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* TimeSkip: The comic starts during the climax of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' in the 1940s, only to jump forward to a week before his discovery by S.H.I.E.L.D. in 2010.

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* TimeSkip: The comic starts during the climax of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' in the 1940s, only to jump forward to a 2010 as Tony Stark, Thor and Bruce Banner come to Fury's attention for different reasons, with the epilogue jumping forward another year to the week before his discovery when Rogers was discovered by S.H.I.E.L.D. in 2010.2011.


* ContinuityNod: When Hawkeye visits a gas station, he notices that the place was the scene of a crime. It turns out that this is the same station where Coulson stopped a robbery in the ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor's Hammer]]'' short, which he "deduces" much to the attendant's surprise.

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* ContinuityNod: When Hawkeye visits a gas station, he notices that the place was the scene of a crime. It turns out that this is the same station where Coulson stopped a robbery in the ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor's Hammer]]'' ''Film/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToThorsHammer'' short, which he "deduces" much to the attendant's surprise.


* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What Happened to...
** [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk The Leader]]? [[spoiler:Captured by S.H.I.E.L.D., kept in a people jar.]]
** [[Film/IronMan2 Ivan Vanko's Burd]]? [[spoiler:Died.]]
** [[Film/{{Thor}} The Destroyer]]? [[spoiler:Taken by S.H.I.E.L.D., reverse-engineered, and is about to be transformed into a line of energy weapons.]]
** [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger The HYDRA Trooper who fell out of the flying wing]]? [[spoiler:Made it to his flying bomb and strapped in, but [[KilledMidSentence hit the ground in the middle of yelling]], "Heil HYDRA!"]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What Happened to...
A SubvertedTrope for a variety of examples in the franchise.
** [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk The Leader]]? Leader]]. [[spoiler:Captured by S.H.I.E.L.D., kept in a people jar.]]
** [[Film/IronMan2 Ivan Vanko's Burd]]? Burd]]. [[spoiler:Died.]]
** [[Film/{{Thor}} The Destroyer]]? Destroyer]]. [[spoiler:Taken by S.H.I.E.L.D., reverse-engineered, and is about to be transformed into a line of energy weapons.]]
** [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger The HYDRA Trooper who fell out of the flying wing]]? wing]]. [[spoiler:Made it to his flying bomb and strapped in, but [[KilledMidSentence hit the ground in the middle of yelling]], "Heil HYDRA!"]]


''The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week'', or just ''Fury's Big Week'', are a set of eight comics which are a prequel to ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. It chronicles the events of ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', and ''Film/{{Thor}}'' from ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}'s perspective. It was written by Christopher Yost & Eric Pearson with art duties covered by Luke Ross & Daniel HDR.

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''The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week'', or just ''Fury's Big Week'', are a set of eight comics which are a prequel to ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. It chronicles the events of ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', and ''Film/{{Thor}}'' from ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}'s perspective. It was written by Christopher Yost Creator/ChristopherYost & Eric Pearson Creator/EricPearson with art duties covered by Luke Ross & Daniel HDR.


'''''The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week''''', or just '''''Fury's Big Week''''', are a set of eight comics which are a prequel to ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. It chronicles the events of ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', and ''Film/{{Thor}}'' from ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}'s perspective. It was written by Christopher Yost & Eric Pearson with art duties covered by Luke Ross & Daniel HDR.

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Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week''''', Week'', or just '''''Fury's ''Fury's Big Week''''', Week'', are a set of eight comics which are a prequel to ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. It chronicles the events of ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', and ''Film/{{Thor}}'' from ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}'s perspective. It was written by Christopher Yost & Eric Pearson with art duties covered by Luke Ross & Daniel HDR.HDR.



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* AnotherSideAnotherStory: Much of the later issues involve the Black Widow as she Forrest Gumps her way through the chronologically-later MCU films (except for ''Film/{{Thor}}'', where Coulson and Hawkeye serve this function).

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* AnotherSideAnotherStory: Much of the later issues involve the Black Widow as she Forrest Gumps Forrest-Gumps her way through the chronologically-later MCU films (except for ''Film/{{Thor}}'', where Coulson and Hawkeye serve this function).



