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Review: Nick Fury: Deep-Cover Capers

Nick Fury

When it comes to polarizing figures in the Marvel Universe, there is none more iconic than Nick Fury. He’s effectively an operator in this world dominated by superpowers and galactic forces. He’s never in awe nor is surprised by their abilities but knows almost as much as they do and do all of this despite being a human man. The best analogy for him is a man amongst giants but just so happens to be a super spy.

As the one spy within this world that operates in the shadows and wields as much political power as he does, it truly is baffling to comprehend why more books have not been done about the character. It can be said that Samuel L. Jackson’s portrayal of the character has made him somewhat popular. As the last MCU movie, Captain Marvel, the character was portrayed as an agent who is looking to leave the agency until this superpowered being enters his life making him realize that the universe is even bigger than he ever realized. In this set of stories by James Robinson and ACO we find our protagonist before he became who we know him to be. Nick Fury: Deep-Cover Capers, gives us a different take on the character showing an even more exhilarating life before he became director of SHIELD.  

We first meet him on a mission in the French Riviera, as he meets his first nemesis, Frankie Noble, an agent of HYDRA and someone who looks to be more than his match. His next mission would send him to the Moon, to dismantle a mining colony ran by the Yakuza. As each mission gets dangerous, the stronger his skillset would become, as his next mission sees our protagonist prevent a high-ranking dignitary on a train trip in Mexico from being assassinated. As he would also have to blend into certain places like he did when he went undercover in Atlantis, to stop a HYDRA spy from stealing intel, all under Namor’s watchful eyes. Also, he would go on excursions he assumed were R&R but became a battle royale with the townfolk in a seemingly sleepy town. In the last mission, the creative team switches genres here, to tell crime story where Fury solves a mysterious death, a twist that no one saw coming.

Overall, an excellent set of stories about the beginning of one of the MCU’s most enigmatic figures. The story by Robinson is action packed, pulse pounding, and well developed. The art by ACO is gorgeous. Altogether, an excellent set of stories which will keep readers in the edge of their seats for every blockbuster of a story.

Story: James Robinson Art: ACO
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Detective Comics #993

Detective Comics #993

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Carmine Giandomenico
In Shops: Nov 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Two-Face… dead?! Did the multifaceted mafioso really get killed in a massive explosion? Batman’s the detective-let HIM figure it out! And that’s just what the Caped Crusader sets out to do, because something’s fishy about Dent’s latest demise. What the Dark Knight uncovers about his former friend not only threatens Gotham City, it’s big enough to threaten the whole world.

Preview: Detective Comics #992

Detective Comics #992

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Carmine Giandomenico
In Shops: Nov 14, 2018
SRP: $3.99

There’s a new Dynamic Duo in Gotham City-introducing Batman and Two-Face! What the what?! The Dark Knight is forced to team with old friend and current enemy Harvey Dent to stop a Kobra-sponsored terrorist attack. Can Batman really trust his life to a coin flip? Even worse, Bats and Two-Face are of two minds over recruiting the two Fireflies for help-if Batman’s gonna work with so many villains, he may as well join the Legion of Doom.

Preview: Detective Comics #991

Detective Comics #991

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Carmine Giandomenico
In Shops: Oct 24, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Batman’s newest partner…Two-Face? As Harvey Dent’s persona asserts fragile control over the villain’s psyche, the Dark Knight, Commissioner Gordon and their ally-turned-enemy-turned-ally must work together to stop Kobra’s terrorist attack against Gotham City.

Preview: Detective Comics #990

Detective Comics #990

(W) James Robinson (A) Stephen Segovia (CA) John Paul Leon
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Batman is hot on the trail of a murder suspect, but first he’ll have to get past Two-Face. Even though Harvey Dent seems to be asserting control, how long before he becomes a sociopathic criminal once again? More importantly, what is Dent’s connection to the victim, and what does it all have to do with the terrorist organization of slithering serpents called Kobra?! Whatever it is, it’s big enough to reunite Jim Gordon and former district attorney Harvey Dent, and that meeting alone is worth the cover price.

Batman’s newest partner…Two-Face? As Harvey Dent’s persona asserts fragile control over the villain’s psyche, the Dark Knight, Commissioner Gordon and their ally-turned-enemy-turned-ally must work together to stop Kobra’s terrorist attack against Gotham City.

Preview: Detective Comics #989

Detective Comics #989

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Stephen Segovia
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Fighting off Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum and two versions of the pyro-maniac Firefly shouldn’t be too difficult for Batman…but the real threat comes from the fact that they’re pairs! For some reason, Two-Face doesn’t want Batman to discover the truth behind the murder he’s investigating…but what’s his angle?

Preview: Detective Comics #988

Detective Comics #988

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Stephen Segovia
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Kicking off an arc guest-written by James Robinson (writer of the Batman classics “Blades” and “Face the Face”) with art by rising star Stephen Segovia! It looks like the kind of murder case too ordinary to draw the attention of Batman…but once the World’s Greatest Detective gets involved, the identity of the victim completely unravels-and leads to a conspiracy among some of the Dark Knight’s strangest foes!

The Terrible Elisabeth Dumn Against the Devils in Suits this November

This November, Image Comics will release The Terrible Elisabeth Dumn Against the Devils in Suits: a gloriously oversized one-shot from new Brazilian sensation Arabson, with translation by Eisner Award winner James Robinson.

Elisabeth Dumn is a strong, rebellious girl who’s determined to make her own way. And it’s a good thing, too, because her father promised her to the Devil long ago, and he’s coming to claim what’s his.

The Terrible Elisabeth Dumn Against the Devils in Suits hits stores on Wednesday, November 14th.

Preview: Wonder Woman #50

Wonder Woman #50

(W) James Robinson (A/CA) Jesus Merino
In Shops: Jul 11, 2018
SRP: $3.99

A new pantheon of gods has been born! But who are they? Where did they come from? What do they want? All questions for Wonder Woman, because she played more of a role in their arrival than you’d think! Will it fall to Diana to end their existence as well? Meanwhile, Wonder Woman’s brother Jason learns his true purpose. It’s all here in this extra-sized anniversary issue!

Preview: Wonder Woman #49

Wonder Woman #49

(W) James Robinson (A) Jesus Merino (CA) Jenny Frison
In Shops: Jun 27, 2018
SRP: $2.99

“The Dark Gods” part four! Humanity worships new masters. Its heroes have fallen. And Wonder Woman? Wonder Woman stands alone!

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