“My War Gone By”
If you can’t tell from the “My War Gone By” title from the Fury #1 cover, this mini series written by the man, Garth Ennis himself, is a memoir for Colonel Nick Fury, dating his service in Indo-China back in 1954. This book is very dialogue heavy and introduces a majority of the cast of characters you’ll soon either love or hate I’m sure. The range is vast in that regard, you have the outspoken and energetic Congressman McCuskey, the genuine Frenchman Major Lasllement, the straight shooter George Hatherly, the ex-SS Jew killer Chef Steinhoff, the smoking hot Shirley Defabio, and of course, the man that needs no introduction, Nick Fury. Besides that, there isn’t much action, but you have to start somewhere, and if I know anything about Ennis, it’s that he’s not afraid to make this book dark.
I can never speak bad about Garth Ennis, he has this writing style that just fits what I like to read. I didn’t look at Fury #1 as unentertaining because there was no action, I simply looked at as the calm before the storm. The French need our assistance in Indo-China and the United States answer was Colonol Fury, nothing more. Ennis gathers these rag tag group of soldiers, most elite and others that I’m sure are there to stir the pot like the best of them. Why else would you put an ex-Nazi in the platoon? It’s brilliant. The book’s art doesn’t quite match the gritty writing of the title and is quite frankly sub par in my opinion. But, with the superb story telling of Garth Ennis, the art just becomes a backdrop anyways. Nick Fury is a mysterious character and expect to learn more about him in this 6 part (I think) mini series. Pick up a copy from my buds over at Cosmic Comics!
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