Appearance Highlights

Sgt Fury & His Howling Commandoes #1
First appearance

Sgt Fury & His Howling Commandoes #4

First meets Pamela Hawley.

Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos #5:
First battle with Baron Von Strucker

Sgt Fury & His Howling Command
oes #19
Loses his love, Hawley in a bombing raid

Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos #28-29
Showdown with Baron Von Strucker in the French town of Cherbeaux.

Sgt Fury & His Howling Commandoes #34

Nick Fury undertakes a special mission prior to the U.S. joining the war.

Sgt Fury & His Howling Commandoes #62

Details Nick Fury's basic training at Ft. Dix.

Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos #112, 114-115
Kidnaped by Von Strucker in North Africa and tortured with mind altering drugs.

Strange Tales (1) #135
First appearances as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent

Strange Tales (1) #150
Battle Baron Von Strucker and Hydra

Nick Fury, Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1) #1:
First battle with Scorpio.

Marvel Spotlight #31
Nick Fury battles Steel Harris for the Infinity Formula.

Scorpio Connection
Fury teams up with Wolverine to stop a new Scorpio, who claims to be Jake Fury's son. .

Nick Fury Vs S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-6
Battles the Deltite LMD for control of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Nick Fury, Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2) #1:
Fury emerges from retirement to investigate the Death's Head Commandos.

Nick Fury, Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2) #7:
Fury takes command of a new S.H.I.E.L.D.

Nick Fury, Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2) #47:
Fury and Von Strucker have a climatic battle in Iceland.

Double Edge Omega
The Punisher shoots a Nick Fury LMD in Hell's Kitchen.

Fury/Agent 13 #1-2
Sharon Carter helps frees Nick Fury from Project Back Slide.

Secret War #1-5
Fury enlists a group of heroes to overthrow a weapons smuggler in Latveria. Fury is forced out of S.H.I.E.L.D. and into hiding as a result.

Secret Invasion #3
Fury comes out of hiding to unleash his 'Secret Warriors' to fight back the Skrull invasion of the Earth.

Secret Warriors #1-28
Fury unleashes his plan to stop both Hydra and Leviathan, resulting in Von Strucker's death and the formation of a new 3rd iteration of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Battle Scars #5-6
Fury joins forces with his son, Marcus Johnson to stop Orion from destroying the new S.H.I.E.L.D. and harvesting the Infinity Formula inside Johnson.

Nicholas Joseph Fury
Status: AWOL
Rank: Special Director (L-2)
Specialties: Field Operative, Administration, Agent Training

Personal Bio Data


Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 225lbs.
Eyes: Brown (eye patch over damaged left eye)
Hair: Brown, with white at temples
Sex: Male
Race: Human
Place of Birth: New York City
Marital Status: Single

Known Relatives
Jack Fury - father (deceased)
Mrs. Jack Fury - mother (deceased)
'Ma' Fury - stepmother (deceased)
Jacob "Jake" Fury - brother
Dawn Fury - sister

Mikel 'Scorpio' Fury - son
Marcus Johnson "Nick Fury Jr." - son

Early Life

The son of noted World War I pilot Jack Fury and an alleged descendant of one of the men who wore the Phantom Rider mask in the late nineteenth century, Nick Fury was born in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in the late 1910s. Following high school, Fury and his longtime friend Red Hargrove joined Finley's Flying Circus, a traveling air show. They both became excellent pilots and stuntmen. When Finley's Flying Circus came to England in 1940, Fury and Hargrove gave parachuting instructions to Lt. Sam Sawyer, an American soldier attached to the British Army. Sawyer recruited Red and Fury to rescue Abraham Eskrine from behind enemy lines. Weeks later, Sawyer was assigned to rescue a British spy in Holland, and he persuaded Fury and Hargrove to accompany him. Their plane was downed in Holland, where they met circus strongman Timothy "Dum-Dum" Dugan, who joined their rescue mission. In the end, all five safely returned to England. Inspired by the adventure, Dugan joined the British Army, and in early 1941 Fury and Hargrove returned to America to enlist in the U.S. Army.

