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Nick Fury

2001 trade-paperback collection, with repurposed cover art from Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #4 (March 1968) by Jim Steranko.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #1 (May 1963)
Created by Jim Steranko
In story information
Alter ego Nicholas Joseph Fury
Team affiliations S.H.I.E.L.D.
United States Army
C.I.A.
Howling Commandos
Notable aliases Scorpio, various others on undercover missions
Abilities Halted aging from the Infinity Formula
Skilled and experienced soldier
Skilled with many weapons and fighting techniques

Colonel Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury is a fictional World War II army hero and present-day super-spy in the Marvel Comics universe. Created by Jim Steranko, Fury first appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May 1963), a World War II combat series that portrayed the cigar-chomping Fury as leader of an elite U.S. Army unit. Grammatical tense is a way languages express the time at which an event described by a sentence occurs. ... Download high resolution version (550x841, 98 KB)Cover to Nick Fury: Agent of Shield. ... Captain America #111 (March 1969): Sterankos signature surrealism. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Nick Fury is a fictional army hero and spy, featured in Marvel Comics. ... Captain America #111 (March 1969): Sterankos signature surrealism. ... S.H.I.E.L.D. is a fictional, comic-book counterterrorism and intelligence agency in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... CIA redirects here. ... Nick Fury is a fictional army hero and spy, featured in Marvel Comics. ... Please see Colonel for other countries which use this rank Insignia of a United States Colonel Colonel is a rank of the United States armed forces. ... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a work of fiction. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For the video game, see Spy Fiction (video game). ... This article is about the comic book company. ... This article is about the shared universe setting used by many Marvel Comics titles. ... Captain America #111 (March 1969): Sterankos signature surrealism. ... In comic books, the term first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Nick Fury is a fictional army hero and spy, featured in Marvel Comics. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... War comics are a genre of comics that gained popularity in English-speaking countries following the Second World War. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


The modern-day Fury, initially a CIA agent, debuted a few months later in Fantastic Four #21 (Dec. 1963). In Strange Tales #135 (Aug. 1965) the character was transformed into a James Bond-like spy and leading agent of the fictional espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. The character makes frequent appearances in Marvel comic books as the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. and as an intermediary between the U.S. government or the United Nations and various superheroes. It is eventually revealed that Fury takes a special medication called the Infinity Formula that halted his aging and allows him to be active despite being chronologically nearly a century old. The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... This article is about the superheroes. ... Strange Tales was the name of several comic book anthology series that have been published by Marvel Comics. ... This article is about the spy series. ... S.H.I.E.L.D. is a fictional, comic-book counterterrorism and intelligence agency in the Marvel Comics universe. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... UN redirects here. ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ...

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Publication history

Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

Fury initially appeared in the World War II combat series Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, as the cigar-chomping NCO who led a racially and ethnically integrated elite unit. The series ran 167 issues (May 1963 - Dec. 1981), though only in reprints after issue #120 (July 1974). Following several issues by creators Lee and Kirby, penciller Dick Ayers began his long stint on what would be his signature series; John Severin later joined as inker, forming a long-running, critically acclaimed team. Roy Thomas succeeded Lee as writer, following by Gary Friedrich, for whom this also became a signature series. Nick Fury is a fictional army hero and spy, featured in Marvel Comics. ... A war novel is a novel in which the primary action takes place in a field of armed combat, or in a domestic setting (or home front) where the characters are preoccupied with the preparations for, or recovery from, war. ... A non-commissioned officer (sometimes noncommissioned officer), or NCO, is an enlisted member of an armed force who has been delegated leadership or command authority by a commissioned officer. ... A penciller (or penciler) is one of a number of artists working within the comic industry. ... Richard Dick Ayers is a comic book artist and cartoonist, born April 28th, 1924, in Ossining, New York. ... John Powers Severin (born December 21, 1921, Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American comic book artist noted for his distinctive artwork with EC Comics, primarily on the war comics Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat, and for Marvel Comics, primarily on its war and Western comics. ... Roy Thomas (born November 22, 1940, Missouri, United States) is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lees first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. ... Gary Friedrich (born 1943, Jackson, Missouri, United States) is an American comic book writer best known for his Silver Age stories for Marvel Comics Sgt. ...


The Howling Commandos encountered Office of Strategic Services agent Reed Richards (later Mister Fantastic of the Fantastic Four) in #3 (Sept. 1963), and fought alongside Captain America and Bucky in #13 (Dec. 1964). The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a United States intelligence agency formed during World War II. It was the wartime intelligence agency and was the predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Special Forces, and Navy SEALs. ... Mr. ... This article is about the superheroes. ... This article is about the original comic book character named Captain America. ... For other uses, see Bucky (disambiguation). ...


