([1969 ?])

Alan Class, 1963 Series
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Price:
[None]
Pages:
68
On-sale date:
1969 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Alan Class & Co. Ltd
Brand:
AC Approved Comic
Editing:
Alan Class (Reprint Editor)
Color:
Colour cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Binding:
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

SHIELD Origin Issue (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks:
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Jim Steranko

Genre:
superhero; spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; Hydra
Reprints:

And Now It Begins... (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Frank Springer
Inks:
Frank Springer
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero; spy
Characters:
Nick Fury L.M.D.; HYDRA; Agent R (armored suit); Nick Fury; Agent C; Agent L; Imperial Hydra ["The Master"] (unnamed); Agent H [Laura Brown] (unnamed); Tony Stark; Corporal Charles Atkins (Serial #35067731; HYDRA agent)
Synopsis:
HYDRA repeatedly tries to murder Nick Fury before he can recruited to head SHIELD. The agent in charge of the operation, Agent L, is executed for his failure by Agent H. After reminiscing about his days in WW2, Fury meets Tony Stark, who introduces him to the SHIELD board of directors, then shows him a film detailing HYDRA's operations. After Fury uncovers a bomb in the room and dispatches it, along with the spy who planted it, he realizes the danger facing the free world and takes the job.
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Inside the Tomb! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg (signed)
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L804

Genre:
occult
Reprints:

Who Needs You? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Letters:
Steve Ditko ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
General Craig; R-63
Synopsis:
A general who has the responsibility of launching a nuclear counter attack is replaced by a robot that his bosses think is more suited for a role that requires perfection. When an unidentified radar object approaches at ICBM speed, the robot concludes that it must be a Soviet first strike and prepares to launch a counter attack. The general remembers a satellite that was launched years ago and was expected to re-enter the atmosphere soon. He disconnects the robot before it can push the button. His grateful superiors reinstate him.
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The Web vs. Inferno, the Fire-Breather! (Table of Contents)

The Web / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Web [John Raymond]; Rosie Raymond; Inferno; Tom Alexander; an unnamed crook (dressed as Inferno)
Synopsis:
Irritated than John continues fighting crime as the Web, Rosie resumes her career and goes to work Tom Alexander, a museum curator. But Inferno sets art pieces on fire at the museum as the Web investigates. Then the real Inferno shows up and Tom reveals his true colors.
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The Hidden Island (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Kida
Inks:
Fred Kida
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L751

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A man ventures out to a mist-hidden island that has curative properties in order to marry a couple there.
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Bomb Blast (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Manny Stallman (signed)
Inks:
Manny Stallman (signed)
Letters:
?
Job Number:
F-276

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A sub-marine crew thinks they have discovered the fabled land of Atlantis, only to discover that they have travelled in time.
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Prisoner of the Wizard (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard (introduction, origin) [Bentley Wittman]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]
Synopsis:
The Human Torch is tricked and trapped by the renowned genius the Wizard, who impersonates the Torch to frame him for crimes. The Torch escapes, captures the Wizard and clears his name with the help of his sister the Invisible Girl.
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Those Who Listen (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howie Post (signed)
Inks:
Howie Post (signed)
Letters:
?
Job Number:
F291

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Last page is on inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. SHIELD Origin Issue
    Nick Fury
  2. 1. And Now It Begins...
    Nick Fury
  3. 2. Inside the Tomb!
  4. 3. Who Needs You?
  5. 4. The Web vs. Inferno, the Fire-Breather!
    The Web
  6. 5. The Hidden Island
  7. 6. Bomb Blast
  8. 7. Prisoner of the Wizard
    Human Torch
  9. 8. Those Who Listen
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