The eldest of three children Nicholas Joseph Fury grew up in Depression-era New York City with his brother Jake and sister Dawn. Fury's mother died while he was very young and his father Jack Fury, an American pilot who joined the British war effort during during World War I, remarried and the children were raised by his stepmother in lieu of Jack Fury's own early death. It wouldn't be until Nick Fury became a solider himself overseas that he would learn of his father's military service. Living in the tough streets of Hell's Kitchen, Fury soon became fast friends with Red Hargrove, whom he helped keep out of trouble. Fury himself, was no stranger to trouble, but more then often confined it to the boxing ring where he would bout or in the Police Athletic League where he became one of the finest marksman. Fury and Hargrove joined Finley's Flying Circus, a traveling air show, where they became excellent pilots and stuntmen. When Finley's Flying Circus came to England in 1940, Fury and Hargrove gave parachuting instructions to Lt. Sam Sawyer, an American soldier attached to the British Army. Weeks later, Sawyer was assigned to rescue a British spy in Holland, and he persuaded Fury and Hargrove to accompany him. Their plane was downed in Holland, where they met circus strongman Timothy "Dum-Dum" Dugan, who joined their rescue mission. In the end, all five safely returned to England. Inspired by the adventure, Dugan joined the British Army, and Hargrove was moved to say he would enlist and Fury said he would follow him. However Fury didn't enlist until 1941, where he received nine weeks of basic training at Fort Dix without Red Hargrove, hoping to ride out the wave of unemployment in the States. Eventually Fury reunited with Hargrove, both getting stationed at Pearl Harbor.

Sgt Fury & His Howling Commandos: 34, 62
Marvels: 1

The Marvels Project: 1--5, 8

World War II

Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Fury is driven by the death of Hargrove during the attack to join the U.S. Rangers, and is eventually recruited by and reunited with Captain Sawyer who assigns him command of the First Attack Squad; the Squad members were made honorary commandos in the British army and code named "the Howling Commandos," or "Howlers.". A specially trained band of soldiers who undertook some of the most dangerous missions of the war. Together with Dum Dum Dugan as his second in command, Fury lead black jazz trumpeter Gabe Jones, mechanical expert Izzy Cohen, actor Dino Manelli, lasso-wielding Reb Ralston, eccentric British soldier Pinky Pinkerton, German defector Eric Koenig and Ivey-League college student Junior Juniper against the likes of The Red Skull, Baron Zemo, and other Axis villains, fighting alongside such war heroes as Captain America. As leader of the Howling Commandos, Fury struck blow after blow against the Nazi and their allies through missions that ranged from deep infiltration missions behind enemy lines to undercover work and even some home front action.

Two serious injuries sustained during this time would have a serious impact in his later life, a grenade blast that began the slow deterioration of his sight in his right eye and a land mine accident that lead to Fury being inoculated with the Infinity Formula by Professor Berthold Sternberg in France. Endowed with a process that granted him a substantially slower aging process, Fury was thrust with a double edged sword; although his life was saved, the consequences of the Infinity Formula would haunt him throughout his life as he would see many friends age and die, as well as become the target of various villains seeking his secret.

It was during the war that Fury first crossed paths with his most dangerous foe, Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker. Strucker's humiliating defeats at the hands of Fury would drive Strucker to devote a lifetime seeking revenge. Among the formative events during this period of his life include the friendships made with Dum Dugan and Gabe Jones (both of whom would follow him into SHIELD) and a near fatal injury that would eventually cost him the use of his right eye. Also during the war, Fury met Lady Pamela Hawley, who would become his first (and some say only true) love. Tragically she died before Fury was able to propose marriage to her. Months later, when Fury was home on leave, his brother Jake, jealous of Nick's fame, was abducted by the Nazi Colonel Klaue. Nick freed Jake but was captured himself, and Jake helped the Howlers rescue Nick. Following these events, Jake enlisted in the army; he soon regretted his choice, and his resentment of Nick grew.

