- Yes, I know he’s black in the movies
- I know they want to cash-in on that by not confusing people who saw the movies and might pick up the comics, so I get the “Why” of it.
- I don’t mean the Ultimate Marvel universe where Nick’s always been black. I mean the main 616 Universe.
Because suddenly (to me, at least) Nick has become black, about 20 apparent years younger (he looked 55 or so, he now looks 30 or so), he’s gained a few inches in height (he’s now taller than Cap) his eye-patch is on the wrong eye, and he’s apparently back in charge of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I assume it’s not an image inducer or something because blackface, even high-tech blackface isn’t really all that ok any more. Plus, there’s the eyeball-transplant.
He couldn’t be Fury’s son, because S.H.I.E.L.D. really shouldn’t work like a monarchy where the King’s long-lost heir appears and suddenly everyone moves down a notch in the hierarchy.
Skrull? If so, he’s not doing a very good job of looking like a 50-ish white guy with a patch on his left eye. You’d think people might notice.
A clone gone “wrong” (not that being black is wrong, but if a clone is an identical copy…fail)? A brain transplant? The “Kurt Busiek” explanation for anything that doesn’t make sense?*
Personally I’m guessing “Brain transplant”.
So Marvel zombies ( ) what’s the in-book story about how a 50-ish looking, 5’9-ish white guy with a missing left eye became a 30-ish looking 6’3-ish black guy with a missing right eye?
Sock it to me, true believers?
*It was a Space Phantom. Or Immortus. Or both.