Vintage Comics Marvel’s Strange Tales 1st Series #144 May 1966 Bagged And Boarded Fantastic Cover Art
Marvel’s Strange Tales 1st Series #144 May 1966 Bagged And Boarded Fantastic Cover Art 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.