(May 1966)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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

The Day of the Druid! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Dr. Strange; The Druid; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury
Reprints:

The Day of the Druid! (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); Howard Purcell
Inks:
Mike Esposito [as M. Demeo]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
The Druid; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; Jasper Sitwell (SHIELD Academy, Class of '66); "Clipper Charlie" (SHIELD barber)
Synopsis:
The Druid uses mystic rites to disguise modern, sinister science, sending a deadly flying egg to kill Nick Fury. Fury attempts to shut down a burning planes nuclear reactor and barely survives the ordeal. Later Fury & Dugan are attacked by the egg in SHIELD's flying car as they face a variety of deadly weapons. The pair finally use "Grenade Guns" to destroy the egg. Back at the SHIELD barber shop, clean-cut new recruit Jasper Sitwell has a hard time convincing the barber he's really a SHIELD agent. He tells Fury he's been assigned to help him against the flying eggs, which remain a mystery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. The opening sequence of a mystic rite above-ground while technos supply the goods bears a striking resemblance to the "graveyard" scene in the film LIVE AND LET DIE (1973). First appearance of Jasper Sitwell who was reportedly based on Roy Thomas.

Where Man Hath Never Trod! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dormammu; Clea (unnamed); Dr. Strange; Asti, The All-Seeing; The Ancient One; Tazza
Synopsis:
Dormammu uses Asti to lure Strange into an alien dimension where he will be under no vow to spare him. The Ancient One takes Strange to the ruler of a dimension who has senses one of Dormammu's spells in a far-off corner of infinity. There, Dormammu contacts Tazza, and claims that Strange is coming there to kill him. The two battle to a standstill, until Strange convinces Tazza he only seeks information-- and forces the release of Tazza's various prisoners, who are grateful for his help. Both Dormammu & Strange mentally prepare for a coming "final combat" between them.
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Indexer Notes

Part 15 of 17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Day of the Druid!
    Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD
  2. 1. The Day of the Druid!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Where Man Hath Never Trod!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • 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