Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos #7:The Court-Martial Of Sergeant Fury

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With most of the comic book  I review the action takes place between the good guys and the bad guys, and is  fought with action, but this story is different. as Nick Fury defends his very life in the court room.  While there is some classic comic book action taking place in the pages of Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos #7  the heart of the story is in the courtroom drama of  “The Court-Martial Of Sergeant Fury”. 

This however leaves just one question to be responded to in this review,  and that is can this style of drama be done justice in the comic book medium of its time or is it a case of a dire crime worse than that of which our hero is faced?


The story starts out, much like any of them,  and has a bit of action that leads us to the reason of the Court-Martial. the panel I wish to share is from that section of the book, while the howlers narrowly avoid being the victims of an explosion. This panel more than any other, left an impression of the pending action, the excitement, the energy of the first part of the story.

 Characters & Development

this story worked quite well for developing Nick Fury, and letting us get our first good look at not just who he is, but who he was as well as why he is the way he is.  While the character development may be hidden just under the surface of the key witnesses in the trial; it does not leave us looking too hard to see what Jack & Stan left for us to find.

Originality & Continuity

I find this story was written quite well, and fit in with our story, building a bit of a background and world  for our star that was not quite there before. Best of all in giving us this, we are not robbed of anything we have been shown up until now.


I have to say, this story was quite well written, offering depth to our star, as well as more characters then we have seen so far in this title.  Also working to build upon what we have seen so far, and in a way to cap the first six issues behind something we can stand on; but also to leave us hungry for more.

Book Information:
Cover Date: May 1964
Read At:
  • Stan Lee
  • Jack Kirby
  • George Bell
  • Art Simek
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  • Howling Commandos
    • Sgt. Fury
    • Corporal “Dum-Dum” Dugan
    • Dino Manelli
    • Gabriel Jones
    • Izzy Cohen
    • Robert “Rebel” Ralston
  • Captian “Happy Sam” Sawyer
  • Captian Grover
  • Chapain Lewis Hargrove
  • Colonel Billinger
  • Colonel Warren
  • Lieutenant Spencer “Skinny” Parker
  • Lord Hawley
  • Pamela Hawley
  • Sergeant Bull McGiveney
  • Nazis
    • Corporal Otto Schmidt






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