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  • Issue #151
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 151
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Jim Steranko. Nick Fury stars in "Overkill!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Jim Steranko, inks by Jim Steranko; Fury lands in Karnopolis and is defeated by a squad of robots; Stripped of his gadget-laden clothes Fury faces the new Supreme Hydra, who tells of Hydra's plans to use the Overkill Horn to detonate nuclear weapons worldwide and emerge as the new rulers of earth; Dugan, upset by Fury's order to launch an H-Missile to destroy HYDRA's weapon (and thus Fury) tries to save his buddy, but is stopped when Gabe shoots him in the shoulder. "Umar Strikes!", script by Stan Lee and Bill Everett (co-plot), art by Bill Everett; Umar uses the "Lamp Of Lucifer" to learn of events during her long imprisonment; She is stunned to learn her brother was defeated by Dr. Strange, and though she & Dormammu hated each other, she still vows to avenge him. Back in NYC, Strange conjures "wealth without measure" so Wong need never again concern him with money matters; To lure Strange into a trap, Umar casts Clea into a void between dimensions. Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #152
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 152
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    Cover art by Bill Everett. Nick Fury stars in "The Power of SHIELD!", script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Jim Steranko, inks by Jim Steranko; Fury signals SHIELD but after Sitwell realizes Fury is the pilot he still orders the launching of a Strato-Mine which could ignite the atmosphere; Supreme Hydra learns that Laura Brown, the daughter of his predecessor who helped Fury has been captured in Egypt; Donning a new disguise he leaves to exact punishment; Fury turns the plane around, and, discovering the hidden Overkill Horn, dives from the plane, picked up by a SHIELD submarine. "Into the Dimension of Death!", script by Stan Lee and Bill Everett (co-plot), art by Bill Everett; Doctor Strange finds himself once more in The Dark Dimension, the home of Dormammu & Clea; After facing several dangers, he senses the power of a woman behind it all; Umar uses a pair of cloudy "spirits" to summon Strange to her presence; She tells him of her imprisonment, and that she wishes to "make amends" for her brother's deeds; She also tells him that Clea has been captured by The Mindless Ones, and that she summoned him as the one Clea hoped would rescue her. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #153
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 153

    Cover art by Jim Steranko. "The Hiding Place!", script by Roy Thomas and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby (layouts) and Jim Steranko, inks by Jim Steranko; The Supreme Hydra infiltrates S.H.I.E.L.D.; featuring Clipper Charlie (SHIELD barber), Nick Fury, Jasper Sitwell, Laura Brown, Gabe Jones, Agent Bronson, and Dum Dum Dugan. "Alone, Against the Mindless Ones!", script by Stan Lee and Marie Severin (co-plot), art by Marie Severin; While Umar watches, Strange battles The Mindless Ones; He finally reaches Clea and frees her from a mystic prison, only to learn it was merely an illusion—and now, severely weakened, he faces doom at the hands of a Mindless One! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #154
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 154

    Cover art by Marie Severin. Nick Fury stars in "Beware... the Deadly Dreadnought!", script by Jim Steranko (plot) and Roy Thomas (dialogue), art by Jim Steranko; While the AUTOFAC computer works out the true identity of the Supreme Hydra, Fury plans to have Bronson transport Laura to SHIELD's West coast HQ; In the Personal Effects Dept. Fury is given a new weapons-laden outfit; Moments later he's attacked by The Dreadnought, a deadly 8-foot-tall HYDRA killer robot. "Clea Must Die!", script by Stan Lee and Marie Severin (co-plot), art by Marie Severin; Thru trickery Strange manages to escape The Mindless One; Using the Eye of Agamotto, he spies on Umar in her castle, as she plots to grind each dimension in turn under her heel; Seeking to free the prisoners in Umar's dungeon, Strange encounters Veritas, the "Embodiment of Truth Incarnate", and takes him to the castle past as swarm of flying demons. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #155
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 155
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    Cover art by Jim Steranko. "Death Trap!", script and art by Jim Steranko; The Heli-Carrier takes on a number of VIP's, as well as Prof. Trojak and his "Q-Ray" for a demonstration; But Trojak is really a HYDRA agent, and his oversized machine has been used to smuggle several HYDRA thugs aboard!; In addition to these dangers, Fury must also cope with his 3 best friends, who've been hypnotized to kill him; Fury manages to save the day, and an injured, unconscious Laura is found hidden in the computer room, wearing a HYDRA outfit; President Lyndon B. Johnson cameo. "The Fearful Finish--!", script by Stan Lee and Marie Severin (co-plot), art by Marie Severin; Doctor Strange races the bolt of death and barely manages to save Clea's life; Together they race thru one dimension after another, until The Ancient One answers Strange's call for help and guides them to Earth; Feeling there is no other way to protect her, Strange's mentor uses the "Spell of Vanishment" to send Clea to an unknown place of safety; Appearance by Umar; Clea vanishes and does not return until Doctor Strange 172. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #156
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 156

