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1782: Strange Tales #171 (v1)

" March of the Dead! "
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Strange Tales #171 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Gil Kane, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Len Wein
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: December 1973
Release Date: September 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 19
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 178                 Times Rated: 117
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
Threads from a past adventure are picked up as Brother Voodoo, who has himself returned from the grave, must face off against those who have returned from the grave.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Brother Voodoo
Brother Voodoo last appeared in Strange Tales #170 (v1). Brother Voodoo next appears in Strange Tales #172 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Brother Voodoo (Daniel Drumm)
Brother Voodoo (Daniel Drumm) last appeared in Strange Tales #170 (v1). Brother Voodoo (Daniel Drumm) next appears in Strange Tales #173 (v1).
Bambu last appeared in Strange Tales #170 (v1). Bambu next appears in Strange Tales #172 (v1).
  Gregory Maitland
Gregory Maitland last appeared in Strange Tales #169 (v1).
  Eliah Ward
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Eliah Ward in the mainstream continuity.
  Jerome Hayes
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Jerome Hayes in the mainstream continuity.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Desmond in the mainstream continuity.
  Baron Samedi
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Baron Samedi in the mainstream continuity. Baron Samedi next appears in Doctor Strange: Sorcerer Supreme #16b.
Group Appearances
A.I.M. last appeared in Marvel Team-Up #13 (v1). A.I.M. next appears in Incredible Hulk #167 (v1).
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Issue Review
   March 31, 2016
Bland hero, ordinary case-of-the-week, superb art. 4/10
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  Calthor Says:    
  2012-11-09 09:37:28  
  Yeah, I'm not going to forgive you guys for making Baron Samedi a villain, and making his zombies NOT actually zombies.  

  Kez Says:    
  2012-11-11 17:57:09  
  This is a poor series.  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-07-10 18:57:42  

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2015-03-20 10:59:59  
  I was wondering when they were going to close that big flashback. It's a shame it was so poorly recuperated.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-13 18:08:40  
  Horribly executed. Horribly created character. Horribly copied powers. Just horrible.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-06-20 00:35:14  
  Well that just didn't make ANY sense. If their minds got wiped, why would destroying some machine make that reverse? If they were really living people that were mind wiped, then how do they explain the guy's cousin that drowned being one of them? Plus when they first attack BroVoo they're clawing out of graves! Why couldn't his brother take over any of their bodies? And why would that hurt him? How does nobody notice all of these people going missing? WHY MARVEL? WHY?!  

  rubixcube60 Says:    
  2016-08-23 19:11:45  
  Ah the famous "zuvembies". The fact that there's letters and a bulletin blurb mentioning Tales of the Zombie by name in this issue really highlights how silly the CCA was. You really gotta appreciate the rules lawyering of the whole thing though.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-07-20 06:53:04  
  Third outing and nothing special about this story. It didn't give much of a hint of what Brother Voodoo can really do, other than the botched attempt at possession. All we really saw was a villain controlling a group of guys who probably just hadn't had any coffee that morning.

So who did control those guys coming out of the graves? That's creepy, but it didn't fit into the story at all.

1 star. I'm starting to feel like a zuvembie myself after reading that story; I feel lobotomized.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-08-21 08:17:24  
  Did they get halfway through writing the story for this one and then get subjected to the brain drain gizmo? That made no sense!  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2017-09-13 18:52:06  
  Just 1 star. I'd rather watch Baron Samedi from James Bond doing 7UP commercials!!!

'Nuff Said - "I am not only the Lord of the Loa, Samedi--but the Master of all Reptiles--"-Lizard King

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Date User Name Update
   February 10, 2018 TStarnes
   February 10, 2018 TStarnes
   August 10, 2016 fragsel Added Desmond to the issue.
   August 10, 2016 fragsel Added Jerome Hayes to the issue.
   August 10, 2016 fragsel Added Eliah Ward to the issue.
   August 10, 2016 fragsel Added Baron Samedi to the issue.
   August 10, 2016 fragsel Added Gregory Maitland to the issue.
   August 10, 2016 fragsel Moved this issue.
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