Quake: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1

Quake: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1

Event\Storyline: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary Writer: Patrick Kindlon, Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Daniel Warren Johnson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
7.5Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

• Family reunion!
•  Learn why Quake makes the perfect agent for S.H.I.E.L.D....
•  When a group of Inhumans get involved, Quake finds out exactly how far she'll go to finish a mission.
  One-Shot /Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Sep 9, 2015

    Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. Anniversary event has been much better than I anticipated, with the thrillingMockingbird #1 issue last week and the treat that isQuake #1 this week. My guess as to why these books have been so much fun? They have stellar creative teams who really took the time to get to know these characters, offering an introspective and beautiful look into their stories. Excellent effort, outstanding execution. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Sep 16, 2015

    The S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th anniversary label has been going really well so far, with Mockingbird #1 last week, and Quake #1 this week. These one-shots are really amazing so far, with amazing creative teams to back them up. The characters are really explored and fleshed out for us to understand them even more. Marvel has been putting an immense amount of effort into this anniversary event, and it definitely shows. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 11, 2015

    This is a pretty solid adventure, with good art and a strong story - we can even forgive the badly-placed ad page that disrupts the layout for one splash page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Sep 9, 2015

    This is definitely one to pick up this week–bonus points if you snag the Christian Ward variant, which is phenomenal as always. It's a superhero book with an emotional core, which seems to be Rosenberg and Kindlon's strong suit, and it looks gorgeous. I'm excited to see what Johnson, Rosenberg and Kindlon are up to next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Sep 9, 2015

    Marvel took some chances and hell yeah it paid off. Quake is a great issue you'd be doing yourself a favor by picking it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 9, 2015

    Quake #1 is a great reintroduction to a character that many readers may not be familiar with. Rosenberg and Kindlon display a deft understanding of Daisy Johnson and her role in the Marvel U without leaning heavily on the Avengers to give her importance. They also remain true to their roots, writing a book that features the same outsider themes of their previous work. Daniel Warren Johnson and Jason Keith's contributions definitely help enhance the script, providing just enough of an edge balanced out with strong visual storytelling. As for Daisy Johnson, the writers have left her in a good spot. Maybe this is a sign of things to come for Daisy Johnson/Quake/Agent Skye (her TV counterpart), or maybe it's not. Either way, this issue serves as a decent primer for the character and sheds some light on an important part of her history. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 9, 2015

    The S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary one-shots have been a welcomed treat. With the focus on different characters, it'd be great if this was a sign of things to come. With renewed interest in the Daisy Johnson character due to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it'd be a great time to see more solo action stories with the character. Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon do a very nice job handling the dialogue for a character that doesn't normally associate with the Avengers. We've been seeing some minor tweaks and changes happening with characters associated with S.H.I.E.L.D. due to the television show but aside from that, we get a really good self-contained story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Sep 14, 2015

    "Quake: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1 could have been an inventory story or a tryout tale; instead, it's a fun character study that digs into the rationale of adding Daisy "Quake" Johnson to the Avengers. This isn't the most definitive or memorable Quake story ever, but Rosenberg, Kindlon, Johnson, Keith and Petit make it a fun adventure with just enough heart. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Sep 11, 2015

    Quake worked before this because she was basically a super powered female Nick Fury, she ran S.H.I.E.L.D. and her own covert ops. Avengers unit, she had personal agency and a unique and engaging ethos within the universe. Now she's literally defined as just another cog in the Avengers machine, just another character filling an empty space on the superhero team checklist. For a comic meant to celebrate Quake's character and 50 years of S.H.I.E.L.D. the book only serves to cheapen her identity and completely ignore the agency it's meant to be showcasing. This is merchandising at its absolute worst, bland and soulless while actively degrading the material its chosen to infect, Quake deserved better and so do you, don't buy it. Read Full Review

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