So Why Do They Call Him “Cheese?”

OK.

I know that Sam Jackson plays Nick Fury in the new movie and having a diferent Nick Fury in the comics may confuse literally one or two people, but if you’re going to go to all this trouble (six issues worth of it, in fact) to make a “new” Nick Fury, can you not at least let the man keep his eye? Even if it’s just to avoid another round of “Ol’ One-Eye” jokes?

I’ve read comics for a long time. So I’m not entirely shocked when series or titles I like start to change things to fall in line with a new TV or movie project. I’m also not surprised when these changes come during a story that makes little sense, fits into nothing and frankly, seems entirely unneccesary.

So, with all that being said… with it widely acknowleged and accepted that I know what I’ve gotten into with a series like Battle Scars… I still have one remaining question about the “new” Nick Fury (Jr. or Esq. or II) that will haunt me until the day someone at Marvel answers it:

You’ve got the Fury eye… you’ve got the Fury name… you’ve got the Fury backstory…

Could you not have at least gotten him a new shirt?

Today’s page comes to us from a man who may also be Nick Fury’s son (’cause he knows how to get stuff done!) Richard Clark:

Born in a crossfire hurricane (actually Cleveland, OH), Richard P. Clark’s illustration career began in 1993 while still an undergraduate at The Columbus College of Art and Design. Since then, he’s worked for a wildly varied list of clients in several industries-among them HBO, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal and Alcoholics Anonymous. He’s been finding work again in the Comic Industry, including a recent job for Dark Horse providing finishes over Darick Robertson’s breakdowns for The Guild-Vork comic. He’s hoping this recent turn into the comic lane sticks as there are literally scores of stories he’d like to unleash on the world. Mr. Clark currently resides in Upstate NY after a 10-year tour of duty in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter and a goofy dog named Barnaby.

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Enjoy New Comics Day and we’ll see you back here Friday!

-Moss

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