Saturday, July 23, 2011

SGT FURY & HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS "Fighting Side by Side with Captain America & Bucky" Conclusion

When Last We Left Our Heroes...
 Captain America and Bucky have discovered a Nazi plot involving movement of slave laborers to a French coastal site where large amounts of munitions are also being moved.
Freeing a group of captive American aviators who were about to be executed, Cap has an idea about how to discover the plan, but he wants backup...
 Now that was kool!
This wasn't the first time the Nazis tried this trick in the Marvel Comics Universe.
in 1941's Marvel Mystery Comics #16-17, Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner discovered another English Channel tunnel as well as a Japanese one under the Bering Strait!
After destroying the German tunnel single-handed, Namor then teams up with the Original Human Torch and Toro to destroy the Japanese tunnel.

In actual history, the idea of an invasion tunnel from mainland Europe to England dates back to 1804, when it was rumored Napoleon Bonaparte was digging one to bypass the British fleet!
1805 illustration showing proposed French invasion using a tunnel as well as barges and balloons.
As to why Nick Fury isn't the leader of the Howlers in the movie... the Marvel Movie Universe (which encompasses Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and the upcoming Avengers films), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) isn't old enough to have served in World War II!
There's no mention of an "Infinity Formula" like the one in the Marvel Comics Universe that keeps the WWII vet young and vital even in the 2010s!

Until next week...

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