America (1) #153 (1972)
Penciler: Sal Bucema
Inker: Jim Mooney
Letterer: Jon Costa
between heroes and friends as Nick Fury takes on Captain America, for
the love of the Countessa. After much macho posturing and fist-a-cuffs,
Fury listens to reason and all is well.
by Sharon Carter and the Countessa
takes on Cap with a S.H.I.E.L.D. Action
a steel arm and
a finger flame-thrower.
asked Captain America to join
S.H.I.E.L.D. in issue
cites his war record
II, the Korean
War and the "Cold
in Essential Captain
A real low for Fury and other S.H.I.E.L.D. characters courtesy of Steve Englehart
in this resolution of an ongoing storyline put into motion by Gerry Conway,
its roots in earlier issues penned by Gary Friedrich. Fury's jealous
rage is added some dimension with a rant against Captain America stealing
his glory with his celebrity and also being from his generation but still
being a young man. All this could make sense, I suppose, but Fury has
up till now and never again showcased such feelings and I think its a
bit of a stretch to graft these artificial emotions on him suddenly.
About the only thing that rings true is maybe Fury's annoyance that Captain
America never officially joins S.H.I.E.L.D, but still what more does he want?.
The fight is ok and one can only imagine John Buscema took notes when
he had to draw he Wolverine/Nick Fury fight in Bloody Choices. The whole
deal with Val being jealous of Laura Brown and flirting with Cap is just
plain silly. I am not amused by this issue.