Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #9
Issue(s): Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #9
Review/plot: The Howlers are sent to capture Adolf Hitler. In the process they bump into Baron Von Strucker, who seems suspiciously way too willing to help them capture Hitler when they twist his arm.
The Commandos wind up capturing a body double instead of Hitler. But confirmation that Hitler does indeed use body doubles makes the mission a partial success.
If this story were written today, instead of just a plain look-a-like, this guy would have turned out to be a clone created by Arnim Zola or something.
In the "Things You Take For Granted" department, there's an editor's note explaining when we should assume people are speaking in German instead of English. Hadn't yet inveted the <
The lack of actual death in this war comic continues to be a bit distracting.
Nick Fury continues to date Pamela Hawley, and even cleans up his act when he's with her.
Lots of awkward footwork in this issue.
Percy thinks tea and crumpets are wizard.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? Y
My Reprint: Special Marvel Edition #7
Inbound References (1): showBaron Von Strucker, Dino Manelli, Dum Dum Dugan, Gabriel Jones, Izzy Cohen, Nick Fury, Pamela Hawley, Percy Pinkerton, Reb Ralston, Sam 'Happy Sam' Sawyer
they sneak into nazi germany on a secret mission, pretending to be germans and they bring the black guy??? into nazi territory??!! and attend a rally where hitler is speaking??!!??
Posted by: min | July 18, 2007 2:04 PM
Fred Hembeck cited this as one of the siller Sgt. Fury stories about three and a half decades later.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | July 30, 2011 8:10 PM
Dave Cockrum has a letter here.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 29, 2013 4:10 PM
Min! I'm surprised you'd discriminate against the black guy! Inclusion!
(I know I'm responding to a quote from 9 years ago, so maybe times have changed since such a close-minded comment:-)
Posted by: kveto from prague | July 1, 2016 4:57 PM
They sneak into Nazi Germany on a mission with only one member of the team who can speak German, too.
Posted by: The Small Lebowski | January 5, 2018 3:10 PM
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