(December 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

Issue Notes

Indicia moves from inside front cover to page one.


The Moment of.. Overkill! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
Spy
Characters:
HYDRA; Nick Fury
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Overkill! (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); Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
Spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; HYDRA; Supreme Hydra ["Don Cabellero"]; Dum Dum Dugan; Jasper Sitwell; Gabe Jones
Synopsis:
HYDRA allows Fury to land in Karnopolis safely, to lull SHIELD into a false sense of security. But Fury knows all pretense is off, as the ruins are deserted-- except for a a squad of robots! Captured & stripped of his gadget-laden clothes, Fury faces the new Supreme Hydra, who tells him of his plans to use the Overkill Horn to detonate all stockpiles of nuclear weapons worldwide, while HYDRA waits in fallout shelters, to emerge as the new rulers of the planet. Meanwhile, Dugan, upset by Fury's order to launch an H-Missile to destroy HYDRA's weapon (and Fury as well), tries to save his buddy, but is stopped when Gabe shoots him in the shoulder. Fury manages to escape with a HYDRA jet, not realizing it was a ruse-- as the Overkill Horn is onboard the plane he's flying! As Sitwell prepares to destroy the aircraft, Fury realizes its radio isn't working...
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 9. The "new" Supreme Hydra reveals that he had previously "masqueraded" as The Grand Imperator of "THEM" (A.I.M.), and that Supreme Hydra is his "true" identity, the first indication that he had been the real behind-the-scenes architect of HYDRA all along. The plot to cause nuclear fallout while those responsible sit it out underground is similar to that in the Matt Helm film THE SILENCERS (1966). Jim Steranko's first work for Marvel.

Umar Strikes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Everett (plot); Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue)
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
Occult
Characters:
Umar; Baron Mordo (flashback); Dormammu (flashback); Eternity (flashback); The Ancient One; Dr. Strange; Clea; Wong
Synopsis:
Umar uses the "Lamp Of Lucifer" to learn of events during her long imprisonment. She is stunned to learn her brother was defeated by Dr. Strange, and though she & Dormammu hated each other, she still vows to avenge him. Back in NYC, Strange conjures "wealth without measure" so Wong need never again concern him with money matters. To lure Strange into a trap, Umar casts Clea into a void between dimensions. No sooner does he sense her danger, then Strange as well is hurled into another dimension as well...
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Indexer Notes

Part 5 of 22; Part 1 of Umar sequence. Several flashback panels based closely on Steve Ditko panels (redrawn by Everett).

["Dear Stan, Shield is a constant source of amazement..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jeff Wieselberg; Brock Stimson; John Miller; and Anthony Riche. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Moment of.. Overkill!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Overkill!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Umar Strikes!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, Shield is a constant source of amazement..."]
    Strange Mails
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