Get Fury: The Punisher Hunts Nick Fury in New Marvel Series From Garth Ennis

Marvel Comics has announced Get Fury — a new mature-readers series pitting Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, against Nick Fury.

Per Marvel, Get Fury hails from acclaimed Punisher writer Garth Ennis. Due to launch early this coming May, the five-issue limited series teams Ennis with artist (and frequent collaborator) Jacen Burrows. The debut issue features a main cover by Dave Johnson, as well as a variant cover by Burrows. Set during the Vietnam War, the series itself finds Nick Fury captured by the Viet Cong. To prevent Fury from spilling vital secrets, the CIA sends Frank Castle to assassinate the eye-patched super spy.

Check out the covers for Get Fury #1, plus an unlettered interior page, below:

A full synopsis for Get Fury reads as follows: “It’s 1971, there is a war raging in Vietnam, and Nick Fury has been captured by the Viet Cong. At this moment, they don’t quite understand that they have in their possession a man who knows enough secrets to damage the United States beyond comprehension. The C.I.A., however, DOES realize this, and they can’t risk their enemy getting those secrets, so they dispatch the most deadly man in the U.S. Army: LT. Frank Castle.”

Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows discuss Get Fury

“There’s a nice sense of things coming full circle with GET FURY; the editor is my good friend Nick Lowe, who handled BORN back at the beginning some 20+ years ago, and just like that story, this one sees Frank Castle as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam (in fact, it goes some way to explaining how he ended up at Firebase Valley Forge in the first place),” Ennis said.

“As the two most violent men in mainstream comics, Fury and Frank work well together — just like they did in the Vietnam sequence of FURY: MY WAR GONE BY,” the writer continued. “All in all, if GET FURY turns out to be the last time I write Frank, I think it’ll make for a worthy farewell.”

“I never have more fun on a project than I do with Garth, and his work with these two characters is world class,” Burrows added. “Getting to bring this chapter of their saga to life was extremely exciting to me as a huge fan of those previous books. And I think I am in the minority of artists that really enjoy the research aspect of doing a period book, so getting to draw a comic set at the tail end of the Vietnam War was a fun challenge.”

Get Fury #1 goes on sale Wednesday, May 1 from Marvel Comics.