(May 1969)

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
Magazine Management Co.
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:

Hell Hath No Fury! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Barry Smith (signed)
Inks
Barry Smith (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Barry Smith ?

Genre
spy
Characters
Gabe Jones; Val; Nick Fury; Rickard
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Smith confirmed, via his website, that he inked some pages of this story. Severin colors per this site: http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=210&ItemNo=127472

Hell Hath No Fury (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Steve Parkhouse (plot, dialogue); Barry Smith (plot)
Pencils
Barry Smith
Inks
Barry Smith; Sid Greene
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; Robert Rickard (double-agent); Val; Jimmy Woo; Gabe Jones; HYDRA; Dum Dum Dugan
Synopsis
Fury is taken into custody when Intelligence Agent Ricard claims he has proof Fury is associating with enemy agents. Unknown to SHIELD Rickard is actually an agent of HYDRA out to discredit Fury and destroy SHIELD. On the run, Fury attempts to avoid capture by his fellow agents and friends. He tracks down Rickard, confronts him and winds up apparently killing him in self-defense when Dum Dum Dugan shows up to arrest him for murder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3. First appearance of HYDRA in a SHIELD story since the death of Baron Strucker and the destruction of Hydra Island in STRANGE TALES #158 (July 1967). Another branch of HYDRA was taken out this month in CAPTAIN AMERICA #113 (May 1969). Val last appeared in NICK FURY, AGENT OF SHIELD #5 (October 1968). Val's actions in this story were never adequately explained.

This episode formed the basis of Bob Harras' NICK FURY VS. S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (June 1988). Not counting covers, this was Barry Smith's fifth story for Marvel; he was replaced in the next issue, apparently, because his green card ran out and he was forced at short notice to return to England. Smith's next Marvel work was in THE AVENGERS #66-67 (July-August 1969). Smith confirmed, via his website, that he inked some pages of this story.

Irrelevant Items of Lasting Inconsequence! (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
Gary Friedrich ?
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith; Frank Springer (illustrations)
Inks
Johnny Craig (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

Letters from Rob Levinson, Darrell Newsom, Anthony Kowalik, Terry Black, Donald F. McGregor (future comics writer), Owen Mahon and Eva Jane Rohrer; includes Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Hell Hath No Fury!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Hell Hath No Fury
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Irrelevant Items of Lasting Inconsequence!
    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:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Chris Boyko
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Fawzy Partridge
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry R. Kujawa