Bucky: You carried the weight of my death for too long once already.
Natasha: It’s true… He insisted we tell you before the memorial today. The whole thing, it’s all on me, Steve. I lied to you. I kept it all from you.
Steve: Yeah, you did, Natasha… Why?
Natasha: At first, so you’d focus on winning a war. Afterwards, because I wasn’t sure James would ever wake up. And I couldn’t face you if it all went wrong.
Nick: I didn’t wanna tell ya ‘cause I knew you’d put my head through a wall.
— From Fear Itself: Captain America by Ed Brubaker, art by Butch Guice
After being in a world were everyone references pop culture that you’re unfamiliar with, someone saying something that does sink in is bound to make anyone happy.
I feel bad for Thor though, he’s probably all “WTF are these mortals even saying?” and then no one knows what a Bingelsnipe is.
“Uh, white. And a cigar smoking badass who crashes motorcycles through walls while dual wielding laser pistols and stopping international espionage.”
Other reasons why 616!Fury’s is fucking cool (some of these are thanks to tvtropes because I can’t remember every cool stuff about 616!Fury there’s too much).
- He has a Flying Car.
- He’s fought radioactive robots in space.
- He’s chased a warlord to another dimension to fight psychic duels with his literal Eyepatch of Power.
- He’s hunted Godzilla.
- He once willingly turned himself into an Eldritch Abomination to save reality.
- He’s beaten up Adolf Hitler on more than one occasion (he got to kill him too but MU Hitler has clones so he comes back).
- He managed to be one step ahead of the Skrulls during the Skrull invasion not to mention Norman Osborn during Siege.
- He is hard to kill because the fucker pulls a Doombot with his LMDs
- He has the Howling Commandos and later the Secret Warriors as his team (and those guys are badasses).
616!Fury also pulls some of the most crazy awesome spy shit that would put James Bonds to shame.
Sure, he’s a jerk (which Fury isn’t) but he’s a jerkass with a heart of gold and IMO he’s one of the most complex characters in the 616 Marvelverse. Most people who openly dismiss him haven’t really read a comic with him.
And Peter has met him a couple of times so I am sure he would say something more than him being white, not to mention 616!Fury has saved his ass a couple of times.
Ultimate!Fury is cool too although after Millar (ugh Millar) had him cheat on his wife with various members of her own family (including her mother) he kind of fell from my grace (I prefer MCU!Fury despite the fact that we still don’t know much about him).
Still whether you think Ultimate!Fury is the super badass or not 616!Fury is in no way a lesser character than he is (nor is Ultimate!Fury lesser than 616!Fury).
I like how they’re portraying Tony a little more like the RDJ version in this series :D
He has been this way waaaaay before RDJ was Iron Man :) (unless you mean the way the artist draws him, which I can kind of see a younger RDJ vibe going on there).
But Ultimate Tony is similar to RDJ!Tony and he frustrates people a lot (mainly, people who work at his company, and his Ultimate superiors like Fury) but he is also nicer than RDJ!Tony too.
Steve: C’mon, soldier! On your feet!
Nick: …Oww…Friggin’ aye…
— From Captain America v6, #1 by Ed Brubaker, art by Steve McNiven
I think Cap may be the only person alive who’d order Nick Fury around that way.
Now I am even more confused as to how Loki and Thor never knew Loki was adopted, lol.