The Ultimate Graphic Novels Collection - Classic #8 - Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Part 1)
(November 2014)

Hachette Partworks, 2014 Series
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184
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2014-11-12
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ISBN
978-1-909766-15-0 Search at WorldCat
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Editing
Ed Hammond
Color
Colour
Dimensions
7" x 10.25"
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Reprints Strange Tales issues 150 to 162 (back cover states #151 to 162).

This was the 76th volume released in The Ultimate Graphic Novels Collection.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Nick Fury; Baron Strucker; Laura Brown
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 3 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page, indicia page and credits page.

Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Part One (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Marco. M. Lupoi
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Hydra Lives! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); John Buscema
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; Jasper Sitwell; Dum Dum Dugan; Senator Dudley (member of Plans & Operations Section); Supreme Hydra ["Don Cabellero"]; HYDRA
Synopsis
Fury subjects himself to a dangerous test in order to prove that an atomic missile can be detonated long-distance by a sonic weapon which SHIELD believes HYDRA has. While both he & Dugan are recovering from injuries, Don Cabellero, at the urging of an undercover SHIELD man, invites Fury to a party in ancient Karnopolis in the Sahara Desert. Caballero is a disguise for the new Supreme Hydra, who is aware a SHIELD agent has invaded his ranks. Fury tells Sitwell he will be in command during his absence but suddenly a sonic boom shakes the HQ as the Overkill Horn is being tested.
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The Moment of.. Overkill! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
HYDRA; Nick Fury
Reprints

Overkill! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; HYDRA; Supreme Hydra ["Don Cabellero"]; Dum Dum Dugan; Jasper Sitwell; Gabe Jones
Synopsis
Fury lands in Karnopolis and is defeated by a squad of robots. Stripped of his gadget-laden clothes Fury faces the new Supreme Hydra, who tells of Hydra's plans to use the Overkill Horn to detonate nuclear weapons worldwide and emerge as the new rulers of earth. Dugan, upset by Fury's order to launch an H-Missile to destroy HYDRA's weapon (and thus Fury) tries to save his buddy, but is stopped when Gabe shoots him in the shoulder. Fury escapes on a HYDRA jet, unaware the Overkill Horn is on board the plane. As Sitwell prepares to destroy the aircraft, Fury realizes the radio isn't working.
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The Power of SHIELD! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; Gabe Jones; Jasper Sitwell; HYDRA; Supreme Hydra; Laura Brown
Synopsis
Fury signals SHIELD but after Sitwell realizes Fury is the pilot he still orders the launching of a Strato-Mine which could ignite the atmosphere. Supreme Hydra learns that Laura Brown, the daughter of his predecessor who helped Fury has been captured in Egypt. Donning a new disguise he leaves to exact punishment. Fury turns the plane around, and, discovering the hidden Overkill Horn, dives from the plane, picked up by a SHIELD submarine. The plane, followed by the Strato-Mine, obliterates Karnopolis and all within HYDRA base. Soon after, Fury & a SHIELD squad rescues Laura from HYDRA thugs.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors
Jim Steranko ?

Genre
spy
Characters
Dum Dum Dugan; Laura Brown; Nick Fury; HYDRA
Reprints

The Hiding Place! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Roy Thomas; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
spy
Characters
Clipper Charlie; Nick Fury; Jasper Sitwell; Laura Brown; HYDRA; Gabe Jones; Supreme Hydra; Dum Dum Dugan
Synopsis
The Supreme Hydra infiltrates S.H.I.E.L.D.
Reprints

Beware... the Deadly Dreadnought! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Jim Steranko (plot); Roy Thomas (dialogue)
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; Laura Brown; Gabe Jones; Supreme Hydra ["Agent Bronson" (alias)]; Jasper Sitwell; HYDRA; Boothroyd (Personal Effects Dept.); The Dreadnought (HYDRA Robot)
Synopsis
While the AUTOFAC computer works out the true identity of the Supreme Hydra, Fury plans to have Bronson transport Laura to SHIELD's West coast HQ. In the Personal Effects Dept. Fury is given a new weapons-laden outfit. Moments later he's attacked by The Dreadnought, a deadly 8-foot-tall HYDRA killer robot. Laura suspects Bronson may be the Supreme Hydra himself, and her suspicions are confirmed by AUTOFAC, but before she can pass on the info, Bronson overpowers her. Fury just barely manages to beat The Dreadnought, but finds Laura is missing-- and AUTOFAC names her as the Supreme Hydra!
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko ?

