Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #18 (Marvel 1971)

Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #18 (Marvel Comics)

Stan Lee (w) Jack Kirby (a)

After a distinguished career in World War Two, Nick Fury returned to the fray in the age of superheroes as the Director of SHIELD, a body designed for the more modern threats faced by the world. Seemingly unaffected by age, Nick fights all manners of menaces.


Of course this version of Fury will not be familiar to modern movie goers who are used to seeing Samuel L Jackson playing the role. That's down to the using  the "Ultimates" line of comics as a template for Hollywood, which were launched in parallel with Marvels regular books and take place on a different Earth.

Still that's all been mixed up with the recent Secret Wars storyline (which I haven't read so comments welcome) available from your local comic shop in trade paperback I understand.

Sadly this issue is the last of his first series and is all reprint. Obviously Fury needed a break!

The stories were originally published in Strange Tales #142 to #144 and are written and drawn by Marvel's "A-Team" creators Lee and Kirby.


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