Strange Tales and solo series

In Strange Tales #135 (Aug. 1965), Fury, now a colonel, became a James Bond-esque Cold War spy, with Marvel introducing the covert organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division) and its nemesis HYDRA. (The name, for unexplained reasons, is not an acronym but capitalized regardless, according to Marvel.) Strange Tales was the name of several comic book anthology series that have been published by Marvel Comics. ... This article is about the spy series. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... S.H.I.E.L.D. is a fictional, comic-book counterterrorism and intelligence agency in the Marvel Comics universe. ... HYDRA is a fictional terrorist organization in the Marvel Universe. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ...

Strange Tales #135 (Aug. 1965). Cover art by Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia.
Strange Tales #135 (Aug. 1965). Cover art by Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia.

The 12-page feature was initially by Lee and Kirby, with the latter supplying such inventive and enduring gadgets and hardware as the Helicarrier — an airborne aircraft carrier — as well as human-replicant LMDs (Life Model Decoys), and even automobile airbags. Writer-penciller-colorist Jim Steranko began on the feature in Strange Tales #151 (initially over Kirby layouts), and quickly became one of the comics' most acclaimed and influential artists. In some of the creative zeniths of the Silver Age, Streranko established the feature as one of comics most groundbreaking, innovative and acclaimed.[1] He introduced or popularized in comics such art movements of the day as psychedelia and op art; built on Kirby's longstanding work in photomontage; and created comics' first four-page spread — again inspired[citation needed] by Kirby, who in the 1930s-1940s period fans and historians call the Golden Age of comic books had pioneered the first full-page and double-page spreads. All the while, he spun plots of intense intrigue, barely hidden sensuality, and hi-fi hipness — and supplying his own version of Bond girls, pushing what was allowable under the Comics Code at the time. Cover to Strange Tales #135, featuring Nick Fury and SHIELD. Art by Jack Kirby. ... Cover to Strange Tales #135, featuring Nick Fury and SHIELD. Art by Jack Kirby. ... Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable, and prolific artists in American comic books, and the co-creator of such enduring characters and popular culture icons as the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Hulk, Captain America, and hundreds... Frank Giacoia (1925-1989) is an American comic book artist who sometimes worked under the name Frank Ray and to a lesser extent Phil Zupa and the single moniker Espoia. ... The Helicarrier, an aircraft carrier specifically designed to be itself capable of independent powered flight in addition to the conventional functions of aircraft carriers, is the signature capital ship of the fictional intelligence/defence agency S.H.I.E.L.D., usually shown in Marvel Comics-published comic book magazines. ... Four aircraft carriers, (bottom-to-top) Principe de Asturias, amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, USS Forrestal and light V/STOL carrier HMS Invincible, showing size differences of late 20th century carriers An aircraft carrier is a warship designed to deploy and recover aircraft, acting as a sea-going airbase. ... A Life Model Decoy (LMD) is an android designed to function as an exact body double for VIPs. ... Car redirects here. ... An airbag is a flexible membrane or envelope, inflatable to contain air or some other gas. ... A colorist is an artist who colors comic art reading it for production as a comic book. ... Captain America #111 (March 1969): Sterankos signature surrealism. ... Showcase #4 (Oct. ... Psychedelia is a term describing a category of music, visual art, fashion, and culture that is associated originally with the high 1960s, hippies, and the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, California. ... Op art is a term used to described certain paintings made primarily in the 1960s which exploit the fallibilty of the eye through the use of optical illusions. ... An imaginary world composed of photorealistic inanimate, human, and plant objects spurs a psychological impact upon the viewer. ... Superman, catalyst of the Golden Age: Superman #14 (Feb. ... Bond girl is slang for any actress taking a lead role in a James Bond movie or video game, or the character they play. ... The Comics Code Authority (CCA) is an organization founded in 1954 to act as a de facto censor for American comic books. ...


The 12-page feature ran through Strange Tales #168 (sharing that "split book" with the occult feature "Doctor Strange" each issue), after which it was spun off onto its own series of the same title, running 15 issues (June 1968 - Nov. 1969), followed by three all-reprint issues beginning a year later (Nov. 1970 - March 1971). Steranko wrote and drew issues #1-3 and #5, and drew the covers of #1-7. This article is about the Marvel comics superhero. ...


