Characters Appearing: Dum Dum Dugan LMD, Gabriel Jones, Iron Man, Jimmy Woo, Nick Fury
Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #8
Issue(s): Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #8
The story is not surprisingly kind of a mess. A seeming alien named Supremus....
...has hired an eclectic group of assassins...
...to try to kill Nick Fury.
When he thinks that he has succeeded, he starts issuing ultimatums.
After some rubber mask stuff...
...it turns out that Supremus is actually an Evil Arab, and his horde of alien monsters...
...are really genetic experiments.
Fury takes out Supremus pretty easily...
...and it turns out that he's actually a shriveled guy with a glandular anomaly.
Springer and company continue to try to keep a Steranko vibe...
...but instead of adding a layer of cool experimentation to a mediocre story, it really just serves to make things messier.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: Tony Stark appears in this issue but it's context free.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Fatima actually appears again during the Superia Stratagem in CAPTAIN AMERICA. #389, I believe. She shows up in a panel or two during one of the scenes at the mall on the ship. She's not named, and she's just walking along, but it's her.
Posted by: Andrew Burke | December 10, 2016 10:23 AM
Andrew, can you point to issue/page/panel? Fatima is neither super nor villain, so it's odd for her to be included in that story. The mall is most prominent in #390, but i don't see anyone that looks like Fatima in that or any other issue. But of course there are a lot of background characters.
Posted by: fnord12 | December 13, 2016 8:05 AM
Just had a look, there's a few characters right in the background of the double splash page (past the threshold of detail) that appear to have head-wear with similar shapes that you could go assume "That's Fatima" but I definitely don't see her anywhere.
Posted by: AF | December 13, 2016 8:30 AM
I'll have to check tonight when I get home. The only place I saw her was during the mall sequence as a background character, and it was only one panel. And she wasn't named, but I recall she was pointed out to possibly be Fatima by someone else on the Internet who was trying to figure out who she was, and I had updated the profile I made of her in my personal files. In any case, I'll check on this later on. Definitely has my interest!
Posted by: Andrew Burke | December 13, 2016 9:27 AM
Okay, so, the issue I was referring to ended up being #391. Not counting the ad pages, I was referring to page 7, panel 3, and right in the center is a woman who I believe I thought was Fatima but likely isn't. I remember seeing her and wondering who she was, and I later came across Fatima and thought maybe it was her, just in a different outfit. But now that I've taken a look, I think it's not her, but I'm wondering just who she actually is. Must be some random look/character since there were other new characters like Mysteria and Ice Princess.
Posted by: Andrew Burke | December 14, 2016 9:09 AM
The title for this story was either inspired by the Fredrich Nietzsche philosophical novel "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" or, considering the time period, Richard Strauss' tone poem "Also Sprach Zarathustra", with the opening fanfare "Sunrise", of course, was the main musical theme to "2001: A Space Odyssey".
Posted by: Brian Coffey | September 20, 2017 10:34 PM
Tumumba is a pretty shameful take on Patrice Lumumba, not unironically a victim of CIA-assisted assassination.
Posted by: cullen | September 21, 2017 2:07 PM
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