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Strange Tales #135 Values

Publisher: Marvel, 1965

About Strange Tales #135

First appearance of Nick Fury as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. First appearances of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra. Jack Kirby cover and art. Doctor Strange feature with art by Steve Ditko. Baron Mordo appearance.

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COVER DETAILS

Strange Tales #135 (Marvel, 1965) CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages....
Title: The Greatest Action-Thriller of All Time!

Characters: HYDRA; Nick Fury

Pencils: Jack Kirby

Inks: Frank Giacoia

Colors: Stan Goldberg ?

Letters: Sam Rosen

Reprints: Sgt. Fury Annual (Marvel, 1965 series) #2 (August 1966), | Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD (Marvel, 1968 series) #16 (November 1970)


STORY DETAILS

Title: 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 S.H.I.E.L.D. Special Weaponry section)

Synopsis: Nick Fury reports to the Pentagon, encountering Life Model Decoys: replicas of himself. He is driven in a gadget-filled car that converts to flying mode. Fury learns about SHIELD, an international organization whose job is to stop HYDRA, fanatics bent on world domination. Fury meets Tony Stark, in charge of SHIELD's weaponry, who tells Fury he was chosen to lead SHIELD. Fury acts quickly when he finds a hidden bomb, throwing it out a window moments before it explodes. Fury learns he is aboard the Heli-Carrier, SHIELD's mobile headquarters. Realizing the impending danger Fury accepts the job.

Pages: 12.000

Script: Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)

Pencils: Jack Kirby

Inks: Dick Ayers

Letters: Artie Simek

Reprints: Sgt. Fury Annual (Marvel, 1965 series) #2 (August 1966)

Notes: Part 1 of 7. Fury's previous chronological appearance was 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 S.H.I.E.L.D. Heli-Carrier. Story retold in NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 (September 1968). Background info on the creation of S.H.I.E.L.D. not revealed until FURY #1 (May 1994).

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CGC Census Report*

Grade 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.9 10.0 Total
Universal  3 2 2 3 4 15 28 32 65 74 81 78 79 113 123 122 114 114 69 49 36 9 3 0 0 1218
Qualified  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Signature Series  0 1 0 1 0 0 6 8 8 5 10 4 10 6 7 6 5 8 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 90
Restored  0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 3 6 2 2 1 5 7 5 3 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 47
Total 3 3 2 4 4 16 34 42 79 82 100 84 91 122 135 137 124 126 74 52 39 9 4 0 0 1366

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