Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #6
Cover Illustrator: Jim Steranko
Writer: Roy Thomas

Penciler: Frank Springer
Letterer: Artie Simek

An exiled extra dimensional race is poised to use the destruction of the Earth as a gateway back to their homeworld.

  • Continuity Notes
  • The cover is one of the most popular illustration of Nick Fury, frequently seen on posters and other S.H.I.E.L.D.-related media
  • Winner of the comics industry 1968 Alley Award for Best Cover
  • Featured as the cover for the second issue of the 2 issue Steranko reprint S.H.I.E.L.D. series in the 1980's
  • Cover appears in the comic book gallery in the finale of the 1999 film Unbreakable
  • The Collective Intelligence recieved a handbook entry in Marvel Legacy: The 1960s Handbook.
  • The Spanish edition of the issue featured a cover by Lopez Espi (seen above).
  • Reprinted in
    • Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume 3
    • S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus

Backup team of Thomas and Springer return with a solid B-movie serial story which would do Alex Raymond proud. The character of Alex Randall is realized well and comes across with a real sense of tragedy and conflict. The story is elaborate, save for the aliens who are out tech'ed by S.H.I.E.L.D. The last-minute reprieve in itself was well-done, however in the context of the entire series its beginning to get repetitious.