S.H.I.E.L.D. #2

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 10
7.2Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

• Why has SHIELD agent Jemma Simmons gone undercover at the Coles Academic High School in Jersey City?
•  Maybe it has something to do with the all-new Ms Marvel...
•  ...and the most dangerous lunch meal ever served
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Jan 19, 2015

    Humberto Ramos is the artist in this issue, with Victor Olazaba on the inks, Edgar Delgado on the colours, VC's Joe Sabino on the letters, and the cover by Julian Totino Tedesco. The art team is, as I said before, completely different from the previous one, but that's fine since the strengths of this team suit the story that Mark Waid tells. And I won't deny that it is a LOT of fun to see Ramos and the others working on something other than Spider-Man and doing it so well too. Sure, their visual designs don't match up so well with how the same characters have been portrayed elsewhere, but that's a very minor complaint and doesn't really have much of a bearing in the final accounting. I still loved all the action scenes and the expressions and body-language too were superb, so I call this a win. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Jan 14, 2015

    So read this book, you may just like it. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it is a genuinely good comic with some good humor from a good writer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 14, 2015

    S.H.I.E.L.D. #2 is action packed and fun. Though also still being able to show that this series can be a personal journey for those involved in terms of those like Jemma and Kamala. Again I have to say that the interaction between the two at the end is memorable and I'd love to see how meeting Captain Marvel could top that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 19, 2015

    This was an enjoyable read and can't wait for more next month when Spider-Man enters the fray. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 14, 2015

    Mark Waid's second issue of S.H.I.E.L.D. is here and there is an interesting change in formula and feel from the first issue. This type of mixed up variation could keep readers on their toes and keep them engage. The first issue had some pretty big action while this issue tones its focus down a little to Agents Coulson and Simmons along with just one superhero, Ms. Marvel. Having this change shows the type of variation we could expect and we won't have to worry about the book following a strict pattern. On the other hand, having the story nicely wrapped up within the issue could be a deterrent to others. Humberto Ramos' art works well with the action scenes and in showcasing Ms. Marvel's abilities. If you're looking for a different view of the Marvel Universe, this book is the answer. We're seeing a good integration of the Cinematic Universe characters and expecting the unexpected gives me something to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jan 14, 2015

    A book like S.H.I.E.L.D. is always a pleasant surprise. As someone who has grown to love the cast of Marvel's first foray into television, it does my fan's heart good to see them start to flourish in the larger scheme of the Marvel universe. S.H.I.E.L.D. #2 moves quickly and assuredly through its story, and while it doesn't offer anything ground breaking in terms narrative or form, it is still a blast to read, and also proves that teaming Kamala Khan up with anyone will yield entertaining results. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Marlene Bonnelly Jan 15, 2015

    Even those who have never watched the show can appreciate it, though S.H.I.E.L.D. does feel more like a fun extra side read than a necessary, impactful pull. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 16, 2015

    Considerably more light-hearted than the television show, "S.H.I.E.L.D." #2 gives readers a chance to meet Jemma Simmons in the field, gain a little background on her family and see her team up with Coulson and Ms. Marvel. A fun comic book that opens its arms to new readers, "S.H.I.E.L.D." #2 is a change-up visually from the first issue but not so much as to become problematic. This can and should serve as a welcome wagon to bridge the audiences of film, television and comic, and -- with Waid onboard -- should also continue to be an enjoyable comic book. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Tres Dean Jan 15, 2015

    It's probably telling that the cover to SHIELD #2 features Ms. Marvel, a guest star in this issue, rather than any of the book's primary characters. The fact of the matter is that, while Agents of SHIELD may be a popular show, Agents Coulson and Simmons aren't able to sustain a book on their names alone. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Jan 14, 2015

    There are some curiosities in this issue as it has Kamala written and drawn outside of her native series, and the characters of the Marvel television series depicted by other creators. As a result, not all elements align and one moment where Coulson suggests that sacrifices, even high-schoolers, may need to be made, feels awfully strange. Fortunately, the book-endings of the second issue of S.H.I.E.L.D. are great. The opening moments dealing with Jemma's double life and how that echoes to the young hero in Kamala feature great character work. Readers are left to reflect on the lonely life this creates for the individuals and it is a consideration few writers bring to the forefront in this big action stories. Waid finds time to not only carry out the A-plot, but work in some great development for Jemma and Kamala as well, making the issue a solid production. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jan 15, 2015

    A good issue, but more a spotlight for Ms. Marvel then Coulson and company Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 17, 2015

    I'm not going to say Waid phoned this issue in, but man, he doesn't try very hard to make any of this make sense. Somebody somewhere must have told him to crossover Ms. Marvel in the second issue of SHIELD, and he just whipped off the first thing that came to mind. He still writes an entertaining comic, and Ramos is a champion at art, but SHIELD #2 was an exercise in painful cliches. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Population Go - Chris Lemmerman Jan 18, 2015

    This second issue still seems to have some of the problems that the first issue does. The artwork has improved due to the addition of Humberto Ramos, but even that isn't enough to make this anywhere near the title it should be. With the creative team it has, and the concept behind it, this title should be doing a lot better than this. Thankfully it's not all doom and gloom, but the unfulfilled potential sours the experience more than it should. Read Full Review

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