Strange Tales #110

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
July 1963
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17779

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete (The Human Torch) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Human Torch
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Show/hide 1. The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete! (The Human Torch) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Human Torch
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-218A
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (plot) Ernie Hart [as H.E. Huntley] (script)
Art
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
John Duffy

Synopsis

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. They frame Johnny as a spy, but their partnership is strained by Wiz's megalomania. "I'm a partner, not a servant, you know!" says Pete.

Notes

The Wizard last appears in issue #105 (February 1963), he next appears in a cameo in issue #112, before appearing in issue #118 (March 1964). Paste-Pot Pete last appears in issue #104 (January 1963), he next appears in a cameo in Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #6 (July 1964), before appearing in Strange Tales #124 (September 1964).

More humor than usual in this issue. First time these two villains teamed up in what would become pretty much a lifelong partnership!

Show/hide 2. Silent Stranger Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
K-306
Characters
Hank; Tom Carter; Mike

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

A quiet new worker at the plant turns out to be a friendly alien who finds mechanical work easy to learn after walking through space.

Notes

Text story with illustration.

Show/hide 3. We Search the Stars! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
X-220
Characters
Sir Edward Ramsay

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (plot)
Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
Matt Fox
Colours
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Synopsis

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.

Show/hide 4. Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic! (Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic
Genre
Superhero
Code
[X-221 ?]
Characters
Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange] (introduction); Wong (introduction, unnamed); Ancient One [Yao] (introduction, called "the Master"); Nightmare (introduction)

Credits

Script
Steve Ditko (plot)
Stan Lee (script)
Art
Steve Ditko
Colours
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) (1974)
Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic!
 
Australia
The Avengers (Newton, 1975 series) #1 ([28 June 1975])
Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic!
 
Australia
Marvel's Greatest Comics (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #2 ([1980?])
Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #23 (1992)
Dr. Strange, Master of Black Magic
 
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics Revised Edition (Marvel, 1997 series) (September 1997)
Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic!
 
United States
Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (December 2001)
Dr. Strange Master of Black Magic!
From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #110

Synopsis

Doctor Strange is called on by a man having bad dreams, and confronts Nightmare. The man’s dreams reveal that he is guilty of fraud and Strange makes him confess.

Notes

This is the first Doctor Strange story. It's clear there's a lot of history between Strange and Nightmare. Doctor Strange resembles Vincent Price, who played a magician in the Roger Corman-Edgar Allan Poe film, The Raven (1963).


Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 35102

Entry created

  • 24/11/2007

Cover added

  • 22/11/2015

Index completed

  • 22/11/2015

Last updated

  • 22/11/2015