America (5) #1-6, 8-9, 11-14"Out of Time", "The Winter
Writer: Ed Brubaker
Artist Steve Epting #1-8, 11-14, Micheal Lark #8 (flashbacks;1-6)
Colorist: Frank D'Armata
Letterer: Randy Gentile
Red Skull is killed and a Cosmic Cube in his possession was stolen.
S.H.I.E.L.D. calls in Captain America to investigate the mystery. Together
with Sharon Carter, Captain America slowly finds himself involved
in a mystery with ties to his past, with old friends and foes being
and his own memories changing drastically, a new foe known as the
Winter Soldier slowly tracks down Captain America.
by Sharon Carter
appearance by Fury on #1 and 9; he appears in issues #2-6, 8-9, 12.
Monroe worked briefly as a S.H.I.E.L.D. operative and had a tracker injected
into him without his knowledge.
has an executive assistant named Teresa (with a penchant for eavesdropping)
aboard the helicarrier.
can not interfere in US military matters unless asked to.
story seems to be set prior to the later events of Secret War as
to taking place concurrent as Fury is seen
as the director of
One of the best Captain America storylines in
many years, its great to see Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. in tandem with Brubaker's
of the title. Although the relationship is far less chummy then that
seen in Dan Jurgen's run, Fury and Cap do demonstrate a strong bond.
Fury's concern for his fellow agents and Cap is note perfect and other
should follow Brubaker's example. The story itself is quite good and
the action and plotting is just about perfect and offers genuine cliffhangers.
Although Fury drops offs during the later portion of the Winter Solider
segments of the story, Issue #9 is a highlight with a S.H.I.E.L.D. raid
and Fury in the lead. Sharon Carter is in top form as well, the addition
of a (short-lived) love that isn't Cap shows some dimension to her character.
These issues are must-haves for any comic book fan.
appearances by Nick Fury in Captain America starting with the begining
of Ed Brubacker's run. The order is chronological to Fury's life
(well, I've tried at least). The year of
appears beside the issue numbers.
America #24 (2007)
Fury chats with Sharon Carter, from inside a Nick
Winter Soldier: Winter Kills (2007)
Gosh, an actual Nick Fury appearence, not just a
voice cameo! Bless Marvel. Sarcasm aside, Fury orders Winter
Soldier to help out the Young Avengers. A great Fury line when
asked if he takes Christmas Eve off, 'Not since 1952'.