Part 1 of 7. Fury's previous chronological appearance was in FANTASTIC FOUR #21 (December 1963).
1st appearance of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division), LMDs, Fury's Porsche 904, HYDRA, Imperial Hydra, Laura Brown, The S.H.I.E.L.D. Heli-Carrier. Story retold in NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 (September 1968).
Background info on the creation of S.H.I.E.L.D. not revealed until FURY #1 (May 1994).
Part 6 of 17. This is the first issue where Steve Ditko officially receives plotting credit.
Letters by Tim Morris, W.D. Weatherford Jr., Mike Gray. Includes the Mighty Marvel checklist.