Marvel Comics Presents #157


Marvel Comics Presents #159


Marvel Comics Presents #171


Marvel Comics Presents #173

Marvel Comics Presents #174

 

Marvel Comics Presents #157 "Jury of Your Peers" (1994)
Writer: Mariano Nicieza
Penciler: Kris Renkewitz
Inker: Brad Vancata 

Colorist: Carlos Lopez 
Letterer: Ul Higgins


Fury on a solo mission to rescue SHIELD agents captured by HYDRA's sadistic interrogator Number 16.

  • Continuity Notes
  • Cover Appearance

Review
Simple action tale with an interesting villain that merits expanded exposure and an ending that would have been right at home in Fury's old Strange Tales spot in its 60's run. Often annoying art depicting saliva trails in people's open mouths by penciller Renkewitz, but otherwise solid. If you have most of Fury's appearances, why hold back on this one? Go ahead, buy it...at least for the cover.


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Marvel Comics Presents #159 "Duty and Country" (1994)
Writer: Glenn Greenberg
Penciler:  Edmond Perryman
Inker: Andy Lanning 
Letterer: Sue Crespi
Colorist: George Roussos

Nick Fury is on the hunt for Dean Haddad, a rogue SHIELD agent who has stolen SHIELD weapons to aid his country's fight for freedom against an oppressive regime.

Review
Decent art duties by the art team and amazingly a less then stale, if not fresh, twist on the all too common 'Nick hunts down rogue SHIELD agent' plot. Greenberg scripts Fury's inner monologues very well and shows him walking the fine line between the object of the story's title. All in all not a bad buy for the Fury completionist.

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Marvel Comics Presents #171 "Wolfen" (1995)
Writer:Alan Cowsill
Penciler/Inker:
Pasqual Ferry
Colorist: Steve Whitaker
Letterer: Diana Albers

Transporting SHIELD's latest cyborg, codenamed Wolfen, Nick Fury and his crew face sabotage as Wolfen reveals itself to be under Hydra's control. With thier craft down in the Alaskan tundra, Fury battles his worsening injuries and the weather to locate and destroy Wolfen.

Review
A+ effort all around, with a good story illustrated well by the art team. Wolfen makes for a very memorable villain in concept and its a shame he was never heard from again. What I like most about this is how Fury is showcased as a very human hero. Fury uses his smarts instead of a gun to deal with Wolfen. .

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Marvel Comics Presents #173 "Test-Run" (1995)
Writer/Inker/Letterer:Bambos Georgiou
Penciler: Dave Steele
Colorist:
Diane Buscema
Letterer: Diana Albers

  • Continuity Notes
  • Appearance by Dum Dum
  • Takes place shortly after Marvel Comics Presents #159

A new SHIELD battlesuit goes haywire during a test and Nick Fury jumps in to put it down..

Review
Hardly anything to sat here. Some nice banter between Fury and Dugan and good art, but ultimately insignificant.

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Marvel Comics Presents #174"Breakthrough" (1995)
Writer: Mariano Nicieza
Penciler: Warren Martineck
Inker: Rober Quijano
Colorist:
Diane Buscema
Letterer: John Babcock

  • Continuity Notes
  • Set after the events of Operation Galactic Storm.

Nick Fury goes undercover on AIM Island where an alien spacecaft has been unearthed. Fury joins the sister of the faction's leader to ensure AIM doesn't keep the craft.

Review
Action is the hallmark of Fury's final appearence in this title. Brannex hardly makes an impression, other then being one real nasty brother. Also unexplained is why AIM has suddenly shed its yellow gear (although Lord knows this makes more sense) or how someone as distintive looking as the eye-patched, unshaven Nick Fury can be there incognito. But its got good art and its well paced. Worth a read.

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