Characters Appearing: Count Bornag Royale, Dum Dum Dugan, Jasper Sitwell, Nick Fury
Strange Tales #146-147 (Nick Fury)
Issue(s): Strange Tales #146, Strange Tales #147 (Nick Fury stories only)
...and then deduce that Them and AIM are one and the same.
Don't yield! Back SHIELD!
Count Bornag Royale, head of AIM, causes trouble for Fury with the Pentagon. Fury, Dum Dum, and Sitwell rescue the SHIELD barbershop guards from an AIM attack...
...but the fact that Fury led the attack personally means that some think he is not fit for a leadership role.
It's kind of cool that AIM was originally thought to be a legitimate organization.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Should take place circa Iron Man's appearances in Tales of Suspense #83-84, per the non-specific footnote below.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Nick Fury and his Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
I sort of like that they went with the "legitimate AIM" concept with the recent Iron Man movie, with them as a government think-tank doing their own mad science behind the scenes. Maybe they sort of were thinking along the same lines as this...but then again, if the US government ever found out about the Cosmic Cube or MODOK, they probably would have figured otherwise.
Posted by: Ataru320 | December 18, 2013 10:57 AM
Royale actually says that "A.I.M. is merely a branch of THEM".
Posted by: min | May 30, 2014 9:15 AM
The artificial life forms remind me somewhat of the creatures from the Evil Factory in Kirby's run on DC's Jimmy Olsen.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | November 7, 2016 10:38 PM
Its starting to annoy me with the «rank guy who hates on the hero». Byrd - iron man, ross - hulk and now the aim guy, its not original anymore
Posted by: Roy Mattson | July 9, 2017 7:19 PM
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