(April 1973)

Marvel, 1973 Series
Volume:
?
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The End of AIM! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks:
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; Gabe Jones
Reprints:
Keywords:
United States flag

Indexer Notes

Cover is variation of Strange Tales #167 (April 1968). No direct relation to either story inside. Fury (or anyone else) would not wear black jumpsuit until Strange Tales #156 (May 1967).

Death Before Dishonor! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (layouts); Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Jasper Sitwell; Count Bornag Royale (A.I.M.); A.I.M. (division of "THEM")
Synopsis:
A.I.M. attempts to steal a S.H.I.E.L.D. life model decoy
Reprints:
Keywords:
life model decoys; LMD

Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 5. First Jack Kirby-dialogued Marvel Comic of the 1960's. The pen-radio Fury uses is similar to the one regularly used by agents on THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. tv series. This is the 2nd time Fury smashed a glass viewport on the Heli-Carrier, the 1st time being in STRANGE TALES #135 (August 1965).

The End of A.I.M.! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Denny O'Neil (dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (layouts); Ogden Whitney
Inks:
Ogden Whitney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; A.I.M. (division of "THEM", really HYDRA); Dum Dum Dugan; Jasper Sitwell; Count Bornag Royale (A.I.M.); Number Nine (The Secret Empire) [Gabe Jones]
Synopsis:
S.H.I.E.L.D. locates A.I.M.'s secret headquarters, which is then destroyed, perhaps by the Secret Empire.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 5 of 5. Secret Empire storyline continues from Hulk story in TALES TO ASTONISH #83; then concludes in Sub-Mariner stories in TALES TO ASTONISH #83-85 (September-November 1966). "THEM" is revealed to be a cover-name for HYDRA; as they supplied The Fixer who appeared in STRANGE TALES #141-143 (February-April 1966), this means HYDRA has never really gone away at this point! It's revealed that Count Royale was not killed in the massive explosion, in the Captain America story this month's TALES OF SUSPENSE #82 (October 1966), as Cap winds up facing one more of A.I.M.'s artificial androids. Two pages edited out of story.

The End of A.I.M.! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; A.I.M.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The End of AIM!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Death Before Dishonor!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. The End of A.I.M.!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  4. 3. The End of A.I.M.!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry R. Kujawa