Order Listing   Title Listing   Comic Box Listings   Group Listings   Story Arc Listings   Character Listings
CMRO Order Header
Main Reading Order
Core Reading Order
Ultimate Reading Order
Golden Age Reading Order
Expanded Reading Order
All Reading Orders
Issue Detail Header
Core Issue

596: Strange Tales #157 (v1) [A Story]

" Crisis! "
Comic Star RatingComic Star RatingComic Star RatingComic Star RatingComic Star Rating
Strange Tales #157a (v1)
Buy Comic Button
Read Online Button
Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Jim Steranko
Writers: Jim Steranko
Pencilers: Jim Steranko
Inkers: Jim Steranko
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: June 1967
Release Date: March 1967
Story Arc: -
Pages: 12
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 538                 Times Rated: 318
Plot Flags:  
Universes:   Earth-616  
Go to Issue #156a Go to Issue #158a

Strange Tales #155a (v1)
Strange Tales #156a (v1)
Strange Tales #157a (v1)
Strange Tales #158a (v1)
Fantastic Four  Annual #4
594: Strange Tale...
#155a (v1)
595: Strange Tale...
#156a (v1)
597: Strange Tale...
#158a (v1)
598: Fantastic Fo...
#4 Annual
Issue Detail Divider
Issue Blurb
Nick Fury and Hydra Supreme square off face to face.
Issue Detail Divider
Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Nick Fury
Nick Fury last appeared in Strange Tales #156a (v1). Nick Fury next appears in Strange Tales #158a (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Dum Dum Dugan
Dum Dum Dugan last appeared in Strange Tales #156a (v1). Dum Dum Dugan next appears in Avengers #39 (v1).
  Jasper Sitwell
Jasper Sitwell last appeared in Strange Tales #156a (v1). Jasper Sitwell next appears in Avengers #39 (v1).
  Gabriel Jones
Gabriel Jones last appeared in Strange Tales #156a (v1). Gabriel Jones next appears in Strange Tales #159a (v1).
  Laura Brown
Laura Brown last appeared in Strange Tales #156a (v1). Laura Brown next appears in Strange Tales #158a (v1).
  Baron von Strucker
Baron von Strucker last appeared in Strange Tales #156a (v1). Baron von Strucker next appears in Strange Tales #158a (v1).
Group Appearances
HYDRA last appeared in Strange Tales #156a (v1). HYDRA next appears in Strange Tales #158a (v1).
S.H.I.E.L.D. last appeared in Strange Tales #156a (v1). S.H.I.E.L.D. next appears in Strange Tales #158a (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Helicarrier last appeared in Strange Tales #156a (v1). Helicarrier next appears in Strange Tales #165a (v1).
Satan Claw
Satan Claw next appears in Strange Tales #158a (v1).
Issue Detail Divider
Issue Notes
  There are no notes for this issue.

Issue Detail Divider
Issue Review
There is no review of this issue.
Issue Detail Divider
Issue Synopsis
There is not synopsis for this issue.

Issue Detail Divider
  Redsvetz Says:    
  2011-11-22 12:40:03  
  The infamous "Plan K-11" rears its head here. And "The Fantastic Hallucination Cube?" I think a certain author was heavily partaking in some "60s lifestyle" at the time, eh?  

  Duhhaag Says:    
  2012-06-22 17:25:25  
  The Satan Claw a.k.a. the beta version of the Infinity Gauntlet....  

  zweineuf Says:    
  2012-07-11 02:53:23  
  The ridiculousness of Plan K-11 is IMMEDIATELY made up for one page later with Steranko's brilliant Hallucination Cube full-page spread.  

  spencer617 Says:    
  2013-04-30 00:59:30  
  In spite of the horrible design of Zom, this was actually a pretty good Doctor Strange story.  

  Kokixo Says:    
  2013-05-30 15:55:56  
  I can imagine William Shatner playing Nick Fury if a movie of this story was made. It's so silly it's good!

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-06-13 23:28:31  
  This is another 5 star for me. The Hallucination Cube and the Satan Claw were worth a star each.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-12 12:38:35  
  Somewhere along the line, Steranko has transformed Fury from the husky commando sargeant to a lithe sculptured fighting machine.

Strange continues to pick up the pack. His final panels always make the next issue a must.

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-01-20 00:51:10  
  The introduction of the Living Tribunal makes this a must read.......  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-02-24 17:19:22  
  What's with unleashing a worse monster to deal with the current monster? How is that helping? If you can't beat the current one, how can you defeat a stronger one?  

  gloomyharvester Says:    
  2014-08-09 02:59:58  
  Jim Steranko. Wow. What is there to say - his stuff is breathtaking, like turning the page and seeing that hallucination cube. Some artists had started putting up some walls on the foundation that Jack Kirby had laid down, Steranko came along and built a house on it, advancing things by leaps and bounds. And he did this in a very short run. He was so far ahead of his time that some of the stuff he drew you wouldn't see anything like it again in a major mainstream comic until 80's, such as his little surrealist masterpiece in the Fury part of Strange Tales 168. If you are not familiar, do yourself a favor and make sure you check it out, especially if you are only reading the essentials, as that issue currently is not tagged as one.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-09-01 08:09:14  
  Epic battle between Strucker and Fury plus the first appearance of the Tribunal makes this a 4 star issue. I need to find my Marvel trading cards from back in the early 90s. I remember the Tribunal from those cards.  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-09-06 09:18:41  
  I actually liked the Shield story in this issue, and can't wait to see how it plays out. This Doctor Strange story was a lot better than I expected as well.  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2014-10-14 12:50:57  
  Oh my god, was not expecting that Living Tribunal appearance.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-11-27 21:20:56  
  2 stars for Fury Gump ruining Green Hydra's Party!!!

