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Old May 22nd, 2015   Amentep is offline   #1
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Wasn't sure what I'd think of this comic, but I went to a shop and they had all 5 (and not bagged and tagged) so I got them.

While nominally modeled on the ABC show (Phil Coulson leads a team; Agent May, Fitz and Simmons support; they have the Bus and Lola) it really is a Marvel Comic U take on the characters.

Now I like the TV show, but this approach makes it feel like a good Marvel comic. 3 of the issues were self contained (although containing elements that have led to a 2 parter). Great use of the guest heroes and their abilities - particularly in using those skills in interesting ways.

Overall, I think this is a good book in the Marvel U library and not a bad companion piece to the TV show - even as it isn't really much like the TV show.
 
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Old June 8th, 2015   Amentep is offline   #2
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Liked the resolution to Dormamu's magic plot making humanity into mindless ones. Clever use or Coulson's encycolpedic superhero/villain knowledge to come at the problem in interesting ways.

Did think the end bit with Dr. Strange brushing off SHIELD's magic specialist was a bit weird; I guess it was supposed to be a Doctor gag, but seemed out of place.
 
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Thought the new issues was kinda bad. The thinly veiled superhero comic of child trafficking wasn't the most original way to go (but hey, I like Cloak and Dagger, so comics reacting to real problems with superheroes isn't abnormal). No what really bugged me was Coulson allowing one of the changed kids to go through with the buy - but with a SHIELD handler - so the kid could kill the buyer.

So child sex slavery = bad but SHIELD using child assassins = appropriate? Really struck a wrong note with me.
 
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Anniversary Issues

The SHIELD comic itself was a nice tie-up with some of the history of SHIELD stuff that has come and gone without really solving anything (but making use of two pages of unused Kirby art).

The Howling Commandos preview was actually pretty good. Mind you I have a soft spot for Marvel's monsters anyhow.

The reprint of the first SHIELD comic was fun. I don't think I've ever read the pre-Steranko SHIELD comic, so hadn't read this before.

QUAKE #1 - It seemed a very slight story; very character focused and as it was set in the past the dilemma and character concerns didn't seem immediate. It was well done and entertaining, but I think it could have been better.

MOCKINGBIRD #1 - This seemed to be a better story than QUAKE; not being set in the past meant the action seemed immediate. Wasn't much mystery despite being presented as a mystery. But enjoyable regardless.
 
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I liked the Kirby/Steranko pages in the main story and that was about it. I also enjoyed the history of those pages told in the back.

I like the concept of the new Howling Commandos, but the whole "they have no rights" angle is just forced and played out. Not interested in that.

I also enjoyed the first SHIELD story. Who knew Tony Stark was involved in SHIELD before Nick Fury?

I thought about getting the QUAKE issue as a viewer of "Agents of SHIELD," but passed after flipping through a couple pages. Didn't look like something one could just jump into.

Didn't know there was a MOCKINGBIRD issue. Darn. Maybe next trip.
 
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Yeah, I certainly didn't know that fact about Stark.

I can see what you're saying about HC, but I'm willing to see how it shakes out. At least the preview was enough to definately make me want to read the comic.

After I bought Mockingbird (they still had a small stack at the store) I found out it was selling out many places, so I think I was lucky to have gotten it.
 
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Caught up with the last two issues of SHIELD; Howard the Duck issue was a fun goof on the recent Spiderverse crossover. I liked the explanation of why the device and why they were forcing Howard to work for them in the begining.

Dominic Fortune issue...well not a fan of the character and this appearance didn't make me change my mind.
 
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Last issue of the current run with SHIELD going to Asgard was fun. I'm interested to see what the new book (with the new creative team) is going to be like.
 
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I picked up the first run, did not sign up for the new one.
 
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So the new run had come up as kind of bland. A long first story arc (after so many nice short stories in the first run). Then Civil War and I find I couldn't care less about where this comic is going.

I admit I'm finding a lot of the Civil War tie-ins on books I'm reading to be less than engaging and in cases of marginal titles (like this one) for me I'm having a harder time justifying continuing to pick it up.
 
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