#351 "Changing of the Guard"
Writer: Mark Gruenwald
Breakdowns: Kieron Dwyer
Finishes: Allen Milgrom
Colorist: Bob Sharen
Letterer: Jack Morelli
as leader of the Avengers, Captain America comes across files pertaining
to the demise of SHIELD and meets with Peggy Carter to learn of what
has become of Nick Fury. Coincidence drives to a SHIELD Central and
find Fury, Dum Dum, and Gabe shutting down the main computers. Suddenly
the weapons in the armory rum amuck and begin to attack Fury and Cap.
Together they put down the machines and destroy the main computer core
which is infected with an intelligence, which Cap theorizes is really
by Dum Dum Dugan, Gabe Jones and Peggy Carter
a select group of people knew of SHIELD's demise and the reasons
made to Sharon Carter's death and the Nick
Fury Vs SHIELD miniseries
Dum Dum, and Gabe spent several months following the end of SHIELD
closing all its branch
asked, Fury said he is considering rejoining the CIA or becoming
a private eye.
- Reprinted in Captain America: Scourge of the Underworld
Lightweight diversion brings together Fury and Cap following major storylines
with serious impact on them both (Fury had just shut SHIELD down and Steve
Rogers had returned to his identity as Captain America). The bookends of
the issue mainly deal with the various Cap storylines in progress, however
the bulk takes place at SHIELD Central where both heroes take another opportunity
to fight side by side. The story is fast and fun with a host of familiar
faces, however its worth noting that Nick Fury's upbeat mood is in stark
contrast to his brooding self in both the miniseries and the title series
that would follow. Also continuity is made shaky as Nick Fury's trip around
the world shutting down the various SHIELD branch offices clashes with his
one year sabbatical in Nova Scotia with Kate.