Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with over 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week, we're taking a look at the Marvel Universe's top cop, Nick Fury, and the agency he is most associated with, SHIELD! Since Marvel's earliest days, Nick Fury and SHIELD has been working both behind the scenes and at the front lines, battling Hydra, enacting shadow wars, or fighting Godzilla. In this video, learn about the history of Fury and his law enforcement directorate, from their arcane foundation in ancient times to their various notable members and directors to Nick Fury's exile on the moon.

Show notes:

  • You can get all the classic Nick Fury SHIELD stories --- including the absolutely game-changing stories by Jim Steranko --- in one big fat volume here. If you've never read those Steranko SHIELD stories, this book is worth every penny.
  • The story of the secret origins of SHIELD can be found here.
  • The debut of Nick Fury Jr is here.
  • The downfall of Nick Fury Sr is here.
  • Not really mentioned in the video, but, hey, this is a pretty good Nick Fury series.
  • The most recent series focusing on the agents of SHIELD can be found here.

Watch more installments of You Think You Know Comics? below and let us know what comic book characters we should cover next.