Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. #5-7 (June-August 1995)
The four issue mini series that premiered in early 1994 was meant to be an ongoing series working its way to the 30th anniversary of Nick Fury. In an article featured in Captain America Collector's Preview #1, Howard Chaykin gave some hints about the second story arc of the series one that would, "center on international espionage and culminate In the American Southwest."
Appearances by the Black Widow, and Shang Chi were scheduled for this story, as well as Wolverine who was to appear in the first story arc, but replaced by Iron Man due to the Age of Apocalypse storyline.
Winter Special #1(December
Not strictly qualifying as
missing stories, various Nick Fury storylines have been abandoned over
the years that seemed to point to alternate adventures that went unwritten.
Fury's second title series had its own share of lost story threads, the most controversial being the resurrection of Dum Dum Dugan. Bob Harras' final story arc featured a startling revelation in "Pyrrhic Victory" where the Yellow Claw reveals he staged Dum Dum's death with Werner Von Strucker. Whatever gambit was being played with Dum Dum being returned to S.H.I.E.L.D. went completely unresolved as the Yellow Claw's attempts to revive Hydra were superseded by those of Baron Von Strucker in later issues. Never again was the plan referred to again, and in fact the only other character to have had a chance of explaining things, Werner Von Strucker was killed off, leaving the Yellow Claw's role in the Death's Head Commandos unclear. Had Bob Harras stayed on, would a new Hydra have been formed under the Claw? And what of the origins of Red and Lump? The departure of writer Bob Harras left these questions unanswered.
Other Loose Ends
Marvel's Heroes Reborn/Return
drama forced some radical changes and promised more that eventually
never came to pass. Quoted in Wizard, Jim Lee made
mention of Nick Fury and the Punisher returning to battle alien menaces.
of how much was actually planned is unknown. An 80's storyline centering
around the mutant Rogue and a murder warrant out for her supposed killing
of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent was apparently nearly finished but never released.
More recently, Brian Michael Bendis' original synopsis for Secret
War (presented in the hardcover reprint) presents a different more epic
war between the US and Latveria and the introduction of a new heroes,
including one from the ranks of the Marvel villains; however its unclear
how different Fury's role would have been in the series.
In the cyberspace, the alternate first adventure shared by Nick Fury and Captain America in Marvel Comics' early animated comic with voice stars, The Secret Adventures of Captain America series never made it to its planned eight episodes, going live with only five.