Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nick Fury #3

   Nick Fury holds a special place in my heart for lots of reasons, but we'll focus in on the version of the character that introduced us to the world of SHIELD.

   The whole idea of a super spy in a world of superheroes probably wouldn't have worked under most creative teams, but Fury has been blessed with some of the best in the business, starting strong with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and hitting his apex under the amazing talents of Jim Steranko, who maxed the high-concept adventure strip into a monthly thrill ride.

   Lots of creators have taken a shot, but none have managed to reach that high level of success - and I'm not ready to proclaim that the new creative team is there yet - but they're very, very close. (The series iwritten by James Robinson with amazing art by ACO.)

   They're cranking out these delightful little done-in-one issues that take Fury (this is the Samuel Jackson version, natch) to all kinds of exotic locales (we get a high-tech train ride here with lots of murdery activities and a little sex on the side).

   It's fast and a heck of a lot of fun. Highly recommended!

Grade: A


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