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Oversized Anniversary Issue! Waid! Ferguson! Kirby! Steranko!

A commemorative 50th Anniversary story that spans the past and the present, and unites Phil Coulson and Nick Fury, Sr. in a unique cross-time adventure to answer a riddle that lies at the heart of the origins of SHIELD: who is The Man Called D.E.A.T.H.? Includes a sequence penciled by Jack Kirby and inked by Jim Steranko that has never seen print as part of a story before!

Plus: The return of Dum Dum Dugan and the birth of the new Howling Commandos! The very first SHIELD story from 1965! And the pilot presentation sequence that inspired the creation of SHIELD!

List of covers and their creators:

CoverNameCreator(s)Sidebar Location
RegRegular CoverJulian Totino Tedesco1
VarVariant CoverArthur Adams2
VarVariant CoverJack Kirby & Jim Steranko3
VarSketch Variant CoverJack Kirby & Jim Steranko4

Note: The story Phil Coulson heard from the man called D.E.A.T.H. (aka Leonardo Da Vinci) is a reference to S.H.I.E.L.D. volume 1 and volume 2.

Note: The second story of this comic is a prelude to the Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. series.


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