(April 1973)

Marvel, 1973 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Roy Thomas
Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

The End of AIM! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
spy
Characters
Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; Gabe Jones
Reprints
Keywords
United States flag

Indexer Notes

Cover is variation of Strange Tales #167 (April 1968). No direct relation to either story inside. Fury and Shield agents would not wear black jumpsuits until Strange Tales #156 (May 1967).

Death Before Dishonor! (Table of Contents: 1)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Don Heck
Inks
Don Heck
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Jasper Sitwell; Count Bornag Royale (A.I.M.); A.I.M. (division of "THEM")
Synopsis
A.I.M. attempts to steal a S.H.I.E.L.D. life model decoy
Reprints
Keywords
life model decoys; LMD

Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 5. First Jack Kirby-dialogued Marvel Comic of the 1960's. The pen-radio Fury uses is similar to the one regularly used by agents on THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. tv series. This is the 2nd time Fury smashed a glass viewport on the Heli-Carrier, the 1st time being in STRANGE TALES #135 (August 1965).

The End of A.I.M.! (Table of Contents: 2)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Ogden Whitney
Inks
Ogden Whitney
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; A.I.M. (division of "THEM", really HYDRA); Dum Dum Dugan; Jasper Sitwell; Count Bornag Royale (A.I.M.); Number Nine (The Secret Empire) [Gabe Jones]
Synopsis
S.H.I.E.L.D. locates A.I.M.'s secret headquarters, which is then destroyed, perhaps by the Secret Empire.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 5 of 5. Secret Empire storyline continues from Hulk story in TALES TO ASTONISH #83; then concludes in Sub-Mariner stories in TALES TO ASTONISH #83-85 (September-November 1966). "THEM" is revealed to be a cover-name for HYDRA; as they supplied The Fixer who appeared in STRANGE TALES #141-143 (February-April 1966), this means HYDRA has never really gone away at this point! It's revealed that Count Royale was not killed in the massive explosion, in the Captain America story this month's TALES OF SUSPENSE #82 (October 1966), as Cap winds up facing one more of A.I.M.'s artificial androids. Two pages edited out of story.

The End of A.I.M.! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; A.I.M.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The End of AIM!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Death Before Dishonor!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. The End of A.I.M.!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  4. 3. The End of A.I.M.!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Henry R. Kujawa