But why? Well, here's a theory. Supposition of course.
Marcus Johnson is Nick Fury Jr. And will take over his father's role in the Marvel Universe as the news Nick Fury. Let's lay it out.
Folks from SHIELD to Captain America to Taskmaster are interested in him, after his supposed-parents died. Someone else interested in him in Battle Scars #2 is the new Scorpio, already revealed to be Nick Fury's son. The book ends in March, which is when Marvel republish the Wolverine/Nick Fury Scorpio trade paperback.
That's also when the Avengers movie comes out, starring a black Nick Fury, Samuel Jackson, thanks to the Ultimate Marvel version looking just like him.
But the standard Marvel Universe version is white.
What if you suddenly could have a black Nick Fury to take his role in the Marvel Universe, especially in the context of the Avengers movie?
And there was that thing that Axel Alonso said about him being someone "you'll definitely want to keep your eye on — I mean, eyes."
Yeah, that's a point. Is Marcus going to have to suffer an injury to eye motif to take over his dad's role?
Marvel comics have twisted and turned before to resemble their movie counterparts, such as Spider-Man growing organic webshooters.
And the solicitation for issue five of Battle Scars adds "What Does Nick Fury Have To Do With The Conspiracy At The Heart Of The Marvel Universe?"
What indeed? A hidden son, placed with adoptive parents, now to take his father's reins and step up to be the new Nick Fury of the Marvel Universe? And in doing so help the stars of the Marvel Universe resemble our one, physically at least.
It's a theory. But then, so was this.
Thanks to BuzzComics for igniting it.