appearances by Nick Fury in order chronological to Nick Fury's
life (well, I've tried at least). The year of publication of the
comic title appears beside the issue numbers.
Machine #1-4 (1994)
Fury pops in here and there flying a desk from the
SHIELD L.A. office, mostly to stand in War Machine's way of usurping
the dictatorship of the African nation of Imaya. Best line; on Jim
Rhodes: "I'm startin to suspect who gave Tony Stark his drinkin
Strange Tales (3) (1994)
oneshot celebrates the history of the classic 60's title with Fury, Strange,
Thing and the Human Torch swapping tales over a poker game; all of course
formerly featured in the defunct title's original run. Fury's appearance
is basically an extended bookend.
#326, 330 (1994)
Baron Von Strucker is alive and well, spreading terror
in NYC, but Nick Fury doesn't seem very interested. Although the storyline
is good, don't get it thinking Fury has much of anything to do with
Sable #25 (1994)
A group called the Genesis Coalition masquerades as
HYDRA, prompting Nick Fury to wonder is Von Strucker is back. Just
a one-page cameo, not worth buying really unless you're a Silver Sable
New Warriors (1) #50
Another one panel cameo, notable because the penciler is Bill Sienkiewicz,
even worth buying.
Leading up to his guest-shots in #11-12, Fury receives a quick phone call from
the President of the United States to investigate an incident which Nova may
have insight to.
(2) #11-12 (1994)
Fury gives Nova a hard time regarding some space pirates he let go, and then
him a chance to redeem himself by placing a satellite in orbit.
(2) #13 (1994)
Fury gives Nova and the New Warriors a tip about the Shadow Consortium.
Fury and SHIELD mix it up with NYC's elite police squad
Code Blue and their super-powered comrade Thunderstrike, when they
find a link between a serial killer and a secret war SHIELD is waging.
Fury gets in some good lines ("Mess with me and I'll have you
for lunch" he tells Thunderstrike, and there's some nice banter
between Dum Dum and Fury.
Black Widow: Death Duty (1995)
Incredible Hulk #426 (1995)
Bruce Banner is on the brink of madness and Betty is
near death, both under Doc Samson's care. Fury shows up to take
Banner into custody. An interesting appearance showcasing an
emotional side to Fury not seen often, although his sympathy
for Banner and Betty does seem somewhat out of character.
Captain America #440 (1995)
Fury takes a break from his "Limited Series", Fury
of of SHIELD to lend Cap some info on where AIM is staged and
that they hold the Cosmic Cube. Sadly this was the extent of his
in Gruenwald's Captain America swan song. Such a missed opportunity.
Ghost Rider (2) #58, 62, 64 (1995)
Exciting storyline kicks off the Marvel Edge
arc with a bang as Fury and Ghost Rider cross paths with the nefarious
Spook. Fury is lent some reliable support from trusty Black Widow,
once again proving they make one of the more under-rated teams in
Marveldom. A good read for any Fury fan and as it leads directly
into the Over
the Edge storyline; its pretty much a must-have if you want to collect
the Death of Nick Fury.
Dr. Strange (1995)
While looking for the Punisher in NYC, Nick Fury drops by and
knocks on Strange's door. That it folks...really!
into Mystery #519 (1998)
Another Black Widow adventure (starting in #517) where Fury plays Bosley to
Widow's Charlie's Angel. Interesting story for SHIELD fans as it features an
old prop from the ESPer squad.
X-Men #362 (1998)
Bookend appearances as Nick Fury offers the X-Men a chance at apprehending
a renegade Pyro that is burning down farmland. Good issue for the Fury completionist.
Forever (1999) #7
Captain America chats with an imaginary Nick Fury. Although its not the real
article, its a cool appearance as we see Fury go through his three major stylistic
changes as conveyed by some really great art.
Flight (2) #20 (1999)
A cameo so insignificant, so obscure, I had to read the comic twice
to find it. Its hardly worthwhile even for the completionist. In any
case, a one panel appearance showcasing how Horatio Huxley comes to SHIELD.
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #5-6 (1999)
Bookend appearances as Fury sends Cap undercover into a mental hospital where
an inmate resides who has driven mad a dozen ESPer agents. Good art.
(2) #1- 5 (1999)
Fury is only a supporting character however a major one. He does little else
but stay on the Helicarrier giving orders until he gets down and meets with
the new Deathlok in the 3rd issue. Following that, the fourth issue and fifth
is a nice showcase for Fury dealing with the bureaucratic rigors of being director.
(3) #20 (1999)
The Incredible Hulk (2) #10-11 (1999)
Bruce Banner is arrested for murder and SHIELD is there to lock him up (again).
Annual 1999 (1999)
Its the Marvel Poker Game, this time at Fury's apartment.
Four (3) #27 (2000)
One panel cameo responding to the announcement of the wedding of Susan Storm
and Dr. Doom!
America (3) #31 (2000)
Just as Sharon and Cap are going to lock lips, Fury drops by in his hover car
to pick them up. Later Fury passes the mantle of directorship to Carter later
in the issue's epilogue.
America (3) #32 (2000)- cover appearance
Incredible Hulk (2) #16 "Dogs of War" (2000)-
Hulk drops by Fury's apartment (so much for SHIELD security) asking some questions.
Fury mentions the fact he's "not even SHIELD these days...".
Incredible Hulk (2) #19-20 "Dogs of War" (2000)
Fury leads a SHIELD army against General Ryker's base. Its all-out SHIELD action,
well worth a buy for the SHIELD completionist.
America (3) #33-35, 41 (2000)
Two page subplots each issue with Fury investigating the death of agent David
Ferrari in the Mid-East. Not much, but its leading somewhere. Unexpected appearance
put in by Jasper Sitwell in #36.
(MK) Black Widow Breakdown #1-3 (2001)
Follow-up to the first Marvel Knights Black Widow miniseries, the emphasis
is squarely on espionage and nearly every element of the series is made to
distance itself from the standard Marvel product. Thematically, Fury fits perfectly
and its unfortunate he was not allowed to play a greater role.
Extended cameo featuring one of the most bizarre renditions of the helicarrier.
Fury takes a quick briefing with agent Jennifer Wentworth regarding some mutant
activities. Also features a mention of EXTECHOP. Interesting art.
Blade, Vampire Hunter #2 (2001)
Uncanny X-Men Annual 2001
A brutal riot in Texas prompts Nick Fury to call in the X-Men, who learn that
someone is selling teens "designer genes' at all-night raves. A minor cameo.
Knights #4-5, 10 (2001)
Fury drops by and keeps watch on Black Widow and her new roommate and teammate,
Marvel Knights #13-15 (2001)-
Will the real Nick Fury please stand up; Widow and Dagger run into a plethora
of Fury LMDs as they face a rogue SHIELD program.
#163-164, 166 (2001)
Fury gets pissed when Wolverine is accused of murdering a senator. Makes you
wonder why he gave up being director!
America (3) #42-43 (2001)
David Ferrari is The Answer, and he's got Fury hypnotized. Its up to Cap to
save the day. Fury gets in some good lines once he's back to normal.
Captain America (3) #50 (2001)
Cap bites the big one (again) and Fury and company are there at the funeral