The Howling Commandos crossed paths with Dr. Strange in an adventure that would offer Nick Fury a taste of his future strange tales. Fury and his Commandos faced other super-powered menaces that included vampires such as Dracula and Baron Blood , other-dimensional beings such as Dormammu, and centuries-old sorcerer Algernon Crowe .

Captain America (3): 20-21
Captain America/Nick Fury-The Otherworld War
Captain America 65th Anniversary Special
Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen: 4
Dr. Strange: 50-51
Gambit (2): 10
The Invaders (1): 35
Marvel Comics Present: 77-79
Motormouth & Killpower: 5
Sgt Fury & His Howling Commandos: 1-167
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (2009)
Sgt Savage & His Leatherneck Raiders: 1,11
Weapon X: 23

The O.S.S./C.I.A. Years

The end of the war brought many changes to Fury's life, foremost among them the revelation that his life was to extend far further then he had ever expected. On a mission in France near the end of the war, Fury was inoculated with the "Infinity Formula" by Professor Berthold Sternberg following a potentially fatal injury. Endowed with a process which granted him a substantially slower aging process, Fury was thrust with a double edged sword; although his life was saved, the consequences of the Infinity Formula would haunt him throughout his life as he would see many friends age and die, as well as become the target of various villains seeking his secret. Dr. Sternberg himself was not immune to taking advantage of Fury's delicate situation, basically holding Fury's life for ransom starting in 1946, every year through 1976 by charging Fury a high fee for more of the serum.

For most soldiers, after V-J Day the war was over, and it was time to go home and live a normal life again. This was not the case for Nick Fury. When the war finally ended in August 1945, Fury led the Howlers on European "mop-up" missions against remaining Axis operatives. It was during this period that the Howlers shut down the death camp laboratories of Nathaniel Essex, aka Mister Sinister. Sgt.. Fury was reassigned and left his war time comrades behind in France, heading for Okinawa. His skills were quickly put to use with the growing intelligence community. The Office of Strategic Services had recognized Fury's potential during the war, using him for a few missions into German occupied France. When the O.S.S. disbanded in 1947, Fury was reassigned to Army Intelligence and eventually saw action in the Korean War, which began in 1950; at some point, Fury re-formed some of the Howling Commandos, who re-enlisted for a special mission to blow up a missile base behind enemy lines. At the successful close of this mission, Fury was promoted to second lieutenant and soon afterward officially recruited by Colonel Tom Lynaugh and flown to Langley where he began training as an agent for the Central Intelligence Agency, serving through till his appointment into S.H.I.E.L.D.

Fury was a C.I.A. colonel in charge of a program involving telepathic operatives, one of whom, Theresa Bellwether, was murdered as part of a defense operation called Project: About Face. The ultimate fate of Fury's program is unknown. During this time Fury underwent training in the Green Beret Special Forces, which he followed up with Black Beret training. Little else is known of Fury's C.I.A. activities, although during this period he frequently worked with his wartime comrade Logan, now a Canadian intelligence operative. Fury's tactics and talents earned him many rivals, including a deadly intelligence operative known only as the Spook. During this time Fury went undercover in Macao to investigate Amber D'Alexis, who ran an espionage and weapons smuggling ring out of her casino; Fury romanced D'Alexis to win her confidence, only to learn that she was romantically involved with his brother Jake, now a biophysics researcher. Fury ultimately took D'Alexis into custody, and Jake's resentment turned into hatred.

Foreshadowing his heavy involvement with super-powered beings as director of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury recruited the then still new Fantastic Four to investigate goings-on in what would reveal itself to be a master plot by the Hate-Monger. Fury's eye began to finally fail around this time.

