Wednesday, April 16, 2014

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 106: Nick Fury's Desk Telephone at SHIELD

Avengers Mansion has ordinary everyday phones. Not to mention some kick-ass black light framed velvet psychedelic art that Tony Stark picked up in a gas station parking lot in El Paso.

Panels from "A Time to Die — A Time to Live!" in Tales of Suspense #95 (November 1967), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott, letters by Artie Simek

On the other hand only a few pages later, check out Nick Fury's awesome KirbyTech phone from S.H.I.E.L.D.*—a masterwork of incredible design that implants the most up-to-date space-age communications tech mounted on a desk lamp.

Well, at least it's not as complicated as SHIELD's Inter-Continental Phone Hook-Up Harness. On the other hand, it's not as streamlined as the Fantastic Four's telephone. And, I just gotta ask...why would you put your phone on your desk on your blind side?

In any case, Nick's phone is not the world's coolest spy phone. Which one is, you ask? Why, what else but...

*Spitcurls Have Infiltrated Every Life-Model Decoy

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