Back in the 1960s Marvel Comics had a great idea. They weren’t sure that Dr. Strange had enough fans for his own comic book and they were similarly unsure about Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD. And so they put the two in one comic book called Strange Tales. Every other month the cover would either be Nick Fury or Dr. Strange. So you got a cool story about magic AND a cool spy story every month. It didn’t hurt to have Steranko doing the art for Nick Fury either. Of course I wasn’t around when they first came out, but rereading them now, I wish that Marvel would do the same sort of thing now (Note: Neither Nick Fury nor Dr. Strange currently have their own book.)
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– Jack Cameron
This is a difficult one because there are a lot of beautiful scenes in a lot of different comics. I mean it’d be easy to choose any number of stunning moments when Storm releases the rain at just the right time or one of those splash pages of Wolverine after a battle, but for this I’ve chosen Secret Warriors #22. Secret Warriors was a series based around a team of teenagers gathered together by Nick Fury. Jonathan Hickman writes Nick Fury better than anyone since Steranko.
The team leader is a girl named Daisy Johnson. During a mission, the youngest team member dies and everything starts falling apart. JT is about to fall into a chasm when Nick Fury grabs him. You can see how that scene ends below. There may be more beautiful scenes in comics, but there is no better Nick Fury moment.
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– Jack Cameron