S.H.I.E.L.D. #9

S.H.I.E.L.D. #9

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Jack Kirby, Lee Ferguson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 26, 2015 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Oversized Anniversary Issue! Waid! Ferguson! Kirby! Steranko!
•  A commemorative 50th Anniversary story that spans the past and the present, and unites Phil Coulson and Nick Fury, Sr. in a unique cross-time adventure to answer a riddle that lies at the heart of the origins of SHIELD: who is The Man Called D.E.A.T.H.? Includes a sequence penciled by Jack Kirby and inked by Jim Steranko that has never seen print as part of a story before!
•  Plus: The return of Dum Dum Dugan and the birth of the new Howling Commandos! The very first SHIELD story from 1965! And the pilot presentation sequence that inspired the creation of SHIELD!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Aug 30, 2015

    This current installment (cover-billed as an "Extra-Sized 50th Anniversary Extravaganza!") isn't just a shameless plug or a nostalgic trip down memory lane. No sir, somehow it succeeds in masterfully folding these distinct agendas into something much, much more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 28, 2015

    "S.H.I.E.L.D." #9 is a magnificent sample of all things S.H.I.E.L.D., blending the comics and television concepts together and letting the reader decide what is most important and/or interesting. Waid and Ferguson supply a done-in-one that carries through some threads from the ongoing series, but they don't take away from this being an enjoyable standalone issue. Adding a bit of variety served up on a tangent, the "Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D." offers an interesting amalgamation of espionage thriller and horror adventure. "S.H.I.E.L.D." #9 kicks off the anniversary in style but sets the bar high. Hopefully, this just means we're in for more "S.H.I.E.L.D." related treats. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Aug 27, 2015

    The main story is a success, but the supplemental material and hiked price may be enough to keep fans away. Read Full Review

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