Cover depicts scene from STRANGE TALES #142 (March 1966). Nick Caputo suspects the T.S. signature means Trimpe and Marie Severin, not John, and that the cover is a combination of the two.
Part 2 of 3. Story occurs concurrently with TALES OF SUSPENSE #75 (March 1966). 1st mention of "THEM". 3rd & final SHIELD episode where Jack Kirby did full pencils. Kirby would not do full pencils on Nick Fury again until the Captain America story in TALES OF SUSPENSE #92 (August 1967).
Caption block reads: "We DO have a title for this thriller... honest!! But, Jolly Jack didn't leave us room to letter it!" New caption reads: "Remember when... SHIELD covers had no space for a title?"
New caption reads "Remember when... you knew that Fury was tied up with work?"
Part 3 of 3. Fixer mentions the H-Bomb was supplied by "THEM". The "Metronome Units" join the ranks of Jack Kirby's wildest design ideas. Without their helmets, The Fixer & Mentallo bear a striking resemblance to DC's Lex Luthor & Brainiac! (The bearded mind-reading Mentallo in particular may well have been the inspiration for John Byrne's human mentalist "Brainiac" who debuted in ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #438 (March 1988).
New caption reads: "Remember when... you decided never to thumb a ride with the man from SHIELD?"
Part 1 of 2. The opening sequence of a mystic rite above-ground while technos supply the goods bears a striking resemblance to the "graveyard" scene in the film LIVE AND LET DIE (1973). The car chase in this episode stands out as one of the most exciting (and fun) action scenes in the series. The "Air Sacs", which "airlines are experimenting with now", predate air bags in cars by decades! 1st appearance of Jasper Sitwell (based on Roy Thomas!). Series ends on cliffhanger. Reprints continue 2 years later in SHIELD #1 (February 1973), but skips STRANGE TALES #145 (June 1966), still NOT reprinted as of this indexing!