(August 1967)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1967-05-16
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

Probable arrival date based on front cover stamp of indexer's copy.


Featuring: The Great Captain America! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko; John Romita (alterations); John Verpoorten ? (alterations)
Inks:
Jim Steranko; John Romita (alterations); John Verpoorten? (alterations)
Colors:
Jim Steranko ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Romita and Verpoorten credits added by Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, December 2008: "Having seen the original art...the Captain America figure was extensively altered by John Romita and perhaps John Verpoorten."

Spy School (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:
Jerry Feldmann

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Dum Dum Dugan; Jasper Sitwell; Nick Fury; Gabe Jones; Laura Brown; Yancy Street Gang (flashback cameo); Mamma Fury (flashback cameo); Jake Fury (unnamed; flashback cameo); The Gaff [Sidney E. Levine]; Val [Contessa Valentina Allegro De Fontaine]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis:
Following the destruction of Hydra Island, the Heli-Carrier docks in NYC for repairs. Jasper gets a new secret assignment; Gabe gets an undercover job which involves playing trumpet in Greenwich Village; and Dum Dum takes some leave to visit his family in Boston. Fury reminisces with Laura about his days growing up in Hell's Kitchen; then at SHIELD HQ, offers her a job as an agent. She wants time to think it over, so he sends her on a shopping spree. After a good night's sleep at his apartment, Fury goes to UNIT (Underground Network Intelligence Training academy) where recruits undergo rigorous education. He meets 2 new agents: Sidney E. Levine, a tech expert (who agrees to replace Fury's destroyed Porsche 904) and Val, who scoffs at his attitude that the spy game is man's work. Fury takes on Captain America in a display bout for the recruits, but gets dizzy due to a "side-effect" of the invisibility pill he used earlier. Cap tells him he's found out who was responsible for a job they tackled "a year ago"-- "The Big Blackout".
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 9. 1st appearance of Fury's apartment, The Gaff & Val. During the fight, Cap mentions the last time he & Fury met was when they fought "THEM"'s Humanoid Assassin in TALES OF SUSPENSE #78 (June 1966). That story was clearly Cap & Fury's 1st meeting since WW2 in SGT. FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS #13 (December 1964), as Cap had been trying to contact Fury for months about possibly becoming a SHIELD agent (seen in several issues of THE AVENGERS). Yet 4 pages later, Cap refers to a job they tackled together "a year ago". (Perhaps "The Big Blackout" took place immediately after TOS #78, as there was a break between issues #78 & #79.) Meanwhile, after loitering in the shadows outside Stark Industries for 2 months, Jasper would become a regular in the Iron Man series in TALES OF SUSPENSE #95 (November 1967). 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.

"The Evil That Men Do..." (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Marie Severin (co-plot); Roy Thomas (co-plot, dialogue)
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Herb Trimpe
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Al Kurzrok

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Wong; Umar (flashback); Zom (flashback); The Living Tribunal (cameo); Baron Mordo
Synopsis:
Strange returns home to find his Sanctum gone! Wong, who barely escaped its destruction in time, recounts how Umar uses a "spell of vanishment". Hoping she acted in haste and failed to use a "psychic seal of permanence", he dispels her enchantment, and his house returns! Using the "Crystal of Agamotto", he senses the growing evil mystic powers around the world. Casting a spell with the "Shield of the Seraphim", he traces the center of the growing evil to a group of mystics, banded together, working to free an imprisoned mystic who will lead them. Strange arrives to strike down the most powerful of the group, but too late to stop them. Sure enough, Strange faces Baron Mordo, his most hated enemy, knowing it will be impossible to convince him to join forces to save the Earth!
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Indexer Notes

Part 13 of 22; part 2 of the Living Tribunal sequence. While under an evil influence, Piper Halliwell once used an identical spell to Umar's to make her house vanish (and it was restored in the same way) in an episode of the tv show CHARMED.

["Dear Stan, Verily Strange Tales #155 was the best magazine..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Burton Wolder; Mrs. Beatrice Juarez; and Mark Evanier. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Featuring: The Great Captain America!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Spy School
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. "The Evil That Men Do..."
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, Verily Strange Tales #155 was the best magazine..."]
    Strange Mails
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