    Cover art by Marie Severin. Nick Fury stars in "The Tribunal!", script and art by Jim Steranko; Fury's quarters are destroyed, apparently killing him! Bronson heads for Hydra Island, a futuristic, hi-tech fortress in the Pacific resuming his guise as Supreme Hydra; He announces to the world that he's placed a Death Spore bomb on board the Heli-Carrier which will unleash a plague upon the entire Earth!; He plans to stage a fake trial for Laura, as an example to all who would defy him; Cameos by the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, the Scarlet Witch, the X-Men (Professor X, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, the Angel, the Beast, Iceman), Iron Man, the Hulk, Wasp, and Goliath (of the Avengers). "Umar Walks the Earth!", script by Stan Lee and Marie Severin (co-plot), art by Marie Severin; The Ancient One sends Doctor Strange to the Amphora, a large vase guarded by fiery demons in order to free Zom, a being imprisoned by Eternity; Umar comes to earth, destroys Strange's house and summons The Ancient One; Strange unleashes Zom who he persuades to follow him to Earth. Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #157
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 157
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    Cover art by Jim Steranko. Nick Fury stars in "Crisis!", script and art by Jim Steranko; Strucker announces that the impregnable dome over Hydra Island will keep them safe from the "Death Spore" plague, and plans to use Fury's body as the basis for an army of HYDRA androids to "police" the world, once he's dead from the Alpha Ray beam; But Fury escapes!; As SHIELD searches the Heli-Carrier for the bomb with no result, Fury, "playing it by ear", takes on one group of HYDRA thugs after another, until Strucker faces him one-on-one. "The End of the Ancient One!", script by Stan Lee and Marie Severin (co-plot), pencils by Marie Severin, inks by Herb Trimpe; In order to pass his powers onto his disciple, The Ancient One allows Zom to defeat him; Before Strange's eyes, his mentor is fused with one of the giant rocks at Stonehenge, but not before he utters a warning; A battle ensues; First appearance of the Living Tribunal. Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #158
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 158
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    Cover pencils by Marie Severin. Nick Fury stars in "Final Encounter!", script and art by Jim Steranko; The battle between Fury & Strucker rages until Fury manages to remove his Satan glove; Minutes later, as HYDRA thugs enter the room, they discover 2 Strucker's! One of them is revealed to be wearing a mask, panics, and is incinerated in an Alpha-Particle Reactor Cube; The other orders Laura put aboard the Dyna-Soar and takes off from Hydra Island, despite the imminent detonation of The Death Spore bomb. "The Sands of Death," script by Roy Thomas and Marie Severin (co-plot), pencils by Marie Severin, inks by Herb Trimpe; The Living Tribunal decrees that because Doctor Strange has unleashed a menace to the cosmos Earth must be destroyed; Before he recites the Incantation of Oblivion he recounts events leading up to his decision, agreed upon by his 3 faces of Equity, Revenge & Necessity; Doctor Strange challenges the Tribunal to let him deal with the menace, having defeated the forces of darkness in the past. Strange is granted a reprieve for as long as it takes the Sands of Death to run out of a mystic Hourglass resting in the middle of Stonehenge; Cameos by Dormammu and Umar. Letter to the editor from comics writer Bill Mantlo. Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #159
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 159

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    Cover art by Jim Steranko and John Romita (alterations). Nick Fury origin retold in "Spy School," script and art by Jim Steranko; Fury reminisces with Laura about his days growing up in Hell's Kitchen; then at SHIELD HQ, offers her a job as an agent; Fury goes to the UNIT academy, where recruits undergo rigorous education; He meets two new agents: Sidney E. Levine, a tech expert and Val, who scoffs at his attitude that the spy game is man's work; Fury takes on Captain America in a display bout for the recruits, but gets dizzy due to a side-effect of the invisibility pill he used earlier; Yancy Street Gang cameo. "The Evil That Men Do...", script by Roy Thomas and Marie Severin (co-plot), pencils by Marie Severin, inks by Herb Trimpe; Strange returns home to find his Sanctum gone!; Wong, who barely escaped its destruction, recounts how Umar used a spell of vanishment; Strange dispels her enchantment and his house returns; Using the Crystal of Agamotto he senses evil mystic powers around the world. Casting a spell he discovers a group of mystics, banded together, working to free an imprisoned mystic to lead them; Baron Mordo appearance; cameo by the Living Tribunal. Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. Letter to the editor from comics writer Mark Evanier. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #160
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 160

