([1969 ?])

Alan Class, 1963 Series
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Price
[None]
Pages
68
On-sale date
1969 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Alan Class & Co. Ltd
Brand
AC Approved Comic
Editing
Alan Class (Reprint Editor)
Color
Colour cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
7.25" x 9.25"
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

SHIELD Origin Issue (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; spy
Characters
Nick Fury; Hydra
Reprints

And Now It Begins... (Table of Contents: 1)

Nick Fury / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Frank Springer
Inks
Frank Springer
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero; spy
Characters
Nick Fury L.M.D.; HYDRA; Agent R (armored suit); Nick Fury; Agent C; Agent L; Imperial Hydra ["The Master"] (unnamed); Agent H [Laura Brown] (unnamed); Tony Stark; Corporal Charles Atkins (Serial #35067731; HYDRA agent)
Synopsis
HYDRA repeatedly tries to murder Nick Fury before he can recruited to head SHIELD. The agent in charge of the operation, Agent L, is executed for his failure by Agent H. After reminiscing about his days in WW2, Fury meets Tony Stark, who introduces him to the SHIELD board of directors, then shows him a film detailing HYDRA's operations. After Fury uncovers a bomb in the room and dispatches it, along with the spy who planted it, he realizes the danger facing the free world and takes the job.
Reprints

Inside the Tomb! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks
Dave Berg (signed)
Letters
?

Job Number
L804
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Who Needs You? (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Letters
Steve Ditko ?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
General Craig; R-63
Synopsis
A general who has the responsibility of launching a nuclear counter attack is replaced by a robot that his bosses think is more suited for a role that requires perfection. When an unidentified radar object approaches at ICBM speed, the robot concludes that it must be a Soviet first strike and prepares to launch a counter attack. The general remembers a satellite that was launched years ago and was expected to re-enter the atmosphere soon. He disconnects the robot before it can push the button. His grateful superiors reinstate him.
Reprints

The Web vs. Inferno, the Fire-Breather! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Web / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul Reinman
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Web [John Raymond]; Rosie Raymond; Inferno; Tom Alexander; an unnamed crook (dressed as Inferno)
Synopsis
Irritated than John continues fighting crime as the Web, Rosie resumes her career and goes to work Tom Alexander, a museum curator. But Inferno sets art pieces on fire at the museum as the Web investigates. Then the real Inferno shows up and Tom reveals his true colors.
Reprints

The Hidden Island (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Kida
Inks
Fred Kida
Letters
?

Job Number
L751
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A man ventures out to a mist-hidden island that has curative properties in order to marry a couple there.
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Bomb Blast (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Manny Stallman (signed)
Inks
Manny Stallman (signed)
Letters
?

Job Number
F-276
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A sub-marine crew thinks they have discovered the fabled land of Atlantis, only to discover that they have travelled in time.
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Prisoner of the Wizard (Table of Contents: 7)

Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard (introduction, origin) [Bentley Wittman]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]
Synopsis
The Human Torch is tricked and trapped by the renowned genius the Wizard, who impersonates the Torch to frame him for crimes. The Torch escapes, captures the Wizard and clears his name with the help of his sister the Invisible Girl.
Reprints

Those Who Listen (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howie Post (signed)
Inks
Howie Post (signed)
Letters
?

Job Number
F291
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last page is on inside back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. SHIELD Origin Issue
    Nick Fury
  2. 1. And Now It Begins...
    Nick Fury
  3. 2. Inside the Tomb!
  4. 3. Who Needs You?
  5. 4. The Web vs. Inferno, the Fire-Breather!
    The Web
  6. 5. The Hidden Island
  7. 6. Bomb Blast
  8. 7. Prisoner of the Wizard
    Human Torch
  9. 8. Those Who Listen
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