(Marvel UK) Captain Britain Weekly #15-27 (1977)
Writer: Gary Friedrich
Art: Herb Trimpe & Fred Kida
Colorist: Marie Severin
Letterer: Irv Watanbe

The S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier arrives over London with Captain America, who is dispatched by Fury to investigate neo-Nazi activites in England. Cap crosses paths with the rookie costumed hero Captain Britain and together investigate the happenings in Braddock Manor which reveal a new plot by the Red Skull

Fury meets an agent of S.T.R.I.K.E., and nearly done in by him, as the agent is in reality working for the Red Skull. Captains America and Britain are presumed dead following an explosion and a funeral is held in London for both heroes.

The Red Skull makes his move and kidnaps the Prime Minister and threatens to detonate a biological weapon over London. The two Captains come out of hiding and reveal themselves to be alive and fight the Skull as Fury and S.T.R.I.K.E. commander Lance Hunter discover the bomb in Big Ben.

  • Continuity Notes
  • Appearance by Dum Dum and Captain America
  • First Marvel appearence of President Jimmy Carter, the first of three times Fury would cross paths with this President
  • First appearence of S.T.R.I.K.E. (Special Tactical Reserve for International Key Emergencies), the British equivalent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (not a part of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • S.T.R.I.K.E. would later reappear as a rouge mercenary group in Wolverine: Fear Itself #1-3
  • Fury uses a cigar armed with a poison dart, created by Q Branch
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. constructs LMDs of Captain America and Captain Britain
  • Reprints of Strange Tales 159-168 and Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #3 also featured as part of the weekly anthology during this run.
  • Several pages are featured in How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee & John Buscema.
  • Reprinted in Captain Britain: The Birth of a Legend.