Nick Fury #1
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Nick Fury #1

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Aco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 19, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 15
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The world is a dangerous place.  And there's danger in drawing attention to your plans. When S.H.I.E.L.D. needs a lone agent to infiltrate, capture and remain anonymous, there's no one better than NICK FURY.  An all-new era for the superspy begins here, as Fury is sent on a top-secret mission to the French Riviera.  He'll need to outmaneuver the enemy as the complex dance of espionage begins, but will he meet his match in the mysterious FRANKIE NOBLE?  Grab the edge of your seat and don't let go - this caper's just getting started!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Apr 19, 2017

    Forget that other book featuring Hydra this week. Nick Fury #1 is a neon-lit, psychedelic secret agent dream with enough suave patter and glowing good looks to sweep any evil empire off their feet. James Robinson has outdone himself in letting the fun and frivolity back into international intrigue and ACO and Hugo Petrus are an art team that cant be beat for action, adventure, and enough explosions to fill a big budget box office thriller in just 20 pages. BUY THIS BOOK. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Apr 24, 2017

    Nick Fury #1 is one of Marvel's best debuts in years. Taking influence from Jim Steranko, ACO and Rachelle Rosenberg deliver a visually arresting story that feels utterly different from the moody spy stories that have come through the market. James Robinson's dialogue has a real bite to it, but the writer pulls back and lets the art dictate the narrative here, to brilliant results. One can only hope that #2 continues the excellence presented here while building Nick Fury up as a character. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 22, 2017

    It's not a deep story, but it's fast and fun and well worth the price of admission. It's downright... Steranko-esque! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi May 12, 2017

    As it is, the only real misstep is the cover. The single color on all-white background is an interesting visual, but perhaps it's too subtle and minimalist for its own good; I fear that this cover might not catch the eye of any readers skeptical of Marvel's current deluge of new books, and that it fails to convey the utterly brilliant wonders found within. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Jul 20, 2017

    As first issues go. This was blatantly set up, but was fun with some really cool gadgetry. I'm definitely onboard for another issue to see where all of this leads. Special mention should go to the colourist. Who was obviously having a bit of a 1960's acid trip. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Zach Apr 20, 2017

    Nick Fury #1 is a great super-spy caper and homage to the character's classic 1960's roots. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 19, 2017

    All in all Nick Fury #1 is a fun first issue that puts this new Fury front and center in a series that harkens back to his father and past. It's all about style and flash, which much like a Bond film, is exactly what I'd expect. Add in trippy color choices and you have a first issue that goes by quickly, but every bit of it is enjoyable fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Apr 24, 2017

    Overall this issue was a character study combined with a fun romp through Nick Fury's life and exploits and I was all in. The art matched the subject matter and everything tied together nicely to form a cohesive understandable story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    AiPT! - Jason Kolkey Apr 19, 2017

    This series is off to a promising start, with an action-packed opening that pays homage to Steranko and Bond alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 21, 2017

    It's a really quick read, with Robinson getting the hell out of ACO's way and letting the artist rock through multiple double page spreads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Apr 19, 2017

    With lots of whizz-bang action, this slick, flashy opening issue will appeal to lovers of James Bond movies as much as Marvel comics fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - A.J. Frost Apr 19, 2017

    Overall, Nick Fury #1 is a welcome addition to the Marvel family of comics. It's not innovative per se, but it has a sense of retro adventure that shouldn't be overlooked. Even when there isn't progression, there still lingers old fashion super-heroics. And that can be a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Apr 21, 2017

    Comic book action executed at the highest level. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall May 5, 2017

    This is a book I will definitely not be returning to. The art, while beautiful, for me worked against the storytelling which itself moved too slowly to get me hooked on the series. Maybe I'll give it a try again if I find issues in a $1 bin down the line, but it's not getting full price support from me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 19, 2017

    Nick Fury #1 is a perfectly enjoyable read for anyone craving a little super-spy action. The psychedelic art recalls the glory days of Jim Steranko's S.H.I.E.L.D. work while still giving the book its own flavor. Unfortunately, this issue does little to paint its title character as an interesting leading man capable of supporting his own series. Fury is a character in dire need of more depth, and it's unclear whether this comic can get the job done. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Apr 19, 2017

    I like the fresh new take on a spy espionage book, but to keep my attention there is going to need to be a lot more substance added in the next issue or the book will quickly become forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Columbus Comics Corner Apr 24, 2017

    If you've always wanted to see Marvel Now's take on James Bond with pretty colors. This is the book for you! But if you want better storytelling, stay away from this book, and show Marvel we want better stories being told. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Zatt Murdock Apr 19, 2017

    This is one of the best Marvel comics I've read in years. If you liked what Matt Fraction and David Aja did with Hawkeye, please check out this comic. James Robinson and ACO outdone themselves here in a comic that no hyperbole whatsoever deserves every single praise it's getting, forget the Secret Empire and the Hydra Crap non-sense, this is a comic that celebrates how amazing and unique this medium can be, reminding why I'm a Marvel comic book fan to begin with, in times they seem adamant to make it so hard for me to proudly say that. This book was released today with literal zero promotion whatsoever but believe me, all the praise it's getting is just not enough.

  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Oct 31, 2017

    Nick Fury Jr. takes the field in an incredibly stylish fight against Frankie Noble, Agent of Hydra. The premise here is simple. James Robinson delivers a satisfying "super Bond" script, and the very capable art team - ACO, Hugo Petrus, and Rachelle Rosenberg - is unleashed with a mandate to make Jim Steranko proud. Speaking as a giant fan of Steranko's Agent of SHIELD, I say they succeeded most impressively. It's stylish and extremely fun, and it might go a long way toward mending fences if you're an anti-fan of Nick Fury Jr.

  • 8.5
    Jack's Yattering Apr 20, 2017

    I'm a big enough fan of Nick Fury (Senior AND Junior) that I might have checked this book out just for that reason. However, the big draw, for me, was Aco (who I followed over from his run on MIDNIGHTER). Suffice to say, I wasn't disappointed. Aco's work speaks for itself so I'm not going to say more than it is a pleasure to look at..James Robinson,however, is also at the top of his game, here, and the colors of Rachelle Rosenberg, which I thought would be a distraction from the art, just worked so well to complement it. From its simple cover (subtly paying homage to what came before while showcasing all the modern sensibility of this new era) to the last page, NICK FURY #1 is comics done right and a surprising, yet welcome, addition to more

  • 8.0
    MKW69 Apr 20, 2017

    Modern Steranko. Putting it simple.

  • 4.0
    daddyT Apr 21, 2017

    ugly art and took me 7 minutes to read. Nick Fury invades a casino. his eye-patch cost almost as much as a hellicarier. yawn. I won't be coming back for more.

  • 10
    Peaches Apr 22, 2017

  • 9.0
    Zumba Apr 19, 2017

  • 9.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Apr 26, 2017

  • 8.0
    FT Metler Apr 22, 2017

  • 8.0
    Wolf Warner Apr 22, 2017

  • 8.0
    drwasheewashee Apr 23, 2017

  • 7.5
    TheFallenKing13 Apr 19, 2017

  • 7.5
    Super17 Apr 19, 2017

  • 7.5
    sovereignsfall18 Aug 4, 2017

  • 6.0
    iPodwithnomusic Jul 6, 2018

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