Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #9
Writer: Gary Friedrich
Penciler: Frank Springer
Letterer: Artie Simek
The Hate-Monger returns with a plot to nuke the world, curtsey of his Brain
Bank, but Fury and Laura Brown stop his plans just in time.
by Dum Dum, Gabe Jones, Jimmy Woo, and Laura Brown
in the UK Hulk Weekly in three parts
Hate-Monger makes his first appearance, the first in a loose trilogy
of stories. He was
last seen fighting Fury in the pages
of the Fantastic Four.
- Spanish reprint (seen at left) featured a cover by Lopez Espi.
- Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume 3
- S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete Collection Omnibus
but far-fetched rematch between Fury and the Hate Monger is loaded with
some of the most contrived plot twists committed to a S.H.I.E.L.D. comic. Not
only is there yet another Hitler clone committed to wearing the purple
hood of hate (or was this one the original Hitler and the other a clone?!)
but he seems to have moved into Centuries' old underground lair and borrowed
its strange creatures. The world averts nuclear Armageddon because of a
sudden turn of heart by a 30 year dedicated Nazi goon, not to mention Laura
Brown's surprise appearance from way out of left field. Although Springer
continues to supply great art, and Friedrich's Brain Bank is a great idea,
the whole story stretches credibility, even for a S.H.I.E.L.D. tale.