Fury, Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #37 "Who Killed the Changelings"
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Penciler: M. C. Wyman
Inker: Don Hudson
Colorist: Kevin Tinsley
Letterer: Philip Felix
and Psi-Borg while investigating the death of the artificially genetic
engineered Changelings find the security force from Trinity Base are
responsible. Fury engages them while Psi-Borg heads back for back-up
and Fury runs into the only survivor of the massacre, Woodgod. Enraged,
Woodgod tries to kill the Trinity Base soldiers and Fury is forced to
shoot him in order to protect the peace. Dungan and team arrive and the
body of Woodgod is taken away by S.H.I.E.L.D. further to the north; enroute
Woodgod awakens as Fury had only stunned him. Woodgod is let loose into
the deep forest to live out the rest of his life
Probably the strangest from Lobdell's run of 'monthly guest star" formula, with what I'm guessing is the only time Woodgod and Nick Fury every crossed paths. Neither the Changelings
nor the Trinity Base soldiers are given any of the customary quickie
Marvel backstory which really would have helped as at the time, as I had
no idea who any of them were. Psi-Borg is featured without
the rest of the Super Agents, too bad she isn't the most interesting of the group (Violence and Ivory seemed to have more to their connection with Fury).
The story here is
quickly followed by a few pages of the next saga which is worth the
price of this issue; including an impressive one-page ad for the forthcoming
story arc. This story probably would not have been out of place in the old Strange Tales title from the 60s.