Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #13
Issue(s): Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #13
This was before any concept of the Invaders existed, so we go the 'mild mannered secret identity' route, with Steve Rogers getting picked on by Fury's rival sergeant, Bull McGiveney (it's always the Irish starting trouble...). Fury steps in and a fight breaks out.
Fury, on a date with Pamela Hawley, who would like Nick to not lose his temper all the time...
...sees a film news reel. It first shows the Howlers, who receive polite applause from the audience. They helpfully remind us that they are British, and not given to public displays of emotion. Then the news reel shows Cap and the theater goes wild. This ticks Fury off, so when he gets an assignment from Sam to help Captain America on a mission, he doesn't like it.
But Cap proves himself in battle...
...and Cap, Bucky, and the Howlers thwart the Nazi plan to build a chunnel.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: The MCP places this between Invaders #28-29, which unfortunately i have in a trade paperback, so i'm sticking this just prior to the trade.
Continuity Insert? Y
My Reprint: Special Marvel Edition #11
Inbound References (4): show Box 1 / Golden Age / WWII
Box 1 / Golden Age / WWII
This is my first comment. I just wanted to say that I am enjoying your work and commentary. I've read the vast majority of Marvel comics form 1961 on and have read a lot of reprints of the golden age and the 50's like yourself. I always enjoyed this issue seeing Cap in battle alongside the Howlers.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | October 16, 2016 8:50 PM
Apparently the origin for the name Mcgiveny means someone who is disagreeable or ill tempered so in his case it must be genetic.
Posted by: Mizark | April 12, 2017 12:45 AM
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