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662: Strange Tales #160 (v1) [A Story]

" Project: Blackout, Part I "
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Strange Tales #160a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Dan Adkins
Writers: Jim Steranko
Pencilers: Jim Steranko
Inkers:
Colourists: Jim Steranko
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: September 1967
Release Date: June 1967
Story Arc: Project Blackout (1 of 2)
Pages: 12
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 453                 Times Rated: 260
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Fantastic Four #67 (v1)
Strange Tales #159 (v1) [A Story]
Strange Tales #160a (v1)
Strange Tales #161a (v1)
Strange Tales #162a (v1)
660: Fantastic Fo...
#67 (v1)
661: Strange Tale...
#159a (v1)
 
663: Strange Tale...
#161a (v1)
664: Strange Tale...
#162a (v1)
 
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Nick Fury contacts Captain America to enlist his aid in a mystery that involves the Statue of Liberty.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Nick Fury
Nick Fury last appeared in Strange Tales #159a (v1). Nick Fury next appears in Strange Tales #161a (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Strange Tales #159a (v1). Captain America next appears in Strange Tales #161a (v1).
     
  James Woo
James Woo last appeared in Yellow Claw #4f. James Woo next appears in Strange Tales #161a (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
FBI
FBI last appeared in Tales of Suspense #64b (v1). FBI next appears in X-Men #38b (v1).
   
     
S.H.I.E.L.D.
S.H.I.E.L.D. last appeared in Strange Tales #159a (v1). S.H.I.E.L.D. next appears in Strange Tales #161a (v1).
   
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Strange Tales #159a (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Strange Tales #161a (v1).
 
     
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Issue Notes

The Claw makes his first modern appearance in this issue, but only as a telepathic voice.

FBI Agent James "Jimmy" Woo makes his first modern appearance as well.

Historical Notes

This issue begins a 2-part story which concerns a real-world event. Approximately 30 million people in eight states and Ontario, Canada lost power for up to 13 hours on Tuesday, November 9, 1965 in an event known as the "Northeast Blackout of 1965".
 
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  andyzh Says:    
  2012-08-01 17:47:40  
  dr. strange really thought mordo would help him after trying to kill him countless times?  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-13 19:13:11  
  Steranko is putting out a style of art that has been unseen in comics prior to his arrival.

Dr Strange seems to be treading water. The stories are showing no movement at all.
 
 
 

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-02-03 21:59:26  
  This was the stupidest idea by Strange...... Let's give the bad guy more power, on purpose and then act all surprised when said bad guy decides to ditch the plan after step 1.........  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-04-01 00:10:52  
  Remember kids, when fighting be sure to put a plastic bag over your head! It works wonders!

How does giving all that power to Mordo make any bit of sense? I mean you can at least try to pack it into one of the newbie bad guys, at least they probably wont know how to use it properly.
 
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-09-08 11:12:57  
  The Fury story is getting better while I don't understand why Strange gave Mordo the powers of all the evil ones. 3 stars, and I'm not sure why I am rating it this high.  
 
 

  specialque Says:    
  2014-10-22 08:36:38  
  Jesus, Strange, you really thought that plan would work?  
 
 

  kaste Says:    
  2014-12-28 13:10:32  
  Fury: 2/5
Strange: 3/5
Again with those colorful alien armies... Armies have the same armor damn it!
What was the point of giving Mordo more power again?
 
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-01-01 21:55:41  
  2 stars for the 1st modern app of Jimmy Woo!!!

Lady Liberty - Great images throughout of the grand ol' lady!

'Nuff Said - "YEEEOW!"-Cap
 
 
 

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2016-03-03 13:51:22  
  So wait, this is supposed to take place back in '65 and Cap and Fury keep calling each other "old friend"... Back in '65 Cap was writing letters to Fury begging him to be in SHIELD (Avengers #14), and they didn't actually meet up until Tales of Suspense #78 in '66!

Does the Order mean nothing?!?

Who knew Lady Liberty was so big on the inside?

I did like the buildup to the final panel, where it wasn't exactly clear which ledge he was being pushed off of until the shocking end.

And for someone who's supposed to be a master tactician, that was a pretty dumb move to pick up an unknown flying apparatus and go sailing over Manhattan, Cap.
 
 
 

  ThunderZtorm Says:    
  2016-03-03 15:19:55  
  Actually, Cap and Fury met a few times during WW2 (as seen in Sgt Fury and the Howling Commandos).  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2016-10-07 17:20:51  
  Liked the depiction of Jimmy Woo here....looks like the first modern Marvel character of Asian descent that wasn't depicted as an offensive caricature. It'll be cool to see what this guy can do.

Steranko is getting bolder with his layouts. The splash page looked like a real spy flick and the backgrounds in places are unlike anything else being drawn in comics at the time.

Slight continuity glitch here: Wasn't Cap active trying to contact Fury for a government or SHIELD job in '65?
 
 
 

  JimboJangles Says:    
  2016-11-18 04:28:46  
  When Fury put the bag over his head I was thinking "Jesus Marvel, tackling suicide before alcohol and drug addiction? Ballsy!" Then I realized it was just some sort of temporary helmet. Too bad, I would have loved to see Cap ripping that bag off and lamenting the loss of his friend.  
 
 

  Dood12 Says:    
  2017-01-04 08:19:32  
  Another continuity problem is Fury in 65 commented that Hydra Island wasn't as bad as his current predicament. But he hadn't gone to Hydra Island yet in 65 as that just happened two issues ago.  
 
 

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-06-15 18:11:45  
  Continuity snarl notwithstanding, I continue to enjoy Nick Fury. It's got a tone and style unlike any other contemporaneous title, and Steranko's art is fantastic.
 
 
 

 
 
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Updates
Date User Name Update
   November 10, 2017 TStarnes Added Captain America[appost]s Shield listing.
   June 20, 2016 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Baron Mordo.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Victoria Bentley.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Deleted listing of Doctor Strange.
   July 17, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   November 4, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for James Woo.
   November 4, 2014 Drax Added FBI to the issue.
   November 4, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for James Woo.
   November 4, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Nick Fury.
     
 
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