(September 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched (#1-15); Squarebound (#16-18)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Price increases to 15c with this issue.


A Day In The Life! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; HYDRA
Reprints:

Nick Fury... A Day In the Life (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gary Friedrich (plot, dialogue); Herb Trimpe (plot)
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jean Izzo

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; Dr. Sammartino [Dr. Kraus]; Dum Dum Dugan; Val; Agent Huff (Nick's secretary); Number 72 (HYDRA commander); HYDRA; The Gaff [Sidney E. Levine]; Gabe Jones
Synopsis:
Aboard the Heli-Carrier, the "Psycho-Projector" is used on Fury, to put him thru his paces while unconscious and learn what's really going on in his mind. It turns out EVERYTHING involving "The Super-Patriot" was just a dream! Later, with no knowledge of this, Fury wakes up back in his NY apartment, where Val has a morning Alka-Seltzer waiting for him. His new secretary, Agent Huff, contacts him to let him know the Munitions Department wants him for a briefing. But someone has sabotaged his apartment, and TWICE he barely escapes death! Elsewhere, HYDRA agent Number 72 plots Fury's death. Fury skips breakfast, then is ambushed on the way to his car. En route to the Heli-Carrier, a fault develops in one of the anti-grav wheels of his Ferarri, causing him to bail out and parachute to land. The Gaff nags Fury about taking better care of things like the car he just destroyed, then shows off a new flying motorcycle! The whole time, Fury's under observation by Dugan, Gabe, Val & "Dr. Sammartino", who continues to claim Fury is a traitor. But Dugan counters by saying he found out the dead agent Rickard was really working for HYDRA, which caused the Dr. to blow his cover! All bets off, he goes after Fury, but thanks to the intervention of Huff, is stopped-- but escapes. Fury thanks Huff for her help, but in the back of his mind wonders why the Super-Patriot looked like him?

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3. HYDRA double-agent inexplicably called "Dr. Kraus" by a lab-tech on page 2 and "Dr. Sammartino" by Gabe Jones on page 16! Since Kraus is a German name and he's a HYDRA agent, it's probably his real one (suggesting the lab-tech was also a double-agent who slipped up!). Number 72 bears a striking resemblance to "Don Cabellero", the 1st of Baron Strucker's fake identities (see STRANGE TALES #150-152 / November 1966-January 1967), suggesting he based his false identity on Number 72, another member of his organization! 3rd car of Fury's to be destroyed; this one had only been around since NICK FURY, AGENT OF SHIELD #8 (January 1969). HYDRA returns next issue, but new plot begins.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. A Day In The Life!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Nick Fury... A Day In the Life
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Merlin Haas
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry R. Kujawa