Characters Appearing: Hate Monger (Hitler), Jasper Sitwell, Laura Brown, Nick Fury
Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #10
Issue(s): Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD #10
However, his revelry is interrupted by a call from SHIELD saying that the Hate Monger is at it again. Despite the fact that Laura Brown is a SHIELD agent and indeed one that has experience with the Hate Monger (we saw last issue that she had infiltrated his organization), Nick leaves her behind to go deal with the problem alone. He stops by the Helicarrier to talk with Jasper Sitwell, who is on leave from his duties at Stark Industries.
After the briefing from Sitwell, Nick Fury flies into space and docks with the Hate Mongers gigantic orbital satellite.
Not all of Arnim Zola's Hitler clones are of equal quality, and this one is definitely one of the lesser ones.
Possibly to make up for his poor quality form and costume, the Hate Monger really lays the superior race talk on thick. It's like he really needs to prove that he's Adolf Hitler.
The Hate Monger puts Nick Fury in his genetic bomb or something and fires him at Earth, but something weird happens where one of the Hate Monger's goons accidentally bumps into the missile.
That causes the bomb to prematurely explode harmlessly in space, and Nick Fury manages to land safely on Earth. He returns to Laura, tells her nothing of what happened and instead lets her incorrectly ramble on about how Christmas makes even super-villains docile and peace-loving while he privately speculates that it was Santa Claus that caused that pilot to crash into him.
WTF am i even writing? This is madness!
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: It's been a "month" since last issue's Hate Monger story. It's also Christmas, and here's a little something you can print out and put on your Christmas cards.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD vol. 3
I love the fact that Nick leaves Laura at home, travels to outer space, gets almost killed, lands back on Earth and goes back home just like that. "hey babe, guess what".. that and the idea of the new day coming several hours later.
Posted by: Jay Gallardo | December 15, 2014 6:42 AM
I found a couple of sources saying that Barry Smith did fill-in art on pages 2-4, though no one seems to know why.
Posted by: Time Traveling Bunny | February 18, 2015 11:26 AM
Dean Latimer, a future National Lampoon writer, had this to say in a November 1968 issue of the East Village Other:" Steranko has left this book for the (ecch)X-Men...this has got to be the worst thing Marvel has ever done. Springer the artist, who used to do Phoebe Zeit-Geist...he must be a real creep."
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 14, 2016 10:50 AM
We know from later appearances in She-Hulk, etc. that Santa Claus is canonical to 616, you'd think "the Man On the Wall" wouldn't have to guess about it.
Posted by: cullen | August 14, 2016 9:36 PM
See: The hard-hitting hands-on Hitler who wears tights, carries a grappling rope, and is not afraid to get blood on his dress!
"When he dies, it must be my own hand!"
Posted by: James Holt | October 15, 2016 1:49 PM
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