This week comic stores had a little comic book titled "The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week"
It's got the little "Marvel Cinematic Universe Official Tie-In" stamp on it, and as the title suggests it is a prelude to the Avengers movie releasing in theaters later this year. This is issue 1 of 4, so expect at least 3 more before the movie is released.
This book is the first of it's issues, and let's say this right off- $2.99 is too much. Why? Well as you read through it there are two aspects of this book- things you knew, and things you didn't know. For example, the book highlights a few of the moments in Iron Man 2, such as Tony's fight with Rhodey in the armor, and Tony sitting in the giant donut. The stuff you don't know, is exactly what Nick Fury does in SHIELD or what his orders are or were. This gives you a little insight into where his motives may lay in the future, especially with the movie.
The issue focuses mainly on three points. First, it shows that Nick Fury was highly interested in reviving Captain America, although as of this issue they haven't even located his body yet. Second, it shows Agent Coulson (I've been spelling it wrong this entire time, sorry readers!) informing Fury of the electromagnetic disturbances that movie-goers later discover to be the arrival of Thor. Lastly, we see the status of Tony Stark, and more or less the poisoning that he was exposed to in the middle of Iron Man 2. As you can see, since Nick Fury is involved in each of these points, it is appropriately titled " Fury's Big Week" for a reason.
|My thoughts exactly, Agent Coulson.|
As I previously said, this issue just gives a little more detail to the information you probably already know from watching the movies. If you see it, just pass it by. If you're going to read it, do so, but then put it back on the shelf. Maybe a later issue will give you more clarity, but for now you're stuck with just a tease.