Monday, October 05, 2015

Today, two stories that may or may not feature Nick Fury...

Also, how is "Kill Spider-Man" not number one on Norman Osborn's list? I'm surprised it's not on there two or three times. From 2009, Dark Reign: the List: Secret Warriors #1, "Leviathan" Written by Jonathan Hickman, pencils by Ed McGuinness, inks by Tom Palmer. Fury breaks into the Sentry's tower for a little meet-up with Norman Osborn, in a case involving a deep-cover agent in the Treasury who has funneled billions to a secret organization...called Leviathan.

This issue also features John Garrett, the cyborg agent from Frank Miller and Bill Sienkiewicz's Elektra: Assassin. Always surprised when he appears: I don't think he was intended to be part of the Marvel Universe proper, let alone a recurring character, and Marvel has gotten a surprising amount of mileage out of him.

This issue also features a reprint of the Lee/Steranko classic "Today Earth Died!, featuring an alien invasion which may or may not be a nightmare. Then again, both stories this issue may or may not have the real Nick Fury, since some writers have decided that Fury, not unlike Dr. Doom, was probably a robot every time you saw him for the last several decades. (A Life Model Decoy versus Doombot story just sprang to mind, although it could well go into Spy vs. Spy territory...) Sometimes that seems like a dick move for a writer: "Fury was a LMD every story not written by me..."


Dale Bagwell said...

I'd day Fury's list could use some revising itself, unless its an LMD...then maybe its correct.

You ever collect anymore of those List issues? I know Frank was on there, but can't remember who else made the cut.

Ahh, classic Steranko Fury. Wait, is that a high-tech hookah he's smoking out of?

SallyP said...

Turning Nick... and also Dum Dumm into LMD's is one of the more ridiculous retcons they ever came up with.

googum said...

Just random chance I have this issue, although I do like the cover. I think that's Fury's mike, and I think the tech guys at S.H.I.E.L.D. have never heard the word "ergonomic."