Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #5
Writer: Jim Steranko
Penciler: Jim Steranko
Inker: Jon Tartag
Letterer: Sam Rosen

Scorpio lays a trap for Fury and then takes his place, substituting a prototype LMD slated for a dangerous exercise with Fury himself. Meanwhile an old friend of Fury, Pickman, who had been working on tracking down Scorpio, follows a string of clues and arrives in time to save Fury.

  • Continuity Notes
  • Appearances by Dum Dum and Val
  • Steranko's final issue as writer and penciler.
  • Reprinted in 
    • Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Reprint Edition) #2
    • Captain Britain (1) #35- 37
    • Nick Fury: Who Is Scorpio (TPB)
    • Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume 3
    • S.H.I.E.L.D. by Jim Steranko: The Complete Collection
    • S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus

Tense sequel to the first issue is made more exciting by the singular focus on Scorpio's plot to kill Fury, thus wringing more suspense. The art is great, especially the full page splash page showcasing the ESP Chamber. Again the artwork involved with Scorpio is nearly hypnotic, although the new rendering of his costume is less impressive then last time. Pickman makes for one of the more memorable supporting characters and its a shame this would be his only appearance.