Marvel | Back To Strange Tales | February 1966 | Volume 1 | USA | 134 Owned

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February 1966
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  • * 1st Appearance of “MENTALLO” (Marvin Flumm) * 1st Appearance of “FIXER” (Paul Norbert Ebersol)
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 story 1: Operation: Brain Blast! story 2: Let There Be Victory! 

Story 1: As the HYDRA Agents are being rounded up by SHIELD, Fury, Agent G, Dum-Dum and Jones break through the steel door that lead to the building above. Meanwhile, Imperial Hydra (who was revealed to be Arnold Brown last issue) hesitates with his finger over a destruct button, thinking that his daughter will be killed in the blast. Two HYDRA agents, in their haste to escape, shoot and kill Brown despite his claims that he is their leader. The others dash in and Agent G grieves over her father's body. With some urging from Fury, she 'escapes' and he returns to SHIELD.

Once there, he unwittingly is part of an experiment conducted by the newly-created ESP division of SHIELD. Thousands of miles away, a former agent of SHIELD is woken as he senses the telepathic minds behind "Operation Brain Blast". The man uses his mind to locate a prisoner, called the Fixer, who is using his talents to break out of jail. The man realizes that if they worked together as a team, they'd be able to rule the world.

Back at SHIELD, it is explained that Operation Brain Blast is trying to find a defence against mind readers and Fury is told about the ex-SHIELD agent and the power he has.
story 2: Furious that Mordo would interfere in an honor battle against Dr. Strange, Dormammu banishes his minion. Recovering, Dr. Strange then resumes his combat against Dormammu, a fight that Dr. Strange wins. After his defeat, Dr. Strange forces Dormammu to vow never to turn his power against the Earth, a vow that Dormammu begrudgingly accepts.

Returning to the Ancient One's cave on Earth, Dr. Strange and the Ancient One are contacted by Dormammu who forces them to watch helplessly as Dormammu banishes Clea to another dimension. Although Strange wishes to save the girl right away, the Ancient One turns his attention to more Earthly matters, namely those tainted by Mordo's black magic, and sends him back to his Sanctum to prepare for the coming battles.

Before Dr. Strange can arrive however, minions of Baron Mordo have broken into the Sanctum, and have planted an explosive within Strange's home, hoping that the non-mystical device will destroy their foe.
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