(September 1965)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Find Fury or Die! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Dr. Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko (bottom tier)
Inks:
Mike Esposito; Steve Ditko (bottom tier)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy; superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mike Esposito credit from Nick Caputo via GCD Errors list (December 2008); previous indexer credited John Severin. Dr. Strange image taken from interior story.

Find Fury or Die! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (layouts); John Severin
Inks:
John Severin
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; HYDRA; Clipper Charlie (SHIELD barber); Slim (shoe-shine man); ? (manicure girl); Imperial Hydra (unnamed); Hydra-Hunter (Section Leader B)
Synopsis:
HYDRA agents tail Fury intent on finding SHIELD's HQ, but Fury is aware he's being followed. HYDRA Section Leader B, a "Hydra-Hunter," runs the mission and hands over his hood to the Imperial Hydra so he will have no place to hide should he fail. When a few HYDRA agents show up at the barber shop which is the secret entrance to SHIELD's HQ, they're captured and hypnotized into believing the HQ is located in a warehouse blocks away. They attack the warehouse with a "Hydra-Ram,"-- but it's a trap! His plan a failure, Section Leader B is soon "replaced," while Fury ponders the future.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 7. 1st appearance of the SHIELD barber shop, a tribute to the tailor shop secret entrance to UNCLE HQ in the TV show THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 1st appearance of the "Hydra-Ram," a flying saucer-type vehicle. Nick Fury, SHIELD & HYDRA turn up at Reed & Sue's wedding in FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3 (November 1965).

What Lurks Beneath the Mask? (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clea (unnamed); Dormammu; Baron Mordo; Dr. Strange; Abu Ben Hakim; Rama Kaliph; The Aged Genghis; Hamir; The Ancient One
Synopsis:
Dormammu imprisons Clea, and tells her she will witness Strange's defeat. Mordo tells Dormammu that Strange is searching for "Eternity", and cannot understand why this upsets the dark lord so. Strange continues his search, going from one practitioner of the arts to another without result, until The Aged Ghenghis tells him only he and The Ancient One know the secret. He gives him a scroll, which leads Strange to a being imprisoned in another dimension. But it turns out to be a trap, which he barely escapes. Back in Tibet, Strange tells his master's servant the only option left is to enter the mind of his master...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 7 of 17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Strange Mails / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters section includes Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Find Fury or Die!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.; Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Find Fury or Die!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. What Lurks Beneath the Mask?
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers