(April 1967)

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

This issue contains the statement of ownership, management, and circulation.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Colors:
Jim Steranko ?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
HYDRA; Nick Fury
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Banner in masthead similar to the one that would become the standard design on Marvel with the November 1971 issues (with similar banners turning up on DC Comics, Atlas Comics & Archie Comics).

Death Trap! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Colors:
Jim Steranko ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
Spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; President Lyndon B. Johnson (cameo); Jasper Sitwell; Professor Anton Trojak (creator of Q-Ray machine; Anihil-Agent 47); HYDRA; Gabe Jones; Dum Dum Dugan; Supreme Hydra ["Agent Bronson" (alias)]; Laura Brown
Synopsis:
The Heli-Carrier takes on a number of VIP's, as well as Prof. Trojak and his "Q-Ray" for a demonstration. But Trojak is really a HYDRA agent, and his oversized machine has been used to smuggle several HYDRA thugs aboard! In addition to these dangers, Fury must also cope with his 3 best friends, who've been hypnotized to kill him. Fury manages to save the day, and an injured, unconscious Laura is found hidden in the computer room, wearing a HYDRA outfit. "LBJ" appears to blame Fury for the security screw-up, and orders him confined to quarters...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In the introduction to Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury Agent of Shield Volume 2 Steranko says he took over the color chores with Strange Tales # 165. Part 6 of 9. Fury comments that no amount of attempted brainwashing could ever force Sitwell to turn bad as "it's against his principles". Last episode of this storyline reprinted in the 1970's; fans would have to wait until 2000 to read a reprint of the rest of the story!

The Fearful Finish--! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
Occult
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Clea; Umar; Ancient One
Synopsis:
Stranges races the bolt of death and barely manages to save Clea's life. Together they race thru one dimension after another, until The Ancient One answers Strange's call for help and guides them to Earth. Feeling there is no other way to protect her, Strange's mentor uses the "Spell of Vanishment" to sent Clea to a unknown place of safety. But then, he also sends Strange to another dimension, as he declares "Umar walks the Earth!"
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Indexer Notes

Part 9 of 22; part 5 of Umar sequence. Clea's 1st appearance on Earth (if only briefly).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Death Trap!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. The Fearful Finish--!
    Dr. Strange
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