Nick Fury

The Religious Affiliation of
Nick Fury

Religion: secular CBR Scale: U

Name: Nick Fury

Other Names: Col. Nicholas Joseph Fury; Man in the Mystery Mask; Mr. Anger; Doyle

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (vol. 1) #1 (May 1963): "Seven Against the Nazis"

Creators: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1,898

   Comic Book Appearances: 1,865

   TV, Film Appearances: 27

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 6

Teams/Affiliations: S.H.I.E.L.D.; The Howling Commandos; The Ultimates

Enemy of: HYDRA, Baron Strucker, Viper, Desert Hawk, Desert Fox, Violence, Mr. Von Kimmer

Ally: Dum Dum Dugan
Ally: Contessa

Ally: Captain America

Occupation: intelligence agent, military officer, soldier

Birth Place: Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Race: black, white

Gender: male


BELOW: Nick Fury tells Thor he doesn't believe in any gods:

Fury put down his pen and squeezed the bridge of his nose. "Okay," he said with his eyes closed. "I get it. If I have to raise my right hand and swear that I believe you're the Norse god of thunder just to get you to leave, I'll do it." He raised his right hand, looking down at his desk. Ten seconds or so later, he looked up. "You're not gone."

"You're not very convincing," Thor said.

"Neither are you, Mister Son of Odin, or Wotan, or whatever we're supposed to call him. I don't believe in gods--any of them--and until you bring Jesus Christ himself in to walk across the Upper Bay from Battery Park to here, that isn't going to change. Far as I'm concerned, you're a garden-variety anti-globalization wacko who got hold of some tech that nobody can reverse-engineer. Doesn't make you anything special."

Thor had started smiling at "Wotan," and couldn't stop. "Quite a speech, General Fury."

"You provoke me," Fury said.

"Well. Let me provoke you to pay attention."

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 38-39. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: gods; impiety; disbelief; Jesus Christ; Norse/Teutonic paganism; Atheist; Non-Religious; Christian (generic); Thor (Donald Blake); Nick Fury; Jesus Christ (Jesus of Nazareth); Odin

BELOW: Nick Fury voices a hope he has about God putting an end to Tony Stark's penchant for verbal nonsense:

He'd lost Nick. "Sometimes I hope that God will one day decide that you can only shovel so much bullsh--," Nick said, "and then he's going to strike you dead."

"He might," Tony said. "He just might. But before he does, let's go into another room where I've set up a little presentation..."

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 8. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: God; Iron Man (Tony Stark); Nick Fury

BELOW: Thor feels that Nick Fury is going to great lengths to rationalize rather than accept the facts of Thor's and Loki's existence. Thor gently chides Nick Fury for his inability to believe that Thor is a god and that Loki has just appeared before them in the form of somebody else. Nick Fury's secular mindset simply can't allow for such possibilities. Thor tells Fury: "I know what I know." Fury's disbelief will not dissuade Thor from his convictions.

"And you," Fury went on, now pointing to Thor, "are one crazy son of a bi---."

Thor spread his hands. "General. After all we've seen in this past year, you still think it's crazy to believe in shapeshifters?"

Fury glared daggers at him.

"And the truth is, I don't care about what you think where my mental stability is concerned. I know what I know. However you want to rationalize it to yourself is fine."

"Oh," Fury said. "You're going to lecture me about rationalizing? Let me get out my tape recorder."

"General Fury," Thor said. "That was Loki... If you need to think I'm crazy because that's the way your world makes sense to you, be my guest," Thor said. "But this happened. And what needs to happen now is..."

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 41. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: rationalization; knowledge; disbelief; Norse/Teutonic paganism; Atheist; Thor (Donald Blake); Nick Fury; Loki

BELOW: Nick Fury is not comfortable citing the "Norse thunder god" as a source of information:

"Okay," Fury said. "Let' say I believe you. How do you suggest I explain to the congressional inquiry that I knew I had to do it because of the word of the Norse thunder god?"

Thor put away his smile. "Is that the worst problem you can think of?"

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 39. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: gods; Norse/Teutonic paganism; Thor (Donald Blake); Nick Fury

BELOW: Nick Fury refers to Tony Stark's new Chitauri-detection technology as "voice of God network thingamajig":

I got a guerrilla ant army out there, Nick thought, but no way to control it until Tony gets his voice of God networking thingamajig set up.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 253. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: God; Iron Man (Tony Stark); Nick Fury

BELOW: Tony Stark (Iron Man) contemplates the dark "secrets" of his fellow Ultimates:

Then again it wasn't like Banner was the only one whose character could be considered . . . murky. They all had secrets... Nick, our fixer, which of us will you throw under the bus the next time you need a favor from Capitol Hill? Banner's already gone. How long before you need another sacrificial lamb?

It won't be me, Tony thought.

Source: The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007), pg. 7. Written by Alex Irvine. See also: sacrificial lamb; Iron Man (Tony Stark); Nick Fury