Before the Fantastic Four -Ben Grimm: 1-2
The Fantastic Four (1): 21
Marvel: The Lost Generation: 10
Marvel Spotlight: 31
Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD (2): 38-39
Secret Warriors #25

Sgt Fury Annual #1
The Scorpio Connection

Untold Tales of Spider-Man: -1
Wolverine (1) -1

S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Early Years

In 1963 Fury was contacted by the Board of Directors of the newly organized international espionage organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-enforcement Division) and offered directorship by Tony Stark [An alternate theory adds that the Deltite LMD manipulated events so that Fury would be chosen]. Fury recruited Dum-Dum Dugan, who became his second-in-command, as well as Gabe Jones and Eric Koenig. Fury led S.H.I.E.L.D. against Hydra, A.I.M., the Druid, and other terrorists; never one to risk subordinates' lives on jobs he could do himself, Fury continued to act as a field agent. His right-hand man was Jasper Sitwell, a loyal administrator whose dedication to the rules irked Fury almost as much as it grounded him, while much of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s developing technology was overseen by Sidney "the Gaffer" Levine, a brilliant inventor and, like Fury, a veteran of a wartime unit, in his case the high-tech Skywolves. During his early clashes with Hydra, Fury fell in love with Laura Brown, daughter of the organization's supposed leader, the Imperial Hydra; when the Imperial Hydra was slain in one clash, Fury believed Hydra was on its last legs, but its creed of "cut off one arm and another shall take its place" would soon prove itself true. When Fury's relationship with Brown ended, he began romancing fellow agent Contessa Valentina de Fontaine.

Fury served as SHIELD's director throughout the 1960's, 70's, and 80's. His command of S.H.I.E.L.D. coincided with the ascension to Supreme Hydra by Fury's old WWII nemesis, Baron Von Strucker. The Cold War ignited with a string of battles between HYDRA and S.H.I.E.L.D., resulting in a near fatal blow at HYDRA Island where Fury sunk the base with its leader locked inside its atomic core, left for dead.  Fury served the original incarnation of S.H.I.E.L.D. both as administrative head and as field commander. His fearless leadership saw the organization through myriad crises and helped it rise to become the world's premier covert-operations agency. Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. thwarted numerous major threats to the world's freedom launched by such groups as Baron Strucker's creation HYDRA and the Zodiac, headed at one time by Fury's own brother, Jake. Fury also assisted Earth's superheroes in cases, and S.H.I.E.L.D. spearheaded Earth's defenses during many of its worse crises, including the alien Dire Wraith invasion, attacks by the likes of the Yellow Claw and Loki and hunting down of creatures such as Godzilla and the Hulk.

As S.H.I.E.L.D. director, Fury fought various superhuman foes alongside New York's super heroes, many of whom he befriended. When the Thing and a handful of Avengers organized a floating poker game, Fury became a regular participant; at one such game he renewed his friendship with Wolverine, now a member of the mutant X-Men. Despite his respect for super heroes, Fury recognized them as potential loose cannons, and S.H.I.E.L.D. formed more than one contingency plan against them. For years, Fury balanced his duties against his friendships, not always to his own satisfaction. As S.H.I.E.L.D.'s influence spread, Fury became concerned about internal corruption and worked with ex-agent Mockingbird to expose several criminal operations. Fury became the target of the seven-section organization the Sept, who attacked S.H.I.E.L.D.'s airborne Helicarrier base, overthrew a small Latin American government, attacked Fury and his men in Egypt, and were tracked to Hong Kong, where Fury unmasked their leader, the One, as the true Yellow Claw.

