America/Nick Fury: Blood Truce (1995)
Chaykin & Ben Schwartz
Penciler: Andrew Currie
Inker: Tom Palmer
Colorist: Joe Rosas
Letterer: John Costanza
defection of former KGB interrogator Dimitri Panshin instigates a rogue
faction within S.H.I.E.L.D. that seek to make Panshin
pay for his crimes. Nick Fury and Captain America are forced to join with
Titanium Man and AIM in order to stop a renegade S.H.I.E.L.D. from unleashing its own
agents in S.H.I.E.L.D! Nick Fury having to break into the helicarrier! Golly
gee, where have I seen all this before? Despite some now standard
S.H.I.E.L.D. cliches, Chaykin and Ben Schwartz manages to give it some
nice polish with the dialogue and some solid art from Currie and Palmer.
Although the team-up is more Captain America with Titanium Man, Fury
gets some good panel time, although not enough and not much of it action-wise.
Captain America is well cast opposite Titanium Man and there are some
interesting moments within the context of the story where Cap offers
criticism of the darker side of the Cold War and questions his government's
actions. In a neat twist, Dum Dum gets better exposure and the best
lines; especially when Fury and Cap drop in to the infirmary. A good
story for Fury and Cap fans.