Fury continued to make appearances in the other Marvel books, from Fantastic Four to The Avengers. In 1972, Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos celebrated its 100th issue with a present-day reunion of the squad, sponsored by Stan Lee and the creative team behind the title. (Lee, like other comics professionals, has made occasional cameos, in a tradition going back to the 1940s Golden Age of comic books). The Avengers is a superhero team that appear in the fictional Marvel Universe. ... For the fictional character of this name, see Stan Lee (Judge Dredd character). ... Superman, catalyst of the Golden Age: Superman #14 (Feb. ...


New S.H.I.E.L.D. stories would not appear for nearly two decades after the first solo title. A six-issue miniseries, Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. (June-Nov. 1988) was followed by Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. vol. 2. This second series lasted 47 issues (Sept. 1989 - May 1993); its pivotal story arc was "the Deltite Affair", in which many S.H.I.E.L.D. agents were replaced with Life Model Decoy androids in a takeover attempt. A miniseries (sometimes mini-series), in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... A Life Model Decoy (LMD) is an android designed to function as an exact body double for VIPs. ...


A year after that series ended, the one-shot Fury (May 1994) retconned the events of those previous two series, recasting them as a series of staged events designed to distract Fury from the resurrection plans of HYDRA head von Strucker. The following year, writer Howard Chaykin and penciller Corky Lehmkuhl produced the four-issue miniseries Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. (April-July 1995). Various publications have additionally focused on Nick Fury's solo adventures, such as the graphic novels and one-shots Wolverine - Nick Fury: The Scorpio Connection (1989), Wolverine/Nick Fury: Scorpio Rising (Oct. 1994), Fury/Black Widow: Death Duty and Captain America/Nick Fury: Blood Truce (both Feb. 1995), and Captain America/Nick Fury: The Otherworld War (Oct. 2001). He also starred in the 2004-2005 Secret War miniseries. In the American comic book industry, the term one-shot is used to denote a pilot comic or a stand-alone story created to last as one issue. ... Retroactive continuity – commonly contracted to the portmanteau word retcon – refers to the act of changing previously established details of a fictional setting, often without providing an explanation for the changes within the context of that setting. ... Baron Wolfgang von Strucker is a fictional character created for Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, first appearing in Sgt. ... Howard Victor Chaykin (born 1950 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American comic book writer and artist famous for his innovative storytelling and sometimes controversial material. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Marvel Comics characters. ... This article is about the original comic book character named Captain America. ... Secret War is a five-issue comic book limited series published by Marvel Comics. ...


Fictional character biography

Early life and wartime

Nicholas Joseph Fury was the eldest of three children born to Jack Fury in New York City. His father was a United States citizen who enlisted in the United Kingdom's Royal Flying Corps during World War I. Jack had enlisted in 1916 and was stationed in France. He reportedly shot down Manfred von Richthofen early in his flying career, and was a highly decorated combat aviator by the end of the War in 1918. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the over-land air arm of the British military during most of World War I. // Formed by Royal Warrant on 13 May 1912, the RFC superseded the Air Battalion of the Royal Engineers. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Red Baron redirects here. ... For other uses, see Aviator (disambiguation). ...


Discharged after the War, Jack returned home, married an unnamed woman, and became the father of three children. Nick, probably born in the late 1910s or early 1920s, was followed by Jacob "Jake" Fury (later the supervillain Scorpio, who co-founded the Zodiac cartel), and their sister, Dawn. Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... Scorpio is the name of several fictional characters in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Zodiac is a fictional criminal cartel in the Marvel Comics universe. ...


All three children grew up in the neighborhood known as Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City, New York. Nick was an amateur boxer. With his friend Red Hargrove, he eventually left the neighborhood to pursue his dreams of adventure, eventually settling on a daring wing-walking act. Their death-defying stunts caught the attention of Lieutenant Samuel "Happy Sam" Sawyer, who enlisted them for a special mission in the Netherlands. Nick and Red later joined the U.S. Army, with Fury undergoing basic training under a Sergeant Bass. Red was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii when the Imperial Japanese Navy ambushed the base on December 7, 1941, and was among the many killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. View from between 47th and 48th street on Ninth Avenue looking north toward Time Warner Center and Hearst Tower Hells Kitchen, also known as Clinton and Midtown West, is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City that includes roughly the area between 34th Street and 57th Street, from... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... For other meanings of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... General Samuel Happy Sam Sawyer is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... This article is about the harbor in Hawaii. ... Oʻahu (usually Oahu outside Hawaiian and Hawaiian English), the Gathering Place, is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and most populous island in the State of Hawaiʻi. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For Combined Fleet, please see that article. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... This article is about the actual attack. ...


Sawyer, now a captain, assigned Fury the command of the First Attack Squad, nicknamed the "Howling Commandos" and stationed in a military base in England to fight specialized missions, primarily but not exclusively in the European Theatre of World War II. Fury fell in love with an English nurse, Lady Pamela Hawley, who died in a bombing raid on London before he could propose to her. For other uses, see Captain (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Animation of the WWII European Theatre. ... This article is about the occupation. ...