The Amazing Spider-Man (1): 86
Astonishing Tales (1): 17-20
Avengers (1): 15, 18, 32, 38-39, 59-60, 63, 72, 92, 94-98,
103, 106, 118
Captain America (1): 100-102, 104, 109, 113-114, 121, 123-124, 217, 247-248, 250
, 265-266, 273-274
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty: 1
Captain Britain (1): 1-27
Creatures on the Loose: 34-36
Daredevil (1): 73,
Dr. Strange (1): 1
The Defenders (1): 11, 46-51, 54, 87, 128-130
Elektra - Assassin: 4-7
The Fantastic Four (1): 241, 290-292, Annual 3

Fantastic Four World's Greatest Comics Magazine: 6-7, 12
Godzilla King of Monsters: 1
Iron Man (1): 10, 33, 35-36, 118-119, 142
The Incredible Hulk (1):106-108, 152, 168, 187-188, 199, 342, 346
Jack of Hearts: 1-2
Journey Into Mystery (1): 519
Marvel Fanfare: 11,13, 24
Marvel Spotlight: 31-32
Marvel Super-Heroes Winter Special-1990
Marvel Team-Up: 13, 82-85, 95, 139
Marvel Two-In-One: 26-28,30, 34, 51, 77, 89
The Micronaunts: 12-13, 26-28
New Warriors (1): 50
Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD (1): 1-15
Nova (1): 15-18
Power Man and Iron Fist: 113, 121
Quasar: 1
Rom Space Knight: 53-54
The Scorpio Connection
Sgt Fury & His Howling Commandos: 100
The Silver Surfer (1): 17
Spider-Woman (1): 7, 37
Spider-Woman Origin: 3-5
Strange Tales (1): 135-168
Tales of Suspense (1): 78, 92, 95-96, 98-99
Thor (1): 271, 337-338, 341
The Transformers (1): 3
West Coast Avengers (2): 11, 27
Winter Solider - The Bitter March: 1
X-men First Class: 9

The Deltite Affair
(1988 - 1994)

After the final strike against HYDRA, S.H.I.E.L.D. grew to a vast international network the likes of which not even Fury could personally oversee entirely. Thus in 1988 the Deltite Affair erupted which brought an end to S.H.I.E.L.D. and sent Fury into self-imposed exile.

A year later, events engineered by both the late Von Strucker and the Yellow Claw, brought Fury back out of his exile and thus a second S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate) was commissioned under a United Nations charter with Fury once again as its director. This incarnation of S.H.I.E.L.D. struggled to gain its footing with resentment from other espionage agencies and the task of assembling enough resources and manpower to combat the growing international threats. 

One of these threats was once again HYDRA, lead by a resurrected Von Strucker whose plans to cripple the first S.H.I.E.L.D. were successful enough to allow a HYDRA retaliation against the new, but weaker agency. The attack leveled S.H.I.E.L.D. Central, killed 1,500 agents, and left Fury bitter and vindictive. Eventually Fury managed to defeat and seemingly kill Von Strucker, but the Baron managed to escape yet again. 

Black Widow - Coldest War
Captain America (1): 351, 1991 Annual
Damage Control: 4
Daredevil (1): 1991 Annual

Deathlok Special: 2-4
Deathlok (1): 10-12, 17, 19-21
Excalibur (1): 56

The Infinity Gauntlet: 1-2
Marvel Graphic Novel 18 - She Hulk
Marvel Holiday Special - 1994
Marvel Super Hero Winter Special '90, '92
Motormouth & Killpower: 1-9
Mys-Tech Wars: 1
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2): 1-47
Nick Fury Vs S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1-6
Night Thrasher: 17-18
The Punisher (1): 29, 1991 Annual
Punisher/Captain America:Blood & Glory: 2
Uncanny X-Men (1): 275, 288

Wolverine (1): 1, 42-43, 50, 53, 61, 63
Wolverine: Bloody Choices
Wolverine: Inner Fury
X-Factor: 70, 108
X-Force: 1, 5, 20-21, 108, 111-112
X-Men: 1-2

The "Death" & Return of Nick Fury

With Von Strucker seemingly gone at last, Fury still did not feel a whole man and his disillusionment with S.H.I.E.L.D. continued. Fury found himself siding against his friends more and more, including Captain America during the Genosian Crisis and being used as a pawn to collect "rogue" elements like Cable and Ghost Rider for subversive within the government. Worse still was having to hunt his own son, Mikel, who once again donned his Scorpio identity to fight in a civil war in Carpassia.

