(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
Reprints:

Overkill! (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); Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; HYDRA; Supreme Hydra ["Don Cabellero"]; Dum Dum Dugan; Jasper Sitwell; Gabe Jones
Synopsis:
Fury lands in Karnopolis and is defeated by a squad of robots. Stripped of his gadget-laden clothes Fury faces the new Supreme Hydra, who tells of Hydra's plans to use the Overkill Horn to detonate nuclear weapons worldwide and emerge as the new rulers of earth. Dugan, upset by Fury's order to launch an H-Missile to destroy HYDRA's weapon (and thus Fury) tries to save his buddy, but is stopped when Gabe shoots him in the shoulder. Fury escapes on a HYDRA jet, unaware the Overkill Horn is on board the plane. As Sitwell prepares to destroy the aircraft, Fury realizes the 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:
Stan Lee; Bill Everett (co-plot)
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
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:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • 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