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Cap tells it like it is

No, not in the movie. In Secret Warriors #28, an oddly optimistic final issue for a suitably (but not overly, for today's standards) bleak series, wherein he repeats to Nick Fury his D-Day speech about one man of the right heart and the right mind being able to win a war, and then reminds Nick that it was him, and not Steve, who was there for the end of the war, and the years after.

And he's right, you know? For better or for worse, the post-WWII Marvel Universe was Fury's, who was behind a distressingly large number of technological, metabiological, and even political developments, all in the name of preserving some semblance of the status quo from hypertechnological foes with, let's hand it to Nick, rather apocalyptic ideas for global political restructuring. Old (but not for meta standards), deadly (but not for meta standards), and smart (but not for meta standards), his one unique skill lies in the accumulation and the use of power. And let's be honest here: in a world of supergeniuses and superpowered soldiers, the kind of power Nick amasses is far more influential than presidencies or wealth.

Nick Fury: Running the world since the 50's, because the alternatives are much worse.


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Aug. 1st, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Man, it's going to be hard waiting for the trades knowing this kind of insight was birthed from the final pages.

Hurry up trades!
Aug. 1st, 2011 04:38 pm (UTC)
Granted, there was some fannish obsessing added to the mix. But Rogers' assertion was explicit.
Aug. 1st, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC)
*takes notes*
Aug. 1st, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
Always suspected your worldwide takeover would be Nick Fury-like.
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cass, can you not

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