Fury faced internal strife as the defection of former KGB interrogator Dimitri Panshin instigated a rogue faction within S.H.I.E.L.D. to make Panshin pay for his crimes. Fury and Captain America joined with Titanium Man and AIM to stop the renegades. Likely as a result of the rouge agents affair, S.H.I.E.L.D. faced severe cutbacks in funding. With a scaled back SHIELD, Fury was glad to be reunited with his son Mikel in 1995. Together, father and son helped thrawt a revenge scheme by the ex-wife of the head of HYDRA's NYC cell, involving a mini-neutron bomb. Later they stopped a black-market arms racket funding the local street gangs in Hell Kitchen.

As the 1990's and his fourth decade as director drew to a close, Fury had Tony Stark construct a "perfect" L.M.D. (perhaps based on the Deltite LMD) which took Fury's place while he investigated a message from the former director. His investigations took him once again to the lower levels of what was once SHIELD Central, finding himself caught in a trap that housed Fury in a pocket dimension. In a stroke of luck, the use of the LMD Fury coincided with an attempt on Fury's life by Spook, a subversive seeking control of SHIELD. This resulted in a brainwashed Punisher bringing about the "death" of Nick Fury for all the world to see. 

Avengers (1): 368
Black Widow Death Duty
Cable: 4
Captain America (1): 440
Captain America/Nick Fury-Blood Truce
Daredevil (1): 321-322
, 326, 330, 344
Dr. Strange (1): 81
Double Edge: Alpha, Omega
Forceworks: 10
Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1-4
Ghost Rider (2): 57-58, 60-61, 64-65

The Incredible Hulk (1): 426
The Infinity Crusade: 6
Marvel Comics Present: 157,159
New Warriors: 50
Nova (2): 9, 11-13
Scorpio Rising
Silver Sable: 25
Strange Tales (3) '94 oneshot
Tales of Suspense: Men & Machines
Thunderstrike: 6-7
War Machine: 1-4, 15-17

Wolverine (1): 63
X-Men: 25

A New Beginning
(1998- 2005)

Brought back from the pocket dimension by former agent Sharon Carter, the real Nick Fury once again attempted to set SHIELD straight; uncovering an unauthorized NEMESIS project by EXTECHOP and later taking a short leave of absence from the directorship to investigate the disappearance of agent David Ferrari. Fury tried to take charge of an agency that had once again grown too large for any one person to handle with a series of threats both within and outside the agency. Perhaps the greatest threat to SHIELD came with the hijacking of the helicarrier by the Red Skull, leading to a near year long hunt for the craft, which culminated in a battle with a new Hate-Monger and the Skull.

Following the attacks on the Twin Towers on September 11th 2001, Nick Fury and SHIELD found their roles expanded to deal with the ever growing terrorist threats and the stronger tactics being employed by both superheroes and supervillians alike. Assignments included dealing with the Fantastic Four in a post-Doom Latveria, weather attacks on the United States by a rogue SHIELD agent, and safeguarding Tony Stark from assassination attempts. A flare up of Hydra with an all-out war on SHIELD resulted in the brainwashing of countless super-powered villains and heroes, including Wolverine. This blistering attack left the agency at the breaking point and Nick Fury seriously wounded.

