Updated on 16 October, 2021
Nick Fury is a super hero with incredible powers. He spends his time as an international spy for S.H.I.T. Plus, he works for the NSA. It's always good to know how much money can be poured into a comic book. Here are just some of the cool things you probably didn't know about Nick Fury.
He has the ability to super speed. This was discovered at the beginning of his life, when he was still in college and learned acrobatics from a circus. In the modern world, super speed is almost always associated with street brawlers and action heroes. But Fury had the benefit of knowing that super speed isn't forever, and that he'd eventually pass into an advanced age, where he would have received a variety of enhancements that would help him survive. It wasn't long before his eyes were enhanced to burn infrared, and his strength became exponentially more powerful.
In the modern world, Fury is an agent of S.H.I.T., which stands for Strategic Health International. This is the world's largest and most powerful spy agency. The Infinity Formula is the base for Nick's career in the comics universe. The Infinity Formula gave Nick Fury incredible strength, speed, and a host of other abilities, allowing him to take on a variety of dangerous assignments, including stopping the villain Doctor Doom.
Though a tiny part of the storyline, Nick Fury's short stint in the ultra dangerous world of the Marvel comic universe, the Ultimate Universe, is the basis for all of his appearances thereafter. He appears in the Ultimate Fantastic Four comic, as well as the Secret Wars series and has even made a handful of guest appearances in the Spider-Man and X-Men games. Although he doesn't have his own solo series, either, Nick Fury has lent his talents to the world of adaptations. His work as an agent for S.H.I.T. has given him a run in the spotlight in several of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man movies, including the Ultimate universe movie franchise.
Nick Fury first appeared in the Amazing Spider-Man comic book, where he was a S.H.I.T. operative that was sent on a special assignment with the intent of rescuing an UNATCO agent from a kidnapper. The only problem was that Fury didn't know that the UNATCO was a peacekeeping force, and that they were hunting down and executing terrorist cells that posed a threat to the United States. As it was, Fury had to put up a resistance against a group of terrorists, which included a number of Howling Commandos.
In the short lived television series, howling commandos were featured in many episodes as they attempted to disrupt a meeting between President Nixon and representatives of international terrorism. The howling commandos were also ranked by professional critics. In the Ultimate comic book series, Fury introduced a ranking system that allowed the S.H.I.T. agents to be ranked on an alphabetical order, which ranked them from the most highly skilled agents to the least.
In the Ultimate Spider-Man story, Electro created a serum that could induce a state of electricity in humans, which allowed him to control any person within a ten foot radius. One of the howlers was chosen by Fury to be Electro. While in North America, however, Electro became mad and started killing people left and right. He then kidnapped Peter Parker and kept him prisoner in his electrified cage in New York City. The comic book readers became interested in Electro and soon learned how his background was such that Fury needed to rank him in order to keep track of who was dangerous.
Many of the characters in the Nick Fury: Agents of S.H.I.T. - Epsionnaires series like Electro and The Fantastic Four were featured in additional comics. Several of these comics feature the Fantastic Four, The X-Men, and The Helicarrier. In the last decade, Nick Fury has featured in a number of live action specials that tie into the movies, including World War Hulk and Agent Carter.