Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Marvel History 232: Strange Tales # 130

Issue: Strange Tales # 130
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Bob Powell and Steve Ditko
Publication Date: March 1965

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Strange_Tales_130


Commentary:

It's 1965, and Beatlemania has swept over the country.  It's affected the mighty Marvel bullpen as well, as this issue features an appearance by the Fab Four.  This features Thing and Torch going to extreme heights (sometimes literally) to deliver their girlfriends to a Beatles concert on time.  Of course, they also have to recover the money that was due to the Beatles for putting on the concert, and this takes up most of the issue.  Wouldn't you know, Ben and Johnny end up missing the show?  Also, despite the Beatles being drawn in this issue, they don't actually have any lines.

Baron Mordo returns on the Dr. Strange side of things.  He's attacking Strange, and he's got help from Dormammu!  The story ends of a cliffhanger as Strange prepares to face their combined might.

Favorite Panel:

(In my Ed Sullivan Voice): 

It's the Beatles!



Next: Tales of Suspense # 63