    Cover art by Dan Adkins. Captain America guest stars in the Nick Fury story "Project: Blackout," script and art by Jim Steranko; Cap introduces Fury to an old friend, FBI man Jimmy Woo as Fury relates the events of November 10, 1965; The ESP Division became aware of a threat on Bedloe Island before they were killed by an explosion; Fury asked Cap for aid and the two met under the Statue of Liberty, where they found an army of invaders planning to use an "Id-Paralyzer" to turn everyone on the East Coast into mindless slaves; Cap races toward the Baxter Building for help. "If This Planet You Would Save!", script by Raymond Marais and Marie Severin (co-plot), pencils by Marie Severin, inks by Herb Trimpe; Strange is surrounded by a horde of evil mystics under the command of Baron Mordo!; Mordo refuses to listen to reason and orders his minions to kill Strange, who grabs the ring-leader and drives out the evil magic from him; He forces Mordo to see a vision of the danger menacing Earth but Mordo's first instinct is to flee for his life!; Living Tribunal cameo. Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #161
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 161
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    Cover art by Jim Steranko. Captain America guest stars in the Nick Fury story "The Second Doom," script and art by Jim Steranko; Reed Richards & Ben Grimm save Cap from falling to his death while Fury saves himself by catching onto the Statue's crown; Reed and Ben provide assistance to the pair and stop the invaders plans, cutting off all power on the East Coast, creating the New York City Blackout in the process; Back in the present Jimmy Woo tells Fury he believes the man behind the scheme was The Yellow Claw; First appearance of the Yellow Claw since the fifties. "And a Scourge Shall Come Upon You!", script by Raymond Marais and Dan Adkins (co-plot), art by Dan Adkins (first interior work on the series); Mordo exiles Strange to "The World Of the Million Perils," then sets about restoring some of the magic to his new coven; Lost in a distant galaxy Strange suffers temporary memory loss and faces a nameless beast within a hollow sphere; On Earth, Victoria Bentley, freed of the evil finds herself being hurled between worlds, wondering if it's Mordo's doing; Strange hears a cry for help, and discovers Victoria being menaced by a gigantic ant; The two face Nebulos, a bizarre alien creature who claims they are part of his plan; Baron Mordo appearance. Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #162
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 162

    Cover art by Dan Adkins. Nick Fury stars in "So Evil, The Night!", script and pencils by Jim Steranko, inks by Frank Giacoia; The Gaff presents Fury with his new car which is made entirely out of clear fiberglass, making it completely invisible from 100 feet away; Fury & Val go to SHIELD's rebuilt ESP Division; There, Jimmy Woo detects that The Yellow Claw is in Chinatown; Nick tells Woo it's his job now, and goes there alone; After a harrowing encounter with a pair of Claw goons, Fury impersonates one of them, and in a darkened shop, meets Fang-Chu (The Claw) face-to-face. "From the Never-World Comes... Nebulos!", script by Jim Lawrence and Dan Adkins (co-plot), art by Dan Adkins; Nebulos commands Strange to take hold of his Staff of Polar Power which places Strange under his control; He returns Strange to Earth to face Mordo, whose power is absorbed by the staff; Strange's spell sends Mordo into cosmic limbo; Returning to Stonehenge where the mystic hourglass remains Strange attempts to remove it from earth but both are pulled back to the Planets Perilous by Nebulos, whose staff returns to him. Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #163
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 163

