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  • May 11 @ 7:52am
“So, you see in this 1968 first issue of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., well, Jim Steranko took the character created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee back in their W.W.II comic “Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos”, and really made him into a sixties style James Bond style super-spy, okay? Which they had started in the comic STRANGE TALES, but Steranko took the book into an original and almost psychedelic direction. But this was more evidence of the amazing continued creative output of Marvel during their rapid rise in the sixties, and in that same year, Susan Richards gives birth in Fantastic Four Annual #6, and there was this first appearance of the Vision in The Avengers. Steve Ditko had left Spiderman by this point, unfortunately, but John Romita had taken over and given the character a new and increasingly popular appeal, and by the way, did you know that S.H.I.E.L.D. stood for Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law-Enforcement Division? That lasted until 1991, when they changed that. When this comic came out, Jack Kirby would only stay with Marvel for a couple of years more and, oh, did you know that Fury’s girlfriend in this series is named Countess Valentina Allegra de Fontaine and ...”

Comments

android says:
This is really cool, I always wanted to know Nick Fury's origins.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 7:54am -
Chalkdog says:
Ha, android, my Silver Age comic geekery can be pathetically boundless.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 7:56am -
jnonfiction says:
So. Funny.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 7:57am -
Hodges says:
Not much into comics mysel but I enjoyed the lesson.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 8:03am -
Senator Johnson says:
Y'all just got schooled, suckas!
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 8:06am -
ThatGuy says:
Youngins. They never listen. Thanks for the lesson.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 8:06am -
keifel says:
this picture makes me feel right at home.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 8:11am -
keeperofthefort says:
Me and thestraub ain't no squares. You're the square!
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 8:21am -
keeperofthefort says:
Me and thestraub ain't no squares. You're the square!
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 8:21am -
mrs. hungarian says:
nice text play....very nouvelle vague awesome!
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 8:40am -
Chalkdog says:
Ha, mrs. hungarian, I don't think I would have thought of nouvelle vague, but now that you mention it, it would be a weird scene of conversation in a Jean-Luc Godard film. In french, yet.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 8:58am -
miguelito says:
BORE-RING!

jk this shot actually tickles me
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 9:01am -
mooka says:
don't call this "trivia" eh, Chalkdog?
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 9:05am -
Chalkdog says:
Ha, yeah, serious comic book geekery, here, mooka
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 9:07am -
gunsmoke says:
Nerdin out in Squaresville. This is Wonderful.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 9:10am -
Kippercat says:
Fascinating....who are these people? I'm out of my depth
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 9:14am -
brokenchopstick says:
Comic WIN.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 9:58am -
Captain Redneck (Ret.) says:
Fudge. Don't have that one.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 10:20am -
The Straub was about to copy and paste but became entranced by your story. He is sitting quietly now
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 11:28am -
Dannz says:
Cool, comics :D
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 12:51pm -
PAT says:
Takin' a fast train to Squaresville, population 1.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 1:25pm -
Blastro says:
Cut off one head and two shall grow in its place!
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 4:15pm -
Blastro says:
Those are both excellent comics.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 4:15pm -
etcvisitor says:
once i got kicked out of a band and my only solace was reading the nick fury vs s.h.e.i.l.d. graphic novel... i guess i identified with the situation at the time.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 4:39pm -
¡VivaBigote! says:
Saw me some Nick Fury last night... in THOR!
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 5:42pm -
MickeyCosmos says:
I never got into comics as a kid but the older I get the more I wish I had.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 7:52pm -
MickeyCosmos says:
And thanks for the compliment, my stache is coming along nicely though I've got some heavy competition
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 11:22pm -
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