JACK FURY

Real Name: Jack Fury

Identity/Class: Human (World War I Era)

Occupation: Fighter pilot

Group Membership: Royal Flying Corps

Affiliations: General Hunt

Enemies: The Red Baron (Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen)

Known Relatives: unnamed first wife (deceased), unnamed second wife (deceased), Nicholas Joseph Fury (son), Dawn Fury (daughter), Jacob "Jake" Fury (Scorpio, son, deceased), Mikel Fury (Scorpio, grandson)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: England and France, circa World War I

First Appearance: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#76 (March, 1970)

Powers/Abilities: Jack Fury was a gifted combat pilot who flew best solo, and brought down countless dozens of German cRoyal Flying Corpsts during World War I.

History: (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#76 (fb)) - In 1916, Jack Fury journeyed to England, determined to become a fighter pilot while World War I raged on. He met with General Hunt, and expressed his goal to him. Hunt felt that Fury cared only for adventure, but allowed him a chance to demonstrate his abilities. Jack flew a plane for Hunt, and Hunt was amazed at Fury's prowess. He was placed into training under Hunt, but was often difficult to teach because of his impatience to get into combat. Only Hunt's stolid commands kept Fury in line.

After completing training, Fury was sent to France and directly into combat. On his first flight he took out several German planes-- so many that he lost count-- but the other pilots refused to believe him. When General Hunt was assigned to his base, Fury expressed his frustration to him, but Hunt reminded Fury that he had to maintain teamwork.

During another flight, Fury was hampered by his comrades, who were not as skilled as him in combat. While trying to take out enemy cRoyal Flying Corpsts, Fury accidentally crippled two friendly planes. General Hunt grounded him for this.

Soon afterward, their base was assaulted by Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen-- the infamous Red Baron. Fury disobeyed orders and took to the skies to defend the base. General Hunt followed him in another plane, but was shot down by the Red Baron. Furious, Fury shot the Red Baron down, then landed and pulled Hunt out of the wreckage. Hunt was so badly burned that he couldn't fly, and Fury claimed that he would give up flying as well if Hunt didn't fly again, but Hunt convinced him to continue. By the war's end, Fury was a repeatedly-decorated combat pilot.

(Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#76 (fb, BTS)) - After the war, Jack married a woman who bore him a son, Nicholas, but she soon died. He remarried and fathered another son, Jake, and a daughter, Dawn. Jack passed away when all three of his children were still very young.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich, Bill Everett, Dick Ayers and John Severin.

Jack was said to have died in 1918, according to Strange Tales I#159, but two years scarcely seems enough time for him to retire from the war, marry, father three children and remarry.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Jack Fury should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #76, page 8, panel 4
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #76, page 11, panel 1


Last updated: 06/29/06

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