Monday, October 21, 2013

Manic Monday--The First Cover Appearance Of Nick Fury EVER!!

No sense waiting for it--here's the first cover appearance of Fury ever:

Oh, wait...we seem to have a SNAFU here.

That's not Nick Fury, that's Fury the horse, the eponymous lead of the 1955-1960 NBC show.

And no, I don't know who "Ricky" is.

Anyway, Fury is a horse, Joey is his boy, they have adventures.

I can say that Fury got the best of the dialogue, and the best of the action scenes:

Let's see Nick Fury do any of that!!

From Fury #1 (1962)


Britt Reid said...

It's not the first cover appearance of Fury (the horse) either.
The Gold Key #1 was the final issue of the comic adaptation of the tv series Fury.
Earlier appearances can be found in Four Color (series 2; Dell) #781, 885, 975, 1031, 1080, 1133, 1172, 1218 & 1296, 1957-1962; & a Dell one-shot, June-August 1962."

After Western Publishing separated from Dell and started Gold Key, they kept most of the tv show licenses and did both new material and reprints of the Dell stuff.

Plus, Charlton had been doing a series called "Black Fury" about a similar (but not too similar, due to copyright infringement) horse through the mid-1960s.
BTW, Charlton's series featured art by Steve Ditko!

SallyP said...

I swear this was on television on Saturday mornings...a very very long time ago.

Paul said...
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Paul said...

I believe I will find an opportunity to say "NEEEYAH!" at least three times today.