How does the Sgt Fury stuff compare to Nick Fury AoS (I'm in late '66/early '67 right now)? I was thinking of checking it out given how important Fury is, but find his character increasingly more irritating every issue I read.
They're not very similar aside from some of the characters and goofy, over-the-top dialogue. AoS is just a lot more dynamic because it has the potential for crossovers and guest appearances and whatnot. Plus they just have a lot more going on, all the gadgetry and vehicles essentially turn Fury into a super-hero vs. just being a foot soldier. Howling Commandos is just silly most of the time, with the exception of the Friedrich/Ayers run that I mentioned before. When they got on the book they actually started to examine some of the darker aspects of war, which is what a war comic should be about imo.
Just found the site and am glad to find other people doing the same thing!
Isn't that a great feeling, I remember my first day. Incidentally, I also started out with one of the DVD's, Amazing Spider-Man, and if you're anything like me you'll be jonesing for more before long.