(Marvel UK) Hulk Weekly # 9-15 (1979)
Writer: Steve Moore
Art: Steve Dillon

After the destruction of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Egyptian headquarters, Fury flies to the Middle East to battle the terrorist group known as The September where he defeats their leader, only to find that the group is spread out through six cells around the world.

In Hong Kong, Fury Woo and recently recruited instructor Annie Wong battle drugged martial arts actors, to discover the Yellow Claw is behind The September.

  • Continuity Notes
  • Appearance by Dum Dum, Gaff, Jimmy Woo, and the Countessa
  • Villain appearances by the Yellow Claw, now a brain connected to a robotic body and calling himself the One.
  • Fury would later do battle in the Middle East in the first S.H.I.E.L.D. paperback novel, Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D: Empyre

Wow, now this is S.H.I.E.L.D. fun. Great comic strip action in the tradition of the great pulp strips like Flash Gordon and Agent X, courtesy of writer Steve Moore. The interaction between Fury, Dum Dum and Val is solid and the supporting character of Naser Al-Idin makes for a good ally in the typical mold of Salla from the Indiana Jones movies. For the second half the addition of Annie Wong makes for a nice karate-chopping comrade for Fury, but it could easily have been Val. The appearance by the Yellow Claw is a bit of a letdown and rather odd at that. Thankfully this robot version was never followed up. All in all quite simple, but plain fun.


(Thanks to Janet Black)