Captain Mike wrote:
Technically, he's both in the comics...
Since when did that happen? All through the "catch-up" reads I have ever read he was forgive the term....white.
In the regular "Earth-616" continuity, Colonel Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. is white, as he always has been. His appearance was based on various popular actors at the time of his creation in the 1960's.
In the "Ultimate" universe - a newer, rebooted continuity designed to allow the retelling of classic stories mixed in with new ones without the burden of decades of continuity - General Nick Fury is black and his appearance is based directly on Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson gave The Ultimates (the Ultimate universe equivalent of The Avengers) artist David Finch written permission to do so.