Quote1 It wuzn't exactly no bed of roses back in the big one... no matter what nutty movies they make about it nowadays! Mebbe we didn't have the A-Bomb hangin' over our heads... but it never killed anybody deader than a Nazi Luger! Quote2
-- Nick Fury

Appearing in "And Now It Begins"

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Synopsis for "And Now It Begins"

The origin of SHIELD is recounted as well as it finding its leader: Colonel Nick Fury.


  • The caption on page 16 which recounts Nick Fury's introduction to the SHIELD Helicarrier was lifted from Stan Lee's narration in Strange Tales #135.
  • This issue contains a letters page, "Don't Yield, Write SHIELD!". Letters are published from Edward Romero, Donlad F. McGregor, Steve Shuchart, Steven Grant, Mike Richmond, and Ralph Duby.
  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references below for more info. [1]

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