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1920: Strange Tales #172 (v1)

" Fiend in the Fog! "
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Strange Tales #172 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Gil Kane, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Len Wein
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Dick Giordano
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
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Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: February 1974
Release Date: November 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 15
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 161                 Times Rated: 105
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Tales of the Zombie #8 (v1)
Tales of the Zombie #9 (v1)
Strange Tales #172 (v1)
Strange Tales #173 (v1)
Tales of the Zombie #6b (v1)
1918: Tales of th...
#8 (v1)
1919: Tales of th...
#9 (v1)
 
1921: Strange Tal...
#173 (v1)
1922: Tales of th...
#6b (v1)
 
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Brother Voodoo rescues a woman from drowning, but learns that her life is still in peril.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Brother Voodoo
Brother Voodoo last appeared in Strange Tales #171 (v1). Brother Voodoo next appears in Strange Tales #173 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Bambu
Bambu last appeared in Strange Tales #171 (v1). Bambu next appears in Tales of the Zombie #10 (v1).
     
  Loralee Tate
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Loralee Tate in the mainstream continuity. Loralee Tate next appears in Strange Tales #173 (v1).
     
  Samuel Tate
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Samuel Tate in the mainstream continuity. Samuel Tate next appears in Strange Tales #173 (v1).
     
  Pete Hawkins
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Pete Hawkins in the mainstream continuity. Pete Hawkins next appears in Strange Tales #173 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
Cult of the Dark Lord
This is the first appearance by Cult of the Dark Lord in the mainstream continuity. Cult of the Dark Lord next appears in Strange Tales #173 (v1).
   
     
New Orleans Police Department
New Orleans Police Department last appeared in Tales of the Zombie #1f (v1). New Orleans Police Department next appears in Strange Tales #173 (v1).
   
     
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RikerDonegal
   March 31, 2016
Implausible coincidences and loads of characters who say/do very stupid things. Sigh. The art is fantastic, but this is now a very irritating series. 4/10
 
 
 
 
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-08-18 08:50:19  
  Voodoo overload here. I think BV is hampered by the same limitations of Werewolf by Night--there is only so much that can be done within the traditional framework of the concept and it gets repetitive quickly. "Oh no! They're gonna sacrifice her!" Yawn.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-30 17:33:32  
  I am extremely voodoo'd out.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-11 18:30:58  
  Yeah, this being sandwiched in with Tales of the Zombie is making things feel repetitive. But I still have faith that they can make Brother Voodoo an interesting character. They've barely delved into the situation with his brother. I'd like to see them turn him into some sort of voodoo detective, which may be something that they're shifting towards here.  
 
 

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-07-06 12:25:57  
  The lesser of Marvel's two voodoo titles.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-29 19:59:56  
  I still see this as a re-tread of Doctor Strange in his Strange Tales run. Saving the damsel who's to be sacrificed? Been there, done that, got the T-shirt.

The artwork doesn't help deviate from the comparison either. Gene Colan excelled when he did Doc in the late '60's, and maybe choosing him to do the pencils here as well would help make Brother Voodoo more accessible and familiar. I guess it worked, to a degree: it really feels like I read this before with different characters.

2 stars, but let's see what this "Dark Lord" joker brings to the table. And yeah, I'm starting to feel like the Marvel Bullpen was relocated to either New Orleans or Port-au-Prince!
 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-24 00:12:17  
  He's got potential, but so far Brother Voodoo could be replaced with a block of wood and I'm not sure anyone would notice. On the plus side, there's plenty of options for character development.  
 
 

  edgar987 Says:    
  2017-12-21 17:54:50  
  Boring.  
 
 

 
 
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Updates
Date User Name Update
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
   December 22, 2016 ViolentPhlegm Changed comic details.
   August 10, 2016 fragsel Added Pete Hawkins to the issue.
   August 10, 2016 fragsel Added Samuel Tate to the issue.
   August 10, 2016 fragsel Added Loralee Tate to the issue.
   August 10, 2016 fragsel Added Cult of the Dark Lord to the issue.
   August 10, 2016 fragsel Added New Orleans Police Department to the issue.
   August 17, 2015 TStarnes Moved this issue.
     
 
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