Thursday, December 29, 2011

"The End" Week: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #47!

'Yeah, you can't fire me, only some guy that ain't here could--ah, crap!'
This issue: HYDRA blows up most of the United Nations building! Nick Fury gets chewed out by President Clinton and the Secretary General of the U.N. Boutros Boutros-Ghali! Nick's latest final battle against Baron Strucker! And yet it's still kind of boring. Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #47, "Final Retribution!" Written by Gregory Wright, pencils by John Heebink, inks by Brian Garvey.

We even start in a weird place: HYDRA tries to recruit Gideon of the Externals from X-Force, and Fury has to put a stop to that. Did not expect to see Gideon there; especially since the rest of the issue is trying to roll back the clock to Fury's heyday in the sixties. Characters killed off in Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. are back, there's an epic battle with a helicarrier, a castle, and jetpacks; and Nick's girlfriend for this series, Kate, is completely fridged to get her out of the way and Nick back with the Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine.

I can't back this up, but that may be more dialog than poor Kate got the last six months or more of this book...
The series ends with Strucker falling to his "death," a funeral for Kate, and Fury back with the Contessa and as the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Status: quo.

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