordo, thinks back on recent events, and then contacts a theatrical agent, Hiram Barney, about a possible nightclub gig. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #148
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 148
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    Cover art by Bill Everett. "Death Before Dishonor!", script by Jack Kirby, pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Don Heck, inks by Don Heck; Dugan is shattered when he thinks Fury is killed in a fire-bombing attack by A.I.M., only to discover it was actually a Life Model Decoy; Fury realizes their movements are under video-surveillance by the enemy. Count Royale and his A.I.M. cohorts are amazed at how sophisticated the L.M.D.s are and plan to steal one. "The Origin of the Ancient One!", script by Denny O'Neil and Bill Everett (co-plot), art by Bill Everett; The Ancient One tells Strange of his early life in Kamar-Taj, a hidden land in the Himalayas; He & Kaluu were born there, but while Strange's mentor sought to use magic for good, Kaluu dreamed of power; Kaluu mentally gained control of the people, imprisoned his once-friend, and enslaved neighboring lands. Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #149
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 149
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Mike Esposito. Nick Fury stars in "The End of A.I.M.!", script by Denny O'Neil and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Ogden Whitney, inks by Ogden Whitney; A.I.M. agents steal an LMD which turns out to be the real Nick Fury; The Heli-Carrier is on high-alert after Fury's leap and Sitwell plants a tracer on Count Royale as he rushes out; A pair of fleeing A.I.M. agents are met by one of the Secret Empire, which is a branch of "THEM"!; The A.I.M. men are gassed unconscious by Gabe Jones working undercover; Jasper trails Royale to A.I.M.'s hidden base just before it explodes; Some elements of the plot cross over with Tales to Astonish 82-85 and Tales of Suspense 79-84. Fantastic Four ad. "If Kaluu Should Triumph...", script by Denny O'Neil and Bill Everett (co-plot), art by Bill Everett; After 500 years of exile in the Nameless Dimension Kaluu returns to destroy his former friend, The Ancient One; Sealing Strange's sanctum in an impenetrable barrier which not even Strange's ectoplasmic form can pass he summons the Demons Of Danak, other-dimensional monsters, to attack; Knowing they cannot be stopped while in contact with their master, Strange & his mentor wait until the creatures penetrate the barrier. Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #150
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 150
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    Cover art by Bill Everett. Nick Fury stars in "Hydra Lives!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and John Buscema (his first work for Marvel), inks by Frank Giacoia; Fury subjects himself to a dangerous test in order to prove that an atomic missile can be detonated long-distance by a sonic weapon which SHIELD believes HYDRA has; While both he & Dugan are recovering from injuries, Don Cabellero, at the urging of an undercover SHIELD man, invites Fury to a party in ancient Karnopolis in the Sahara Desert; Caballero is a disguise for the new Supreme Hydra, who is aware a SHIELD agent has invaded his ranks. First appearance of Umar (the sister of Dormammu) in "The Conquest of Kaluu!", script by Roy Thomas and Bill Everett (co-plot), art by Bill Everett; Kaluu realizes Strange and the Ancient One have escaped to the past of ancient Babylonia where The Ancient One obtains The Book Of The Vishanti; Before Kaluu can extinguish the Flames of the Faltine, Strange returns to the present with the mystic book which hurls his spell back to him; The Ancient One sends Kaluu into Limbo for all time; In The Dark Dimension Clea fears the onslaught of the Mindless One's freed from their prison with Dormammu gone. Letter to the editor from Carl Gafford. Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.