(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:
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
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:
Fury checks out the Encephalogram-Inducer which, when hooked into the Brainwave Stimulator transforms the ESP Divisions' thoughts into images. Mentallo breaches The Fixer's underwater base, convincing him to join forces. They travel underground to SHIELD HQ in a Thru-The-Ground Tank which The Fixer mentions was supplied by THEM. Inside SHIELD HQ, the Fixer uses a Static Distorter to cut off outside communications. Mentallo & The Fixer take on Fury & SHIELD using Element Z to render everyone unconscious. Placing an electronic mask on Fury's face, The Fixer turns him into a mindless slave.
Reprints:

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 Mordo's presence has been erased from his sanctum Strange suspects fowl play, disposing of a hidden bomb just before it explodes. Stunned by the blast Mordo's minions imprison him so that he cannot use his magic. Strange attempts to telepathically contact The Ancient One, but fails because his spirit form is searching for the missing Clea. While Mordo's minions study Strange's cloak & amulet The Demon tries to probe his mind but Strange is stronger and instead takes control of him. Fighting desperately Strange barely escapes his captors and remains virtually helpless in spirit form.
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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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