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587: Strange Tales #150 (v1) [A Story]

" Hydra Lives! "
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Strange Tales #150a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Bill Everett
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: John Buscema
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: November 1966
Release Date: August 1966
Story Arc: -
Pages: 12
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 553                 Times Rated: 333
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Daredevil #25 (v1)
Amazing Spider-Man #43 (v1)
Strange Tales #150a (v1)
Thor #141a (v1)
Thor  Annual #2
585: Daredevil
#25 (v1)
586: Amazing Spid...
#43 (v1)
588: Thor
#141a (v1)
589: Thor
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Issue Blurb
Nick Fury discovers a new weapon capable of massive destruction.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Nick Fury
Nick Fury last appeared in Avengers #38 (v1). Nick Fury next appears in Strange Tales #151a (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Dum Dum Dugan
Dum Dum Dugan last appeared in Avengers #38 (v1). Dum Dum Dugan next appears in Strange Tales #151a (v1).
  Jasper Sitwell
Jasper Sitwell last appeared in Avengers #38 (v1). Jasper Sitwell next appears in Strange Tales #151a (v1).
  Don Antonio Caballero (Supreme Hydra)
Don Antonio Caballero (Supreme Hydra) next appears in Strange Tales #151a (v1).
Group Appearances
Hydra last appeared in Tales of Suspense #85b (v1). Hydra next appears in Strange Tales #151a (v1).
S.H.I.E.L.D. last appeared in Avengers #38 (v1). S.H.I.E.L.D. next appears in Strange Tales #151a (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Helicarrier last appeared in Avengers #38 (v1). Helicarrier next appears in Strange Tales #152a (v1).
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Issue Synopsis
Colonel Nick Fury, heavily armored inside an anti-shock seat, is getting ready for a test of the Destruct Horn, a weapon using the force of sound waves. However, his colleagues strongly object because of the potential danger of a sonic backlash. Stubborn as usual, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s director proceeds with the test and as predicted, the backlash sends his seat crashing across the room and Fury suffers severe concussions. Nevertheless, the result is conclusive, for the sonic beam reaches its target half a continent away, destroying everything in its narrow path until it detonates a nuclear missile in the middle of a desert.

Watching the operation from the Helicarrier, the officials of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Plans and Operation Section conclude that the existence of the rumored Overkill Horn is possible. Preparing to leave the flying fortress, a general and a senator are discussing the threat. The general is suspicious that this real danger may not necessarily come from a particular nation, but cannot explain further. The senator, on his way to meet Fury at his headquarters, intends to learn more.

Later, in SHIELD Armory, agents are testing more weapons while worrying about their director who got badly hurt from the backlash. It appears also that Dum Dum was also injured while trying to get his friend to safety. Pushed on a wheelchair by agent Sitwell, Fury comes in and denies being put out of action. He pulls out a sound gun and takes the hard way to demonstrate its effect by shooting it at the agents. Of course, the gun was harmless, but it generated wave patterns on a sonar screen. Fury orders his agents to keep an eye open at all times to detect anything resembling these sound images which would indicate that an Overkill Horn has been activated. Then Dum Dum joins them to announce the arrival of Senator Dudley who wants to see the director.

In the next room, the senator is standing beside a new kind of camera projector. The device shows images of Don Caballero, someone whom Fury asked the C.I.A. to provide some intel on. Caballero has agreed to make a film to introduce himself. Self-proclaimed leader of the jet-set, the man claims to be the richest man south of the border and proudly demonstrate his reputation for throwing the most glamorous parties around the world. He is now preparing one in the ruins of the ancient city of Karnopolis and invites Colonel Fury as his guest of honour. At Sitwell's surprise, Fury decides to accept the invitation.

Meanwhile, some S.H.I.E.L.D. agent has sneaked inside a temple in Karnopolis and found proof that Hydra still lives. But a pharaoh statue comes to life behind him and using some kind of ray, the robot renders him unconscious. Hydra agents pick up the body and Don Caballero comes in, explaining how he was suspicious of the undercover SHIELD agent who was too insisting that Fury would be invited at his party. He then orders that the snooping agent be put in a brain-washing unit to have all memory of the incident erased.

Don Caballero, who is actually the new Supreme Hydra, later rejoins his guests, secretly gloating over the fact that he is in control of the Overkill Horn and can take over the world whenever he chooses.

At the same time, at S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury broadcasts an announcement to all his agents that he is taking a leave. He orders them to dedicate all their efforts in trying to detect signs of the Overkill Horn. After commending them all for their work, he announces that he is putting agent Jasper Sitwell in command during his absence, much to the young agent's surprise. Just as he tells him that he suspects Don Caballero to be the leader of the reborn Hydra, some sonic boom suddenly blasts the area, confirming the existence of the Overkill Horn.
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  andyzh Says:    
  2012-07-22 08:19:30  
  second story confusing  

  Mr. M. Says:    
  2012-07-25 19:43:46  
  The exit of Kaluu and Umar's appereance is very sudden and comes as a hasty idea. Just get rid one baddie and quickly bring another. But it's good to know that Hydra lives.  

