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1921: Strange Tales #173 (v1)

" Sacrifice Play! "
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Strange Tales #173 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Rich Buckler, Ernie Chan
Writers: Len Wein
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Dick Giordano
Colourists: Glynis Wein (Oliver)
Letterers:
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: April 1974
Release Date: January 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 15
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 162                 Times Rated: 106
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Tales of the Zombie #9 (v1)
Strange Tales #172 (v1)
Strange Tales #173 (v1)
Tales of the Zombie #6b (v1)
Tales of the Zombie #10 (v1)
1919: Tales of th...
#9 (v1)
1920: Strange Tal...
#172 (v1)
 
1922: Tales of th...
#6b (v1)
1923: Tales of th...
#10 (v1)
 
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Issue Blurb
Brother Voodoo consults a seer in his search for Loralee Tate and learns that to find her he must visit the castle of the forsaken... the house on Headtaker's Hill!
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Brother Voodoo
Brother Voodoo last appeared in Strange Tales #172 (v1). Brother Voodoo next appears in Tales of the Zombie #6b (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Brother Voodoo (Daniel Drumm)
Brother Voodoo (Daniel Drumm) last appeared in Strange Tales #171 (v1). Brother Voodoo (Daniel Drumm) next appears in Tales of the Zombie #6b (v1).
     
  Mama Limbo
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Mama Limbo in the mainstream continuity. Mama Limbo next appears in Tales of the Zombie #6b (v1).
     
  Loralee Tate
Loralee Tate last appeared in Strange Tales #172 (v1). Loralee Tate next appears in Tales of the Zombie #6b (v1).
     
  Samuel Tate
Samuel Tate last appeared in Strange Tales #172 (v1). Samuel Tate next appears in Tales of the Zombie #6b (v1).
     
  Pete Hawkins
Pete Hawkins last appeared in Strange Tales #172 (v1).
     
Villains
  Black Talon
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Black Talon in the mainstream continuity. Black Talon next appears in Tales of the Zombie #6b (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
Cult of the Dark Lord
Cult of the Dark Lord last appeared in Strange Tales #172 (v1). Cult of the Dark Lord next appears in Tales of the Zombie #6b (v1).
   
     
New Orleans Police Department
New Orleans Police Department last appeared in Strange Tales #172 (v1). New Orleans Police Department next appears in Tales of the Zombie #6b (v1).
   
     
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RikerDonegal
   February 9, 2015
#173 is actually pretty okay. Good art (by Gene Colan and Dick Giordano) and atmospheric story/setting is hampered somewhat by a frightfully dull hero. 5/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Calthor Says:    
  2012-11-26 04:59:07  
  Black Talon looks like a guy in a corny chicken suit.  
 
 

  JWC Says:    
  2012-12-24 11:03:59  
  Yeah, I think it might be tough to take him seriously. It's tough to be a credible threat in chicken suit.  
 
 

  Kez Says:    
  2013-03-20 05:16:28  
  C'mon guys.. It's a rooster! Roosters are badass!
Right?
Guys?
 
 
 

  Drax Says:    
  2013-07-29 20:31:46  
  For some reason, Marvel thought Chicken-Man was not scary enough as a name!  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-22 21:14:11  
  It's hard to take BV seriously. He appears and announces himself and the effect "DUM! DUM! DUM!" is going on in the same panel.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-04-30 18:05:30  
  This guy must be a South Carolina fan. You'd think he'd have the mark of the tiger being in the Bayou of LSU country...  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-12 17:17:14  
  Next issue!!! Brother Voodoo vs The C@ck Man!  
 
 

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-07-06 12:27:00  
  This title just fails to differentiate itself from the rest of Marvel's current stable. Saying voodoo a lot and having drum sounds is not interesting.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-30 08:05:13  
  Hey, I'm not discounting the villain in the chicken suit. He's clearly got the power to make Brother Voodoo cross the road for him!

However, this issue really wasn't much more than the Brother doing a little detective work, and it wasn't all that interesting. The interlude with Desmond Drew didn't seem to make a lot of sense other than to pad out the story. Seems like his involvement will be borne out as the arc progresses.

2 stars. Very pedestrian effort, but maybe the switch to the new format in Tales of the Zombie will improve things. Then again, I expect Black Talon to go down very easy; all Brother Voodoo has to do: "I call upon the spirit of Colonel Sanders!"
 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-24 07:12:32  
  How is it that Simon Garth in zombie form was a more interesting character than Brother Voodoo?  
 
 

 
 
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Updates
Date User Name Update
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
   December 28, 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 Mama Limbo 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 10, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Black Talon.
   August 17, 2015 TStarnes Moved this issue.
     
 
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