Captain America (1) #127  (1970)
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Gene Colan
Inker: Wally Wood
Letterer: Art Semek

Captain America aids Nick Fury in testing out S.H.I.E.L.D. latest body-armor, the Protecto-suit. Later while giving it a field test, Fury and his agents have thier suits sabotaged by A.I.M., leading to suspicion of Captain America as a traitor.

  • Continuity Notes
  • Cover Appearence
  • Appearances by Dum Dum and Sharon Carter
  • Daily Bugle editor Joe Robertson is an old friend of Nick Fury and agrees to sit on a story regarding S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Reprinted in Essential Captain America 3

When did Nick Fury ever not manipulate poor Cap? Stan Lee's story is devoid of an ounce of suspense as to who is the real traitor and the melodramatic moods of Captain America is getting old by now (ooh poor Bucky, ooh poor Peggy, ooh poor Sharon), The art as always, is fabulous; Sharon Carter never looked as good as she did under the pencil of Gene Colan. Kudos to the great Wally Wood of course.
It is interesting to compare the conversation Fury has with Joe Robertson with scenes years later in The Pulse during the Secret War crossover.