  Webslinger Says:    
  2013-02-09 10:04:07  
  People complain about DD, but look at this Fury and his 'sonic bum'.  

  instantdeath999 Says:    
  2013-05-04 10:53:30  
  10 bucks says Umar will end up falling in love with Strange. Those female villains always do...  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-12 08:56:45  
  Dr Strange defeats Kaluu with prank candles from the novelty store!  

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-01-18 15:53:18  
  well, Dormommuu was really cool...... his sister, not so much, yet.........  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-02-17 00:22:55  
  Yet again, I am amazed by the fact that the ending is spoiled by the cover. Just seems so silly.  

  Spernst Says:    
  2014-06-15 05:26:46  
  Why doesn't umar have a flaming head like dormmamu ?  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-08-28 15:30:37  
  I wonder if it'll be revealed that Umar actually is Dormmamu, like Mike/Matt Murdock?  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-30 21:43:45  
  SHIELD good, Strange good, 3 stars for good. Better than Daredevil and X-Men any day.  

  Safis Says:    
  2014-09-21 11:35:48  
  Someone must have finally told them how magnets work, so now they're completely misunderstanding sound. Sound lasers, walks of solidified sound waves, beasts composed of sound...  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2014-10-12 09:40:39  
  I actually prefer Everett's work on this to Ditko's. The bottom left panel on page 6 confirms this for me.

I think I'm simpy... not a Ditko fan.

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-11-21 07:21:07  
  1 star for Don Caballero and his amazing champagne glasses of sound!!!

Hot Dog - I love that plane being destroyed in a no fly zone, and the pilots act like it's no big deal...

Double Talk - On the Hellicarrier it seemed that Sen. Dudley didn't know what was going on, but later with Fury he did??

Just A Swinging - So, HYDRA created zip lines!!??

Karnopolis/Karnapolis - Well, how ever you spell it; the robot statue guards were cool...

What's In A Name - Like others have mentioned about too many sound weapons showing up lately. The Overkill Horn is a fitting name!!

'Nuff Said - "He whipped it out from beneath his robe...!"-SHIELD Agent

  Locust75 @ Spernst (original post):    
  2014-11-21 09:54:03  
  While it's not her head that is on fire. There is another part of her body that is aflame...hence the nickname Fire Bush from back in the day!!!  

  ClownShoes Says:    
  2015-06-02 09:15:26  
  In the Fury story, what is happening to the person on the last page, left side of the middle panel? It looks like a periscope sprouted from his back...  

  g2thet Says:    
  2015-06-17 02:14:26  
  Both stories were pretty good, though Dr. Strange felt rushed.
3 Stars

  Bramwell Says:    
  2015-07-13 03:52:48  
  Sneaky Stan FTW - or at least till we decide what to do with him.  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-11-18 16:10:48  
  The sonic blast test was pretty cool, with Fury literally getting blown off the rails by sound. I liked Pg3/P5 as his protective suit starts to shred from the force.

I too got a kick out of the casual attitude of the pilots who carelessly flew into the no-fly zone and had their plane destroyed!

  edgar987 Says:    
  2015-12-31 08:53:30  
  3 stars for big John buscema art beginning to look like big j art.  

  Urgat @ Safis (original post):    
  2017-02-23 03:23:17  
  Sound was trendy back then one could think  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-03-20 17:49:24  
  Recommended Listening: Don Caballero "American Don"  

  Calion Says:    
  2017-05-14 12:32:15  
  1. It seems…unlikely that a highly destructive sonic beam could trigger a nuclear warhead to go off. To destroy it, sure. But to trigger it? How?
  2. Pn. 5-3: Er…there are plenty of countries without nuclear weapons. Although maybe there weren’t any rogue states that weren’t allied to either the U.S. or the U.S.S.R. in 1966.
  3. Pp. 5–6: I like seeing the S.H.I.E.L.D. rumor mill.
  4. Pn. 11-1: So does Hydra have a mole inside S.H.I.E.L.D.?
  5. Pn. 12-2: “But suddenly, without any warning…” there’s a warning whine!

Apparently there’s a goof in the Order, as Hydra reappeared in a Captain America comic before this. I’ll have to try to get that fixed. ★★★


  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-05-21 11:46:23  
  I still love these Nick Fury stories, but between Klaw over in FF, and the ...*ahem*...overkill horn, I have to wonder just how exactly Stan and Co think sound works. I mean, I kinda get where a little ignorance would get the stuff they do with magnets, transistors, lasers and the like, but we encounter sound every day...  