Age of Ultron: 5-6
Alias: 26
Alpha Flight (2): 20
Astonishing X-Men: 3, 6
Avengers (3): 20, 58, 501-502
Avengers: Forever: 7

Avengers - JLA: 2

(MK) Black Widow (2): 1-3
Blade, Vampire Hunter: 2

Cable (1): 59 61, 62
Cable/Deadpool: 6-12
The Call: 1-4
Captain America (3): 25-27, 28, 31-35, 37, 42-43, 45-48, 50
Captain America (4): 1,2 4,5,10,11, 23-24, 30, 31-32
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty: 5-6

Deathlok (3): 1-5, 8-11
Elektra: 1-2, 4-5
The Fantastic Four (3): 27, 75-79, 80, 504-507
Fury/Agent 13: 1, 2
The Incredible Hulk (3): 10-11, 16 19-20, 30-31
Iron Man (3): 36, 65-67, 69, 411-412, 414
Journey into Mystery: 519
Marvel Knights (1): 4-5, 10, 12-15
Marvel Knights Double Shot: 2
Marvel Team-Up (2): 6
Marvel Universe: The End: 5-6
The Order: 5, 6
Peter Parker: Spider-Man: 40-41
Spectacular Spiderman: 15-16, 18-19
Spider-Man/Wolverine:1, 3-4
Startling Stories: The Thing: 1
Uncanny X-Men: 362, 371, 442, 2001 Annual
Venom (2):12-13,15
Weapon X (1): 23
Wolverine (1): Annual 1999,163-164, 166
Wolverine (2): 20-27, 29
X-Force: 112
X-Men (1): 46, 91, 1999 Annual

X-men Unlimited: 48

War; Civil and Secret
(2005 - Present)

The breakup of the Avengers superhero group and the breakdown of the Scarlet Witch ushered in a darker times for the Marvel world, including Nick Fury. 2005 proved to be a watershed year as Fury found himself facing the events labeled 'Secret War', a retribution against heroes such as Captain America, Wolverine and Spiderman for a covert attack on Latveria against its then ruler who was supplying technology to super-villains in the United States. The fallout of those events coupled with his siding against strong pressure from above with heroes like Captain America and Black Widow left Fury no choice but to flee S.H.I.E.L.D. and go underground. With a possible growing corruption at the heart of S.H.I.E.L.D., and the hero community polarized over S.H.I.E.L.D.'s new Superhero Registration Act, Nick Fury became a ghost in a more uncertain world. Allying himself with the so-called 'Secret Avengers' working in opposition against Iron Man's initiative for superhuman registration, Fury provided resources to Captain America including the use of former S.H.I.E.L.D. bunkers and technology.

In the wake of Captain America's death, Fury continues to pursue his own agenda; keeping tabs on Lukin/Red Skull and providing assistance to heroes operating underground in the new era of registration. Fury's maintains contact with his 'agents', including former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter and Winter Solider through a network of clandestine communication and keeps tabs on the inner workings of S.H.I.E.L.D. via a Life Model Decoy of himself that he uses to spy on his old organization.

During his AWOL from S.H.I.E.L.D., Fury was nearly killed by a Skrull imposter of Contessa Valentina Allegro de Fontaine, tipping him off to the impending Skrull invasion. Fury warned deputy director Maria Hill to trust no one. Fury then set into motion a plan to fight the invasion using his secret files of super-heroes whose existence no one knew about. Employing agent Daisy Johnson (whom he recruited during his 'Secret War'),he trained this young team in time to send them out into the Skrull blitz and rescue several Initiative heroes. Fury also used Deadpool to gain intelligence on the Skrull Queen, revealed to have been Spider-Woman, one of Fury's sleeper agents.

Following the failed Skrull invasion, Fury continues to operate as an underground force with his team of 'Secret Warriors' and with the Howling Commandos mercenary group headed by Dum Dum Dugan.

