The Silver Surfer (1) #17 "The Surfer Must Kill"
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: John Buscema 
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Sam Rosen

Reed Richards enlists the aid of Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. in order to reign in the Silver Surfer, unaware of the Surfer's internal struggles with Mephisto.   

  • Continuity Notes
  • Cover appearance by Nick Fury
  • Reprinted in Marvel Masterworks #19 and Essential Silver Surfer v.1
  • Appearance by Dum Dum
  • The Surfer seems to bear no grudge later in Fantastic Four-World's Greatest Magazine #7

One of the first examples of S.H.I.E.L.D. being used to bring down a super-powered being, encouraged by Mr. Fantastic no less! Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. are spotlighted pretty well; with a funny dressing down of Dum Dum by Fury. Although he later escapes, S.H.I.E.L.D. does manage to down the Surfer.