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-05-21 11:47:37  
  Oh boo. I checked out the Appearances, and clicked one of them and got a major spoiler for this arc.  

  chademe Says:    
  2017-06-30 19:34:20  
  I don't understand why Fury had to sit right in front of the sonic gun they were testing.  

  jakeisquite Says:    
  2017-11-13 00:11:41  
  I didn't think I would be enjoying nick fury stories as much as I am with these.  

  logan49 Says:    
  2018-02-17 19:50:29  
  Love the "bumper car" panel with Fury and Dum Dum.  

  Calion @ Calion (original post):    
  2018-03-22 20:10:48  
  Order problem fixed.  

  StrictSnow Says:    
  2018-04-24 14:22:42  
  Oof sound doesn't work like that. I feel like I missed something but I haven't been reading the Order for months so I probably forgot.  

  StrictSnow @ StrictSnow (original post):    
  2018-04-24 14:25:19  
  Nope, last Fury story was the end of AIM so I guess Strange Tales is just strange.  

  RobinHoodMtl @ Calion (original post):    
  2018-05-01 09:13:06  
  Just out of curiosity, what was fixed, exactly? Because Cap's story still appears like 50 stories before this one in the Order? Nevertheless, I understand that Hydra was never totally eradicated and that Agent 13's abduction may have been what tipped Fury off on Hydra's rebirth. Still, I believe these two issues are too far apart.  

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2018-05-01 09:13:34  
  • That's my line "So that's why this area was off-limits!" (Dumbass stray pilot) Yeah, big oops moment! And consider yourself lucky the Comics Code kept you from being blown up along with your jet! Fun panel though!

  • That's my line too "If I don't come outta this, Dum Dum... keep the tests goin' until they work!" (Colonel Fury) Wasn't there any way to activate the test Destruct Horn remotely? How can you expect anyone would volunteer if you, of all people, die in the first test? And why not use an LMD to begin with?

  • I know the writers want to make Fury like the most badass director, but his badassery and imprudence are way over the top. And the way he addresses his subordinates is unbearable. If you're trying to be rude to people, at least try to be original and find some new phrases. It would not feel so bad if Stan showed more diversity in Fury's expressions but for now, this is getting old. Minus 1 star.

  • Maybe it's because I'm not an expert in acoustics, but I did not feel that a focused sonic beam is total nonsense. Well, at least, it makes much more sense than solidified sound!

  • Again, Fury shooting his Sound Gun at his own people shows his total disrespect for his staff. Was that really necessary? Who would want to work for such a jerk?

  • I can totally picture myself as a guest at a rave on an iceberg!

  • Buscema's pencils over Kirby's layouts totally worked for me. This story is not too bad as a set-up for what is coming and I'm intrigued by this new Don Caballero.3 stars.

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Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., Volume 1
This collection includes Strange Tales #152a (v1), Strange Tales #150a (v1), Strange Tales #151a (v1), Strange Tales #149a (v1), Strange Tales #135a (v1), Strange Tales #136a (v1), Strange Tales #137a (v1), Strange Tales #138a (v1), Strange Tales #139a (v1), Strange Tales #140a (v1), Strange Tales #141a (v1), Strange Tales #142a (v1), Strange Tales #143a (v1), Strange Tales #144a (v1), Strange Tales #145a (v1), Tales of Suspense #78b (v1), Strange Tales #146a (v1), Strange Tales #147a (v1), Strange Tales #148a (v1), Strange Tales #153a (v1)
S.H.I.E.L.D. by Lee & Kirby: The Complete Collection
This collection includes Strange Tales #135a (v1), Strange Tales #136a (v1), Strange Tales #137a (v1), Strange Tales #138a (v1), Strange Tales #139a (v1), Strange Tales #140a (v1), Strange Tales #141a (v1), Strange Tales #142a (v1), Strange Tales #143a (v1), Strange Tales #144a (v1), Strange Tales #145a (v1), Tales of Suspense #78b (v1), Strange Tales #146a (v1), Strange Tales #147a (v1), Strange Tales #148a (v1), Strange Tales #149a (v1), Strange Tales #150a (v1), Fantastic Four #21 (v1)
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   May 18, 2018 cmoney
   May 7, 2018 RobinHoodMtl Added synopsis for this issue.
   May 1, 2018 ViolentPhlegm
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes Added Helicarrier listing.
   November 23, 2017 TStarnes
   November 20, 2017 TStarnes
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Mindless Ones.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Kaluu.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Umar.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Ancient One.
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   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Doctor Strange.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   November 4, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Jasper Sitwell.
   November 4, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Dum Dum Dugan.
   November 4, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Nick Fury.
   August 21, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Wolfgang von Strucker.
   January 18, 2014 sewixo Updated the listing for Mindless Ones.
   January 18, 2014 sewixo Updated the listing for Mindless Ones.
   January 17, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Umar.
   July 10, 2013 Robareid Updated the listing for Wolfgang von Strucker.
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