(June 1966)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

Lo! The Eggs Shall Hatch! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Jasper Sitwell; Nick Fury; The Druid; Dum Dum Dugan
Reprints:

Lo! The Eggs Shall Hatch! (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); Don Heck
Inks:
Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury LMDs; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; Jasper Sitwell; The Druid; The Fixer
Synopsis:
SHIELD sends out a squad of Fury LMDs in hope they can be used to track down whoever's trying to kill Fury. Dugan can't understand why Fury wants to work with Sitwell, then badgers Jasper until Fury compares them to Laurel & Hardy. Fury also wonders when Gabe will return from his vacation. Jasper says Fury's always been his hero, while Dugan says "Personally, I used to go for Betty Grable." Instead of capturing the LMDs, The Druid's eggs have been destroying them. But he decides to draw Fury out into the open, as once Fury's dead, his "cult" can spread across America. Fury questions The Fixer about the eggs, and a miniature brain found on him. The Fixer seems sure the eggs are not connected with "THEM," and also says he was captured before "THEM" could give him his final orders. SHIELD arrives at the site of an exploded egg, which turns out to be a trap. Fury takes on The Druid one-on-one, worried that his men will be targeted if he fails. Sitwell manages to drive a fleet of armored eggs from hiding, and all hell breaks loose. The Druid brags that his main HQ has not been found, and Sitwell offers to uncover The Druid's true identity. Fury finds himself wondering just how ambition Sitwell is, and how he'd feel if they tried replacing him with a younger man.
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 2. Nick Fury looks into the mystery of "THEM" and meets Captain America in TALES OF SUSPENSE #78 (June 1966), then teams with him in flashback in STRANGE TALES #160-161.

To Catch a Magician! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot); Denny O'Neil (dialogue)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange]; Mister Rasputin
Synopsis:
Mr. Rasputin, descendant of the original, amasses magical & scientific knowledge as part of his plan to rule the world. Strange senses evil in the area, and that someone has used the "Forbidden Ritual of Ikonn". He confronts Rasputin, who, no match for his magic, resorts to non-magical means: he pulls a gun and shoots Strange! Recovering at a nearby hospital, Strange informs the police about Rasputin, but when they can find no trace of him, Strange realizes the villain may be at his own sanctum! As Strange investigates, a hit-man Rasputin hired enters the hospital to finish the job. Following a tense battle, Strange emerges victorious, and hypnotizes Rasputin to forget all he knows of magic, and for both he & his henchman to confess all their crimes to the police.
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Indexer Notes

Part 16 of 17. Not really connected with the episodes in the last or next issues, a sort of "lull before the storm" of the next issue's big climax.

["Dear Stan, Boy, did you hit the jackpot..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Ron Rencevicz; Earl Jennings; Matt Rosenblatt; Robert Redd; Camay Sar; and Tony Wilson.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Lo! The Eggs Shall Hatch!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Lo! The Eggs Shall Hatch!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. To Catch a Magician!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, Boy, did you hit the jackpot..."]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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