(1) #20-22 "Assault
Artist: Greg Capullo
Inker: Harry Canelario
Letterer: Steve Buccellato (20), Chris Eliopoulos(21-22)
Graymalkin, a space
station formerly used by Cable, is disocvered
and its race between X-Force and S.H.I.E.L.D. team lead by Fury and War Machine
to lay claims on it.
appearence on #20
by Pierce, G.W. Bridge and Nina
Rhodes would later call on Fury in War Machine #1
has its own space shuttle (as evidenced by the insignia on the tail)
90's style slugfest with a story that could have easily been covered
in one issue spread out over two issues and a half (at least its
got action). Peronally I skipped the X-buisness and I simply enjoyed
it as a S.H.I.E.L.D. adventure; which is easy to do with plenty of good Fury
dialouge. Also the relationship between Rhodes and Fury is laid down
here; pointing to a good combination for S.H.I.E.L.D. and War Machine. Good
art, ok action; worthwhile for the Fury fans; although be warned, #22
only features Fury and the gang for the first three pages.
line of the whole thing; "Half
a century worth of defendin this stupid planet an' I'm fightin the satanic
family". Nuff said.