Cover Me - Great cover! I always love to see Hydra's tentacles covering the Earth!

Continuity - Nice touch of Steranko to use past ideas, items, and people from past issues!

Splash - Like others have already said about it....FAR OUT!!!

Devil's Due - It's a good thing that Hydra didn't go with the Satan's Codpiece!!!

'Nuff Said - "So ya finally decided to come outta your rat's nest an meet me eye patch to monocle!"-Fury

  SmokyB Says:    
  2014-12-06 18:21:14  
  OK Steranko's getting the love and rightly so, but if I could just draw your attention to p3 of the Doc Strange story (particularly panel 4), Severin is giving him a real run for his money.

Am really enjoying this little stretch of ST.

  g2thet Says:    
  2015-06-18 15:53:39  
  That was a great ish all around. Awesome art in both stories, and Strange, I feel is really heating up.
4 Stars

  owenneil Says:    
  2015-06-30 19:05:41  
  You must face the unbelievable power of THE SANTA CLAWS!  

  Bramwell Says:    
  2015-07-19 18:48:29  
  I ate a hallucination cube once at a Grateful Dead concert in Arizona...oooh the colors  

  Vancelot Says:    
  2015-07-22 21:04:55  
  This continues to be a great book. 4 stars.  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-11-29 15:14:55  
  You guys are all going nuts about the Living Tribunal... Why?!? I know virtually nothing about Nick Fury and SHIELD. These stories are all new to me. But I'm loving them!  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-11-30 08:23:08  
  LOL never mind. I didn't read the Dr. Strange story yet and thought you were all referring to the HYDRA tribunal that passed the guilty verdict on Nick at the end of the last issue. D'OH!  

  ViolentPhlegm Says:    
  2016-04-18 11:14:35  
  The Hallucination Cube is spectacular. Attack Plan K-11 not so much.  

  Russ Says:    
  2016-10-01 08:46:45  
  Only Steranko's hallucination cube could make the average comic reader hear the color nine!  

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-03-20 20:45:08  
  The first time I saw Renoir's "Grand Illusion" I kept expecting Stroheim to whip out the Satan's Claw  

  kungfufan Says:    
  2017-04-13 22:58:56  
  Attack plan K-11. Such a bad attack plan that there are at the very least ten other plans with higher designations.
I do like how each of the nine Hydra agents is holding a different weapon... And none of them get to use 'em!
It's also amusing how the hallucino-bomb has no plot forwarding purpose, and is just thrown in so Steranko can go a bit wild!

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-05-24 22:12:44  
  A friend, who is a Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt, and I were mocking both the preponderance of heroes proclaiming Judo skills, and also Jack Kirby's complete lack of understanding of how Judo throws work. Looking at the page where Fury deals with 'plan K-11', I'm fairly sure Steranko at minimum glanced through a Judo book, because several of those throws look decent.  

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-07-14 10:25:05  
  Over the years I've seen a lot of Jim Steranko's paperback book and comic covers. This run through the Order is my first time seeing the interiors. Gob-bloody-smacked! WOW! The splash page at the beginning was great but the Hallucination Cube was...I don't know...transcendent. The story manages to keep up with the art (as it should in a good comic book) but...WOW!  

  jakeisquite Says:    
  2017-11-14 18:43:45  
  The satan claws? Really? Other than that another great one but there needs to be a better name for these weapons, especially with how good the story has been.  

Issue Detail Divider
Issue Detail Divider
Issue Letters Page

There are no letter pages submitted for this issue. If you would like to transpose and send at letters page, you can send it to tstarnes@gmail.com. Check in the forums for information about formating the letters page.
Issue Detail Divider
Issue Attachements
There are no attachements for this issue. If you know of something, let us know through the contact page or the forums.
Issue Detail Divider
Story Locations
Map Loading...Please Wait.
Issue Detail Divider
Date User Name Update
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes Added Satan Claw listing.
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes Added Helicarrier listing.
   January 15, 2018 Urgat
   August 14, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Living Tribunal.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Ancient One.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Zom.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Doctor Strange.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   November 4, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Baron von Strucker.
   November 4, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Laura Brown.
   November 4, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Gabriel Jones.
   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.
CMRO Sidebar
CMRO Sidebar Search Top

CMRO Sidebar Support Us


Shop at Amazon
Become a Patron of my writing
DC Comics Reading Order
Marvel Cinematic Universe Order
Star Wars Reading Order
Star Trek Reading Order
Doctor Who Order
The Law & Order
CMRO Latest Badges Header
bill_the_cat   The Eraser Badge
bill_the_cat   The Trickster Badge
bill_the_cat   Frigid Badge
ZenolRavel   Locutus Badge
Shioxus   Stormed Out Badge
benparks101   Webslinger Badge
benparks101   Mad Man Badge
logan49   60s Completist Badge
logan49   Also Ran Badge
owenneil   The Babysitter Badge