C.I.A.

At the end of World War II in Europe, Fury was severely injured by a landmine in France, and was found and healed by a Berthold Sternberg, who used him as a test subject for his Infinity Formula. After making a full recovery, Fury began working for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), precursor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Six months into his service, he learned the extent of Sternberg's life-saving operation: The Infinity Formula retarded his aging, and if he did not receive annual doses, he would age rapidly and die. The doctor began a 30-year period of extorting large sums of money from Fury in exchange for the injections. These events, culminating in the end of said extortion, were detailed in Marvel Spotlight #31 (Dec. 1976): "Assignment: The Infinity Formula," by writer Jim Starlin and artist Howard Chaykin. During the Battle for Berlin, the Red Flag was raised over the Reichstag, May 1945. ... The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was a United States intelligence agency formed during World War II. It was the wartime intelligence agency and was the predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Special Forces, and Navy SEALs. ... CIA redirects here. ... Jim Starlin, 2006 James P. Jim Starlin (b. ... Howard Victor Chaykin (born 1950 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American comic book writer and artist famous for his innovative storytelling and sometimes controversial material. ...

A rare quiet moment for Nick Fury: Splash panel, Strange Tales #168 (May 1968). Art by Steranko and Joe Sinnott.
A rare quiet moment for Nick Fury: Splash panel, Strange Tales #168 (May 1968). Art by Steranko and Joe Sinnott.

Fury segued into the CIA as an espionage agent, gathering information in Korea, where he earned a battlefield promotion to colonel. During this time, he recommended the recruitment of married agents Richard and Mary Parker, who would go on to become the parents of Fury's occasional super-hero ally Spider-Man. Much later, the CIA used him as a liaison to various super-powered groups that had begun appearing, including the Fantastic Four, whom CIA agent Fury first encountered in Fantastic Four #21 (Dec. 1963). Despite Marvel's "elastic chronology", which puts the early-'60s stories as roughly only 10 years before modern-day stories, Marvel has never retconned an explanation for that chronological discrepancy, as the company has for many others. Image File history File links StrangeTales168-NickFury. ... Image File history File links StrangeTales168-NickFury. ... Strange Tales was the name of several comic book anthology series that have been published by Marvel Comics. ... Joe Sinnott (born October 16, 1926, Saugerties, New York, United States) is an American comic book artist. ... This article is about the Korean civilization. ... For other uses, see Colonel (disambiguation). ... Richard and Mary Parker are fictional characters of Marvel Comics. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... This article is about the superheroes. ...


During his time with the CIA, Fury began wearing his trademark eyepatch. An issue of Sgt. Fury had revealed that he had taken shrapnel to one eye during the war, which caused him to slowly lose sight in it over the course of years. A patient wearing a protective cloth eyepatch following surgery An eyepatch is a small patch that is worn in front of one eye. ...


S.H.I.E.L.D.

Recruited by Tony Stark, Fury became the second commander of S.H.I.E.L.D. Initially, his organization's primary nemesis was the international terrorist organization HYDRA, created by Fury's worst enemy of the Second World War, Baron Wolfgang von Strucker (after retconning of the original continuity). Under Fury, S.H.I.E.L.D. grew into one of the world's most powerful organizations, reaching covertly into national governments, and forming strategic alliances with the Avengers and other superhero groups, while always maintaining independence and deniability. Fury soon became the superhero community's main contact when government-related information was required in order to deal with a crisis. This article is about Iron Man, the Marvel Comics superhero. ... Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker is a fictional character created for Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in Sgt. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Avengers is a superhero team that appear in the fictional Marvel Universe. ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ...


After years at the helm, Fury discovers that S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA have both fallen under the control of a group of sentient Life Model Decoy androids known as Deltites. Betrayed, Fury goes to ground, hunted by his fellow agents, many of whom were later revealed to have already been replaced with Deltites. Although Fury ultimately exposes and overcomes the Deltite threat, the conflict is so destructive to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s personnel and infrastructure, and leaves Fury so disillusioned, that Fury chooses to disband the agency to prevent it from again being subverted from within.[2] A Life Model Decoy (LMD) is an android designed to function as an exact body double for VIPs. ...


Fury rebuilds S.H.I.E.L.D. from the ground up, initially as a more streamlined agency small enough for him to personally oversee and protect from being corrupted. This new incarnation changed the acronym to stand for "Strategic Hazard Intervention, Espionage and Logistics Directorate".


