Fury, Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #15-19 "Apogee of Disaster"
Penciler: Bill Jaaska (#15), Herb Trimpe (#16-19)
Inker: Romer Tanghal (#15-17) Fred Fredricks (#18-19)
Colorist: Andy Yanchus
Letterer: Philp Felix
A group of disgruntled
scientists from Datalink steal a NASA space shuttle and set off to
recover a satellite which holds an alien techno-virus. With assist
from the Fantastic Four, Nick Fury leads a strike team into space where
they tangle with Lohan, a nasty techno-virus creature which seeks to
suck the knowledge of the world.
by Mr Fantastic, Human Torch and The Thing
appearance of Bruno Kreah. His appearance in this story is significantly
different from #20 onward through series end
Inhumans base on the moon is seen briefly
appearance of the redesigned helicarrier
- Herb Trimpe returns to Nick Fury, having last worked on issue #15 of the original series.
Felix joins as letterer, serving as the longest running member on
(2) creative team
Quite possibly the worst storyline ever published in this series;
surprisingly plotted by usually reliable Chichester, with some uneven art
provided by Herb Trimpe. Starting off promisingly with the first issue,
the story unnecessarily drags on for another four, with an endless
string of plot twists that seem to emerge as results from attempt to
write the silliest story of the year. This story nearly outmatches
the silliness of Fury smoking his stogie and Dum Dum wearing his hat
in the space-based What
If... #14 with the sight of blue-mohawked Nina and baseball-capped Bruno
in NASA attire. Lohan, as the villain, is hands down the worst conceived
villain in SHIELD history in my opinion (yes, worse then Supremus) and
the fact that he just doesn't die is part of the torture of these issues.
the guest spots by the Fantastic Four help this mess.
my sacrifice meaning....avoid this story at all cost.