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  • May 11 @ 7:52am
“So, you see in this 1968 first issue of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., well, Jim Steranko took the character created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee back in their W.W.II comic “Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos”, and really made him into a sixties style James Bond style super-spy, okay? Which they had started in the comic STRANGE TALES, but Steranko took the book into an original and almost psychedelic direction. But this was more evidence of the amazing continued creative output of Marvel during their rapid rise in the sixties, and in that same year, Susan Richards gives birth in Fantastic Four Annual #6, and there was this first appearance of the Vision in The Avengers. Steve Ditko had left Spiderman by this point, unfortunately, but John Romita had taken over and given the character a new and increasingly popular appeal, and by the way, did you know that S.H.I.E.L.D. stood for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division? That lasted until 1991, when they changed that. When this comic came out, Jack Kirby would only stay with Marvel for a couple of years more and, oh, did you know that Fury’s girlfriend in this series is named Countess Valentina Allegra de Fontaine and ...”

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