Tag Nick Fury

Character Updating

Let me throw in a terrible aside in even before I start into the topic. When I was younger I practiced Tae Kwon Do, I started as a young adult and had a great instructor. It was a fun sport,…

Covered 365: Day 167

Strange Tales #167, Marvel Comics, April 1968. Artist: Jim Steranko. Easy pick today, Jim Steranko has all the patriots leaning left (at least from our perspective) on the cover of Strange Tales #167, a great cover and a worthy bow out…

Covered 365: Day 166

Strange Tales #166, Marvel Comics, March 1968. Artist: Dan Adkins. I had it down to one of the 3 pictures I’ve included. I decided Strange Tales #166 was the strongest of the three, have a look and see if you agree.…

Undervalued Spotlight #389

Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD #2, Marvel Comics, July 1968. Remember the old comic book axiom to always sell off your movie related comics before the movie hits. Well Fantastic Four #52 is proving this wrong with strong after film…

The First Six: Sgt. Fury #1-6

Remembrance Day has just past so in this week’s arcs & runs we will take a look at the first six issues of Marvel’s World War II comic title Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos. War comics were very popular…

Undervalued Spotlight #367

Sgt. Fury #1, Marvel Comics, May 1963. Early Marvel keys are on fire. Amazing Fantasy #15 has just simply vanished into the stratosphere for most of us. As of this post Amazing Spider-Man #1 and Fantastic Four #1 are also…

Nick Fury…to the MAX!

Being an admitted “Son of the Silver Age,” I usually have something to say about that era .Today’s column is a little different. I am going to share with you a gem from 2012 The series is a Fury Max title called “My…

Raw, Raw, Raw!

Last weekend was the Toronto ComiCon. Now I realize this site is read by people from all over the world, and if you have been following the posts here the last few days, a lot has been said about it already. So I will leave it at that except to say I was there looking for raw comics in particular but I was looking for one CGC graded book as well.

Tahiti Isn’t A Treat

We all know about the show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It is the show that carries on from the Avengers movie starring Agent Phil Coulson (portrayed by Clark Gregg), as he leads a secret team investigating events around the globe. It premiered as a massive hit. Over 17 million viewers watched in the US alone. From there the ratings have dropped, but the numbers are still impressive. Those millions and millions of viewers wanted to know one thing, how did Agent Coulson come back from the dead?

Battle Scars

The trade paperback for Battle Scars was recently released.  This is the 6 issue series about Marcus Johnson.  Who could be the most important man in the Marvel Universe. Just be warned.  There are spoilers ahead. Battle Scars is written…

Undervalued Spotlight #123

Ultimates #1, Marvel Comics, March 2002 You know what’s been a tough book to snag at a good deal lately? Strange Tales #135 from August 1965! Perhaps it was my spotlight a while back that did it? The book features…

Web Arted Jan 13th

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last seven days. The Spirit by Darwyn Cooke. Source. Kraven by Mike Mignola. Source. Powers by Michael Avon Oeming. Source. Secret Avengers cover by Art Adams. Source. Rawhide Kid splash…

#3: Steranko’s Fury

Unfortunately Jim Steranko is a name fading from the collective comic book memory, to its detriment. Exploding onto the comics scene in the late 1960s and then quickly leaving the medium, he stands out as a master of page layout, design and motion.

Marvel announces new CrossGen titles at Fan Expo

Marvel Comics announced two new titles for its CrossGen imprint slated for release in the near future. In December, CrossGen will be the home to a new Kiss Kiss Bang Bang four-issue limited series, featuring star writer Peter Milligan at the helm.…

Undervalued Spotlight #54

In the summer of 1965 spies were still all the rage. Thunderball, the 4th James Bond film was even more popular than the first 3 (Dr. No, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger for those of you counting). The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was a T.V. hit and the Cold War was still raging. Marvel had over a year earlier noticed this demand for spies and introduced...