Unsure who Black Widow is? Having trouble deciphering the Hulk’s roar? Can’t tell the difference between Iron Man and the Iron Giant? In anticipation of the release of The Avengers on May 4, EW’s team of super geeks is here to help guide you through the mythos with our seven-part series of superhero primers, the recently declassified “Avengers Files.” It doesn’t matter if you’re a comic book connoisseur or a Nick Fury newbie — follow along this week as we deconstruct Earth’s mightiest heroes and pose the question: Which Avenger is the mightiest?
Name: Nicholas Joseph Fury
First comic appearance: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May 10, 1963), created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
First movie appearance: Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., a 1998 made-for-television movie. In terms of the modern Marvel movie franchises, Fury has popped up in most of them: Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). READ FULL STORY