Shield uniform ranks.
The first picture is the scene where Peggy first shows up at the bar all dolled up for Steve. You know what’s cool? Even the girls are dropping their jaws.
So, in CA:TFA, James Montgomrey Falsworth is a 2nd Lieutenant. One pip on his shoulder, you see. I find that fascinating. Presumably, as everyone else if an enlisted man (Bucky is Sergeant and Dugan is a Corporal, as evidenced by the 2-bar chevron on his hat - what few Howling Commandos movie fics there are refer to Dugan as a Sergeant
I don’t know why that irks me as much as it does) so he’d be the unit’s second-in-command. That’s also fascinating and it feeds into my headcanon of the post-war life of Peggy Carter.
Interestingly enough, on the BluRay special features, JJ Feild refers to the character as Major Falsworth. That didn’t really make sense, as a Captain never commands a Major. Ever. But I got to thinking that a US Major’s insignia is a golden oak leaf, which can look a bit like a golden pip, so chances are the costume designer did their job right, then someone misinterpreted the rank insignia and reported it to the actor.
Of course, a later scene depicts Falsworth as a Brigadier; crown and three pips. Which is to say, he would outrank Tommy Lee Jones, and nobody outranks Tommy Lee Jones. That’s jumping six promotions in less than a year and a half. So… random ranks?
[/Random military nitpicky post of boredom]
Team Gray led by Mikel Fury
Secret Warriors #24
(Feeding plotbunnies- don’t mind me; and I’m pretty sure I tagged everyone correctly in the panel.)
Secret War (scanned from the graphic novel so I’m not sure what issue in the series this is from.)
Would love to know what Mikel’s file looked like while he was in SHIELD (especially when you consider how he showed up on SHIELD’s radar in the first place.)
The event that created Max Fury. The Defenders- Vol. 1, #50 (1977)
(I apologize for the quality- my scanner has died which is why I’ve been reblogging a lot lately.)
Jonathan Hickman’s outline for his Secret Warriors arcs.
This is why Jonathan Hickman is one of the best writers in Marvel’s arsenal, and why I’m proud to dub him “the next Grant Morrison”.
I’m glad someone else on the planet feels the same way I do. Jonathan Hickman is definitely in the top three of Marvel’s best writers.
During WWII, Fury was hit with some shrapnel during a mission and refused to get the surgery that would completely save the eye because it would have put him out of commission for a year. (Sgt. Fury #12- http://agentfury.tumblr.com/post/854733379/origin-of-the-eye-patch) He eventually lost the eyesight in that eye and started wearing the patch. One version (probably what would be considered canon now) has him losing the rest of his eyesight there when his brother Jake tried to shoot him at point blank range and just missed when Fury jerked his head to the side. (Fury #1)