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First Appearance
Strange Tales #135 (Aug. 1965)
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
The Helicarrier
Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, Phil Coulson, Sharon Carter, Jessica Drew, Clay Quarterman, countless others
Rallying Cry
Flying Cars, LMDs, Various Custom Tools and Devices

S.H.I.E.L.D. is a global defense agency in the Marvel Universe and often acts as allies to many superheroes and often enemies of various rebellious superheroes and antiheroes. S.H.I.E.L.D. is often acts as a defense against high level threats and tries to keep the peace between the nations across the world. It was formed during WWII whose first agents were: Agent Carter, Howard Stark, Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos. After decades Fury became director of S.H.I.E.L.D.


S.H.I.E.L.D. was first created by the Supreme International Council for the purposes of safeguarding the world from threats on an international scale.


Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-enforcement Division (or S.H.I.E.L.D. for short) was conceived by army Colonel Nicholas Fury sometime after World War II, though was hesitant to formally attempt to get it formed, fearing that the government would deny his request during that particular moment in history.  With the rise of the terrorist organization HYDRA, the United Nations learned the existance of Fury's organization plans and presented it to the United Stated government as a suitable countermeasure.  S.H.I.E.L.D. was born soon after, though Nicholas Fury would be unaware of this for some time.  After the initial head of SHIELD, Rick Stoner, seemingly died after being mortally wounded by a HYDRA agent and Nick Fury was approached to become SHIELD's new Public Director. 

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