Friday, August 6, 2010
Spotlight On: S.H.I.E.L.D.
What if, long before Captain America or Iron Man were born, people like Sir Isaac Newton, Imhotep, Zhang Heng, Galileo and many other geniuses throughout history were the first heroes to defeat Galactus, the Brood, and turn the Celestials back? What events were set in motion that affect the Marvel U today, and how is Leonardo Da Vinci still around 400 years later? Discover the secrets of the brotherhood of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This book is the surprise hit of the year! This title has taken the Marvel Universe’s History and turned it on the head. By combining real world historical figures with Marvel’s history, the reader is given us a unique look into the past and possible future of the Marvel Universe. Nothing is what it seems in this book. We thought S.H.I.E.L.D. was an organization started during the cold war to act as a “police force” for the USA. Instead, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been around for thousands of years, and is a brotherhood guiding and protecting mankind from all kinds of dangers. Each question answered only leads to more questions about the nature of the universe, what S.H.I.E.L.D. really is, and who these people are. The art brings the storyline home, and captures each moment in this book. You do not have to know anything about the Marvel U to enjoy this book. If you are a fan of historical fiction, secret groups, and stories that affect the universe we know, then this is a must-read title. Do not miss this Marvel Comics masterpiece that fans will be talking about for decades to come. All the insanity is courtesy of Jonathan Hickman (Fantastic Four, Secret Warriors, Nightly News) and superstar in the making Dustin Weaver (X-Men).