Nick Fury

This character is in the following 620 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The 3-Minute Sketchbook #1 (Oct. 2007)
Amazing Fantasy (vol. 2) #11 (Nov. 2005): "Poison Tomorrow, Chapter Five: Wakers" (cameo)
The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #519 (June 2005): "Moving Up" (1-panel cameo)
Astonishing X-Men
Astonishing X-Men Saga #1 (Mar. 2006) (cameo)
The Avengers
The Avengers and the Thunderbolts (1998) (mentioned)
The Avengers Annual #12 (1983): "Moonrise" (cameo)
Avengers: The Initiative #24 (July 2009): "Avengers: The Initiative Dissasembled: Part 4" (mentioned)
Battle Scars #6 (June 2012)
Cable & Deadpool #11 (Mar. 2005): "Thirty Pieces, Part 1: Predator & Pray"
Captain America (Taco Bell Exclusive Collector Edition) #1 (Apr. 2009): "The Last Laugh"
Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce (Feb. 1995): "Blood Truce" (lead character)
Captain America / Nick Fury: The Otherworld War (Oct. 2001): "The Otherworld War!" (lead character)
Captain America
Captain America 65th Anniversary Special #1 (May 2006): "Secrets of Iron & Fire"
Captain America 70th Anniversary Magazine #20 (Winter 2011): "Cap For President!"
Captain America and the Falcon
Captain America Annual #10 (May 1991): "Cap and Company"
Captain America Special ComiCon Edition #1 (July 1996)
Captain America Special Edition
Captain America: Reborn #1 (Sep. 2009) (5-panel cameo)
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #6 (Feb. 1999): "Double Danger"
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) (cameo)
Captain America: The Legend #1 (Sep. 1996)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Captain Britain
Catwoman Plus Scream Queen #1 (Nov. 1997): "Wild Things" (character based on)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report #1 (Mar. 2007)
Classic X-Men #6 (Feb. 1987): "Merry Christmas, X-Men..." (1-panel cameo)
Daredevil & Captain America: Dead on Arrival #1 (Nov. 2008): "Dead on Arrival"
Dark Avengers
Dark Reign: The List - Avengers #1 (Nov. 2009) (mentioned)
Deathlok (vol. 2) #17 (Nov. 1992): "Cyberwar, Part 1: The Search for Humanity"
The Defenders
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1 (Nov. 1988): "Love is the Spell. The Spell is Death!" (cameo)
Essential Spider-Woman #1 (21 Dec. 2005): "Dark Destiny!"
Fantastic Four (vol. 1) #400 (May 1995): "In Memoriam!"
Fantastic Four: The World's Greatest Comics Magazine!
Fury / Black Widow: Death Duty (Feb. 1995): "Death Duty" (lead character)
Giant-Size Defenders #3 (Jan. 1975): "Games Godlings Play!" (cameo)
Giant-Size Spider-Woman #1 (Sep. 2005): "Dark Destiny!"
Godzilla #1 (Aug. 1977): "The Coming!"
Hawkeye (vol. 4) #5 (Feb. 2013): "The Tape: 2 of 2"
Heroes for Hire (vol. 2) #2 (Nov. 2006): "Taking it to the Streets, Part 2" (mentioned)
Hulk (vol. 3) #4 (Aug. 2008): "Red Light, Green Light" (mentioned)
Hulk Comic
Identity Disc #5 (Dec. 2004): "Identity Disc, Part 5"
The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) #165 (July 1973): "The Green-Skinned God!"
Iron Man
The Jack of Hearts #1 (Jan. 1984): "Murmer of the Heart..!"
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2013)
Machine Man & Bastion Annual '98 (June 1998): "Deus X Machina" (cameo)
Marvel Comics Presents
Marvel Double-Shot #2 (Feb. 2003): "The Roots of All Evil" (someone disguised or dressed as)
Marvel Fanfare
Marvel Graphic Novel #50 (1989): "Wolverine / Nick Fury: The Scorpio Connection" (lead character)
Marvel Knights
Marvel Knights Double-Shot #2 (July 2002): "Nick's World..." (lead character)
Marvel Knights Spider-Man
Marvel Knights: Millennial Visions #1 (Feb. 2002): "Nick Fury and the Outlaws of SHIELD" (lead character)
Marvel Spotlight
Marvel Super-Heroes
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Two-in-One
Marvel Universe: The End #1 (May 2003): "Predestination"
Marvel: The Lost Generation
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (24 Oct. 2006)
The Marvels Project
Maximum Security #1 (Dec. 2000): "Illegal Aliens" (1-panel cameo)
Moon Knight Saga (Oct. 2009) (1-panel cameo)
Motormouth & Killpower
Mythos: Captain America #1 (Aug. 2008)
The New Avengers
New Avengers: Breakout (2013) (mentioned)
Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.
Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD
Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD Classic
Nova (vol. 1) #15 (Nov. 1977): "The Fury Before the Storm!"
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (vol. 1) #8 (Aug. 1983): "Nick Fury" (lead character)
The Order (vol. 1) #6 (Sep. 2002): "Out of Order" (cameo)
The Punisher
Secret Invasion: Dark Reign #1 (Feb. 2009) (mentioned)
Secret Warriors (vol. 1) #1 (Apr. 2009) (lead character)
Sgt. Fury & His Howling Commandos (vol. 2) #1 (July 2009): "Shotgun Opera!"
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack
Solo Avengers #1 (Dec. 1987): "Listen to the Mockingbird" (cameo)
Strange Tales
Tales of Suspense
Taskmaster (vol. 2) #2 (Dec. 2010): "Corpse Messaging" (lead character)
Ultimate Captain America Annual
Ultimate Nightmare
Ultimate Spider-Man #90 (Apr. 2006): "Silver Sable: Part 5: "Hey, wait up!! You can't just leave now!""
Ultimate X-Men #44 (June 2004): "New Mutants, Part Five"
The Ultimates: Against All Enemies (2007)
Ultraforce / Avengers #1 (Fall 1995): "Becoming More Like God"
Union Jack (vol. 2) #3 (Jan. 2007): "London Falling, Part 3" (cameo)
What If? (vol. 1) #28 (Aug. 1981): "Matt Murdock, Agent of...S.H.I.E.L.D."
What If? Astonishing X-Men #1 (Feb. 2010): "What If Ord Resurrected Jean Grey Instead of Colossus?"
Wolverine: Inner Fury (Nov. 1992) (cameo)
X-Force (vol. 1) #110 (Jan. 2001): "Rage War, Part One"
The X-Men
X-Men Forever

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