Thursday, January 24, 2013

SUPER SOLDIER COSTUME NERDERY

Ha, neat - someone photoshopped Movie Cap wearing the Super Soldier costume from a couple years back. I like it!

Here's a pic of Comic Cap in the costume:


I dig that costume... 
so did others, because they made a shirt!


I always thought it was reminiscent of Joe Simon & Jack Kirby's FIGHTING AMERICAN:

 
Steve Rogers Captain America no longer wears the Super Soldier costume. Instead, NICK FURY JR wears it...


Oh, you didn't know Nick Fury has an adult son? Yeah, they retconned that recently... now, apparently Nick Fury fathered a child decades ago.... his name is Nick Fury Jr. He's half Caucasian, half African-American and looks like Samuel Jackson on steroids. He even has an eye patch! Like Father, Like Son. Maybe the missing eye is now a genetic disorder, forever passed down the Fury bloodline. Maybe one day we'll see a Nikki Fury XXII in a future Guardians of the Galaxy story, by Jim Valentino. So Junior here came out of nowhere and is now leading S.H.I.E.L.D. or some shit. I dunno, honestly I stopped paying attention almost immediately. But I get it - Marvel wants the comics and the movies to be more in sync. What they should have done was just cast someone in the Marvel movies who actually looked like fucking Nick Fury, instead of taking a cue from fucking Bryan Hitch who decided to make the Ultimate Nick Fury a tracing of a Samuel L. Jackson headshot. Then they wouldn't have been in this pickle. 

 

THAT'S Nick Fury.

But whatever. Nerd rage. Atleast the uniform is still in play.

I would have preferred the Super Soldier costume to have been used instead on BUCKY after he stopped being "Bucky Cap" when he was running around doing pretty much nothing. Sigh, such a wasted opportunity. Seriously, what did Bucky Cap DO?? Zero impact on the Marvel Universe. At one point, I thought he was going to appear during 'Secret Invasion', turn the tide, and save the day. "Yay New Captain America!! You've earned the honor of the title!" Nope. 

Hmmm, how about Bucky becomes the New Captain America (aka "Bucky Cap")... then Steve returns and reclaims the mantle, so Bucky dons the Super Soldier costume... maybe becomes the new USAgent or something. Shrug. For giggles, here's Bucky in the Super Soldier costume:

The End.

7 comments:

Randallw said...

I think they had a contract that stated they had to use Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury in return for the rights to use his image in the Ultimates.

Jim said...

Another reason why I hate(d) his likeness in the Ultimate.

baines said...

They've tried to cast someone who looked like Nick Fury before. We ended up with David Hasselhoff in "Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD".

Maker said...

Brains,.. PLEASE don't say that as an excuse. That was an awe full, low budget, made for tv show,..by your logic they shouldn't cast someone who looks like batman, Peter Parker, captain America or Thor bc they tried already on tv and those movies didn't succeed... And in the Daredevil reboot he should be Whestly Snipes, bc we already cast Ben Aflac and it didn't work.

No,..I agree whole heatedly with Jim,...

spaceJASE said...

Rage on, my nerd! I'm with you!

Anonymous said...

Anybody remember Kurt russell as Snake Plissken in John Carpenter's films Escape from New York and Escape from L.A. That would be a good Nick Fury I think...

Jim said...

Hell yeah, Anon!

Boom (2007):

http://jimsmash.blogspot.com/2007/05/jimsmash-casting-couch-nick-fury.html?m=1