(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
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
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

Price increases to 15c 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)
Inks
Sam Grainger (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; HYDRA
Reprints

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 (plot, dialogue); Herb Trimpe (plot)
Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Sam Grainger
Colors
?
Letters
Jean Izzo

Genre
spy
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
typeset; Sam Rosen

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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Merlin Haas
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry R. Kujawa