Nick Fury, Agent Of SHIELD  #24 "The Camouflaged Commemoratives Affair"
Writer: Doug Murray
Penciler: Norm Dwyer
Inker: Jack Torrence
Colorist: Steve Buccellato
Letterer: Rick Parker
Cover Illustrator: Jackson Guice

The Mandarin is murdering members of the anti-terrorism J-2 conference using assassins disguised as statues.

  • Continuity Notes
  • Appearances by Captain America, Mr. Fantastic, and The Thing.
  • Villain appearance by the Mandarin
  • Another instance of the ongoing Marvel poker game with regulars Fury and Thing
  • Doug Murray wrote the Howling Commandos story in Marvel Comics Presents #77-79
  • Editor notes that these events are prior to those of Iron Man #259
  • Reprinted in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classic Volume 3.
  • A tweaked version of the cover by Jackson Guice serves as the cover to Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Classic Volume 3.

Insignificant filler issue is notable only for yet another great cover by Guice and a rare meeting of Fury with the Mandarin. The art is the most cartoonish in the entire series run with pencils you're likely to find in those freebie comics they give away to schools. The story is utter nonsense the worse part being the inappropriate fat jokes aimed at a Bruno-clone named Simon.