(July 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Olympia Publications, Inc.
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Stan Lee
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Saddle-stitched (#1-15); Squarebound (#16-18)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

So Shall Ye Reap... Death! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Jim Steranko
Jim Steranko
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella (assist)
Jim Steranko
Sam Rosen

Jimmy Woo; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; Clay Quartermain; Val [Contessa Valentina Allegro de Fontaine]; Centurius [Dr. Noah Black] (Nobel Prize winner, Marvel's 1st black villain); P.D.Q. Werner (movie director); Tiffany (actor); Brad Carter (actor); Kong (robotic prop)
Jimmy Woo goes through a death-trap laden "fun house" as his initiation as a SHIELD agent. Later, in his apartment, Fury & Val get romantic. The next day, off the Pacific Coast, en route to the Heli-Carrier in a bizarre twin-bodied jet, Fury & Jimmy are knocked out of the sky and wind up on a volcanic island transformed into a "Garden of Eden" and biological laboratory by "Centurius"-- formerly Dr. Noah Black, a scientist who disappeared in the 1930s when his theories were scoffed at. After creating both new & extinct forms of life and sending them into space, he plans to rain down fire on the entire Earth, for forty days and forty nights, cleansing it so his creations can start anew on a world "without the threat of mass murder, intimidation, fear". With the help of a visiting movie company and their robot gorilla prop, Fury & Woo put the kibosh on his plans. Centurius dives into his own evolution ray, devolving into protoplasmic slime, while his "A.R.C." (Automated Rebirth Colonizer) inexplicably crashes straight into the dormant volcano that served as his lab, wiping out the entire island. Fury muses, "Let's just say some greater force in the universe handled it his own way!" Actors Brad & Tiffany, who've been fighting on every movie they've ever made, suddenly find love.

Indexer Notes

Centurius becomes the 3rd Steranko villain to use the phrase "Parable Of Doom" (see page 10, panel 9), though to date there appears no connection whatsoever between him, Baron Strucker & Scorpio. Last panel on page 5 altered due to the Comics Code Authority; inadvertently, the new panel is far more "suggestive" than the one it replaced! Original panel restored in 2000 reprint. Joe Giella (longtime friend of Frank Giacoia) assists; Fury's face in page 10, panel 7 is clearly his work.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [So Shall Ye Reap... Death!]
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. So Shall Ye Reap... Death!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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