(November 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

The Assassination of Nick Fury! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Sam Grainger
Colors
Marie Severin
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Bulls-eye (freelance assassin); Nick Fury
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Indexer Notes

Severin colors confirmed per this site: http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=210&ItemNo=127472

The Assassination of Nick Fury (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); Dick Ayers (plot)
Pencils
Herb Trimpe; Dick Ayers (see notes)
Inks
Sam Grainger
Colors
?
Letters
Jean Izzo

Genre
spy
Characters
Number 72 (HYDRA commander); Bulls-eye (assassin); Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; Agent 97 (HYDRA); Eddie (doorman); Laura Brown; Number 94; HYDRA; Country Joe and The Fish (rock band)
Synopsis
HYDRA hires the services of Bulls-eye, a paid assassin, to kill Nick Fury. Fury and Laura attend a concert by Country Joe and The Fish in Central Park when Bulls-eye strikes apparently assassinating Nick Fury in full view of horrified onlookers. Abruptly, Hydra leader number 72 decides this would be the moment SHIELD would expect HYDRA to strike and changes his plans for an attack. Instead, SHIELD converges on Central Park and corner Bulls-eye, who decides to shoot it out with them but Dugan kills him.
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Indexer Notes

Ayers may have assisted on pages 13-15. Info per Nick Caputo.

Bulls-eye's only appearance; not related to the Marv Wolfman villain from Daredevil #131 (March 1976). Following Number 72's instructions, Bulls-eye inexplicably wastes energy running all over NYC following Fury, even though he knew in advance where his target would be later in the day. Equally baffling is his wearing a brightly-colored costume while trying to escape from the scene of a murder. Last Issue of the series. Nick Fury turns up alive two months later in The Avengers #72 (January 1970).

[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 ?
Letters
typeset

Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Assassination of Nick Fury!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. The Assassination of Nick Fury
    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
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry R. Kujawa