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: 4
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User 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 t more

  • 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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