(January 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Perfect Film & Chemical Corp.
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
Frank Springer (signed)
Inks
Frank Springer (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thus Speaks Supremus!
Genre
spy
Characters
Supremus; Nick Fury
Reprints

Indexer Notes

SHIELD logo altered only for this issue.

"Thus Speaks Supremus!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
spy
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 & awkward than usual.

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

Don't Yield, Write S.H.I.E.L.D / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Springer (illustrations)
Inks
Frank Springer (illustrations)
Letters
typeset; Sam Rosen
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. "Thus Speaks Supremus!"
    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:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry R. Kujawa