The best Nick Fury comics show how Colonel Nicholas Joseph Fury Sr. has been fighting bad guys since he first appeared all the way back in 1963's Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1. He started out as combatant during World War II, and as the United States continued to fight in wars in Korea and Vietnam, Sgt. Fury was there - chomping his cigar, and stomping on the enemy. He's gotten a couple of reboots over the years, and these days, he's a spy who lead S.H.I.E.L.D., and tells superheroes where to go and what to do when they get there.
Over the 67+ years he's been assassinating evildoers and leading men and women into combat, there have been tons of comic books, great stories, graphic novels, trade paperbacks, comic book issues, story arcs, storylines, and one-shot books about Nick Fury, making it hard to determine which is the best of Nick Fury's greatest adventures. This list attempts the impossible by narrowing the best down to the top 20. You can also use this list as a Nick Fury reading guide.
Check out the stories listed below, and if you see your favorites, vote them up. Then check back to see which of these comics is the best Nick Fury story ever told!
Today Earth Died
Story Found In: Strange Tales #168
Details: This one-off story in the pages of Strange Tales features the last tale starring Nick Fury, and it's a doozy! Fury dreams of an alien with golden skin, who arrives on Earth and begins wreaking havoc across New York City.
Was Fury's dream simply that - a dream, or was it a premonition of something to come? The golden alien was set on destroying the world, and Fury may be the only man who can stop it, so he heads to NYC to confront the reality that his dream foretold in a battle of wills unlike any Fury has engaged in before.A great storyline?
Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.
Story Found In: Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-6
Details: Nick Fury has been the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. for years, and he's easily the organization's most trusted agent. Of course, nothing lasts forever, and S.H.I.E.L.D. finds itself dealing with a threat it never thought it would face: a danger from within in the form of Nick Fury!
It's Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. after the director falls from grace of the organization's ruling council. Fury has been accused of treason, but it's a frame-job, and the enigmatic spy finds himself on the run for his life, but Fury isn't without his friends. While underground, he begins enlisting the aid of allies, LMDs, and more, so he can take on his own secretive organization to expose the villainy hiding within.A great storyline?
The Scorpio Connection
Story Found In: The Scorpio Connection
Details: When Nick Fury and Wolverine head out on a mission to stop Scorpio's criminal organization, but the two heroes have a very different approach to bringing him in "dead or alive." Fury opts to take the villain in alive, but Wolverine has a different approach, and their values may be the straw that broke the camel's back in this unusual team-up.
This Marvel Graphic Novel featured one of the best team-ups in modern Marvel Comics. Each character has his own reasons for going after Scorpio, and with them at odds on whether or not killing Scorpio is the answer makes their interactions all the more engrossing.A great storyline?
Story Found In: Wolverine: Bloody Choices
Details: "Wolverine: Bloody Choices" is primarily a Wolverine Marvel Graphic Novel, but that doesn't mean there isn't some great Nick Fury content within. There are a ton of stories in the Marvel Universe that feature Fury in a supporting role, and while he doesn't exactly fit that description in this book, his interaction with Wolverine is a classic example of two heroes beating the crap out of one another.
In the story, Logan is on the hunt for a gang of international child slavers, and both Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. have given one of the men he's after immunity. When Wolverine shows up intending on doing what he does best, Fury and he trade words before leaping into a brawl, and it's one of the best fights either character has engaged in throughout their publishing history. It's only a moment in Fury's long career, but it's an epic fight as well.A great storyline?