Monday, April 24, 2017

Nick Fury #1 Review - Marvel Monday

Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Aco, Hugo Petrus, Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Cover: Aco
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 19, 2017
Review: Ryan Douglas

Fury, Nick Fury

The title above says it all. No fancy words for what we’re about to get into. 

Nick Fury is on a mission to collect data from a Hydra casino owned by Auric Goldfinger, I mean Auric Goodfellow who's the money man in the organization. Once he’s entered the casino he figures it’ll be best to cause a distraction in order to make his way to the office. Perfect weekend to break in since Auric is out of town. Nick uses his watch’s fancy apps to set off slot machines, sprinklers, and such to allow him to get past security.

He finally makes his way up to the office acquiring the USB drive with the Hydra documents. Nick is met by a couple Hydra agents and the weekend manager, Frankie Noble. Believe it or not, Nick's  ready for anything and calls on his car to fly in a swoop him up. This leads to Frankie parachuting down into her yacht which also changes into an airship and the chase begins. Releasing a trail of smoke from Nick's car, Frankie’s yacht crashes into a lighthouse. When Nick circles around Frankie is there ready to die as if she’s in your favorite 80’s action movie death scene. But Nick has a change of heart leaving her alive, only so they can meet very soon.

This couldn’t have been more of a cookie cutter number one from Marvel. While I enjoyed the art it just wasn’t enough to help my enjoyment of this book.  When they decide to cancel other titles with better storytelling only to produce this, it upsets me. How many issues until this is just another comic placed in the can? The page count is even less than your normal comic for the same price. I’ll probably be one of the many who compares this to James Bond. But it’s Jame Bond in the Marvel universe. What is the point of this comic? Get rid of this book and bring back Spider-Woman already!

Bits and Pieces:

If you’ve always wanted to see Marvel Now’s take on James Bond with pretty colors. This is the book for you! But if you want better storytelling, stay away from this book, and show Marvel we want better stories being told.


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