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Nick Fury

What It Says On the Tin

Cap, Fury, and Black Widow Get Winter Soldier Posters as the Falcon Stands in the Corner and Sighs

The full posters are behind the jump, because Black Widow exudes an almost religious majesty in hers that I don’t want to spring on an unsuspecting reader. If you have sunglasses, put them on now.

Don’t worry, Falcon. You’re still a newbie. It won’t be too long before you get a poster of your very own. I hope.



A Little Love For The Bald Characters Of Pop Culture

A friend was lamenting to me just last night there weren’t enough bald characters to dress up as for Halloween. These creations from Mr. Peruca prove otherwise. He calls the series, “Notorious Baldies.” Much like with footwear, apparently heads are pretty distinct. Even without their faces.



How Nick Fury Got His Eyepatch

As someone who has only recently developed the skills for an occasional application of eyeliner and shadow, the mysteries of the mascara wand seem dark and foreboding. Maybe it’s just the flashbacks to being nigh-on attacked with one when some well meaning friends found out I was makeupless an hour before prom, but I can really relate to markmak’s Fury here.



LEGO Marvel Video Game To Feature Wolverine, Loki, Black Widow, & More!

With LEGO producing toy sets for the Marvel Universe, it was only a matter of time before a deal for a video game was struck. We just found out it’s officially happening! So when can you expect to Hulk Smash some LEGO blocks?



Copies of David Hasselhoff’s Made For TV Nick Fury Movie Are Going for $70 And Up on Ebay; We Cackle

This is not a joke. Due to, one can only assume, the popularity of The Avengers, DVD copies of Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., a 1998 made for TV movie based on the Marvel Comics character, is now worth $70 and up on Used. If you want a new one, that’ll set you back at least $120.

Lets hope this doesn’t give David Hasselhoff any more funny ideas.

Previously in Television Movies


In Which We Make A Terrible Pun

Kitty Cosplay of the Day: Nick Fury

Otherwise known as Nick Furry or Nick Purry, if you prefer. This savvy S.H.I.E.L.D. agent is dedicated to eradicating any and all rodent invasions of Earth. Director Purry would also like to speak with you about the Avengeprrrs Initiative. (Hint: You’re a shoe-in if you keep some catnip in your pocket.)

(MigraineSky via Midtown Comics tumblr)

Previously in The Avengers


Japan :D

The Avengers, Redesigned as a Part of Japanese Folklore

We here at The Mary Sue are all in favor of great tastes that taste great together. Who doesn’t like a crossover you can really sink your teeth into, especially when it comes to the well-worn territory of The Avengers? Fear not, comrades at arms. For those wishing this summer’s box-office bunker-buster had a little more samurai spirit amidst its sound and noise, the Internet has got you covered!

Artist Alex Mitchell, who has previously applied his knowledge of traditional Japanese yōkai, oni, arms, and armor to DC’s Justice League, here takes a more historical, but no less fantastical, approach to the current Avengers ensemble. Beyond the obvious appeal, there’s a carefully considered wealth of detail in these re-imaginings that compliments each character, allying them dutifully with Japanese cultural archetypes and real historical figures. Mitchell has even put thought into name translation, and a bit of alternative backstory for each. Now tell us this isn’t one anime-ification you would be thrilled to see.


Officially Official

ABC Orders A Pilot For Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Television Show


These Avengers Dresses Are Suitable For The Red Carpet, Not So Much For Fighting Bad Guys

We’ve brought you comic-inspired outfits before (that included The Avengers), as well as a few Avengers dress designs but today we have some gorgeous illustrations of gowns inspired by the classic characters. DeviantArtist kelseymichele does a roundup of the team from Marvel’s recent film. Take a look! 


Do Try This At Home

These Fake Avengers Slip-On Shoes Are Based In Reality

Tumblr user Tom Hiddlestunned (GREAT name!) mocked up these incredible Avengers TOMS shoe in Photoshop. I wish they were real. And judging by the number of people commenting on Tumblr (14,746 notes since yesterday) – many others agree. Hit the jump to see more!