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Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos #70 (Sep 1969)

Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos #70 (Sep 1969)

1963 Alley Award, Mundane Fiction - Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos  (Marvel Comics)

1963 Alley Award, Mundane Fiction - Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (Marvel Comics)

Don't yield; pin this Steranko S.H.I.E.L.D. cover to your boards! It's classic! (Story involves the Yellow Claw; Woo is a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent; Suwan is dead - an epic climax to rival 007's best.)

Don't yield; pin this Steranko S.H.I.E.L.D. cover to your boards! It's classic! (Story involves the Yellow Claw; Woo is a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent; Suwan is dead - an epic climax to rival 007's best.)

Not technically a superhero, but Gabe Jones is one of the first black characters to appear in mainstream comics, and probably the oldest one still being written today. Debuting in 1963 as a private in Sgt. Fury & His Howling Commandos, Gabe followed the career path of Nick Fury (a white guy in the comics before being thoroughly redefined by Samuel L. Jackson) going from World War II soldier, to Cold War super-spy, to the big screen where he was portrayed by Derek Luke in Marvel's Captain…

Not technically a superhero, but Gabe Jones is one of the first black characters to appear in mainstream comics, and probably the oldest one still being written today. Debuting in 1963 as a private in Sgt. Fury & His Howling Commandos, Gabe followed the career path of Nick Fury (a white guy in the comics before being thoroughly redefined by Samuel L. Jackson) going from World War II soldier, to Cold War super-spy, to the big screen where he was portrayed by Derek Luke in Marvel's Captain…

Colonel Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury became a legendary hero in the early years of World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor that led the US to officially enter the war on December 7, 1941, Fury fought the Nazis in Northern Africa, then was reunited with Captain Sawyer, who made Sgt. Fury the leader of the US Rangers’ First Attack Squad, soon nicknamed the “Howling Commandos” for their boisterous battle cry. The Howlers occasionally worked alongside Captain America.

Colonel Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Fury became a legendary hero in the early years of World War II. After the attack on Pearl Harbor that led the US to officially enter the war on December 7, 1941, Fury fought the Nazis in Northern Africa, then was reunited with Captain Sawyer, who made Sgt. Fury the leader of the US Rangers’ First Attack Squad, soon nicknamed the “Howling Commandos” for their boisterous battle cry. The Howlers occasionally worked alongside Captain America.

Avengers: Age of Ultron - Nick Fury (first appeared in Sgt. Fury and The Holwing Commandos #1, 1963) *

Avengers: Age of Ultron - Nick Fury (first appeared in Sgt. Fury and The Holwing Commandos #1, 1963) *

Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos #25, December, 1965 - artist Jack Kirby

Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos Vol 1 25

Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos #25, December, 1965 - artist Jack Kirby

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