Marcus Johnson And The Injury To Eye Motif

Marcus Johnson And The Injury To Eye Motif

This is the cover to the final issue of Battle Scars for April, just in time for the Avengers movie. Well, I guess we know why it has that title now. I thought this may have been the case on the thumb nail but the full size version confirms it.

Bleeding Cool has been running the theory that Sergeant Marcus Johnson is not only the hidden son of Nick Fury, but that he is being lined up as Nick Fury Jr, to take his father's role in SHIELD, just in time for the Avengers movie to come out, starring Samuel Jackson as Fury.

IN the standard Marvel universe, Nick Fury was as white as the cliffs of Dover, but his Ultimate Comics remake saw him recast as Samuel Jackson, and literalised by the Iron Man movie casting Jackson in the role. And now Nick Fury will make his most prominent appearance in the Avengers, it may look strange to the average punter why a black guy is being portrayed as a white guy in the comics.

But not only does he have to be black, he has to also be missing an eye, like his dad… hnce the cover image to usse 6.

Game, Set and Fury?

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Rich JohnstonAbout 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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