Celebrate Samuel L. Jackson’s Birthday With Nick Fury Comics!

Samuel Leroy Jackson was born on December 21, 1948. His first brush with acting took place in the play Mother Courage and her Children in 1980 at The Public Theatre. In 1988 he began is collaboration with Spike Lee in School Daze, which would help him receive more roles including Jurrasic Park in 1993. However his role in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction in 1994 led to him becoming a cult icon.

He has gone on to star in so many amazing films and join into multiple fandoms including his work in the Star Wars prequel films, and his inclusion in the MCU since the very first film, Iron Man in 2008 as Nick Fury.

While the original Nick Fury was white with a storied existance in the comic books, when they went about changing up the Marvel world with the alternative Ultimates Universe, we saw the creation of a Nick Fury that was designed to look like Samuel L. Jackson. After the general like of the new version of the character, after the conclusion of the Ultimates storyline and Universe the traditional Nick Fury was retired from comics and replaced with the newer version.

After defeating the X-Men’s capture, the Weapon X Program and defeating it’s leader Wraith, Fury takes on the duties of the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and specifically keeps an eye on non-affiliated super beings which puts Peter Parker in his sights. During his watching over the webslinger, a parental bond forms between the two.

After the passing of the torch, and as a way to atone, Fury takes up a more direct mentor role with Miles Morales.

So lets talk about some of our favorite Nick Fury Comic Books!

Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (1963)
The very first apperance of Nick Fury in the Marvel comic book world. While this might not be the Fury you currently see in comics and in the movies, it was the first version. In this comic Nick Fury shows off why he was such a bad ass, as he takes on Nazis and works alongside his Howling Commandos and the French Resistance!
Ultimate Marvel Team-Up #5 (2001)
This was the first appearance of Ultimate Universe Nick Fury and the major change to a black character with appearances highly based on Samuel L. Jackson. In this comic book Nick Fury’s appearance is a smaller story, as it delves deeper into the history of Ultimate’s Iron Man and his Irontech.
Spider-Men #2 (2012)
When Spider-Man from Earth-616 shows up in Earth-1610, it leads to a fight between Miles and Peter. When Morales bests Parker, Parker finds himself in shield custody face to face with Ultimate Universe Nick Fury. After having lost his version of Peter Parker, Nick Fury is given one more chance, and he believes Parker’s story about being from a different universe because no one would make up that lie.

What’s your favorite comic with Nick Fury in it?

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