Vintage Comics Marvel’s Strange Tales 1st Series #146 July 1966 Bagged And Boarded Fantastic Cover Art
Marvel’s Strange Tales 1st Series #146 July 1966 Bagged And Boarded Fantastic Cover Art 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.