(August 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 Hiding Place!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors
?
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
spy
Characters
Dum Dum Dugan; Laura Brown; Nick Fury; HYDRA
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Henry Kujawa suggested that the Laura Brown figure was inked by Wally Wood, agreed by Nick Simon (August 2007). Nick Caputo believes the cover is inked entirely by Steranko.

The Power of SHIELD! (Table of Contents: 1)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; Gabe Jones; Jasper Sitwell; HYDRA; Supreme Hydra ["Don Cabellero"; "Emir Ali-Bey"]; Laura Brown; Tony Stark (cameo); Dum Dum Dugan
Synopsis
Fury signals SHIELD but after Sitwell realizes Fury is the pilot he still orders the launching of a Strato-Mine which could ignite the atmosphere. Supreme Hydra learns that Laura Brown, the daughter of his predecessor who helped Fury has been captured in Egypt. Donning a new disguise he leaves to exact punishment. Fury turns the plane around, and, discovering the hidden Overkill Horn, dives from the plane, picked up by a SHIELD submarine. The plane, followed by the Strato-Mine, obliterates Karnopolis and all within HYDRA base. Soon after, Fury & a SHIELD squad rescues Laura from HYDRA thugs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 9. The method Fury used to contact SHIELD without a radio was later used in the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA episode, "The Hand Of God". Laura Brown's previous appearance in STRANGE TALES #141 (February 1966). This reprint does not include page 8 of the original.

The Hiding Place! (Table of Contents: 2)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
spy
Characters
Clipper Charlie (SHIELD barber); Nick Fury; Jasper Sitwell; Laura Brown; HYDRA; Gabe Jones; Supreme Hydra ["Emir Ali-Bey" (alias); "Agent Bronson" (alias)]; Dum Dum Dugan
Synopsis
Fury thinks back on SHIELD's 1st battle with HYDRA when Laura Brown, who joined only to convince her father to give up his mad dream of world conquest, saved his life and helped defeat them. Laura is transported by Gabe & Jasper, whose car is attacked by HYDRA. Fury & Dugan, in a captured HYDRA saucer, go to rescue the trio. The Supreme Hydra dons a new disguise, that of "Agent Bronson", a SHIELD man currently their prisoner. Bronson arrives at the Heli-Carrier just in time to join the team racing to help Fury. After helping capture several HYDRA thugs, Bronson gains Fury's confidence.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 9. "Clipper Charlie" named in STRANGE TALES #164 (January 1968). After 2 episodes where Fury's appearance remained the same, his appearance is trimmed down as Steranko begins to modify his appearance. Jack Kirby, who plotted every SHIELD episode up to this point, finally departs. While known for "seat-of-the-pants" plotting, it appears that on the next-to-last page of his final episode, he'd figured out the true identity of the Supreme Hydra-- but readers would have to wait 3 more months to learn the truth. This reprint is missing panel 5 of page 11 and panels 1-4 of page 12.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Hiding Place!]
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. The Power of SHIELD!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. The Hiding Place!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry R. Kujawa