Happy Independence Day 2018

The blog’s traditional July 4 greeting: The cover to Strange Tales No. 167 featuring one of Jim Steranko‘s most memorable covers during his run on Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Jim Steranko’s cover for Strange Tales No. 167

Happy Fourth of July from the HMSS Weblog

And don’t forget: Don’t yield, back S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Nick Fury Masterworks Vol. 2 to debut

Marvel is scheduled to release Volume 2 of its Nick Fury Masterworks in December.

Masterworks is Marvel’s series of hard-back, glossy paper reprints. In this case, it will reprint the Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. stories from Strange Tales Nos. 154-168 as well as Nos. 1-3 of Fury’s own title, which debuted in 1968.

Masterworks ain’t cheap, in this instance carrying a price of $54.99. But it’s also a chance to view the remarkable work of writer-artist Jim Steranko.

Steranko didn’t create Nick Fury, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby did. Steranko, though, caused a sensation when he took over Fury’s super-spy adventures.

For more information about the volume, CLICK HERE.