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Issue Details

Issue #135
Published August 1965
Cover Price 0.12 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "The Greatest Action-Thriller of All Time!"

Characters HYDRA; Nick Fury
Genre Spy
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Frank Giacoia
Colors Stan Goldberg
Reprinted in Son of Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1975 series) #nn; in Strange Tales #135 (Marvel Deutschland, 1999 series) #135; in Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (2001); in Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Marvel, 2007 series) #1

12 page Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. story "The Man for the Job!"

Characters Nick Fury (Colonel, CIA); Nick Fury L.M.D.s (Life Model Decoys); HYDRA; Imperial Hydra (unnamed; "The Master"); Laura Brown (unnamed); Tony Stark (head of SHIELD Special Weaponry section)
Synopsis Ordered to report to the Pentagon for an "LMD", Fury is baffled by all the technos. He watches in amazement as several "Life Model Decoys" which look exactly like himself all go their separate ways, and are each brutally "murdered". On the road, the Porsche 904 he's in is attacked by napalm fire bombs from an aircraft; the car proves not only fireproof, it fires sidewinder missles (destroying the attacking plane), and even more amazing, converts to flying mode with mach-pressure fans built into the wheels! Fury learns about SHIELD, an international organization whose job is to stop HYDRA, a "group of fanatics" bent on world domination, who are responsible for the attacks on him. In a hidden HQ, the agent in charge of Fury's "capture" is punished for his failure with death. Elsewhere, Fury meets Tony Stark-- playboy arms inventor who is also in charge of SHIELD's Special Weaponry section. Stark tells Fury they want him to lead SHIELD, saying "Your entire life qualifies you for this job." When a hidden bomb almost goes off, Fury saves everyone in the room, and discovers he's aboard The Heli-Carrier, SHIELD's mobile command center, thousands of feet above the Earth. As he instinctively begins snapping orders, he realizes Stark is right-- and just how grave the danger facing the entire free world really is. He takes the job.
Genre Spy
Script Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Dick Ayers
Colors Stan Goldberg
Letters Artie Simek
Notes Part 1 of 7. Fury's previous chronological appearance in FANTASTIC FOUR #21 (December 1963). 1st appearance of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division), LMDs, Fury's Porsche 904, HYDRA, Imperial Hydra, Laura Brown, The SHIELD Heli-Carrier. Story retold in NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 (September 1968). Background info on the creation of SHIELD not revealed until FURY #1 (May 1994).
Reprinted in Sgt. Fury Annual (Marvel, 1965 series) #2 (June 1966); in Son of Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1975 series) #nn; in Strange Tales (Marvel Deutschland, 1999 series) #135

10 page Dr. Strange story "Eternity Beckons!"

Characters Dr. Strange; Sir Baskerville; Dormammu; Clea (unnamed); Baron Mordo
Synopsis In London, still seeking info on "Eternity", Dr. Strange goes to the secluded home of Sir Baskerville, a former desciple of Mordo's, who greets him as an old friend. Meanwhile, Dormammu discovers that Clea is the one who unleashed The Mindless Ones, and swears she shall pay for her betrayal. Baskerville contacts Mordo, who sends an emissary to trap Strange. But it backfires, allowing Strange to discover that Dormammu is the one behind Mordo's attacks and his increased power. Strange hypnotizes Mordo's spirits into believing he's fled to the Netherworld, and by the time Mordo arrives, Strange has fled once more...
Genre Occult
Script Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils Steve Ditko
Inks Steve Ditko
Colors Stan Goldberg
Letters Sam Rosen
Notes Part 6 of 17.
Reprinted in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #185 (May 1976); in Doctor Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts (Pocket Books, 1978 series) #2; in Doctor Strange Classics Starring Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1984 series) #2 (April 1984); in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #23 (1992); in Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (2001); in Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 (2003); in Incroyable Hulk, L' (Editions Héritage, 1968 series) #90/91