Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #8
Writer: Ernie Hart
Penciler: Herbie Trimpe
Inker: John Tartaglicone
Letterer: Herb Cooper

The world is suffering from a global heat wave leading to increased tensions in the streets, and heads of intelligence are being assassinated when they get too close to the truth. Enter Nick Fury who learns the events are part of a plot by evil Supremus.

  • Continuity Notes
  • Appearances by Dum Dum, Gabe Jones, Jimmy Woo and Tony Stark,
  • Reprinted in the UK Hulk Weekly in three parts
  • Fury is assassinated (again) in the issue's opening panels, only this time it wasn't an LMD but a laser hologram!
  • 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

Another stand-in team take over; Ernie Hart and Herb Trimpe join to do a stint in S.H.I.E.L.D.,  offering a somewhat hokey but still readable story thanks to a number of small details. Not the most memorable of villains, Supremus seems set up to be another boring super-villain until the end when his origins are revealed through his sister. Despite this near-end twist, the mad geneticist shtick has been done before (Issue #2). The saving graces include great dialogue and artwork by Trimpe (which is truely a revelation when seen in B&W in the Hulk Weekly reprints). Also noteworthy is a cameo by Tony Stark.