If anyone has been following the recent Battle Scars mini with that new character Marcus Johnson, it was revealed that he was the bastard child of Nick Fury. While I had no problem with that reveal as it was kind of predictable, the ending of the mini-series this week was another thing:
First off, Nick Fury is stripped of his infinity formula, making way for his son to take over in the most idiotic reveal ever: Apparently, Marcus loses his eye like his father did and then shaves his hair off and then becomes the new head of SHIELD under his true name Nick Fury Jr, resembling the Ultimate version of Nick Fury. Also, it is revealed that his best friend Cheese's real name is Phil Coulson( How ironic is that happening) and Marcus ( I mean Nick Jr) dons that crappy costume Steve Rogers wore in the Heroic Age.
Why is all of this stupid? Well let's see, why would Marcus take the name of his absentee father who was never present in his life up till now? Couldn't they have just left him as Marcus Johnson and have him try to be his own character instead of using a more established character's name? Also using the image of the Ultimate incarnation just reeks of cheap gimmickry given the fact that the movie is coming out this summer. Another gripe I have is why would SHIELD just put Marcus( I mean Nick Jr) in charge so quickly given the fact he has no SHIELD experience? Again if they had made him a SHIELD agent I could be ok with that but this is dumb all over. I liked the mini for the most part but this ending ruined it and I hate how Nick Fury Sr. is seemingly tossed out to pastures for a new guy in this manner. I personally hope that Nick Fury Sr. gets another infinite formula to put him back in action and that his son goes back to being Marcus Johnson with hair and two eyes.[blackout][/blackout]
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