(December 1966)

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

Issue Notes

Indicia moves from inside front cover to page one.


Overkill! (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 (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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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 9. The new Supreme Hydra reveals that he had previously masqueraded as The Grand Imperator of "THEM" (A.I.M.), and that Supreme Hydra is his true identity, the first indication that he had been the real behind-the-scenes architect of HYDRA all along. The plot to cause nuclear fallout while those responsible sit it out underground is similar to that in the Matt Helm film THE SILENCERS (1966).

Jim Steranko's first work for Marvel.

Earth-Shattering Essays, Eloquent Epithets, and Exaggerated Endorsements Which You Can Easily Live Without! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Umar Strikes! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee; Bill Everett (co-plot)
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Umar; Baron Mordo (flashback); Dormammu (flashback); Eternity (flashback); The Ancient One; Dr. Strange; Clea; Wong
Synopsis
Umar uses the "Lamp Of Lucifer" to learn of events during her long imprisonment. She is stunned to learn her brother was defeated by Dr. Strange, and though she & Dormammu hated each other, she still vows to avenge him. Back in NYC, Strange conjures "wealth without measure" so Wong need never again concern him with money matters. To lure Strange into a trap, Umar casts Clea into a void between dimensions. No sooner does he sense her danger, then Strange as well is hurled into another dimension as well...
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Indexer Notes

Part 5 of 22; Part 1 of Umar sequence. Several flashback panels based closely on Steve Ditko panels (redrawn by Everett).

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

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

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, Shield is a constant source of amazement...
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Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jeff Wieselberg; Brock Stimson; John Miller; and Anthony Riche. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Moment of.. Overkill!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Overkill!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Earth-Shattering Essays, Eloquent Epithets, and Exaggerated Endorsements Which You Can Easily Live Without!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Umar Strikes!
    Dr. Strange
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, Shield is a constant source of amazement..."]
    Strange Mails
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Henry R. Kujawa
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