Friday, November 20, 2015

Well, it's upfront about Fury being an LMD this time...

Huh, I thought this was older: from 2015, Guardians of the Galaxy Annual #1, "Homesick." Written by Brian Bendis, art by Frank Cho.

Serving a tour with the Guardians, Captain Marvel is feeling a bit homesick; when they run across something unexpected: a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier, deep in space! Manned by Nick Fury, and his all-star team including Dum-Dum Dugan, Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine, Gabe Jones, Jimmy Woo, and...Jessica Drew? Carol recognizes a younger version of her friend, who would go on to become Spider-Woman; which only adds to the mystery. Moreover, this helicarrier has been fighting Skrulls, since the original Kree-Skrull war hit earth; and the Skrulls aren't really around much anymore either: Star-Lord mentions "the whole empire went kablooey druing the Annihilation wave."

The Guardians had suspected the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents of being Skrulls, but the entire helicarrier is full of Life Model Decoys instead, locked in battle against remnant Skrull forces. This is barely a little diversion to most of the Guardians, but for Carol it was weird to see old friends who didn't really recognize her, and is feeling even more homesick at the end of the issue, where Groot gives her a hug. Not a bad little plot this issue, but mostly it's an excuse for Cho to draw S.H.I.E.L.D. as it was in its heyday.


Mr. Morbid's House Of Fun said...

If nothing else, that is still some sweet, sweet Frank Cho art. I swear, that man can and could draw just about anything and it would look all kinds of awesome. Bendis aside, this looks like a decent enough story though.

Susan said...

I've seen the panels with Fury talking to Rocket and Groot giving Carol a hug, but had no idea they were from the same comic. Think I might have to go find this one, 'cause it sounds really cool.