Sometime later, Frank Castle, the vigilante known as the Punisher, is captured and sent to a maximum-security facility with a S.H.I.E.L.D. escort. During a hypnosis session with Doc Samson, a character named Spook interrupts and has the Punisher conditioned to believe Fury was responsible for the murder of the Punisher's family. An escaped Punisher eventually killed Fury, who was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[3] However, the Fury that the Punisher had "killed" was revealed to be a highly advanced Life Model Decoy android.[4] For other uses, see Vigilante (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Marvel Comics character. ... Doc Samson (Dr. Leonard Samson) is a fictional character, a superhero and psychiatrist in the Marvel Comics universe. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Returned to his post as S.H.I.E.L.D. director, Fury on his own enlisted the superheroes Captain America, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Wolverine, Daredevil and the Black Widow to launch a covert assault on the leadership of Latveria, who were plotting a massive attack on the U.S. One year afterward, Latveria launched a counterattack that resulted in Fury's removal as S.H.I.E.L.D. commander, forcing him again into hiding with numerous international warrants out for his arrest. His successor as Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. is first Maria Hill and then Tony Stark.[5] Hill, keeping Fury's disappearance from the S.H.I.E.L.D. rank and file, has used Life Model Decoys to impersonate Fury on occasion. Superheroes are fictional heroes who possess abilities beyond those of normal human beings. ... This article is about the original comic book character named Captain America. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Luke Cage, born Carl Lucas and also called Power Man, is a fictional superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. ... For other uses, see Wolverine (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Daredevil (comics). ... This article is about the Marvel Comics characters. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Maria Hill is a fictional character of the Marvel Universe. ... This article is about Iron Man, the Marvel Comics superhero. ...


Fury is the only "33rd-degree" S.H.I.E.L.D officer, meaning he is the only member of S.H.I.E.L.D., present or past, to know the full existence of 28 emergency, covert bases scattered across the globe.[6]


Secret Invasion

During the time Fury spent in hiding, he learns that Valentina Allegra de Fontaine was plotting to extract S.H.I.E.L.D. passcodes from him and kill him. Fury kills her first, after which she reverts to her true Skrull form. Fury comes to the realization that an alien invasion is taking place. He recruits Spider-Woman to be a mole inside both HYDRA and S.H.I.E.L.D., while secretly reporting to him, and to keep an eye on any possible Skrull impostors.[7] Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine[1] is a fictional, comic book espionage agent in the Marvel Comics universe. ... The Skrulls are a fictional race of extraterrestrial shapeshifters that appear in the Marvel Universe. ... Secret Invasion is a comic book storyline that began in April 2008, published by Marvel Comics. ... Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) is a superheroine, a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. ... HYDRA is a fictional terrorist organization in the Marvel Universe. ...


Powers, abilities, and equipment

Nick Fury's aging has been slowed greatly by the Infinity Formula, a serum created by Dr. Berthold Sternberg. Fury was first inoculated with the serum in the 1940s. Fury took the serum annually for many years. Due to its cumulative effect, Fury no longer needs additional doses to prolong his life span. Nick Fury is a highly athletic man despite his advanced chronological age. He has 95% vision loss in his injured left eye, over which he wears a cosmetic eyepatch.


Fury is a seasoned unarmed and armed combat expert, was a heavyweight boxer in the army (during World War II), and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a brown belt in Jiu Jitsu. He has honed his unarmed combat skills sparring with Captain America. Taekwondo is the Korean national sport and martial art, and is also one of the worlds most commonly practiced sports. ... Jujutsu (also jujitsu, ju jitsu, ju jutsu, or jiu jitsu; from the Japanese 柔術 jūjutsu gentle/yielding/compliant Art) is a Japanese martial art. ... This article is about the original comic book character named Captain America. ...


Fury is a combat veteran of three wars (World War II, Korea, Vietnam), plus numerous "military advisor" missions and clandestine operations. He is trained as a paratrooper, a Ranger (commando), a demolitions expert, and a vehicle specialist (including aircraft and seagoing vessels). He has received Green and Black Beret Special Forces training. For the game, see Paratrooper (video game). ... The 75th Ranger Regiment —also known as the United States Army Rangers— is a light infantry special operations force of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC); with headquarters in Fort Benning, Georgia. ... For other uses of the phrase, see Green Berets. ... For other uses, see Special forces (disambiguation). ...


Fury has access to a wide variety of equipment and weaponry designed by S.H.I.E.L.D. technicians. He wears a S.H.I.E.L.D. uniform made of 9-ply Kevlar (able to withstand ballistic impact up to .45 caliber bullets) and a Beta Cloth (type C), a fire-resistant material whose kindling temperature is 1700 degrees Fahrenheit. S.H.I.E.L.D. is a fictional, comic-book counterterrorism and intelligence agency in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Kevlars molecular structure; BOLD: monomer unit; DASHED: hydrogen bonds. ...