    Cover art by Jim Steranko. Nick Fury stars in "And the Dragon Cried... Death!", script and pencils by Jim Steranko, inks by Frank Giacoia; As Fury escapes the monster octopus, The Yellow Claw spies on A.I.M.; Torn by her conscience, Suwan contacts Jimmy Woo who tells Fury of the Claw's plans to steal The Ultimate Annihilator from A.I.M. Fury meets Clay Quartermain who joins him on his mission to tackle an A.I.M. squad; They retrieve a dragon statue which the Claw steals, unaware it was only a duplicate. "Three Faces of Doom!", script by Jim Lawrence and Dan Adkins (co-plot), art by Dan Adkins; The Living Tribunal learns that Nebulos' staff is a force of evil which he must destroy; As the Tribunal & Nebulos battle, Strange fears for the life of the missing Victoria; The Tribunal uses "Cosmic Lightning" to begin destroying Nebulos' home planet; As Nebulos refuses to hand over his staff to the Tribunal, Strange wrests it away as Nebulos is buried under an avalanche. Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. NOTE: 1st appearance of Clay Quartermain. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #164
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 164
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    Cover art by Dan Adkins. Nick Fury stars in "Nightmare!", script by Jim Lawrence and Dan Adkins (co-plot), art by Dan Adkins; Hurling thru the void of space, Strange sees a vision of Victoria Bentley, surrounded by machinery; He lands on a jungle planet inhabited by savage, monstrous creatures; Strange finds an underground cavern, and inside it, an elaborate machine, from which emits a mental challenge; Yandroth, Scientist Supreme, claims to have unlocked the "inner-most secrets of the cosmos"; Yellow Claw appearance. "When Comes... Black Noon!", script and pencils by Jim Steranko, inks by Bill Everett; At the instant the Claw fired The Ultimate Annihilator at Fury, Suwan teleports him thru Hyper-Dimensional Space to the underground lair and then back to SHIELD; In his lair The Claw tests the Ultimate Annihilator by destroying a satellite in orbit. SHIELD medics warn Fury that further stimulation could be fatal; Fury follows a tip and invisibly trails a Claw agent leading him to The Claw & Voltzmann; Fury discovers he's on board The Sky Dragon, a huge airship miles above the city! Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #165
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 165
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    Cover art by Jim Steranko. Nick Fury stars in "Behold the Savage Sky!", script and pencils by Jim Steranko, inks by Frank Giacoia; As The Yellow Claw is about to destroy NYC, the SHIELD Heli-Carrier arrives and a squad led by Dugan assault The Sky Dragon. Fury breaks loose and defeats Von Voltzmann while several agents corner The Claw, but he lays them out using Hyper-Psionic Brain Emanations; His nervous system drained, The Claws unleashes a squad of robot replicas of himself to cover his escape; Fury catches up with the real Claw using a Magnetic Pelfrag Shooter to weigh him down but the pellets disintegrate. "The Mystic and the Machine!", script by Jim Lawrence and Dan Adkins (co-plot), art by Dan Adkins; Strange continues thru the underground tunnel until he comes to a large set of doors; Upon getting them open, he finds a "Disintegrator" ray is waiting for him; After he takes it out with the "Flames of Faltine," Yandroth realizes his magic is more "potent" than he "calculated", and uses an "Ultra-Spectrum Laser" to incinerate Strange's brain! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #166
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 166
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    Cover art by Dan Adkins. "Nothing Can Halt... Voltorg!", script by Jim Lawrence and Dan Adkins (co-plot), pencils by George Tuska, inks by Dan Adkins; A running battle ensues between Strange and the lightning-hurling Voltorg, which nearly destroys Yandroth's lab before Strange finally takes it out. Yandroth grabs Victoria and uses a "Teleportation" machine to instantly send the two of them to a far-distant world; Strange tries to alter the destination setting so they'll end up on Earth, then follows, winding up in Stonehenge, the very place where his mentor apparently met his demise. Nick Fury stars in "If Death Be My Destiny!", script and pencils by Jim Steranko, inks by Joe Sinnott; Using a H.A.W.K. Harness Fury pursues the Claw's escaping airship and discovers his underwater hideout in New York Harbor; The Heli-Carrier's vortex beam holds The Sky Dragon stationary while SHIELD mops up The Claw's men; Fury uses a Pyro-Band to burn into The Claw's lair finding himself in a complex maze. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #167
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 167
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    • Signed by Joe Sinnott and Jim Steranko on 03/01/2014 and Stan Lee on 03/09/2014. Scuffing to inner well of slab.
