AA master tactician and an unrivaled soldier, GENERAL NICK FURY has lived for years in the gray areas between law and order. As head of The Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division - or S.H.I.E.L.D. - Fury handles the tough calls that no one else has the guts to make. Unimpressed by super-powered heroes like the AVENGERS, Fury prefers to hedge his bets on intense preparation, old-school espionage, and high-tech firepower.