Nick Fury, Pick a Race!
Whether you watch the last two minutes of Iron Man after the credits, or you’ve been reading comics for years, you know that Nick Fury has been going through an identity crisis for a while. The now former head of S.H.I.E.L.D. has flipped between races more than Mariah Carey.
Old-school Nick Fury is a white dude with a little bit of grey setting in on the sides; a quasi-Paulie-Walnuts from the Sopranos look. In the “Ultimate” comic series, Nick Fury is actually modeled after Samuel L. Jackson. Marvel confirmed that he was the model and inspiration for the new incarnation of the bad-boy comic legend.
The real question is – which one is it?
I know there are different story arcs and anything goes, but I feel like this is a motivated by a quest to be politically correct. I agree that there aren’t too many bad-ass black superheroes (story to come), but I truly think Nick is a white dude. Think of it this way – in the comics, Nick Fury is one of the most powerful/influential characters in the world. Do you think the Conservative Republicans of the Marvel Universe would EVER let a black dude have that much power? I think not.
Even better question, what about an arc with an asian Nick Fury? WTF?
Nick Fury should: