His name’s Fury, Nick Fury. Some preview artwork has come out for the upcoming Nick Fury solo comic, and damn, young Nick is looking mighty fine these days. I’ve got the vapors.
Nick Fury, the comic book series that dives into the espionage exploits of Nick Fury Sr.’s son, is definitely honing in on the 1960s sexy secret agent vibe. Penned by James Robinson with art provided by ACO, the series follows Fury Jr. as he conducts spy missions and dodges Frankie Noble, a female agent who ACO described as “the Lady Gaga of HYDRA.” In an interview with Marvel.com, ACO said the latest comic will definitely take on a less serious tone than some of Fury Sr.’s adventures, mainly because baby Nick isn’t having to save the world as much as his father.
“I think old Nick has had stories in which world security depended solely on him. Always on the verge of the cataclysm, with great villains with plans of world domination and where he is in his element. This Nick takes care of small missions, not to the scale of his father. That helps him to take spying in a funnier and lighter way. Indeed, global security also depends on him, but this is no excuse for not having a good time while saving the day,” ACO said.
ACO has given the pages a very heavy 1960s psychedelic vibe, which he said was the result of open and honest collaboration with Robison, who gave him “complete freedom” to do whatever he wanted with the artwork. The result is a Nick Fury story unlike any we’ve seen before, with gorgeous settings and an even more gorgeous Nick. Over the course of the story, he travels the world, even going to Atlantis, and ACO added that he’ll be getting a bunch of cool spy gadgets to help him out. Not that he needs the help... all he needs to do is give one look, and any Hydra agent would fall under his spell. In short, he looks fine. Nick Fury #1 comes out April 19. You can check out some of the pages below.