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(August 1966)

Marvel, 1965 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly except August, semi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Bard Publishing Corp.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is listed as just "Sgt. Fury". The frequency information in the indicia ("monthly except August, semi-monthly") is incorrect and refers to the monthly series, the two issues in August being the regular issue plus the annual. The publication date for this annual is indeed August 1966, as given in the indicia (and not incorrect like the title and frequency information). This can be confirmed by the back cover advertisement for Wallace Brown Cards, which appears on the Marvel Comics titles dated August to October of 1966. This annual was originally released in June 1966.


This Was... D-Day! (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Fury / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Ayers; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers; George Roussos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Nick Fury; the Howling Commandos [Corporal Dum Dum Dugan; Dino Manelli; Izzy Cohen; Gabe Jones; Robert Ralston [Rebel Ralston]; Percival Pinkerton]; Captain Flint; Colonel Nick Fury; SHIELD
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ayers inking credit per Nick Caputo. Original indexer credited John Tartaglione. Roussos also added (as inker of lower left inset panel from interior reprint)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Fury / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers; Jack Kirby; Marie Severin
Inks:
John Tartaglione; Marie Severin
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Nick Fury; the Howling Commandos [Corporal Dum Dum Dugan; Dino Manelli; Izzy Cohen; Gabe Jones; Robert Ralston [Rebel Ralston]; Percival Pinkerton]; Colonel Nick Fury

Indexer Notes

Contents page featuring images taken from interior stories, with gray tones added by Marie Severin.

A Day of Thunder! (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Fury / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
John Tartaglione
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Nick Fury; the Howling Commandos [Corporal Dum Dum Dugan; Dino Manelli; Izzy Cohen; Gabe Jones; Robert Ralston [Rebel Ralston]; Percival Pinkerton]; Adolf Hitler; Col. Von Papen (introduction, death); Eva Braun; Hans; Heinrich; Francois
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story takes place on D-Day (June 6, 1944).

The Man for the Job! (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
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; Imperial Hydra (unnamed; "The Master"); Laura Brown (unnamed); Tony Stark; SHIELD; Hydra
Synopsis:
Ordered to report to the Pentagon for an "LMD", Fury is baffled by all the technos. He watches in amazement as several "Life Model Decoys" which look exactly like himself all go their separate ways, and are each brutally "murdered". On the road, the Porsche 904 he's in is attacked by napalm fire bombs from an aircraft; the car proves not only fireproof, it fires sidewinder missiles (destroying the attacking plane), and even more amazing, converts to flying mode with mach-pressure fans built into the wheels! Fury learns about SHIELD, an international organization whose job is to stop HYDRA, a "group of fanatics" bent on world domination, who are responsible for the attacks on him. In a hidden HQ, the agent in charge of Fury's "capture" is punished for his failure with death. Elsewhere, Fury meets Tony Stark-- playboy arms inventor who is also in charge of SHIELD's Special Weaponry section. Stark tells Fury they want him to lead SHIELD, saying "Your entire life qualifies you for this job." When a hidden bomb almost goes off, Fury saves everyone in the room, and discovers he's aboard The Heli-Carrier, SHIELD's mobile command center, thousands of feet above the Earth. As he instinctively begins snapping orders, he realizes Stark is right-- and just how grave the danger facing the entire free world really is. He takes the job.
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Keywords:
Heli-Carrier; Life Model Decoys

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 7. Fury's previous chronological appearance in FANTASTIC FOUR #21 (December 1963). 1st appearance of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division), LMDs, Fury's Porsche 904, HYDRA, Imperial Hydra, Laura Brown, The SHIELD Heli-Carrier. Story retold in NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 (September 1968). Credits given as Stan Lee, Writer; Jack Kirby, Artist (source of Kirby's plot credit by previous indexer not given).

The Crackdown of Captain Flint! (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Fury / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Nick Fury; the Howling Commandos [Robert Ralston [Rebel Ralston]; Corporal Dum Dum Dugan; Gabe Jones; Izzy Cohen; Percival Pinkerton; Dino Manelli]; Captain Happy Sam Sawyer; Captain Flint (introduction); Sergeant Bull McGiveney; Colonel Parker (introduction)
Synopsis:
Captain Sawyer has to go on a mission and is replaced by Captain Flint. Flint, not trusting Fury, goes on a mission with him and the Howlers.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. This Was... D-Day!
    Sgt. Fury
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Fury
  3. 2. A Day of Thunder!
    Sgt. Fury
  4. 3. The Man for the Job!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  5. 4. The Crackdown of Captain Flint!
    Sgt. Fury
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Marcus Fletcher
  • Darrel McCann
  • Chris Boyko
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Carl Gafford
  • Henry R. Kujawa