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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 S.H.I.E.L.D. is recounted as well as it finding its leader: Colonel Nick Fury.

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Publication Notes[]

  • This issue contains a letters page, "Don't Yield, Write S.H.I.E.L.D.!". Letters are published from Edward Romero, Donlad F. McGregor, Steve Shuchart, Steven Grant, Mike Richmond, and Ralph Duby.

Continuity Notes[]

  • This issue is a reworked version of the origin story told in Strange Tales #135.
  • The caption on page 16 which recounts Nick Fury's introduction to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier was lifted from Stan Lee's narration in Strange Tales #135.
  • Nick Fury thinks back on his time as Sergeant in the United States Army. The images shown are scenes from Sgt. Fury #49, 52 and 53.

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