Nick Fury, Agent of Shield: Empyre

Nick Fury Agent of Shield Empyre Tough no nonsense World War II veteran Colonel Nick Fury is the head of SHIELD the UN s crack anti terrorist organization When a series of planes mysteriously crash culminating in the disappearance

  • Title: Nick Fury, Agent of Shield: Empyre
  • Author: Will Murray
  • ISBN: 9780425168165
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tough, no nonsense World War II veteran Colonel Nick Fury, is the head of SHIELD the UN s crack anti terrorist organization When a series of planes mysteriously crash culminating in the disappearance of an Empyre Airlines jumbo jet suspicion initially points to the involvement of terrorists in Hydra But Fury soon learns that the true villain is the insane leaderTough, no nonsense World War II veteran Colonel Nick Fury, is the head of SHIELD the UN s crack anti terrorist organization When a series of planes mysteriously crash culminating in the disappearance of an Empyre Airlines jumbo jet suspicion initially points to the involvement of terrorists in Hydra But Fury soon learns that the true villain is the insane leader of the nation Quorak who wants nothing less than world destruction.Now Fury must learn to work with his greatest enemies in order to halt the deadly threat

    One thought on “Nick Fury, Agent of Shield: Empyre”

    1. I suppose that I might have enjoyed this a bit more if I had followed Nick Fury in comics. I didn't, but the author did a decent job of filling me in on details of aspects of the comic that I was unaware of. All in all, this novel is mostly standard pulp fiction with a couple added ingredients. The author tossed in a great deal of psychic espionage activities, which were utilized or attempted by a number of governments in reality and that I have read about here and there. Another item that remov [...]

    2. Most of the first 70 pages involves two plane crashes. I assume both are part of the same plan, but that is a lot of sameness, or if you prefer, not enough narrative variety. What isn’t about the crashes is mostly about a psychic, which figures since, I understand, the author claims to be psychic. I have no interest in his propaganda and no interest in reading about a psychic since that story thread is obviously ridiculous.What to do with both narrative problems? Stop reading the book.

    3. A fun fast read. It's the old school Nick Fury as envisioned by Steranko, not the Ultimates version -- gruff, tough, and smoking cigars. My only complaint was there was too much emphasis and reliance upon extra-sensory powers. I'd have much preferred a post-Cold War spy novel. What we get is Hydra and stereotyped Arabs using airplanes as missiles (written before such real life events shocked the world) and only SHIELD and Nick Fury can stop them.

    4. Forget about the Marvel Ultimates universe and Samuel Jackson and all the ensuing movie stuff. I love the Kirby/Steranko era of Nick Fury the best. And, thankfully, that's what we get here. Long live The Infinity Formula! One complaint, however. Contessa Valentina Allegra de la Fontaine is only a minor character in this book. That's too bad. I always liked her. Full review here: superheronovels/2011/11/13

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