(January 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1968-10-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Perfect Film & Chemical Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1969, page 254, registration number B474903.

Thus Speaks Supremus! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Frank Springer (signed as Frank Springer)
Inks
Frank Springer (signed as Frank Springer)
Colors
Marie Severin ?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Supremus; Nick Fury
Reprints

Indexer Notes

SHIELD logo altered only for this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Thus Speaks Supremus! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Ernie Hart (credited) (plot, dialogue); Frank Springer (plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Frank Springer (credited); Herb Trimpe (credited) (see notes)
Inks
John Tartaglione (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Cooper (credited)

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Supremus [Ulysses Abboud]; Nick Fury; Tony Stark; Cedric Twigg-Smythe (Britain's most inhuman killer, cameo); Pierre St. Cyr (Criminal Czar of all France, cameo); Tumumba (African political assassin, cameo); Pepe Soulange (underworld king of the Casbah, cameo); Dum Dum Dugan; Guiseppi Valenti (Sicilian assassin); Half-Man (android); Fatima Abboud (Supremus's half-sister); Jimmy Woo; Gabe Jones
Synopsis
Riots break out around the world following an assassination attempt on Fury. Other agents are being killed and the leaders of the riots exhibit no emotions. Aboard the Heli-Carrier a meeting of the board of directors is interrupted by a transmission from Supremus, who orders SHIELD to disband in the wake of Fury's death. Supremus plans to turn the world into a "laboratory" using genetic manipulation to turn the human race into slaves. With the help of Fatima, a woman seen at the riot in London, Nick stops Supremus from setting off hidden caches of "zombie gas" in the US by remote control.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Trimpe assisted on numerous pages/panels, including page 1, 6, 10, 11-13 and 16. Info per Nick Caputo, January 2018.

Tony Stark last seen in a SHIELD episode in STRANGE TALES #152 (January 1967). Fury gets a new Ferrari (between episodes) to replace the one destroyed by Scorpio in NICK FURY, AGENT OF SHIELD #5 (October 1968). Plot structure more confusing and awkward than usual.

80,000 Candlepower (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Freeman Electric Co. Skin Diving Torch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Marvel Plastic Pillows; Marvel T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Academy for Home Study Booklet / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Missile Firing Tank (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Shop by Mail; Stamps] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Precise Publications Book and Dummy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Springer (illustrations)
Inks
Frank Springer (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

Characters
Nick Fury
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Robert Ewing, J. Scott Stewart, Roger G. Ledbetter, Peter Strupp, Mike McKeegan, George Spillers, Lynn Nelson, and Femio Polanco; includes Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Namor the Sub-Mariner; Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Famous Artists School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Thus Speaks Supremus!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. ["Hercules wrist band"]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. Thus Speaks Supremus!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  4. 3. 80,000 Candlepower
    Freeman Electric Co. Skin Diving Torch
  5. 4. ["It's brand new!! Marvel's swingin' inflatable plastic pillows!"]
    Marvel Plastic Pillows; Marvel T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit
  6. 5. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
    Academy for Home Study Booklet
  7. 6. Missile Firing Tank
    Honor House Products
  8. 7. ["Boys 12 or older make $1 to $5 in your spare time"]
    Grit
  9. 8. [Shop by Mail; Stamps]
  10. 9. [Shop by Mail]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  12. 11. ["I'll make you a master of karate"]
    Precise Publications Book and Dummy
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Don't Yield, Write S.H.I.E.L.D
  14. 13. ["Two more triumphs for Marvel..!"]
    Namor the Sub-Mariner; Spider-Man
  15. 14. ["Secret muscle building "tools""]
    Joe Weider
  16. 15. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
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