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    Cover art by Jim Steranko. Nick Fury stars in "Armageddon!", script and pencils by Jim Steranko, inks by Joe Sinnott; While Jimmy Woo cradles the body of Suwan in his arms a SHIELD Suicide Squad bursts in via The Dreadnought, a colossal tunneling machine; The Claw vanishes but Fury uses a Pseudo-Elliptoid Wrist Tracer to find him, but arrives just as the villain escapes into the Space-Time Continuum in an Infinity Sphere; Fury finds a Prototype Warp-Vest and follows The Yellow Claw as they have a psychic duel. "This Dream—This Doom!", script by Dennis O'Neil and Dan Adkins (co-plot), art by Dan Adkins; The Ancient One is alive and tells Strange he made Zom believe he was dead so he could pass on his powers to his disciple; With the Cosmic Balance restored he was able to shatter the spell that bound him; In his Himalayan retreat Strange and the Ancient One discover that Victoria Bentley is a prisoner in the Dimension of Dreams; Using a mystic gem and with his mentor to mentally guide him Strange travels to Victoria. Ad for Not Brand Echh and Daredevil. Statement of ownership--average print run 428.603; average paid circulation 241,561. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #168
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 168
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    Cover art by Dan Adkins. "Exile!", script by Dennis O'Neil and Dan Adkins (co-plot), art by Dan Adkins; Yandroth's shot sends Strange plunging into the abyss, but the Ancient One uses the Trans-Hypnotic Jewel to stop his fall; Strange uses his Cloak of Levitation to grab Yandroth, but sees the Viking women about to kill Victoria; To save her, he releases his grip on Yandroth, sending him plummeting through the Dimension of Dreams, where he will eventually become nothing more than a dream himself. The series continues in Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD 1 (1968). Nick Fury stars in "Today Earth Died!", script and pencils by Jim Steranko, inks by Joe Sinnott; As Fury begins to doze off in his office he gets a call from Val about a UFO. Landing in mid-town Manhattan a news crew and crowds gather to observe the emergence of an alien named Vaengr; He offers them The Prism Of Miracles which will banish hatred, crime, war and violence; Fury, Val & Dugan search the spaceship and discover Vaengr is not what he seems. The series continues with Doctor Strange 169. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #169
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 169
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    Cover art by John Romita. "Brother Voodoo," script by Len Wein, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Dan Adkins; Part one of the origin of Brother Voodoo, who is the union of Daniel Drumm's spirit in twin brother Jericho Drumm's body; Drumm returns to Haiti to find his brother dying from the curse of Damballah This is the first Brother Voodoo story; The first appearance of the character occurred in an article in Tales of the Zombie 2. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #170
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 170
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane. "Baptism of Fire!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Dan Adkins; Papa Jambo trains Jericho Drumm to be Brother VooDoo; Brother VooDoo then returns and stops Damballah, the Serpent God. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #171
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 171
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. "March of the Dead," script by Len Wein, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Frank Giacoia; Brother Voodoo has been summoned to Haiti to investigate reports of Zuvembies attacking factories across the island; Going to a local grave yard he is attacked by these apparent undead soldiers and their leader: Baron Samdei; During the fight, Brother Voodoo is knocked out; While he is unconscious he reflects back on the events that brought him to Haiti, and of the Zuvembie that was in captivity of the local authorities. Ad for Astonishing Tales # 21. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #172
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 172
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. "Fiend in the Fog," script by Len Wein, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Dick Giordano; Outside his home in New Orleans, Brother Voodoo spots a young girl being swept away in the Mississippi River; Diving into the water, Voodoo manages to save the girl and bring her back to his home; There he learns that she is Loralee Tate, daughter of Samuel Tate the local chief of police; She tells Brother Voodoo that she has been stalked by a group called the Cult of the Darklord. The reprint of an old weird story, "Voodoo," script by Carl Wessler, art by Gene Colan. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #173
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 173

