(August 1965)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

The Greatest Action-Thriller of All Time! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
HYDRA; Nick Fury
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The Man for the Job! (Table of Contents: 1)

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
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury (Colonel, CIA); Nick Fury L.M.D.s (Life Model Decoys); HYDRA; Imperial Hydra (unnamed, "The Master"); Laura Brown (unnamed); Tony Stark (head of S.H.I.E.L.D. Special Weaponry section)
Synopsis
Nick Fury reports to the Pentagon, encountering Life Model Decoys: replicas of himself. He is driven in a gadget-filled car that converts to flying mode. Fury learns about SHIELD, an international organization whose job is to stop HYDRA, fanatics bent on world domination. Fury meets Tony Stark, in charge of SHIELD's weaponry, who tells Fury he was chosen to lead SHIELD. Fury acts quickly when he finds a hidden bomb, throwing it out a window moments before it explodes. Fury learns he is aboard the Heli-Carrier, SHIELD's mobile headquarters. Realizing the impending danger Fury accepts the job.
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Indexer Notes

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).

Eternity Beckons! (Table of Contents: 2)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange; Sir Baskerville; Dormammu; Clea (unnamed); Baron Mordo
Synopsis
In London, seeking info on "Eternity", Dr. Strange goes to the secluded home of Sir Baskerville, a former disciple of Mordo's, who greets him as an old friend. Meanwhile, Dormammu discovers that Clea set the Mindless Ones free and swears she will pay for her betrayal. Baskerville contacts Mordo, who sends an emissary to trap Strange but it backfires, allowing Strange to discover that Dormammu is the one behind Mordo's attacks and increased power. Strange hypnotizes Mordo's spirits into believing he's fled to the Netherworld, but by the time Mordo arrives, Strange has fled once more...
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Indexer Notes

Part 6 of 17. This is the first issue where Steve Ditko officially receives plotting credit.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Strange Mails / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Sol Brodsky ? (illustration)
Inks
Sol Brodsky ? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters by Tim Morris, W.D. Weatherford Jr., Mike Gray. Includes the Mighty Marvel checklist.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Greatest Action-Thriller of All Time!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. The Man for the Job!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Eternity Beckons!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
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