Colonel Nick Fury
|The Old Soldier|
|Nicholas Joseph Fury|
Director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
|Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York|
|Base of Operations|
|Brown with white temples|
Normal human with exceptional hand-to-hand combatant skills with military, martial arts and special services training skilled in a wide variety of specialized weapons.
Helicarrier: Air-borne mobile command base with capabilities surpassing a conventional aircraft carrier.
Hover-car: Modified automobile with both terrestrial and aerial capabilities.
Needle Gun: Handgun with 300 rounds of .15 caliber rounds propelled by an explosive material at 1,800 feet per second.
S.H.I.E.L.D. issue weaponry and self-defense equipment.
Baron von Strucker
Captain America Vol. 1 - 5
Strange Tales Vol. 1
Nick Fury Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Vol. 1 & 2
Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.
Sergeant Nick Fury
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May, 1963)
Colonel Nick Fury
Strange Tales Vol. 1 #135 (Aug. 1965)
|Stan Lee & Jack Kirby|
The eldest of three children born to an American pilot who died in battle during the last year of World War I, Nicholas Fury grew up in the Hell's Kitchen section of New York City.
In 1941 Fury enlisted in the Army. Shortly after completing basic training he proved himself an excellent soldier and capable leader rising quickly to the rank of sergeant. In Europe Sgt. Fury lead the "Howling Commandos", a specially-trained band of soldiers whose exploits gained them fame for their brave and apparently foolhardy combat style.
On a mission in France, Fury came under the emergency care of Professor Berthold Sternberg, who inoculated him with the "Infinity Formula", a serum Fury has taken annually, which has slowed his aging.
Sgt. Fury remained on active duty through the Korean War, and performed Spy work for the French government in Vietnam in the 1950's where he earned a promotion to Colonel, and eventually a full-time appointment to the Central Intelligence Agency. Fury remained there for several years, until he was offered the directorship of a newly organized international espionage organization S.H.I.E.L.D.