- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Marvel Comics; 1st edition (February 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785107665
- ISBN-13: 978-0785107668
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.6 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,885,206 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nick Fury: Who Is Scorpio? Paperback – February, 2001
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That said, there's nothing else like this kind of comic art or storytelling. The artwork, once you get past the bad printing, is breathtaking. Steranko's art and layouts are some of the most offbeat since Will Eisner in his heyday. Swingin' Stan Lee gave Steranko a wide berth to create with, and the results are nothing short of legendary. If you're a big fan of Mario Bava's "Diabolik" you'll love this book. It has the same amazing Pop/OP Art damage as that wild movie.
After Steranko left Fury he drew both Capt. America and the X-Men, and needless to say, those particular issues were mind-blowers as well. Marvel should compile all those particular issues in one big book. Just ask them to print it better so Jim won't have to spit on anybody.
While it may look like this is a Scorpio themed book, Scorpio only appears in the first and last issues in the book. The other two issues include fighting a megalomaniac of the month and then Nick Fury deal with (of all things) a haunted castle.
The stories are not great. In some ways, this book's stories are a step down from the Nick Fury tales in Strange Tales which were usually 3-4 half issues long to resolve an arch. Here, limited to one issue per story, the plots are weaker. In addition, Fury lacks much of the wise-cracking form that was so endearing in early books. That's not to say they're bad, but they're merely average in terms of story.
This is a book to read for the art and that art moves this book from 3 stars to 4 stars. Each page is a showcase as Steranko tries unusual art motifs, odd coloring, and spectacular full page splashes to tell the stories. The crazy stylized art makes this book worth reading but readers expecting some complex plot involve Scorpio should forget about it. Rather, you get 4 average spy stories with far above average art.
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In 1963 a new character was added to the Marvel Comics roster – Nick Fury. In 1965, he was reintroduced as a leading agent of the espionage organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. Read morePublished 2 months ago by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
This was the last of Jim Steranko's Nick Fury, Agent Of Shield material, this time from Nick's own book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Robert Mallory