    Last 20-cent cover price. Cover inks by Ernie Chan. "Sacrifice Play," script by Len Wein, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Dick Giordano; To aid in his mission to try and find Loralee Tate, Brother Voodoo pays a visit to an old woman named Mama Limbo who apparently has clairvoyant abilities; Her visions tell him to go and seek out Desmond Drew, who she believes has a connection to the Cult of the Darklord; As Brother Voodoo goes to check out this lead, at the police station Samuel Tate and Pete Hawkins debate on what to do about Samuel's missing daughter; They finally decide that Brother Voodoo would hamper their efforts to find her themselves and put out an APB to have him arrested on sight. "Bait," art by Manny Stallman; Scientists on board a fishing boat haul up a creature from the bottom which threatens to expand to colossal size, but the captain of the boat cuts it up before this can happen to use as chum for better fishing. Final appearance of Brother Voodoo in this title; the story continues in Tales of the Zombie 6. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #45 (Mantis). Ad for Fantastic Four #145. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #174
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 174

    First 25-cent cover price. Cover art by Gil Kane. First appearance and origin of the Golem in "There Walks the Golem!", script by Len Wein, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Jim Mooney; In the deserts of the Middle East, Professor Abraham Adamson is conducting an archeological dig to locate the long lost Golem, a living statue created by Judah Loew Ben Bezalel centuries ago; It was the champion of his people but eventually went to the desert and was lost in the sands; Accompanying him on this expedition are his grandchildren Jason and Rebecca, and Rebecca's fiance Wayne Logan; They succeed in uncovering the Golem prompting discussion about the creature's legend; Since the site of the dig was near a combat zone, the dig is visited by deserters of an Arabian army. Reprint of an old weird story, " "Foolproof!", script by Stan Lee, art by Russ Heath; A greedy landlord torches his building to collect the insurance but forgets one little detail in his plan. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #44 (The Absorbing Man by Jack Kirby). 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #175
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 175

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby and John Romita (alterations), inks by Dick Ayers and John Romita (alterations). All reprints from Amazing Adventures 1 (June 1961): "Torr," pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Paul Ramsay is tried for murdering his friend and can't reveal that an alien had taken over John Carter's body for fear of starting an invasion. "Midnight in the Wax Museum," art by Steve Ditko; Pierre La Roc is a criminal on the run, he climbs in through an open window to escape the police, and finds himself in a wax museum; He hides as part of one of the exhibits as the police search the place; After the police leave, the wax figures come to life and chase La Roc out of the building. Power Man The new 2-page letters column contains reader comments about Brother Voodoo, plus Marvel Value Stamp series A--Luke Cage, Power Man. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #176
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 176

    Cover art by John Romita. "Black Crossing," script by Mike Friedrich, art by Tony DeZuniga (not Luis Dominguez); Having just been saved by the Golem from a rebel army, Wayne Logan and Jason and Rebecca Adamson are shocked at the creatures lethal methods; As the statue becomes inert again, they theorize how Rebecca's recently deceased grandfather Abraham Adamson, managed to revive the creature; the Golem becomes a subject of interest for a sorcerer named Kaballa, who wishes to destroy the it. Reprint of an old weird story, "The Man Who Couldn't Be Killed!" (from Adventure Into Mystery 8), art by Jimmy Infantino; A man is going to be hanged on Monday so he escapes from jail and gets a potion from a witch doctor that will remove all Mondays from his life. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #94 (Electro by Steve Ditko). 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #177
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 177

    Cover art by Frank Brunner. "There Comes Now Raging Fire!", script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Tony deZuniga, inks by Steve Austin; Furious over the defeat of his air-demons, Kaballa decides to send two fire-demons out to destroy Golem; Yeates refuses to believe that the Golem is really alive, and decides to himself that discovery that the statue really is would jeopardize his bid for becoming chairman of the department over Saudia. Reprint of an old weird story, "The Girl Behind the Glass!" starring Jonas Case, art by Jay Scott Pike. Ad for Dracula Lives. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #178
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 178
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    Cover art by Jim Starlin. Warlock begins in this title in "Who Is Adam Warlock?", script and art by Jim Starlin; Sphinxor retells the Origin of Warlock, his encounters with Thor and the High Evolutionary, the Creation of Counter-Earth and Warlock's Battle against the Man-Beast; First appearance of the Magus; Cameo appearances by the Hulk. The story continues from Incredible Hulk 178. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #179
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 179
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    Cover art by Jim Starlin. "Death Ship!", script and art by Jim Starlin; Warlock is captured by Autolycus of the Black Knights an brought aboard Magus' Flagship; His fellow prisoners tell Warlock, that survivors of the Wars of the Church are taken as slave laborers, those who refuse will be terminated and their remains will be chemically broken down and valuable elements that can be retrieved will be used to further the cause of the Church; They also tell him, that Non-Humanoids are not considered fashioned in the Magus' image and thus must be disposed of, this also holds true for some Humanoid types—such as Trolls; First appearance of Pip the Troll. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #180
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 180
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    Cover art by Jim Starlin. "The Judgment!", script by Jim Starlin (as Sam Jiltirn), pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Jim Starlin (as J.L. Minirats) and Alan Weiss; While battling a couple of the Black Knights the Soul Gem almost takes control again and Warlock decides, that he must destroy it, however as he takes it off Warlock collapses and realizes, that he can no longer exist without the Gem as it has been sucking out Warlock's Soul in the last three Years thus becoming his life force; The Matriarch wants to make a Slave out of Warlock now instead of killing him; After trying to remove the Gem Warlock is invited by the Matriarch to the Sacred Palace, an obvious trap, but since she claims, that she knew that the gem would become a danger even to Warlock himself, Warlock decides to accept the invitation and ditches; Pip First appearance of Gamora. Spider-Man stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Trap." 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #181
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 181
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    Cover pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Alan Weiss. "1000 Clowns!", script and pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Al Milgrom; Warlock finds himself in a strange place and considers, that this is just an illusion but decides, that he is in a Reality unlike any he has ever seen before, the Head Clown states, that Warlock has always been in this Reality, he has just never seen it in quite this manner before and calls it the "Land of the Way it was"; A Technician states that something is wrong with visual and audio programming; The Clowns are trying to reprogram Warlock and Beautiful Jan paints a Clown's Mask on Warlock's Face because all the dark aspects have to go; Gamora and Pip the Troll are on their way to rescue Warlock and interrogate one of the Black Knights, and he is scared to death by Gamora; Len takes Warlock to a Renegade Clown who is being punished. Hulk comic book ad. The story continues in Warlock 9. Captain Marvel stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Big Bang!" 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #182
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 182

