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Battle Scars #6: Review

Apr 2012
Chris Yost, Scot Eaton

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(No title given)

Review & Comments

4.5 stars

Battle Scars #6 Review by (January 14, 2020)

Review: And so it goes. Six issues to make Nick Fury black like in the movies. At least it’s not as silly as that time they had Spider-Man mutate into a giant spider, die, and give birth to himself so that he could have organic webbing like in the Sam Raimi movies. And it will certainly be a longer-lived change. For the most part, new Nick isn’t as memorable or colorful as old Nick, usually just being part of the plot set up but he serves his purpose, which is usually to give exposition to the main characters for their mission. And the issue itself is really good with a lot of mayhem and heroism from Marcus and a heroic entrance for Captain America. And Cheese was Coulson all along, even if we can’t quite picture him being the same guy as the strait-laced Agent Coulson in THE AVENGERS and other MCU events. No matter, the movies are the movies and the comics are the comics and the rest is history.

Comments: Cover: “The future of the Marvel Universe begins here!” Editor Tom Brennan adds a postscript, looking back on the series and ahead to Nick Fury Jr.’s next adventures


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Battle Scars #6 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Orion has the captive Nick Fury being scanned by telepaths to learn the secret passwords of the new SHIELD. Meanwhile, Marcus Johnson is downstairs fighting to the death with Agent Left, moving on to the main room where he enters shooting, intending to wipe out Leviathan even if he dies in the process. Orion seizes him and then the building is rocked by explosions Marcus set to go off in the arms bunker. Orion prepares to kill Marcus—and then the Avengers arrive, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Daisy Johnson leading SHIELD agents…and Cheese who contacted them. There’s a final confrontation between Marcus and Orion and the latter finds out too late that Marcus has pinned a grenade to him. Mission accomplished, Marcus passes out…

…and awakens in SHIELD sick bay. Nick Fury offers him a choice: go back to his old life and hope the bad guys never find him or get in the game and hunt them down. When he is fully recovered, Marcus and Cheese become SHIELD agents—as Nick Fury Jr. and Phil Coulson and they head out to save the world….

Scot Eaton
Andrew Hennessy
Paul Mounts
Carl Pagulayan (Cover Penciler)
Jason Paz (Cover Inker)
Guru-eFX (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Widow
Black Widow

(Natasha Romanoff)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Clint Barton)
Nick Fury Jr.
Nick Fury Jr.

(Marcus Johnson)
Phil Coulson
Phil Coulson


Plus: Daisy Johnson, Orion (Viktor Uvarov).

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