Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
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Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: German Peralta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
6.4Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

It's high-stakes espionage in the Marvel Universe in this brand-new series inspired by the hit television show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tony Stark guest-stars in the beginning of "THE COULSON PROTOCOLS."

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Chris Galvin Jan 14, 2016

    As first issues go, this was a good starting point, with enough ideas and plot developments tokeep the series going for quite a while. The twist at the end isintriguing yet makessense, and it will be interesting to see how its ramifications shape the lives of the Agents ofS.H.I.E.L.D. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 13, 2016

    Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 left a good impression showing us that they can bring the Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. team from the show to the comics properly while moving into new territory with these characters all the same. Overall they do the spy game right which is the kind of book Marvel needs occupying the shelves at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 18, 2016

    The plot just bounces all over the place and never really comes together - and the final secret reveal ends up on ground that's been well-trod. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 18, 2016

    As a fan of Marvel's TV efforts from the first season until now, I am fully aware of just how frustrating Coulson's small screen adventures can be. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 is bigger, slicker, and finally occupying the large universe that the TV show hints at, but still frustrating all the same. Mark Guggenheim, German Peralta, and Rachelle Rosenberg work with what they are given in the best possible way, but it still feels too similar to what Marvel fans have been trying to connect to for three seasons. While the first S.H.I.E.L.D. title gave us fresh team ups and an episodic feel, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 feels and reads like a cover of an already struggling band. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jan 15, 2016

    On the whole, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D #1 is a flawed but fun first chapter in a new series that begins to explore the potential of having the television cast inserted into a world where that is not restricted by a budget. Unfortunately, itfails to wow readers.Germn Peraltaand Rachelle Rosenberg do impress on artistic duties, however, and theres enough potential in Guggenheims new series to stick around for more to come. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 17, 2016

    Doesn't quite have it's legs yet, but strong art helps to overcome story problems… Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jan 18, 2016

    "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" #1 doesn't add much yet to the franchise yet, but this debut shows flashes of promise. The plot and action move along predictably, but there is both verbal and visual energy in the pages and the team feels cohesive. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 13, 2016

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the comic doesn't do much to live up to the legacy of the TV series. The cast may be similar, but the comic has no clear sense of purpose of a compelling conflict to propel these characters forward. Hopefully that will come with time and we'll see the comic make strides as great as the show once did in its troubled early months. Read Full Review

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