A Very Special Nick Fury Story Published Today ( SPOILERS)

The Marvel Universe has two Nick Furies now. The classic Nick Fury (as one played by David Haselhoff) has been transformed into some kind of cosmic entity, while the current Nick Fury heading up SHIELD is his son, and rather resembles Samuel L Jackson's portrayal of the character.

So there is one in the past and one in the present. Two times that seem behest by racial conflict and unrest, at least that's how it is the the Nick Fury one-shot, published today, by David Walker and Lee Ferguson.

Fury - S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary 001-002And the racial antagonist Hate Monger travelling from the present, to the past, taking a Nick Fury with him, and giving us the suggestion that the Hate Monger was going to use the Civil Rights riots of the sixties as a platform for his own breed of hatred in what might have been a more receptive time.

Fury - S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary 001-007Not a bit of it. Complete fake-out. And expertly played. Because the Hate Monger has a different target.

Fury - S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary 001-015Honolulu. Hawaii. In 1965. And a very specific target…

Fury - S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary 001-017aThey're going to get there. You know they're going to get there.

Fury - S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary 001-017And just in case it still hadn't twigged.
Fury - S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary 001-018There's a What If…? waiting to happen here. isn't there?

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Hosting a drawing class with Jessica Martin this Friday.


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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