Friday, November 4, 2011

Marvel History 176: Sgt. Fury # 10

Issue: Sgt. Fury # 10
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Dick Ayers
Publication Date: September 1964

Brief Summary:


The Howlin' Commandos head over to Okinawa to rescue a former commander of Fury.  They travel 7,500 miles in 40 hours and get shot out of torpedo tubes from a submarine to get there.  Fun journey.  Stan engages in some light racism by having one of the Commandos assume the appearance of a member of the Japanese military by putting some "goo" in the corner of his eyes so they appear to slant.  Yikes!

Sgt. Fury also explains why it is that he manages to accomplish pretty much any impossible goal that's thrown at him, but never gets promoted up the chain.  It's a simple answer.  He doesn't want to get promoted up the chain.

Quick Thoughts:
  • Fury mentions being present at the Battle of the Bulge
  • Percy's absurd Britishness continues with references to tea and bumbershoots

Favorite Panel:

The Commandos line up for attention.  Does anyone have a clue what the hell Dum Dum Dugan is trying to say?

Next: Strange Tales # 124