SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS!!! EVERYWHERE SPOILERS!!!
I'm not interested in reading Battle Scars.... Fear Itself was such a letdown that anything spinning out of it I've already written off... Including the new Dracular material, any X-Men comic involving a helmet wearing Collossus, any Thor related material... I'm just really offput.
Regardless, I was flipping through the last issue of Battle Scars and ... ahem... SPOILERS!!!!!!!
They retconned or wrote-in a NEW NICK FURY!????? From what that last issue told me, Nick Fury that we all worship as the superspy of 616 Marvel, has been relieved of his Infinity Formula (or whatever) that's been keeping in alive and active for all these years... He's going to die soon, and he has "big plans" before his final bow? Holy jesus mary and meatloaf I am literally shocked. Fury's my alltime favorite character.
Which brings me to the Ultimate Marvel universe. Nick Fury is physically based on Sam L. Jackson.... That's awesome, he's essentially a wholey original character, with new character dialects and mannerisms that wouldn't work wtih the 616 Fury. And that's fine with me.
And its also fine with me that Nick Fury is being translated to film by Jackson.. I love his on-screen Fury! I love how the Marvel Cinema Universe is taking the best of the Ultimates and 616 characters to make the best cinematic experience for us... the fans...
What I'm not sure I'm happy about is the NEW NICK FURY... Short version... again, SPOILER!!!!!!!!!!! Nick Fury had an illegitmate kid (I'm guessing more than one)... This one happens to have been born to a black woman, therefore he is a black adult male... That just happens to look exactly like Sam L. Jackson!????? And not only that bullsttt, but his name has been Marcus Johnson for the entire series, until the very last page of the very last issue where I believe Maria Hill says "Nick Fury, nice to see you're black." And the white dude (who is the SHIELD agent from the movies, now written into the comics as well) replies, "Why did you call Marcus 'Nick Fury,' if you don't mind my asking?"
"Well, you see, we found his birth certificate and it appears his mother named him after Nick Fury, so that's his legal name." And off panel she goes on, "And when the real Nick Fury dies, it'll be good to have this Nick Fury to take his place, so readers will be able to relate more easily to the Ultimate Universe and to the Marvel Movie Universe..."
I know that comic book characters never really die (shtt, they were never really alive, they're just characters)... And Nick Fury has been getting old since the Vietnam War now, even by comic book standards... And since they've written out the reason he stays alive, its going to be like the death of Superman, Captain America, and Batman, all rolled into one!!!!!
Because unlike those three ressurrectionists, no one can really fill the place of their original. And when they died, people had to fight to fill that void that was left so unexpected... NOT THIS TIME... Nick Fury is writing his own eulogy, and preparing for a final farewell!! Yea, Batman had Dick Grayson to pick up the cowl, and Captain America had his sidekick Buckey to step in (with a gun!)... But Nick Fury doesn't have a substitute spy sitting in the wings waiting for his chance to understudy...
The writers are killing Nick Fury... painfully, slowly, and in my opinion, disrespectfully... It would be one thing to kill him off in some meaningful way (and I'm willing to bet that what Fury accomplishes in the next few years will leave the Marvel Universe drastically altered), but they're clearly only doing it to draw closer the similarities between the Movie Marvel world and the comics, and the only reason Movie Fury is Sam L Jackson is because Ultimate Fury was Sam L Jackson... And the distinctions between those two universes (Ultimates, and 616) is what made reading them, seperately, an enjoyable experience...
What next? Will Peter Parker retire just in time for Juan Jorge to take up the mantel? What will be the point of having two seperate universes if they're doing everything they can (apparently) to make it so you can't tell the difference????
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