(November 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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors
Jim Steranko

Genre
science fiction; spy
Characters
Nick Fury
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wally Wood tribute. 1 of 12 Marvel covers available as a 2-color poster from Steranko's Supergraphics company in the 1970's. Kerry Gammill & Dennis Janke paid tribute to this on the cover of SUPERMAN #28 (February 1989).

Doom Must Fall! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Roy Thomas (plot); Frank Springer (plot); Archie Goodwin (dialogue)
Pencils
Frank Springer
Inks
Frank Springer
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction; spy
Characters
Nick Fury; Cliff Randall; The Others (aliens); Warden (ESP Division)
Synopsis
Fury learns that an asteroid is being drawn off-course directly toward Earth, with impact only hours away. Fury and ace pilot Cliff Randall race to the Central Andes, hoping to find whatever is pulling the asteroid from its normal orbit. There, they find a hidden base built inside a mountain run by a group of beings called The Others. Twenty years earlier, the tyrant of their dimension, facing revolt, set off an Impact Inducer which would destroy everything. Now, to duplicate the exact conditions that opened the dimensional gateway, they plan to use the asteroid to destroy the entire Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st original post-Steranko episode.

Stop the Presses! Here's Some Scoops and Scuttlebutt to Knock You Outta Your Tepee! (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 (illustration)
Inks
Frank Springer (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

Letters from Greg Janicke, Bob Devean, Joseph Kurnava, Fred Miller, Wayne Kaiser, Robert Kennedy and Fred Lee Cain; includes Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Doom Must Fall!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Stop the Presses! Here's Some Scoops and Scuttlebutt to Knock You Outta Your Tepee!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Don't Yield, Write S.H.I.E.L.D
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry R. Kujawa