(September 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1969-05-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee

Issue Notes

On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1969, page 254, registration number B532136.
Price increases to 15 cents with this issue.

A Day in the Life! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Herb Trimpe (signed as H.T.)
Inks
Sam Grainger (signed as S.G.)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Nick Fury; HYDRA
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Nick Fury... A Day in the Life (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Gary Friedrich (credited) (plot, dialogue); Herb Trimpe (plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Herb Trimpe (credited)
Inks
Sam Grainger (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Jean Simek (credited as Jean Izzo)

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Nick Fury; Dr. Sammartino [Dr. Kraus]; Dum Dum Dugan; Val; Agent Huff (Nick's secretary); Number 72 (HYDRA commander); HYDRA; The Gaff [Sidney E. Levine]; Gabe Jones
Synopsis
Aboard the Heli-Carrier, the Psycho-Projector is used on Fury to learn what's really going on in his mind. It turns out everything involving The Super-Patriot was a dream. Fury's escapes numerous attempts on his life and remains under observation by Dugan, Gabe, Val and Dr. Sammartino, who insists that Fury is a traitor. The doctor is revealed to be a Hydra agent but escapes from Fury and SHIELD.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3. HYDRA double-agent is called Dr. Kraus by a lab-tech on page 2 and Dr. Sammartino by Gabe Jones on page 16. Since Kraus is a German name and he's a HYDRA agent, it's probably his real one (suggesting the lab-tech was also a double-agent who slipped up). Number 72 bears a striking resemblance to Don Cabellero, the first of Baron Strucker's fake identities (see Strange Tales #150-152/ November 1966-January 1967), suggesting he based his false identity on Number 72, another member of his organization. Third car of Fury's to be destroyed; this one had only been around since Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #8 (January 1969). HYDRA returns next issue.

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

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

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Frank Springer (illustration)
Inks
Frank Springer (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from Don McGregor.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Day in the Life!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Nick Fury... A Day in the Life
    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
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