(August 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

The Enemy Within! (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:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Jasper Sitwell; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; A.I.M.
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Keywords:
barbershop

The Enemy Within! (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:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; Jasper Sitwell; Dum Dum Dugan; Count Bornag Royale (A.I.M.); A.I.M. (division of "THEM"); Clipper Charlie (barber); Slim; manicure girl
Synopsis:
On returning from their latest mission, Fury catches hell from the military brass, but brushes it off and gives everyone a 10-day furlough-- except Jasper, who only seems happy when he's being "worked to death". Count Royale continues bad-mouthing Fury to SHIELD's board of directors. A general, irritated by SHIELD's seemingly-excessive security measures, explains to Fury how A.I.M. has technology they desperately need, but refuse to do business as long as Fury's in charge. This, of course, only confirms Fury's earlier suspicions that A.I.M. is not on the up-and-up as they claim! Sure enough, Royale has returned to an A.I.M. observation post, and watches as a squad invades the SHIELD barber shop. Fury, Dum Dum & Jasper save the day, the rescued manicure girl miffed as Jasper's overt shyness. Royale, meanwhile, feels Fury's rash actions have put the last nail in his coffin...
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 5. Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error List (24 July 2005), believes Dick Ayers to be the inker and that the printed credit for Mike Esposito (as Mickey Demeo) is in error. Henry Kujawa confirms (7 August 2007).

From the Nameless Nowhere Comes... Kaluu! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Everett (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue pp. 1-5); Denny O'Neil (dialogue pp. 6-10)
Pencils:
Bill Everett; Steve Ditko (see notes)
Inks:
Bill Everett; Steve Ditko (see notes)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; pharmacist (unnamed); Wong (manservant); building inspector (unnamed); Baron Mordo; Clea (vision; flashback); Dormammu (flashback); Nameless Ones (flashback); Hiram Barney (theatrical agent); The Ancient One; Kaluu (eyes only)
Synopsis:
For the first time in months, Strange walks around Greenwich Village running household errands, while carelessly forgetting to cast a spell to hide his magician's robes. After stopping a common robbery, he returns home to find his bills are unpaid, his bank account is empty, and a city building inspector gives him 6 months to bring his house up to code via painting and sealing up "moldy trap doors and hidden passageways". He instructs Wong to sell some jewels to pay the bills, checks up on Baron Mordo, thinks back on recent events, and then contacts a theatrical agent, Hiram Barney, about a possible nightclub gig. But he's told magic is "out"-- rock bands are "in"! Just then he's contacted by The Ancient One, who tells him of a most dire menace in the offing, named Kaluu...
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 22. Unusually light-hearted "break" between 2 very long storylines. While the next 2 years of the series can be broken down into sections, each runs into the next so much into the next it's effectively one single long epic. Page 6, panels 3-5 and page 7, panels 1-5 consist of panels taken from Strange Tales #127.

["Dear Stan, Concerning the "new role" of Nick Fury..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Thomas M. Bell; Larry Mone; Elgin R. Gray; and Robin Goodfellow.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Enemy Within!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. The Enemy Within!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. From the Nameless Nowhere Comes... Kaluu!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, Concerning the "new role" of Nick Fury..."]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers