Wednesday, May 23, 2007

All this and more could be in the basement, for all I know.
Is Nick surprised by this issues revelations, or that this series was still going?
The mess in my basement is rapidly approaching problem levels. Maybe if I sorted everything into 'blogged' and 'not blogged' piles. No, those piles of 90's Flash issues alone would be too intimidating. (Not that they're bad, but they aren't bad enough or great enough for me to write a ton about. Maybe. Damnit, now I have to try some, just to see.)

Oh, and this issue, hell, the whole run of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Not so great. Fury is a great character, but as much as I like some of his stories, like the Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson limiteds; he's always going to be in the shadow of the Jim Steranko issues. I'm hard pressed to think of anything from this particular series that's still in continuity, except the deaths that were undone: Baron Strucker, Clay Quartermain, Jasper Sitwell, Jimmy Woo, and others killed in Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.

Oddly, the letters page mentions the first part of "The Cold War of Nick Fury," which involved how Nick Fury first got involved in espionage after WWII, and was set in North Korea. The story was completely reversed the next issue, written off as Fury B.S.'ing his way through a debriefing, which seems like a waste of $1.75. (I think the writer was changed as well, though...)

And now, apropos of nothing, I would absolutely buy this:
Of course, I'd probably buy Journey into Misery, too.

Cover for Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #43 by John Heebink and Mike Manley. Deranged Tales #666 from the back cover of What The--?! #19 by Doug Rice and Hilary Barta.


SallyP said...

Ahhhh...nothing like the joy of going through a pile of old comics. It's dangerous though, because before you know it, you've completely blown an entire day.

Matt said...

You could always sort them into a third 'not even fucking worth it' pile.


googum said...

No way! That third pile could kill me when it falls over.