I love music, I love old comics – well dang me, if in the November 1969 issue of Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D these parallel interests of mine didn’t converge. Now I already showed you a previous issue featuring a mind-controlled band as baddies, but this is different because Nick is taken, by his younger date, to see a real band, none other than Country Joe & The Fish.
I find it fascinating as Nick’s attitude mirrors those of the Marvel artists and writers who created him – he’s older, pro-establishment, distrustful of all this unfettered youth and free love – but he clearly sees the need to play along in order to snare a piece of tail*. So what happens when he’s having his mind-broken by Country Joe & The Fish playing ‘Superbird’**? well the sniper super villain Bullseye shoots him in the head … far out. This comic is so much of its time, it virtually reeks of patchouli.
But let’s leave that cliff-hanger right there and get to one of my fave comic bits from the 60’s, the ads. I’m definitely going to be sending away for the he-man voice training, time to send a cheque to Eugene Feuchtinger^; my nails are perfect so I don’t need to worry about that.
And as a bit of a bonus check out these two 1969 beauties, in the last one Nick appears to be battling Salvadore Dali.
540 Down (still).
*Hell, we’ve all been there Nick.
**they didn’t get to the about making LBJ drop acid, unfortunately.
^Feuchtinger, he’s the man, the man with the Midas touch …