Thursday, July 12, 2012

Strange Tales # 137

Issue: Strange Tales # 137
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby and John Severin
Publication Date: October 1965

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Strange_Tales_Vol_1_137


Commentary:


Well, the fight against Hydra continues for Mr. Nick Fury, and you know what that means: New clothing!  Yes, despite Fury's protests that he doesn't want to end up like a Christian Dior model, he's got a new suit, new tie, hell, even a new hat.  The difference between his duds and yours are that his are designed to aid him in the never-ending fight against Hydra.

Meanwhile, the head of Hydra has a daughter who's just not down with world domination.  Disappointing, to say the least.  I mean, if your pops is gonna offer you the world, you mine as well take it, am I right?

On the Strange side of life, the good Doctor attempts to learn the secret of eternity by pulling it from the brain of the Ancient One himself.  It's Dr. Strange, so the whole thing is a rousing success, and next issue, he is due for a date with Eternity!

Quick Hits:

  • In case you were worried, Hydra has a navy!  The Hydra Undersea Assault Force (H.U.A.F.)
  • A number of other former Howling Commandos are now in the employ of SHIELD, including Dum Dum Dugan and Gabriel Jones
  • Strange swears by the Omnipotent Oshtur, which means we'll surely see her sometime down the road
  • Same likely goes for a reference to Munnopor and Raggaporr

Favorite Panel:

Fury's audition for a role in the latest Bond movie is met with mixed results.

Next: Tales of Suspense # 70