A Year of Cool Comics – Day 208

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A Year of Cool Comics – Day 208

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today we look at Jim Steranko’s short-lived Strange Tales’ spin-off, Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD!


Steranko only managed to do four of the first five issues of the new series (going from doing half a comic to doing a full comic took its toll on Steranko’s ability to get the book out on time), but boy, they were EPIC stories – stories that resonate over forty years later!

The biggest problem with Steranko’s run is that he left the book before we got an answer to the following question….

By the way, check out that opening – STUNNING…

If you thought that opening was great, check out how Nick Fury deals with a problem later in the issue (click on the splash page to enlarge)…

And this was all in the SAME issue!! How amazing was Steranko’s Fury?!!?

So yeah, Scorpio is set up to be this big bad guy, but we don’t know WHO he is.

The next issue, #2, features the famous censored panel of Nick Fury and his girlfriend, the Contessa…

And in Steranko’s final issue, we get more between the lovebirds, in his Eisner-inspired openings…

And then Scorpio strikes again…

When the issue ends, Fury recognizes Scorpio, but WHO is he? Later writers would come up with an answer, but I don’t know what Steranko was planning. Anyone know if he said who he was planning on Scorpio being?