Genre
spy
Characters
HYDRA; Nick Fury
Reprints

Death Trap! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; Lyndon B. Johnson; Jasper Sitwell; Professor Anton Trojak; HYDRA; Gabe Jones; Dum Dum Dugan; Supreme Hydra; Laura Brown
Synopsis
The Heli-Carrier takes on a number of VIP's, as well as Prof. Trojak and his "Q-Ray" for a demonstration. But Trojak is really a HYDRA agent, and his oversized machine has been used to smuggle several HYDRA thugs aboard! In addition to these dangers, Fury must also cope with his 3 best friends, who've been hypnotized to kill him. Fury manages to save the day, and an injured, unconscious Laura is found hidden in the computer room, wearing a HYDRA outfit. "LBJ" appears to blame Fury for the security screw-up, and orders him confined to quarters...
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

The Tribunal! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Supreme Hydra [Baron Strucker]; Laura Brown; Jasper Sitwell; Gabe Jones; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; HYDRA; CAMEOS: Fantastic Four [The Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Thor; Scarlet Witch; Hawkeye; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; X-Men [Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast; Iceman; Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Professor X]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Goliath [Hank Pym]; Wasp
Synopsis
Fury's quarters are destroyed, apparently killing him! Bronson heads for Hydra Island, a futuristic, hi-tech fortress in the Pacific resuming his guise as Supreme Hydra. He announces to the world that he's placed a Death Spore bomb on board the Heli-Carrier which will unleash a plague upon the entire Earth! He plans to stage a fake trial for Laura, as an example to all who would defy him. Having suspected Bronson from the start, Fury who was hiding on board the Dyna-Soar is captured and discovers the true identity of the Supreme Hydra is Baron Strucker, his old foe from WW2!
Reprints

Crisis! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
spy
Characters
Supreme Hydra [Baron Strucker]; Laura Brown; Nick Fury
Reprints

Crisis! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Supreme Hydra [Baron Strucker]; Laura Brown; HYDRA; Jasper Sitwell; S.H.I.E.L.D. ESP Division; Gabe Jones; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury
Synopsis
Strucker announces that the impregnable dome over Hydra Island will keep them safe from the "Death Spore" plague, and plans to use Fury's body as the basis for an army of HYDRA androids to "police" the world, once he's dead from the Alpha Ray beam. But Fury escapes! As SHIELD searches the Heli-Carrier for the bomb with no result, Fury, "playing it by ear", takes on one group of HYDRA thugs after another, until Strucker faces him one-on-one. Thanks to his deadly "Satan Claw", Strucker gains the upper hand, and it looks like it might be the end...!
Reprints

Final Encounter! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Supreme Hydra [Baron Strucker]; Nick Fury; HYDRA; Laura Brown
Synopsis
The battle between Fury & Strucker rages until Fury manages to remove his Satan glove. Minutes later, as HYDRA thugs enter the room, they discover 2 Strucker's! One of them is revealed to be wearing a mask, panics, and is incinerated in an Alpha-Particle Reactor Cube. The other orders Laura put aboard the Dyna-Soar and takes off from Hydra Island, despite the imminent detonation of The Death Spore bomb. Fury had used Strucker's device to disguise himself and Strucker. It detonates, and thanks to the impenetrable dome, only Hydra Island and all within are wiped off the face of the Earth!
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Featuring: The Great Captain America! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko; John Romita (alterations); John Verpoorten ? (alterations)
Inks
Jim Steranko; John Romita (alterations); John Verpoorten? (alterations)
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Reprints

