Nick Fury #1 is an incredibly bright and vibrant comic book. The story itself is giving Fury the most covert, undercover, James Bond type spy tone I have ever seen the character portrayed in. It is apparent that we are going to be getting all sorts of awesome spy gadgets and scenarios and that Fury is being redeployed for an entirely new generation of Marvel fans.
The book begins with Fury making his way through a casino located on the French Riviera. His first task ‘create a distraction’. He pulls it off with simple clicks of his smart watch causing slot machines to pay out, alarms to go off and security camera footage to scramble. Fury himself strolls through the casino saying to himself ‘that was fun’ and looking dapper as all get out.
Fury finds his way to a private suite within the casino and reveals that his eye patch has x-ray and thermal imaging capabilities to which the person on the other end of his microphone tells him ‘that eye parch cost almost as much as a helicarrier so I’d sure hope it’s good for something’. Fury then breaks his way int to a safe and grabs a USB stick with a hydra logo on it.
Before Fury can successfully get out of the casino he is met with ‘Frankie Noble, Agent of Hydra and two female Hydra agents flanking her. Frankie tells Fury that she had always hoped she would be the one to kill him and Fury responds ‘Dare to dream baby’ before clicking an image of a car on his smart watch.
Fury’s flying car smashes its way in to the room knocking the Hydra agents off their feet and allowing the super spy to accomplish his spectacular escape. Frankie Noble does not give up easily though as she paraglides out the window in to a boat down below. That boat quickly transforms in to a ‘heliboat’ as propellers pop out of the bottom and send the previously water bound vessel flying into the sky after Fury.
A mid air battle ensues between the two vehicles and the agents within them but Nick Fury ends up out maneuvering Noble and causing the agent of hydra to crash in to a tall cliff with a lighthouse on top of it in the most exciting, psychedelic explosion I have ever seen in any media. Noble survives the crash though and stands alone on a rock in the middle of the water playing chicken with Fury’s flying car as it approaches her.
Noble begs for the sweet release of death but Fury refuses to comply and ends up turning around and flying off in to the night sky. The book leaves us hanging with the exciting words ‘Next: Samurai and Moonbeams’
To be continued…