(October 1968)

Marvel, 1968 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
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

Whatever Happened To Scorpio? (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
John Tartaglione
Colors
Jim Steranko
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Val [Contessa Valentina Allegro de Fontaine]; Nick Fury; Pickman (locksmith); Scorpio [Jake Fury] (unrevealed); Dum Dum Dugan; Senator Irksome
Synopsis
The ESP Division picks up "possible danger", sending Nick straight into a trap set by Scorpio! Nick is captured. Fury manages to dodge one death trap after another, then faces his would-be killer. He pursues the escaping imposter, who tears off his mask, revealing his true identity to Nick-- just before being caught in a hail of gunfire from a group of SHIELD agents! After, Nick stands alone on a dock, looking out over the water, wondering if the man who tried so very hard to murder him is still alive.
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Indexer Notes

Identity of Scorpio revealed by Roy Thomas in THE AVENGERS #72 (January 1970), reprinted in ESSENTIAL AVENGERS Vol.4 (2004). Pickman based on Robert Morley. More details revealed when Scorpio returns in THE DEFENDERS #46, 48-50 (April, June-August 1977). Full background of character not revealed until flashback in FURY #1 (May 1994). Steranko repeated the gimmick of ending the story by having a character diving into water thru a hail of gunfire in CAPTAIN AMERICA #111 (March 1969). Nick's Ferrari, which he's had since STRANGE TALES #162 (November 1967) is destroyed; he gets a replacement in NICK FURY, AGENT OF SHIELD #8 (January 1969).

Items of Incredible Import to Illuminate Your Interest, Invigorate Your Imagination, and Intoxicate Your Id! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Springer
Inks
Frank Springer
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Co., After living with...
Genre
spy
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Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Ronn Foss; Paul Butler; Murray Selzer; Jeff Pierce; Achille Di Bacco; Don Plosker; and Donald McGregor (future comics writer); includes a single panel reproduced from the previous issue an Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

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

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Whatever Happened To Scorpio?]
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Whatever Happened To Scorpio?
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Items of Incredible Import to Illuminate Your Interest, Invigorate Your Imagination, and Intoxicate Your Id!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan and Co., After living with..."]
    Don't Yield, Write S.H.I.E.L.D.
  5. 4. ["Another Marvel Masterpiece"]
    The Avengers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Chris Boyko
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry R. Kujawa