Fury uses various types of handguns, including a .15 caliber needle gun, a government issue .45 caliber automatic, a captured German Luger in 9mm Parabellum, a modified semi-automatic Walther PPK in 9mm Parabellum, and the Ingram MAC-10 machine pistol in .45 caliber. The M1911 is a single-action, semiautomatic handgun chambered for the . ... Luger may mean: Luger pistol 7. ... The Walther PP series pistols include the Walther PP, PPK, and PPK/S. They are blowback-operated semiautomatic pistols manufactured by Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen in Germany and under license from Walther in France and the United States [1]. These pistols feature an exposed hammer, a double-action trigger mechanism... The Military Armament Corporation Model 10 or MAC-10 is a blowback-operated select-fire submachine gun (more specifically a machine pistol) developed by Gordon B. Ingram in 1964. ...


As the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury has access to the entire S.H.I.E.L.D. highly advanced arsenal of weaponry, and various air, land, and sea craft provided by S.H.I.E.L.D., and numerous S.H.I.E.L.D. paraphernalia including a radio-link tie, and a bulletproof suit.


Other versions

1602

In the 1602 miniseries, Nick Fury appears as Sir Nicholas Fury, Queen Elizabeth I's chief of intelligence. His character was modeled after Elizabeth's real life spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham.[citation needed] Marvel 1602 is an eight-issue Marvel comic limited series, published in 2003, written by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Andy Kubert, and digitally painted by Richard Isanove. ... Elizabeth I Queen of England and Ireland Queen of France, nominal title Elizabeth I (September 7, 1533–March 24, 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from November 17, 1558 until her death. ... Francis Walsingham by John de Critz (detail) Sir Francis Walsingham (c. ...


Avataars

In the Avataars: Covenant of the Shield miniseries Nick Fury appears as Regent Nicholas, who watches over the throne of Avalon "with his elite guard as its shield."


Earth X

In the Earth X universe Nick Fury is dead. However, several LMDs still exist and fight against Cold War-era communists such as the current leader of Russia, Peter Rasputin. One attacks Peter when he is meeting with Captain America's party. Earth X Hardcover (2005), written by Jim Krueger cover by Alex Ross This article is about the Marvel Comics miniseries Earth X and its sequels. ... A Life Model Decoy (LMD) is an android designed to function as an exact body double for VIPs. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ...


Fury: Peacemaker

A six-part miniseries, also written by Ennis, was published in 2006 under the Marvel Knights imprint. It portrays a young Sergeant Fury during World War II, who learns the art of war in the deserts of North Africa with the newly formed British SAS and ultimately joins them on a mission to assassinate an important German general. SAS Cap Badge Official force name Special Air Service Nicknames The Regiment The SAS (British Army phonetic) the sass (discouraged by the unit itself) Motto Who Dares Wins Description Britains main Special Operations Force. ...

Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan in The Transformers #3 (Jan. 1985). Pencil art by Frank Springer.
Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan in The Transformers #3 (Jan. 1985). Pencil art by Frank Springer.

Frank Springer (born December 6, 1929) is an American comic book and comic strip artist best known for Marvel Comics Dazzler and Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.; and, with writer Michael ODonoghue, for one of the first adult-oriented comics features in the U...

House of M

In the alternate reality of the crossover story arc "House of M", Nick Fury has vanished some time ago. During the mutant purges of the armed forces (which involved outright executions of most of the human field-officers) Nick Fury is kept on as a subservient Drill Instructor, because his talents are too valuable. He makes an enemy of one of his soldiers, Earshot, who has the power to throw his voice with precision over long distances. Earshot uses this power to trick Nick Fury into a trap, seemingly killing him. It has been suggested that Gaming crossovers be merged into this article or section. ... House of M was an eight-part comic book crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics in 2005. ...


Marvel Mangaverse

In this manga imprint, Nick Fury, the director of S.H.I.E.L.D., disappears for a time to mastermind the death of 99% of the superhuman population. This article is about the comics created in Japan. ...


Marvel Zombies

Nick Fury organizes a resistance against the zombies but is eventually devoured by the zombified Fantastic Four on the Helicarrier. This article is about the superheroes. ...


Mutant X

In the alternate reality of the X-Men-related miniseries Mutant X, Fury leads S.H.I.E.L.D., an anti-mutant policing organization. It is corrupt, and brainwashes its personnel to violently hate all mutants. The X-Men are a group of comic book superheroes featured in Marvel Comics. ... Mutant X can refer to: Mutant X (comics) - a Marvel Comics graphic novel. ...

