NICK FURY, AGENT OF SHIELD #2 1st APP CENTURIUS_JIM STERANKO!
Pub. Date: Jul. 1968
Condition: VF+ (Very Fine Plus)
Cover by Jim Steranko. “So Shall Ye Reap… Death!”, script and pencils by Jim Steranko, inks by Frank Giacoia and Joe Giella (assist); (Page 5, panels 9 and 11 redrawn by John Romita Sr. to allow the issue to pass the Comics Code Authority); Jimmy Woo goes through a death-trap laden “fun house” as his initiation as a SHIELD agent; Later, in his apartment, Fury & Val get romantic; The next day, off the Pacific Coast, en route to the Heli-Carrier in a bizarre twin-bodied jet, Fury & Jimmy are knocked out of the sky and wind up on a volcanic island transformed into a “Garden of Eden” and biological laboratory by “Centurius” – formerly Dr. Noah Black, a scientist who disappeared in the 1930s when his theories were scoffed at; After creating both new & extinct forms of life and sending them into space, he plans to rain down fire on the entire Earth, for forty days and forty nights, cleansing it so his creations can start anew on a world “without the threat of mass murder, intimidation, fear”; With the help of a visiting movie company and their robot gorilla prop, Fury & Woo put the kibosh on his plans. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.
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