Fury MAX: My War Gone By Vol. 1 by Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov is the first collection of their still ongoing series detailing the struggles of Nick Fury and his life of war throughout the 20th century.
Opening with Colonel Fury slumped in an armchair late at night, swilling on whiskey in a bathrobe and rambling into a dictaphone, our first view of the eponymous man is a tired and broken figure. He’s reluctantly telling his story as if it’s all he has left in the world. A massive splash acts as a flash back from his perspective and a flash-forward from ours, promising at details to come in this timeline of global conflicts. Already the weariness of Fury bears down on us, conflicting our eagerness as readers.