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This is Nick Fury
on September 7, 2000
Give Will Murray credit, he delivers the real goods. When he does the Destroyer or Doc Savage, he delivers the real character. He does the same here with good old Nick Fury. This is the real Nick -- unshaven, tougher than nails, talking through clenched teeth that are gripping a cheap cigar.
We also have thew real SHIELD, complete with helicarrier, Dum Dum Dugan, and Val (way too little of her). This reads like a really, really good comic adventure, and works. I'm willing to accept all the ESP mumbo-jumbo, but then we also have the lamest of all the old SHIELD gags -- the Life Model Decoys (LMDs). How many times can you put up with the "Oh golly, it was really just a lifelike robot" plot twist.
A real neat cover, and interior black and white illos by the artist formerly known as Jaunty Jim Steranko, who is the only guy who could ever really draw Nick.