(July 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Olympia Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched (#1-15); Squarebound (#16-18)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

So Shall Ye Reap... Death! (Table of Contents: 1)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella (assist)
Colors
Jim Steranko
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Jimmy Woo; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; Clay Quartermain; Val [Contessa Valentina Allegro de Fontaine]; Centurius [Dr. Noah Black] (Nobel Prize winner, Marvel's 1st black villain); P.D.Q. Werner (movie director); Tiffany (actor); Brad Carter (actor); Kong (robotic prop)
Synopsis
Off the Pacific Coast, en route to the Heli-Carrier Fury and Jimmy Woo are knocked out of the sky and wind up on a volcanic island transformed into a Garden of Eden and biological laboratory by Centurius, a scientist who disappeared in the 1930s when his theories were scoffed at. After creating both new and extinct forms of life and sending them into space Centurius plans to rain down fire on the Earth for forty days and forty nights, cleansing it and starting the world anew. With the help of a visiting movie company and their robot gorilla prop, Fury and Woo put the kibosh on his plans.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Centurius becomes the 3rd Steranko villain to use the phrase "Parable Of Doom" (see page 10, panel 9), though to date there appears no connection whatsoever between him, Baron Strucker & Scorpio. Last panel on page 5 altered due to the Comics Code Authority; inadvertently, the new panel is far more suggestive than the one it replaced. Original panel restored in 2000 reprint.

Joe Giella (longtime friend of Frank Giacoia) assists on inks; Fury's face in page 10, panel 7 is clearly his work.

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

Don't Yield, Write S.H.I.E.L.D / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Friedrich ?
Pencils
Jim Steranko (illustrations)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Sam Rosen
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [So Shall Ye Reap... Death!]
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. So Shall Ye Reap... Death!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Don't Yield, Write S.H.I.E.L.D
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Jenner
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Peter Croome
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry R. Kujawa