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Dan Adkins. Doctor Strange reprints: "The Challenge of Loki" (from Strange Tales 123), script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Strange practices the art of levitation; Meanwhile, in faraway Asgard, home of the Norse Gods, Loki, God of Mischief, plots as always; He contacts 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, but on examining it, can sense no trace of evil; Realizing he's been had, Strange battles Loki. "The Lady From Nowhere" (from ST 124), script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Sensing sorcery, 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. The Hulk stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Twins of Evil!" 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #183
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 183
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone. Doctor Strange reprints: "The Defeat of Dr. Strange" (from Strange Tales 130), script by Stan Lee, 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; Strange attempts to lure the spirits away from his weakened mentor; In Hong Kong, Strange contacts The Ancient One's accountant, who gets him a passport while he rests. "The Hunter and the Hunted" (from ST 131), script by Stan Lee, 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; The Wraiths discover him, and only by conning them into believing he's vanished is he able to make his getaway. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #184
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 184

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Dan Adkins. Doctor Strange reprints: "Face-to-Face At Last With Baron Mordo" (from Strange Tales 132), script by Stan Lee, 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. "A Nameless Land, A Timeless Time" (from ST 133), script by Stan Lee, 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. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #185
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 185

    Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan and John Romita (alterations), inks by Klaus Janson and John Romita (alterations). Doctor Strange reprints: "Earth Be My Battleground" (from Strange Tales 134), 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." "Eternity Beckons!" (from ST 135), 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. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #186
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 186

    Last 25-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Mike Esposito. Doctor Strange reprints: "What Lurks beneath the Mask?" (from Strange Tales 136), script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Dormammu imprisons Clea, and tells her she will witness Strange's defeat; Mordo tells Dormammu that Strange is searching for "Eternity" and cannot understand why this upsets the dark lord so; Strange continues his search, going from one practitioner of the arts to another without result, until The Aged Ghenghis 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, which he barely escapes. "When Meet the Mystic Minds!" (from ST 137), script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Desperate to learn the secret of "Eternity," Dr. Strange probes into 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; After recovering, Strange departs, and high atop a Himalayan peak, recites "one of the most potent spells of all time"; When he's finished, his amulet floats into the air, expands in size, and a doorway opens—thru which Strange steps. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #187
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 187

    First 30-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Ron Wilson. "If Eternity Should Fail!" (from Strange Tales 138), 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 thru, Eternity tells him he already has the power he needs. "Beware, Dormammu Is Watching" (from ST 139), 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. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #188
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 188

    Final issue of the series. Cover pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Tom Palmer. Doctor Strange reprints: "The Pincers of Power" (from Strange Tales 140), 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!; Strange accepts, then Dormammu declares they shall fight using only the "Pincers Of Power" and no other spells or incantations. "Let There Be Victory" (from ST 141), script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Stan Lee (dialogue), 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; The Ancient One assures Strange that there are many who may now be able to help in his search for the girl. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.30.