Strange Tales #125

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
October 1964
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/18698

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Sensational Sub-Mariner (The Human Torch and the Ever-Lovin' Thing; Doctor Strange) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Human Torch and the Ever-Lovin' Thing; Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Notes

Ayers inks per Nick Caputo. previous indexer credited Frank Giacoia. Inset panel at lower right illustrates Doctor Strange.

Show/hide 1. The Sub-Mariner Must Be Stopped! (Human Torch and Thing) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and Thing
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-772
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colours
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Synopsis

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. Taking out the "U-Car," they find Namor, who seems to be expecting them. A fight breaks out, ending when Namor leaves, feeling he's been "lied to." Reed and Sue arrive and Ben and Johnny are chastising for ruining the peace talk Reed spent weeks to set up. A betrayed Namor vows that their next fight will be to the finish.

Notes

Sub-Mariner last appears in X-Men #6 (July 1964) and next appears in Fantastic Four #33 (December 1964). Namor's "electric eel" power crops up again, for the last time. The reporters from LIFE suspiciously resemble Jack Kirby and Larry Lieber.

Show/hide 2. More Triumphs for Marvel..! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Steve Ditko
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Steve Ditko
Letters
Artie Simek

Notes

promos for Marvel Tales Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 (1964), Amazing Spider-Man Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 (1964) and Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #2 (1964)includes cover repros. Printed between the pages of the Human Torch and Thing story.

Show/hide 3. Mordo Must Not Catch Me! (Doctor Strange) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-773
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo]; Ancient One [Yao]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Steve Ditko (co-plot)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
George Roussos [as Geo. Bell]
Colours
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Sub-Mariner (Newton, 1976?) ([1976?])
Mordo Must Not Catch Me!

Synopsis

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. The battle continues, until the light of Strange's amulet forces Mordo to give in and free The Ancient One. With Mordo apparently beaten "for a long time," Strange heads back to NYC.

Notes

Sixth appearance of Baron Mordo; Mordo last appears in issue #121 (June 1964) and next appears in issue #130 (March 1965). Doctor Strange guest-stars in Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #108 (September 1964), and has a cameo in Amazing Spider-Man Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 (1964) shortly before this story. This episode leads directly into Strange's first encounter with Dormammu in the next issue.

Show/hide 4. The Message Text story, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Adventure
Code
[H-729]
Characters
Bill Benson

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

An unhappy foundry worker finds a message from a prisoner and rushes to help, finding that the message was merely a test of courage, and that his actions have gained him his dream job.

Notes

"Continued next issue..." is written at the bottom of the page, but the second page was not reprinted in subsequent issues. Printed between the pages of the Dr. Strange story. This is the last text story page in Strange Tales. The synopsis describes the whole story, but only those characters that appear on this page are listed here.


Notes

Distributed to newstands in July 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Additional and updated information for this index supplied by Henry Kujawa via GCD Errors list (August 2007). Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 12363

Cover added

  • 26/07/2017

Index completed

  • 26/07/2017

Last updated

  • 26/07/2017