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The Transformers

Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan show up in the issue "Prisoner of War!" from Marvel Comics The Transformers as guest characters along with Peter Parker and Joe Robertson. Dum Dum Dugan (full name Timothy Aloysius Cadwallader Dugan) is a fictional character who appears in publications from Marvel Comics. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... Joseph Robbie Robertson is fictional character in Marvels Spider-Man universe. ...


Ultimate Nick Fury

Main article: Ultimate Nick Fury

In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, General Nick Fury is African-American, with his look and personality tailored after actor Samuel L. Jackson (This was done with the actor's explicit permission). In the 2008 Iron Man movie, Jackson himself briefly appeared as the character. General Nicholas Joseph Nick Fury is a fictional military officer, Gulf War veteran and spy, featured in Marvel Comics. ... Ultimate Marvel is an imprint of comic books published by Marvel Comics, featuring reimagined and updated versions of the companys most popular superhero characters, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, The Avengers and the Fantastic Four. ... General Nicholas Joseph Nick Fury is a fictional military officer, Gulf War veteran and spy, featured in Marvel Comics. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Samuel Jackson redirects here. ... Iron Man is a 2008 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Iron Man, released in various countries on April 30, 2008. ...


In other media

Film

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Television

David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury.
David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury.

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Spider-Man: The Animated Series

Fury appears in episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, initially voiced by Philip Abbott and later by Jack Angel. Abbott also voiced Fury in the second season of Iron Man. Philip Abbott was an American actor, born March 21, 1923 in Lincoln, Nebraska and died February 23, 1998 from cancer. ... Jack Angel (born October 24, 1930 in Modesto, California) is an American actor, director and costume designer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...

  • "Day of the Chameleon": Fury's first appearance on the series. His mission is to have the terrorist Chameleon taken into S.H.I.E.L.D. custody.
  • "The Black Cat": Two-part episode. The Chameleon imitates Felicia Hardy's (the Black Cat), father John Hardesky, who knows of the secret formula that created Captain America.
  • "Six Forgotten Warriors": Appears in first and last episodes of six-part arc. In the former, Fury calls Keane Marlow out of retirement to have him obtain the passports of the deceased Richard and Mary Parker, parents of Peter Parker (Spider-Man). In the latter, S.H.I.E.L.D. attacks Electro.

Chameleon is also the current name of the Legion of Super-Heroes member Chameleon Boy. ... Black Cat (Felicia Hardy) is a Marvel Comics anti-hero and one-time foe and ex-girlfriend of the Spider-Man. ... Not to be confused with Elektra (comics). ...

Spider-Man Unlimited

In the sequel series of Spider-Man Unlimited, Fury cameos in the premiere. He is voiced by Mark Gibbon. Mark Gibbon Totally Awesome as Tv Coach (2006) Stargate SG-1 as Mzel (1997-2004) The Chronicles of Riddick as Irgun (2004) Smallville as Deputy (2001-2002) Fantastic Four: Worlds Greatest Heroes as Bruce Banner/The Hulk Inuyasha as Kyokotsu He-Man and the Masters of the Universe...


Video games

  • Dave Fennoy provided the voice of the Ultimate Marvel version of Fury in Ultimate Spider-Man.
  • Khary Payton voiced the Ultimate Marvel version Fury in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse.
  • Nick Fury appears in Fantastic Four, looking like the Ultimate incarnation. This game marked Andre Ware's first voicing of the character prior to the Ultimate Avengers animated features.
  • Nick Fury is the second player's character in the arcade game The Punisher.
  • Nick Fury and his S.H.I.E.L.D organization appears as a non-playable character in The Punisher.
  • Voiced by Scott MacDonald, Nick Fury appears in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, serving as the coordinator of the heroes' campaign against the Masters of Evil after their initial attack on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.
  • Nick Fury appears in the video game Spider-Man: Friend or Foe voiced by Marc Graue.

