(February 9, 1977)

Marvel UK, 1976 Series
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Price
0.10 GBP
Pages
48
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics International Ltd.
Publisher's Brand
Marvel Comics Group
Editing
Larry Lieber (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

48-page "correction" issue. Contains in a a pull-out section, the complete, corrected color section from issue 17, which suffered from a disastrous printing error. Readers are instructed to pull out these pages and wrap them around the black-and-white pages in #17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Britain / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Captain Britain [Brian Braddock]; Red Skull [Johann Shmidt]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover credits per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Larry Lieber with pencils and inks.

S.H.I.E.L.D. Strikes Out! (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Britain / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Friedrich (credited)
Pencils
Herb Trimpe (credited)
Inks
Fred Kida (credited)
Colors
George Roussos (credited)
Letters
Irv Watanabe (credited as Irv. Watanabe)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Betsy Braddock; Jamie Braddock; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Captain Britain [Brian Braddock]; Nick Fury; Tod Radcliffe; Doctor Ramsey; Red Skull [Johann Shmidt] (villain); S.T.R.I.K.E.
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 1-2 same as last issue.

Cover Quiz! (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Britain's Fun Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Owen McCarron (signed)
Pencils
Ron Wilson; Larry Lieber (illustrations); Owen McCarron
Inks
Owen McCarron; Frank Giacoia (illustrations)
Letters
Owen McCarron ?

Genre
superhero

Thunder In the Ruins! (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Jim Mooney
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Tell It to the Captain! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herb Trimpe; Jim Steranko (illustrations)
Inks
Fred Kida; Joe Sinnott (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Centerfold feature. Follows page 6 of Fantastic Four story. Letters from E. Dowling, Michael (Cap) Brittain, Uran Goyal, Peter Gallagher, Gareth Jones, Derek Laburn, Chris Christophorou, Simon Walton, and David Main.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain Britain / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nazis
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First page of pull-out section between pages 1 & 2 of letters page. Instruction printed at the foot of the page says to pull out and wrap around the black-and-white pages of issue 17.

Cover credits per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Larry Lieber with pencils and inks.

The Revenge of the Red Skull! (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain Britain / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Friedrich (credited)
Pencils
Herb Trimpe (credited)
Inks
Fred Kida (credited)
Colors
George Roussos (credited)
Letters
Irv Watanabe (credited as Irv. Watanabe)

Genre
superhero
Characters
S.T.R.I.K.E.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First story in the pull-out section

Armageddon! (Table of Contents: 7)

Nick Fury / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Jim Steranko
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Jimmy Woo; Suwan (deceased); The Yellow Claw; Nick Fury; Clay Quartermain; Dum Dum Dugan; Val [Contessa Valentina Allegro de Fontaine]; The Gaff [Sidney E. Levine]; The Prime Mover (chess robot); Dr. Doom
Synopsis
While Jimmy Woo cradles the body of Suwan in his arms a SHIELD Suicide Squad bursts in via The Dreadnought, a colossal tunneling machine. The Claw vanishes but Fury uses a Pseudo-Elliptoid Wrist Tracer to find him, but arrives just as the villain escapes into the Space-Time Continuum in an Infinity Sphere. Fury finds a Prototype Warp-Vest and follows The Claw.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints comics' 1st 4-page spread (requiring 2 issues side-by-side for full effect). SHIELD's invading The Yellow Claw's underground HQ pays tribute to the climax of the film YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) with the heroes coming thru the floor instead of the ceiling. SHIELD's Dreadnought, which takes its name (ironically) from the HYDRA killer robot is in the tradition of tunneling machines used by Cave Carson in BRAVE AND THE BOLD #31 (DC Comics, September 1960), The Hate Monger in FANTASTIC FOUR #21 (February 1963), International Rescue on the TV series THUNDERBIRDS (1965) and Japan's Science Patrol on the TV series ULTRA MAN (1966). The Claw's Infinity Sphere is similar to The Legion Of Super-Heroes' Time Bubbles in ADVENTURE COMICS. With Dr. Strange battling a science-fiction villain and Fury hurtling thru other dimensions the two series in STRANGE TALES had more similarities than usual. Baron Strucker's Satan Claw was last seen in STRANGE TALES #159 (August 1967). The Prime Mover returned in GIANT-SIZE DEFENDERS #3 (January 1975). While the ending of this story would be long debated among fans, writer Steve Englehart brought back the real Yellow Claw in CAPTAIN AMERICA #164-167 (August-November 1973).

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 8)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Fabulous Fantastic Four
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]

Indexer Notes

Reprints Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #126, page 14, with original captions removed and a new title and caption added.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Mister Fantastic [Mr. Fantastic] / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks
Chic Stone (illustration)
Letters
Joe Rosen ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Mighty World of Marvel Pin-Up Page. Pin-Up of Mr. Fantastic.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Nick Fury / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Reprints

Checkmate (Table of Contents: 11)

Nick Fury / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko; Howard Bender (sourced) (page 1)
Inks
Joe Sinnott; John Tartaglione (sourced) (page 1)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; Irv Watanabe (splash)

Genre
spy; superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

o.t. "Armageddon"; reprinted from Strange Tales #167 (pages 7-11 in correct order, with new splash, not by Steranko).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Britain
  2. 1. S.H.I.E.L.D. Strikes Out!
    Captain Britain
  3. 2. Cover Quiz!
    Captain Britain's Fun Page
  4. 3. Thunder In the Ruins!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Tell It to the Captain!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Captain Britain
  7. 6. The Revenge of the Red Skull!
    Captain Britain
  8. 7. Armageddon!
    Nick Fury
  9. 8. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    Fantastic Four
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Mister Fantastic [Mr. Fantastic]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Nick Fury
  12. 11. Checkmate
    Nick Fury
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Chris Boyko
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Van Dore