Saturday, September 19, 2015

Bold Fashion Choices: Nick Fury--Cosplayer?!?

Captain America has been tussling with Nightshade, werewolves, and the Yellow Claw...when Nick Fury shows up to help out:

What. The. Hell.

This is the first time we've seen Fury in Cap's mag for awhile, and there is absolutely no explanation given as to why Nick Fury, Director Of S.H.I.E.L.D., is dressed like Kraven's older brother, or a bad Conan cosplayer.

But in the only other panel he appears in that issue, Nick is still rocking the look:

That was the final panel of the issue, drawn & inked by Alan Weiss (apparently, Cap's head & face were "retouched" by John Romita in some panels). The scene continues in the next issue, with the splash page being 2 seconds later. But...

...Sal Buscema had Nick back in his standard 70s uniform!!

No explanation is ever given for Fury's odd costume. Sadly, now that Nick is chained to the moon as an ersatz Watcher, we'll probably never get to see him rock that sweet look again...sigh...

From Captain America #164 & 165 (1973)


SallyP said...

That is...a very unique look, for lack of a better word!

Anonymous said...

Given that Fury's classic look is "half-naked", it's no wonder he wanted a change!

SCARCEXL said...

Oh boy, now I remember I found him really sexy in this costume when I was a kid.
To bad he's not shirtless, this would have been good material for my blog :p