(March 1966)

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

["We do have a title for this thriller...honest!!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
The Fixer; Mentallo; SHIELD; Nick Fury
Reprints:

Who Strikes at-- SHIELD? (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
Inks:
Mike Esposito [as Mike Demeo]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; "Wild Bill" Robot; E.S.P. Division; Mentallo; The Fixer
Synopsis:
After a new "Wild Bill" robot goes wild, Fury checks out the "Encephalogram-Inducer", which, when hooked into the "Brainwave Stimulator" can transform the thoughts of the ESP Division into images. (Wha'd he say?) Mentallo breaches multiple defenses of The Fixer's underwater base, then convinces him to join forces. Fury contacts another SHIELD base for info about "Inferno 42" and Batroc The Leaper. Mentallo & The Fixer travel underground to SHIELD HQ in a "Thru-The-Ground Tank", which The Fixer mentions was supplied by "THEM". The Fixer uses "Jericho Tubes" to knock a hole in a 20-foot-thick concrete wall. Inside SHIELD HQ, he uses a "Static Distorter" to cut off all outside communications. After making it thru several more traps, Mentallo & The Fixer take on Fury & his men directly, using "Element Z" to render everyone unconscious. Placing an electronic mask on Fury's face, The Fixer turns him into a mindless slave...
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3. Story occurs concurrently with TALES OF SUSPENSE #75 (March 1966). First mention of "THEM." Fixer's "Thru-The-Ground-Tank" strikingly similar to the ones used by The Hate Monger in FANTASTIC FOUR #21 (December 1963) and The Rabble Rouser in STRANGE TALES #119 (April 1964), suggesting a connection between them and "THEM."

Those Who Would Destroy Me! (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:
Dr. Strange; The Demon (Demonicus, unnamed); The Ancient One; The Witch (Adria, unnamed); Kaecilius (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Realizing he can sense no trace of Mordo in his sanctum, Strange realizes an enemy must have erased it for some purpose. He finds the bomb, and tosses it high into the sky to explode. Stunned by the blast, he's captured by Mordo's 3 minions, who so imprison him that he cannot use his magic. Strange sends a telepathic thought to The Ancient One, but cannot contact him as his Master has sent his spirit form to search for the missing Clea. While 2 of Mordo's minions study Strange's cloak & amulet, The Demon tries to probe his mind-- but Strange is too powerful for him, and takes control instead! Strange fights a desperate battle, barely escaping his captors. But with his body still imprisoned, and without his cloak or amulet, things look dark indeed...
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Indexer Notes

Part 13 of 17. The Witch, Kaecilius, and the Demon names revealed in DOCTOR STRANGE #56 (December 1982); info from http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/Mordomin.htm (submitted by Darci 2/25/2007).

["Dear Stan, James Bond, Agent 007..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Leonard Tirado; Ron Harris; Peter Petroski; Bill Kahles; and Robert G. Dorobis.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["We do have a title for this thriller...honest!!"]
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Who Strikes at-- SHIELD?
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Those Who Would Destroy Me!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, James Bond, Agent 007..."]
    Strange Mails
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