''(beat, as Natasha looks at Fury surprised)''\\

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''(beat, (''beat, as Natasha looks at Fury surprised)''\\surprised'')\\



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'''''The Avengers Prelude: Fury's Big Week''''', or just '''''Fury's Big Week''''', are a set of eight comics which are a prequel to ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''. It chronicles the events of ''Film/IronMan2'', ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'', and ''Film/{{Thor}}'' from ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}'s perspective. It was written by Christopher Yost & Eric Pearson with art duties covered by Luke Ross & Daniel HDR.
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!!Tropes
* AnotherSideAnotherStory: Much of the later issues involve the Black Widow as she Forrest Gumps her way through the chronologically-later MCU films (except for ''Film/{{Thor}}'', where Coulson and Hawkeye serve this function).
* BadassNormal: Black Widow as usual, who has no problem navigating through a number of superhuman battlefields.
* ChekhovsGun: In relation to the movie [[spoiler:Coulson's request for a gun that has the strength of the Destroyer's blast is what he eventually uses on Loki in the movie.]]
* ContinuityNod: When Hawkeye visits a gas station, he notices that the place was the scene of a crime. It turns out that this is the same station where Coulson stopped a robbery in the ''[[Film/MarvelOneShots A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor's Hammer]]'' short, which he "deduces" much to the attendant's surprise.
-->'''Hawkeye:''' Who said we don't watch out for each other in this country?
* DaChief: Nick Fury, who spends his week dealing with obstructive superiors, dying super geniuses, incursions by alien gods, idiot generals, and giant monsters tearing up New York. Probably best summed up by when he asks Black Widow to shadow the Hulk:
-->'''Widow:''' I thought Sitwell was on Banner?\\
'''Fury:''' He was, but I had to send him to New Mexico.\\
'''Widow:''' Why?\\
'''Fury: BECAUSE I GOT A GODDAMN ALIEN OBJECT IN NEW MEXICO, THAT'S WHY!'''\\
''(beat, as Natasha looks at Fury surprised)''\\
'''Widow:''' I'm on my way.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Alluded to when Samuel Sterns starts to read Black Widow's mind, though all we know for this version of Natasha is that the traumatic events again took place during her childhood in Russia.
* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: When Coulson learns of Steve Rogers being found, [[http://i.imgur.com/dlc1c.jpg his joy is a sight to behold.]]
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: The World Security Council, veering close to being a full-on [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Omniscient Council of Vagueness.]] Fury ends up telling Coulson to simply tell WSC what they want to hear, and then to continue doing what they were already doing anyway.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Nick Fury's general ethos in running S.H.I.E.L.D. When his bosses cut his budget allocations and tell him to start focusing on the Cosmic Cube or else, he ignores them, lies to them, and by the end of the week turns the whole situation around and tells them to either get on board with ''him'' or get out of the way.
-->'''Fury:''' Hell, I dunno. Get creative, cook the books. Whatever it takes to let us do this job ''right''.
* SequelHook: The whole thing is designed to lead into the actual film, obviously.
* ShutUpHannibal: Black Widow's reaction to Samuel Sterns[=/=]Mr. Blue's offer to join him in world domination? [[spoiler:A [[{{Kneecapping}} gunshot to his left kneecap]] at point blank range.]]
* TimeSkip: The comic starts during the climax of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' in the 1940s, only to jump forward to a week before his discovery by S.H.I.E.L.D. in 2010.
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Natasha asks this when Coulson asks if she can handle things with Tony Stark alone. [[Film/IronMan2 Cut to the Vanko-controlled War Machine attacking Iron Man at the Stark Expo]].
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To...]]
** [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk The Leader]]? [[spoiler:Captured by S.H.I.E.L.D., kept in a people jar.]]
** [[Film/IronMan2 Ivan Vanko's Burd]]? [[spoiler:Died.]]
** [[Film/{{Thor}} The Destroyer]]? [[spoiler:Taken by S.H.I.E.L.D., reverse-engineered, and is about to be transformed into a line of energy weapons.]]
** [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger The HYDRA Trooper who fell out of the flying wing]]? [[spoiler:Made it to his flying bomb and strapped in, but [[KilledMidSentence hit the ground in the middle of yelling]], "Heil HYDRA!"]]
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