(October 1965)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

The Prize Is.. Earth! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD; Dr. Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Severin (signed); Steve Ditko (lower tier)
Inks:
John Severin (signed); Steve Ditko (lower tier)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
spy; superhero
Characters:
Imperial Hydra; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; Gabe Jones; Dr. Strange; The Ancient One
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Indexer Notes

1st modern-day appearance of Dum Dum & Gabe.

The Prize is... Earth! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; HYDRA; Dum Dum Dugan; Gabe Jones; Leslie Farrington (Chairman, Imperial Industries International); Arnold Brown (Farrington's secretary); Imperial Hydra ("Imperial Leader"); Agent "G" [Laura Brown] (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Fury looks over the captured HYDRA saucer, pondering how no one has a clue who their top men are. With a million dollar price on his head, MP's keep a sharp eye on Fury's welfare. In Weapons Design, Fury's given a gadget-laden outfit, which includes a periscope hat, a self-destructing radio tie, a high-explosive shirt, and a bullet-proof suit made of flexible steel! Meanwhile, SHIELD agents race to get an important microfilm to HQ. The chase leads from a train station to a moving train to a speeding car which turns into a submarine, but in the end, the agents self-destruct to prevent falling into HYDRA hands. HYDRA has a gigantic "Betratron Bomb", with which they can hold the entire world to ransom, and the microfilm would have told SHIELD the location of its launch-site. Meanwhile, dictatorial Leslie Farrington accepts the chairmanship of Imperial Industries International, and tells his secretary Brown he wants info on every other board member. But someone on the board is in fact Imperial Hydra! Below the boardroom, in their secret chambers, their leader is appraoched by "Agent G", his daughter. She begs him to give up his mad plan, while he tries to explain that he wants only to give her "the world". The bomb launches without a hitch...
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 7. 1st appearance of the SHIELD Communication Center. The chase sequence, from train to car-turned-submarine vs. frogmen is strikingly similar to the one in the film THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977). 1st modern appearance of Dum Dum & Gabe (regular cast members in SGT. FURY AND HIS HOLWING COMMANDOS). The relationship between Imperial Hydra & Agent G pays tribute to that of Doctor Fu Manchu & Fah Lo Suee, or The Yellow Claw and his niece, Suwan.

When Meet the Mystic Minds! (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:
The Ancient One; Dr. Strange; Hamir (unnamed); Baron Mordo
Synopsis:
Desperate to learn the secret of "Eternity", Dr. Strange probes into the unconscious mind of The Ancient One, meeting one deadly trap after another, until at last, he reaches the mind of his beloved Master, and convinces him of his identity and good intentions. After recovering, Strange departs, and high atop a Himalayan peak, recites "one of the most potent spells of all time". When he's finished, his amulet floats into the air, expands in size, and a doorway opens-- thru which Strange steps. Seconds after the amulet vanishes, Mordo appears, just barely too late to catch up with his mortal enemy.
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Indexer Notes

Part 8 of 17.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Prize Is.. Earth!
    Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD; Dr. Strange
  2. 1. The Prize is... Earth!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. When Meet the Mystic Minds!
    Dr. Strange
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