Saturday, November 19, 2011

SGT.FURY! 1972 Original Comic Art Cover! Nick Fury Lives! Marvel Comics!

Many comics fans tend to forget that, during the 60s and 70s, Marvel and DC prospered and profited not only from the publishing of the ever-burgeoning superhero lines, but also from romance, humor, and war comics! SGT. FURY (with and without his "Howling Commandoes" troop) was a longtime Marvel staple, beginning in the early 60s when Stan Lee created Nick Fury to helm his own book, in World War Two-era tales! Stan's brilliant move came in also featuring Fury in modern 60s tales, explaining that the now eye-patch wearing macho man survived WW2, and now headed the super-secret spy joint, SHIELD! Nick's popularity was such that, even in 1972 (when this cover appeared), he could still headline his own book, even a reprint comic like this! Click to enlarge that terrific John Romita/Mike Esposito artwork!

BONUS! Click below to see the "Howling Commandoes," as they appeared in the 2011 film, CAPTAIN AMERICA-THE FIRST AVENGER!

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