Hulk (3) #88-91"Peace In Our Time" (Nov 2005 - Mar 2006)
Artist: Juan Santacruz
Colorist: William Murai
Letterer Randy Gentille
Nick Fury comes calling
on Bruce Banner, recruiting him for a journey into space to destroy a
sentient HYDRA space
weapon. However the Hulk soon learns there is more to the rouge Godseye
then Fury would care to reveal.
- The New
Avengers: Illuminati special
states that this Nick Fury was an LMD put in place by Iron
Man to achieve
the purpose of ridding Earth of Banner.
has a fleet of space-borne fighters
one takes Fury's story about the Godseye to Banner at face value,
SHIELD is indirectly responsible
for the Chernobyl disaster
The status quo between Hulk and Nick Fury is always a question
of what the writer wants rather then any established history
and writer Daniel Way without a doubt subscribes to the "I don't like you Banner" school
of thought. Despite a heavy presence, Fury does very little
other then prep Hulk for a launch into space and then lots
of color commentary
from Earth. Based on his attitude, especially the first two
issues, it would be easy to characterize this as a MAX-Fury
guest-shot, even down
to his buzzcut. There is little to like about Fury in this
story, although Fury insists this for the good of all. His
final betrayal of the Hulk
on orders from the informal gathering of Marvel heroes known
as the Illuminati poses interesting speculation of Fury's relationship
with the hero community.
The Godseye serves as yet another SHIELD tech nightmare,
reminiscent of Lohan from SHIELD v.2, but done much better.
Overall there isn't more
here to recommend for anyone other then they Fury completionist.
Postscript- the above review was written before the Illuminati special,
which illuminated the fact that this appearance was in fact an LMD. The
LMD ploy puts into question anything said to Banner regarding SHIELD,
but it also confuses as to how is it that the US government is not aware
that they are dealing with an LMD at such a high level when this is meant
to place after Secret War.