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Parodies and homages

  • The three-page opening sequence of Captain America (2004 series) #23 (Dec. 2006) is a panel-by-panel homage to writer-artist Jim Steranko's influential Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (June 1968).
  • The cover of Wolverine (2003 series) #27 (April 2005) is an homage to the cover of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #4.
  • The 50/50 variant cover to Iron Man (2004 series) #15 (February 2007) by Adi Granov is also an homage to that same cover.
  • Another homage of same cover was made this time using She-Hulk during the "Planet without a Hulk" storyline.
  • The Simpsons paid homage to parts of that same sequence, as well as to the splash page of "If Death Be my Destiny" in Strange Tales #166 (March 1968), in the Krusty the Klown parody "Krusty, Agent Of K.L.O.W.N." in Simpsons Comics #3 (March 1994). Fury was again spoofed along with Dum-Dum Dugan in Simpsons Comics #118.
  • A scene in Planetary #11 shows a character with an eyepatch and a cigar being shot in the head by a villain in a flashback introducing John Stone, Agent of S.T.O.R.M. (himself a pastiche of Nick Fury and James Bond).
  • The Nextwave team, in the comic of the same name, often have to contend with Dirk Anger, head of H.A.T.E, parodies of Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • The Marvel 2099 comic X-Nation 2099 featured the Sisters of the Howling Commandments, a militaristic order of nuns, including a Sister Nicholas.
  • In an episode of "Malcolm in The Middle, Francis is practicing a singing with a group of his marine comrades, being led by a man colonel with an eye patch. After a butchered take, he says to "Take it again, with Fury "
  • The Tick animated TV series has included secret agent Jim Rage, Agent of SHAVE. Unlike Nick Fury, there's nothing wrong with his eye; he wears the patch just to look cool.
  • In the American Dad! episode "Con Heir", C.I.A. agent Stan's father resembles Fury.
  • The satirical magazine National Lampoon parodied Nick Fury in "Nick Penis and the Brassball Brigade".
  • In the animated TV series The Venture Bros., Brock Samson's mentor is a cross between Nick Fury and Raoul Duke, the Hunter Thompson-manque lead character of the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998).[citation needed]
  • In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "As You Were", Xander Harris sarcastically refers to commando Riley Finn and his new wife as "Nick and Nora Fury", a reference to both the Marvel character and to the protagonists of the Thin Man film series, detectives Nick and Nora Charles. Xander would later lose his own left eye and wear a patch much like Nick Fury, requesting in the 2007 Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic-book series that he be referred to as "Sgt. Fury".
  • In the 1994 film True Lies, spy Arnold Schwarzenegger's boss (Charlton Heston) is highly similar in appearance to Nick Fury, including the eye patch. Likewise, Big Boss in the Metal Gear video game series resembles Nick Fury, down to his signature eye patch and penchant for cigar-smoking.
  • Dr. Betty Director, leader of the multinational Global Justice spy network in the Walt Disney Pictures TV show Kim Possible. GJ, as it is called, performs a function very similar to S.H.I.E.L.D. Director also wears an eyepatch, albeit on the right eye instead of the left. Further, the DVD A Sitch in Time suggests Kim will grow up to lead GJ, replete with Fury style eyepatch.
  • In an episode of Fairly Oddparents, Timmy wishes his life was about Action, and when it did, it altered reality, everyone looked different and his father had a slight resemblance to Nick Fury with the eyepatch and style of hair.
  • Falcon 7 from Birdman also has the signature eyepatch and mustache
  • According to Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer director commentary Tim Story wanted to use Fury but was unable to get the rights. General Hager was created in his place.

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Footnotes

  1. ^ Ron Goulart, in Comix: A History of Comic Books in America (Bonanza Books, New York, 1971; Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 75-169-104), wrote, "[E]ven the dullest of readers could sense that something new was happening. ... Which each passing issue Steranko's efforts became more and more innovative. Entire pages would be devoted to photocollages of drawings [that] ignored panel boundaries and instead worked together on planes of depth. The first pages ... became incredible production numbers similar in design to the San Francisco rock concert poster of the period". Larry Hama in his introduction to the trade paperback collection Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Who Is Scorpio? (Marvel Enterprises, 2001; ISBN 0-7851-0766-5), said Steranko "combined the figurative dynamism of Jack Kirby with modern design concepts. The graphic influences of Peter Max, Op Art and Andy Warhol were embedded into the design of the pages — and the pages were designed as a whole, not just as a series of panels. All this, executed in a crisp, hard-edged style, seething with drama and anatomical tension". The series won 1967 and 1968 Alley Awards, and was inducted in the latter year to the awards' Hall of Fame. Steranko himself was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2006.
  2. ^ Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-6 (June-Nov. 1988)
  3. ^ Over the Edge: Omega (Oct. 1995)
  4. ^ Fury/Agent 13 #1-2 (June-July 1998).
  5. ^ Secret War #1-5 (April 2004 - Dec. 2005)
  6. ^ Civil War #2 (Aug. 2006)
  7. ^ Mighty Avengers #12
  8. ^ Marvel Updates Its Film Slate. ComicBookMovie.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-22.
  9. ^ Article from Slashfilm.com

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