Happy Fourth of July from the HMSS Weblog

We thought it’d be a good way to celebrate the 236th anniversary of the birth of the U.S.A. to remember this image from artist Jim Steranko, circa September 1968. It was Steranko’s cover for Strange Tales No. 167, featuring Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby:

Jim Steranko’s cover for Strange Tales No. 167

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  1. And who’s the sexy Lady in the purple outfit I ask ?

  2. Contessa Valentina Allegro de Fontaine, of course. Other cast members include: Clay Quartermain (right with the big smile) and in the back row Timothy “Dum Dum” Dugan (rear, left with hat) and Sidney E. Levine, aka “the Gaff,” rear right.

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