Stan Lee

Captain Comics: 50 years of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nick Fury and over-the-top fandom

tmpplchld Happy birthday, S.H.I.E.L.D.!tmpplchld Fifty years ago, Marvel's Stan Lee and Jack Kirby rode the wave of James Bond mania by taking an old World War II character, wrapping an espionage agency around him, and coming up with their own super-spy, "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." The acronym stood for Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law Enforcement Division, and in the first story we saw just how awesome the organization was: Flying cars! Helicarriers! Realistic robots called Life Model Decoys!tmpplchld That first 12-page story, published in "Strange Tales" #135 in 1965, was titled "The Man for the Job!" The job was director of...