(October 1973)

Marvel, 1973 Series
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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

Death-Trap! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

Genre
spy
Characters
HYDRA; Nick Fury
Reprints

Beware... The Deadly Dreadnought! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jim Steranko (plot); Roy Thomas (dialogue)
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (original Editor)

Genre
spy
Characters
Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; Laura Brown; Gabe Jones; Supreme Hydra ["Agent Bronson"]; Jasper Sitwell; HYDRA; Boothroyd (Personal Effects Dept.); The Dreadnought (HYDRA Robot)
Synopsis
While the AUTOFAC computer works out the true identity of the Supreme Hydra, Fury plans to have Bronson transport Laura to SHIELD's West coast HQ. In the Personal Effects Dept. Fury is given a new weapons-laden outfit. Moments later he's attacked by The Dreadnought, a deadly 8-foot-tall HYDRA killer robot. Laura suspects Bronson may be the Supreme Hydra himself, and her suspicions are confirmed by AUTOFAC, but before she can pass on the info, Bronson overpowers her. Fury just barely manages to beat The Dreadnought, but finds Laura is missing and AUTOFAC names her as the Supreme Hydra.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 5 of 9. Fury's "Repulsor Watch", capable of deflecting bullets, later turned up in the film LIVE AND LET DIE (1973), though in the movie, it was only used to attract metal, not deflect it.

Death-Trap! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; President Johnson (cameo); Jasper Sitwell; Professor Anton Trojak (creator of Q-Ray machine; Anihil-Agent 47); HYDRA; Gabe Jones; Dum Dum Dugan; Supreme Hydra ["Agent Bronson"]; Laura Brown
Synopsis
The Heli-Carrier takes on a number of VIP's, as well as Prof. Trojak and his "Q-Ray" for a demonstration. But Trojak is really a HYDRA agent, and his oversized machine has been used to smuggle several HYDRA thugs aboard. In addition to these dangers, Fury must also cope with his 3 best friends, who've been hypnotized to kill him. Fury manages to save the day, and an injured, unconscious Laura is found hidden in the computer room, wearing a HYDRA outfit. President Lyndon B. Johnson blames Fury for the security screw-up and orders him confined to quarters.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 6 of 9. Fury comments that no amount of attempted brainwashing could ever force Sitwell to turn bad as "it's against his principles".

Last issue, reprints end on a cliffhanger. Reprints continue in CAPTAIN BRITAIN (Marvel UK) #1 (October 13, 1976), but skip the last 3 episodes of the "Hydra Reborn" story, which were NOT reprinted until 2000.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Death-Trap!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Beware... The Deadly Dreadnought!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Death-Trap!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
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