Former super-spy Nick Fury has been disgraced; his secret organization (S.H.I.E.L.D.) has been dismantled. And to add insult to injury, he discovers that his entire career has been giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
Written by Brian Michael Bendis and Jonathan Hickman and with art by Stefano Caselli, Secret Warriors 1: Nick Fury Agent of Nothing tells the tale of Fury's efforts to put together a new team of agents that can take on the forces of Hydra and re-claim Fury's glory days. Marvel typically doesn't do espionage all that well, but Bendis and Hickman make a good pair (Hickman keeps Bendis's dialogue to a minimum, and Bendis keeps Hickman's politics to a minimum). While the actual espionage is still slight, there's enough intrigue and bad-ass posing to make for a fun "big budget action adventure" as Fury pairs up aspiring wanna-be world-savers with his old Howling Commandos.
Although for all the talk of Fury's prowess, you have to wonder how good he really is if he was able to be duped for so long---and whether his latest mission any sounder than his last one? Or to put it another way: how long before this new status quo is overturned by the powers-that-be at Marvel?