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1926: Strange Tales #176 (v1)

" Black Crossing "
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Strange Tales #176 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Len Wein
Cover Artists: John Romita Sr.
Writers: Mike Friedrich
Inkers: Tony DeZuniga
Colourists: Linda Lessmann
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: October 1974
Release Date: August 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 14
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 157                 Times Rated: 104
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Universes:   Earth-616  
Go to Issue #174 Go to Issue #177

Amazing Adventures #25 (v2)
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Strange Tales #176 (v1)
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Issue Blurb
The Adamsons attempt to transport the Golem back to the professor's university, but Kaballa the Unclean wants the creature's powers for himself.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Golem last appeared in Strange Tales #174 (v1). Golem next appears in Strange Tales #177 (v1).
Supporting Characters
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Kaballa in the mainstream continuity. Kaballa next appears in Strange Tales #177 (v1).
  Wayne Logan
Wayne Logan last appeared in Strange Tales #174 (v1). Wayne Logan next appears in Strange Tales #177 (v1).
  Rebbeca Adamson
Rebbeca Adamson last appeared in Strange Tales #174 (v1). Rebbeca Adamson next appears in Strange Tales #177 (v1).
  Jason Adamson
Jason Adamson last appeared in Strange Tales #174 (v1). Jason Adamson next appears in Strange Tales #177 (v1).
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Issue Notes

Issue Notes

The previous issue of Strange Tales, issue #175, is a straight reprint issue and was skipped.
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Issue Review
   August 12, 2013
The Golem, at sea. Plenty of action, and it successfully showcases the various strengths and weaknesses of the lead character, as well as the mysteries that surround him. This second chapter sells the concept as a quirky series. 7/10
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  Kez Says:    
  2013-03-21 18:05:09  
  This is kinda weird.  

  CrangTheCimmerian Says:    
  2014-11-12 12:16:41  
  At last, the long awaited first appearance of Golem's archenemy Kaballa The Unclean.  

  ThunderZtorm Says:    
  2014-12-30 14:12:12  
  Utterly uninteresting and forgettable.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-01 19:09:46  
  A giant stone golem that doesn't sink? Now I've read everything...  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-15 03:00:46  
  I think they're trying to allude to skipping stones on water when thrown fast enough, but after that surface tension is broken it doesn't matter how fast he was moving, he'd be sinking like... well, a stone.
It's hard for there to be an impact of the Golem regaining his strength away from land when that was only established as a rule a couple of pages before.
Rebecca would be so screwed wearing short shorts and a halter top in the middle of the desert.

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2016-03-11 15:29:52  
  "I remember when we discovered the Golem" is a strange thing to say considering it happened, what, 6 hours ago?  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-07-06 12:32:38  
  I have a sinking feeling this stretch of the order is a preview of what the 90's will feel like.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-30 15:02:48  
  From the Stan Lee school of Science and Technology, Professor Mike Friedrich lecturing: how two tons of solid stone can generate enough water displacement to swim miles in the middle of the ocean to a deserted island without instantly sinking!

I did get an answer of sorts to my question in the comments for last issue: there was a movie called "Der Golem" which may or may not have been an influence on this series, according to the issue's letters column.

2 stars; really just more of the same.

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-27 00:00:45  
  Those were some damn good guesses about what happened to the uncle by the guy doing the recap.  

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Date User Name Update
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
   December 28, 2016 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   December 28, 2016 ViolentPhlegm Changed comic details.
   September 13, 2014 Neskit Added Jason Adamson to the issue.
   September 13, 2014 Neskit Added Rebbeca Adamson to the issue.
   September 13, 2014 Neskit Added Wayne Logan to the issue.
   March 16, 2014 Spider-Borg Changed comic details.
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