Amazing Fantasy (2): 10,12
Avengers :The Initiative: 16-18
Battle Scars: 1 (cover appearance), 4-6)
Black Widow 1: 3, 6
Black Widow 2:
Captain America (5): 2-9, 23-25
Captain America (6): 1
Captain America & Falcon: 4-7

Daredevil (2): 61, 64-65
Fantastic Four Foes: 3, 6
Hercules: 1, 4-5
Identity Disc: 5
The Incredible Hulk (3): 88-89
Iron Man (4): 7
Livewires: 2,4-5
Marvel Team-Up (2): 6
Marvel Nemesis The Imperfects: 4
Megamorphs: 2-3
Mighty Avengers:12-13,18 -19
New Avengers: 1
New Avengers: Illuminati Special
New X-Men: Hellions: 4
Original Sin: 1-3
The Pulse: 7,10
Secret War: 1-5
Secret Invasion: 3-8
Secret Invasion: Frontline: 3
Secret Warriors: 1- 28
Spider-Woman Origin: 3

Winter Soldier: 2
Winter Solider: Winter Kills special


Notable Alternate Appearances
1602: 1-8
Avengers (2): 1-3, 5-10, 12
Avengers-United They Stand: 2
Bruce Wayne: Agent of SHIELD: 1
Captain America (2): 1-2, 7-8, 10, 11-12
Captain America (4): 19-20
Iron man (2): 12-13
Iron Man: Crash
Marvel Apes: 3
Marvel Zombies: Dead Days

Mutant X: 1, 12, 15-16, 18, 20
What If?(1): 5, 14, 17, 26, 28, 38, 44
What If?(2): 3, 7, 11, 28, 51, 57

Wolverine(2): 33-35

Non-Narrative Appearances
Captain America Collector's Preview
Civil War Battle Damage Report
Iron Man: The Legend
Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1): 8,10, 13
Handbook of the Marvel Universe 2004: Golden Age
Handbook of the Marvel Universe 2005: Marvel Knights
Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: 7
Marvel Age: 77, 79
The Marvel Encyclopedia (DK) 2006
Marvel Encyclopedia v.6: The Fantastic Four

Secret War: From the Files of Nick Fury
Secrets of the House of M

Other Appearances

Nick Fury, Empyre by Will Murray

David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury
Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD (tv movie)

Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury
Iron Man (2008)

Philip Abbot voiced Nick Fury for the
Spiderman and Iron Man animated series

Mark Gibbon voiced Nick Fury in Spiderman Unlimited

Blues musician and actor Jim Byrnes voiced Nick Fury in X-Men Evolution

Patterned after the Ultimate version of Nick Fury, Samuel Jackson has played Nick Fury onscreen in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: First Avenger (2011), and The Avengers (2012).

Nick Fury's name appears in the opening credits of the 2009 film The Incredible Hulk.

David Goyer wrote the screenplay for the Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD FOX tv movie prior to his first major success with Blade in 1998.

Nick Fury has to date (2005) appeared in two Punisher video games.

Dave Fennroy voiced Ultimate Nick Fury in the video game Ultimate Spider-Man. He also voiced the Black Panther in Ultimate Avengers 2, also featuring Ultimate Nick Fury.

Khary Payton voiced Ultimate Nick Fury in X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse. He would later voice Blade in the game Ultimate Marvel Allaince, also featuring Nick Fury.

In the video game Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Scott MacDonald voiced both Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan; the first actor ever to play both parts.

Its been said that Nick Fury and SHIELD were considered as a toy prospect in the 1980s. The popular action figure line of GI:JOE bears some similarities to SHIELD, down to an enemy with a reptilian moniker (COBRA) and masked soliders. Nick Fury himself has been made into five action figures.

Actor Alex Désert voiced Nick Fury in the Wolverine and the X-Men and The Avengers: Earth's Mightest Heroes animated series. Désert played Barry Allen's co-worker and best friend in the short-lived CBS tv series based on DC Comics' The Flash.

Nick Fury featured in a cameo along with G.W.Bridge and War Machine in the episode 'Time Fugitives pt.2' of The X-Men Animated Series (1992).


Last Updated 8/07/2011