2012-04-25 20:14 (UTC)
This is why I love comics
The sheer audacity of this move is absolutely breathtaking! We get to have our cake and eat it, too. If you can buy an "Infinity Formula," what's so hard about buying this? It's silly, batsh*t crazy idea, but that IS one of the things I love about comics. It's hardly an unprecedented new way to create a legacy character (Baron Zemo, anyone?), and I love it. We still have good old Nick out there, using the time he has left to settle some scores, with the real threat of his actual death out there; AND we have Fury back in the field as an agent, as he was when he was reintroduced into the Marvel Universe as Marvel 616's answer to the era of James Bond, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Mission: Impossible. As Captain Spock told Admiral James T. Kirk, "If I may be so bold, it was a mistake for you to accept promotion. Commanding a starship is your first, best destiny; anything else is a waste of material." Nick's best destiny is in the field. Pulling him into line with the look of Samuel L. Jackson in the film puts both the comics and the whole Avenger's franchise on more solid ground. Everybody wins.
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