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Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the comics posted so far!
Today we look at one of the more overlooked cool Grant Morrison story (mostly because I don’t think it has ever been reprinted), his Nick Fury story in Marvel Knights: Double Shot #2!
Marvel Knights: Double Shot was a cool mini-series where they just had cool creators do pretty much whatever they wanted to. Like most other cool anthologies, this did not last long.
In this issue, #2, Grant Morrison and artist Manuel Gutierrez did a very cool short story about an agent who has been tasked to infiltrate SHIELD and pass off as Nick Fury. Of course, the problem is that Nick Fury’s lifestyle is something very difficult for someone else to live…
Of course, then there is the big twist. But I’ll let you find this issue and discover the twist yourself.
In any event, this was a strong look at a theme Morrison later explored in the pages of Final Crisis – the notion that there are certain people (here Nick Fury; in Final Crisis Batman) that you just cannot duplicate, because they are truly unique individuals.
It’s an interesting (and humorous) ode to the coolness of Nick Fury. Gutierrez does a fine job on the artwork.
The issue’s other story is good, too, writer/artist Ted McKeever does a story where a mad scientist gives Man-Thing emotions (it ends about as well as you would think)…
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