Tuesday, March 25, 2014

They should say "Don't yield, back S.H.I.E.L.D." more on that show...

Since I'm old and senile, I thought Clay Quartermain there was going to be in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, possibly played by Robert Redford. No, Redford's playing Alexander Pierce, a relatively newer character from 1988's Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.

Pierce was the rookie character for most of the series, but was pretty well settled in by this, the second-to-last one: from 1993, Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #46, "Revelations" Written by Gregory Wright, pencils by John Heebink, inks by Don Hudson. (We already saw the last issue a while back!)

Quartermain had been believed killed in the aforementioned Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D., but like many of those agents he had returned, albeit as a brainwashed tool of HYDRA. HYDRA was also believed to have been destroyed, but had returned bigger than ever, with the return of it's believed-dead leader Baron Wolfgang von Strucker. Wow, nobody stays dead in comics, huh?

Also this ish: Fury gets some info from Terror, Inc! HYDRA goes after Gideon and Crule (Krule?) of the Externals! A lot of HYDRA guys are mis-colored red for some reason? Maybe so they didn't blend with Romulus? Ah, this book was being cancelled, so who cares.

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