Spy School (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Jerry Feldmann

Genre
spy
Characters
Dum Dum Dugan; Jasper Sitwell; Nick Fury; Gabe Jones; Laura Brown; Jake Fury; The Gaff [Sidney E. Levine]; Val [Contessa Valentina Allegro De Fontaine]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis
Fury reminisces with Laura about his days growing up in Hell's Kitchen; then at SHIELD HQ, offers her a job as an agent. Fury goes to UNIT (Underground Network Intelligence Training academy) where recruits undergo rigorous education. He meets 2 new agents: Sidney E. Levine, a tech expert and Val, who scoffs at his attitude that the spy game is man's work. Fury takes on Captain America in a display bout for the recruits, but gets dizzy due to a side-effect of the invisibility pill he used earlier. Cap tells him he's found out who was responsible for a job they tackled a year ago.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Project: Blackout (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; Jimmy Woo; Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis
Cap introduces Fury to an old friend, FBI man Jimmy Woo as Fury relates the events of November 10, 1965. The ESP Division became aware of a threat on Bedloe Island before they were killed by an explosion. Fury asked Cap for aid and the two met under the Statue of Liberty, where they found an army of invaders planning to use an "Id-Paralyzer" to turn everyone on the East Coast into mindless slaves. Cap races toward the Baxter Building for help, but the anti-grav belt he "borrowed" from the invaders cuts out in mid-air! Meanwhile, Fury, overcome by numbers, is tossed off the Statue's torch.
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The Second Doom! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Yellow Claw; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Nick Fury
Reprints

The Second Doom (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Nick Fury; Jimmy Woo; The Yellow Claw; Suwan; Fritz Von Voltzmann
Synopsis
Reed Richards & Ben Grimm save Cap from falling to his death while Fury saves himself by catching onto the Statue's crown. Reed and Ben provide assistance to the pair and stop the invaders plans, cutting off all power on the East Coast, creating the New York City Blackout in the process. Back in the present Jimmy Woo tells Fury he believes the man behind the scheme was The Yellow Claw. In a underground base The Yellow Claw, his niece Suwan & his ally Von Voltzmann eavesdrop on the conversation, as The Claw speaks of his "infallible" scheme - "The Second Doom".
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So Evil, The Night! (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
The Gaff [Sidney E. Levine, Gaffer]; Nick Fury; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Val [Contessa Valentina Allegro de Fontaine]; Jimmy Woo; The Yellow Claw (Fang-Chu); Fritz Von Voltzmann
Synopsis
The Gaff presents Fury with his new car which is made entirely out of clear fiberglass, making it completely invisible from 100 feet away! Fury & Val go to SHIELD's rebuilt ESP Division. There, Jimmy Woo detects that The Yellow Claw is in Chinatown. Nick tells Woo it's his job now, and goes there alone. After a harrowing encounter with a pair of Claw goons, Fury impersonates one of them, and in a darkened shop, meets Fang-Chu (The Claw) face-to-face. But Voltzmann gets the drop on him, and an instant later, he falls thru a trapdoor into the tentacles of a "monster cephalopod" (octopus).
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The Artist Jim Steranko (Table of Contents: 26)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Text article about artist Jim Steranko, with a number of examples of his art.

Art Gallery (Table of Contents: 27)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Mike Mayhew; Gabriele Dell'Otto;Ed McGuiness; Erik Larsen; Keu Cha; Dave Bullock; Tim Bradstreet; Daniel Acuna; Darick Robertson; Scott Eaton
Inks
Mike Mayhew; Gabriele Dell'Otto;Ed McGuiness; Erik Larsen; Keu Cha; Dave Bullock; Tim Bradstreet; Daniel Acuna; Darick Robertson; Scott Eaton
Colors
?

Indexer Notes

A selection of illustrations, by various artists, of Nick Fury.

Art taken from...

The Pulse #7,
Secret Invasion #4,
Dark Reign: The List - Secret Warriors One Shot,
Incredible Hulk #346,
Incredible Hulk Vol. 2 #98,
Ultimate Comics Ultimates #21,
The Punisher #13,
Dark Reign: New Nation #1,
Fury: Peacemaker #1
and Captain America Vol. 4 #29.

Further Reading (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

blank page(s) / 3 pages (report information)

Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Part One (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Part One
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Hydra Lives!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  7. 6. The Moment of.. Overkill!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  8. 7. Overkill!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  9. 8. The Power of SHIELD!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  11. 10. The Hiding Place!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  12. 11. Beware... the Deadly Dreadnought!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  14. 13. Death Trap!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. The Tribunal!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  17. 16. Crisis!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  18. 17. Crisis!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  19. 18. Final Encounter!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  20. 19. Featuring: The Great Captain America!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  21. 20. Spy School
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. Project: Blackout
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  24. 23. The Second Doom!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  25. 24. The Second Doom
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  26. 25. So Evil, The Night!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  27. 26. The Artist Jim Steranko
  28. 27. Art Gallery
  29. 28. Further Reading
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
  31. 30. Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Part One
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