Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #10
Writer: Gary Friedrich
Penciler: Frank Springer
Letterer: Artie Simek

Fury's Christmas Eve w/ Laura Brown is interrupted by a plan by Hate Monger to unleash deadly germs into Earth's atmosphere.

  • Continuity Notes
  • Appearances by Laura Brown and Jasper Sitwell, his first in S.H.I.E.L.D. (1)
  • Nick Fury likes Frank Sinatra (who doesn't?)
  • The plot bears similarities to the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker
  • First appearance of the Hate-Monger's vast space-station
  • Friedrich is author to Fury in Sgt Fury #63 and Captain Savage #11 as well this month.
  • Reprinted in
    • Marvel Treasury Edition (Holiday Grab Bag) #8
    • UK Hulk Weekly in two parts.
    • Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume 3
    • S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus

Quaint little Xmas-themed actioner proves that even evil doesn't stop just because Perry Como is singing on the television. The Hate Monger pulling a George Washington and threatening the world is a wickedly fun idea but didn't he die last issue? Laura Brown is back too, although isolated to the bookends and in truth it does make you wonder ...where is Val?! Having Sitwell aboard the Helicarrier on Christmas is a nice touch, playing on his unnerving loyalty to the agency. Some of the art is uneven and quite simple but solid regardless. All in all not bad, but very strange continuity wise in light of the issue it follows.