Pick of the week (Dec. 31st): S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

This week only 20 comics came out nation wide. Of those 20 comics only one interested me enough to purchase it. As such S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 is my pick of the week. The writer is Marvel go to man Waid (Daredevil) with art by Pacheco. This comic starts with a brief flashback of Phil Coulsens life at various stages, meant to show us his love of superheros. Then launches directly into a fierce battle between “All” of the superheros and a horde of demon beasts that are all converging on Earth. Through Phils knowledge and expertise in all things superhero-y (that’s a word now) he realizes that something has happened with the bifrost (read up on your Thor lore [rhyme time] if you don’t know what that is). Waid does a decent job setting up the events in this comic, and there’s a fair amount of clever references and jokes. We even get a glimpse at some seldom seen heroes. Overall though the story feels a bit rushed and not fully explained.The art by Pacheco is pretty generic and not very note worthy. Ironically this issue feels like the start of Agents of Shield the TV show, kinda boring and thrown together. Lets hope it, like the show, improves with time. All in all I give this comic a 4.5/10


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