Springer's signature is barely visible on the upper left corner, next to the Marvel Comics Group logo. Nick Caputo suspects that Springer likely drew the entire cover, with Barry Smith redrawing Fury's face, although it is possible that Smith pencilled the cover.
Uncredited Esposito inking and Watanabe lettering per Nick Caputo, August 2012. Previous indexer credited Frank Springer with inking.The "back cover" of the LP "The 1st Million Megaton Explosion", pays tribute to the finale of the film PLANET OF THE APES (1968). 3rd time Hate-Monger was seen to die. A 4th Hate-Monger next appears in THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #13-14 (December 1977-January 1978). A 5th Hate-Monger turns up in SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP #16-17 (May 1979-June 1980); as explained in these later stories, the 1st, 2nd & 5th Hate-Mongers all turn out to have had the actual, genuine brain-waves of the real Adolph Hitler! No explanation whatsoever for the Hate-Monger's space station NOT being blown out of the sky following the events of the previous issue; nor for Fury's need to use a NASA rocket to reach it, when he used a SHIELD aircraft in the previous episode! (Or, for that matter, why, with an entire organization at his command, Fury keeps going on one-man suicide missions!) Frank Springer's last SHIELD episode; his next Marvel job was CAPTAIN MARVEL #13 (May 1969).
Includes letters from Donald McGregor, Michael O'Brien, David Kennedy, Blair Hemstock, Harvey Schein, Anthony Kowalik, Wayne Dallas, Bruce Coville, Gary Dahlberg and Ken Ogden.