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Comics: Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso Discusses The Many Nick Fury's Of The Marvel Universe

22 December 2012 2:03 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Not too long ago, Marvel made the unusual decision to introduce a Samuel L. Jackson lookalike Nick Fury to the 616 Universe, despite the fact that the version played by the actor in their Cinematic Universe was inspired by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch's creation from The Ultimates. The classic version of the character has meanwhile faded into the background, leaving a lot of long-time fans more than a little disgruntled. So, how do they all relate to each other and the live action take on the character who most recently appeared in The Avengers. Below is an excerpt from an interview with Comic Book Resources. Be sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page to read it in full! On a similar track, I made a list of characters that were breakout heroes in the Marvel U, starting with... are we calling him Marcus Johnson still? »

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Comics: A New Ant-Man Takes The Spotlight In Latest Marvel Now! Point One Teaser

18 July 2012 2:19 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

We already know that Marcus Johnson Nick Fury is keeping tabs on Cable and Nova, but it looks like Ant-Man will also be playing a big role in this October's Marvel Now! initiative. So, who exactly is behind the mask? It could be the original Hank Pym (especially now that work on the film is finally moving ahead) but it seems far more likely that it is in fact Scott Lang. He was brought back from the dead in the pages of Avengers: The Children's Crusade, while the latest hero to hold the title - Eric O'Grady - was murdered in Secret Avengers and brought back as a bad guy to spy on the team. Share your thoughts and theories in the usual place! Marvel Now! Point One #1 Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jeph Loeb, Nick Spencer, Kieron Gillen, Dennis Hopeless Art by Michael Allred, Ed McGuinness, Steve McNiven, »

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Comics: Nick Fury Jr. Is Keeping Tabs On Cable In New Marvel Now! Teaser

16 July 2012 12:08 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Cbr have just debuted the following Marvel Now! Point One teaser, which shows Marcus Johnson, Aka Nick Fury, Jr., tossing five dossiers at us. Four have questions marks, but the fifth clearly shows an image of the mutant Cable. Which other four characters will come to "shape the Marvel Universe"? I'm sure all will be revealed soon enough. Marvel Now! Point One #1 Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, Jeph Loeb, Nick Spencer, Kieron Gillen, Dennis Hopeless Art by Michael Allred, Ed McGuinness, Steve McNiven, Jamie McKelvie, Salvador Larroca and More! Cover by Adi Granov Variant Cover by Joe Quesada Sketch Variant Cover by Joe Quesada Variant Cover by Skottie Young The Future Of Marvel Is Now! 64 Pgs./Rated T+ …$5.99 »

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Marvel Now! 'Point One' teaser unveiled

10 July 2012 2:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marvel Comics has released a Marvel Now! 'Point One' teaser. It reads: "Who will shape the future of the Marvel Universe?" An image of Nick Fury, Jr can be seen behind the text, hinting at an expanded role for him in the forthcoming revamp. A teaser featuring significant characters including Nick Fury, Jr was released when the initiative was unveiled last week. The character - also known as Marcus Johnson - was recently introduced during the Battle (more) »

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Comics: Tom Brevoort Discusses The Marvel Universe's New Nick Fury

26 April 2012 4:49 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Talking to Newsarama, Marvel senior vice president of publishing Tom Brevoort has addressed the controversial introduction of "Nick Fury Jr." into the Marvel Universe. In Battle Scars, Marcus Johnson was revealed to be the son of Nick Fury, and by the end of issue #6 he had not only discovered that his name was really Nick Fury Jr., but also gained an eye patch, goatee and striking resemblance to Samuel L. Jackson. While the Fury who appears in Marvel's The Avengers was based on the one in The Ultimates created by Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch, Brevoort explains here why they decided to create a 616 version of the character. To read the interview in full, in which he discusses where Nick Fury Jr. will next appear as well as the decision to introduce Agent Coulson and much more, be sure to click on the link below to head on over »

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Comics: Agent Coulson Officially Debuts Into The 616 Marvel Universe

24 April 2012 1:28 PM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Agent Coulson Exclusive Reveal A long time coming, a while overdue Imho. Actor Clark Gregg is now part of the 616 Marvel Universe. Coulson will be revealed to be the long-time friend of Marcus Johnson, the long-lost son of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Nick Fury. Special Agent Phil Coulson is a fictional character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which crosses over several Marvel Studios superhero films. Coulson first appeared as a member of the fictional agency S.H.I.E.L.D. in Jon Favreau's 2008 film Iron Man, where he was portrayed by American actor Clark Gregg. Gregg then signed a multi-film deal with Marvel Studios and reprised the role in Favreau's 2010 film Iron Man 2 and Kenneth Branagh's 2011 film Thor. Gregg also stars as Coulson in Joss Whedon's 2012 film The Avengers and be the subject of a series of short films and "digicomics". Gregg voices the character in the cartoon series Ultimate Spider-Man, where »

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