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

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Dustin Weaver Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 9, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
7.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Why don’t we know about the first super heroes of the Marvel Universe? Leonardo Da Vinci, Imhotep, Sir Issac Newton, Nostradamus and Galileo are among the members of the Brotherhood of the Shield and have saved us all countless times. What events did they set in motion that still affect the Marvel U today? Do not miss the book that will be talked about for the next ten years. Rated T …$2.99

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jun 10, 2010

    Hickman and Weaver are doing something special here. It's the best new comic of the year, without a doubt. And Galactus is on the next issue's cover, so it doesn't look like it's going to slip off the edge of greatness anytime soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 12, 2010

    So far, this is shaping up to be one of the year's best. But will the ending live up to the buildup? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jun 9, 2010

    Hickman is playing a dangerous game with his work on SHIELD. All it takes is one look at any message board thread regarding the recent work of Grant Morrison to know that plenty of comic book readers resent books that mix an over-abundance of weirdness with a lack of accessibility, and Hickman is out-doing even the Mad Scotsmen with this series. Even those like myself who love high concept, insanely imaginative books will find themselves scratching their heads when reading this book. That is, of course, part of the fun if you're willing to have some patience and give Hickman the benefit of the doubt to trust more answers and entry points will be provided in the near future. If you're willing to do that, SHIELD #2 is more than worth its cover price, if for no other reasons than the way its images and ideas will leave your jaw on the floor and your mind racing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Aug 6, 2011

    What should be one of the greatest titles on the stands turns out merely enjoyable. To really take it to the level it aspires to, it needs to drop the humanities lessons in favor of just advancing the story. Maybe it will do that next issue"two months from now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jun 11, 2010

    While I'm still digging the concepts and the characters in S.H.I.E.L.D., the storytelling gaps and unnecessary avoidance of anything grounded makes this a huge step down from the previous issue. Hickman is jumping head first without making sure that there is water in the pool. Thankfully there is enough to keep him from metaphorically perishing, but there isn't really enough to have that great of a time. I'd like to see better focus and more control from Dustin Weaver in the next issue of this series. For something that was so great out of the gate, I can't help but feel like this series has taken a sharp turn in the wrong direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Aug 7, 2011

    "S.H.I.E.L.D." remains an interesting book with enough quality to warrant reading every issue; it simply hasn't lived up to the pre-release hype or the potential exhibited at its best. Too often, a brilliant page will be next to a lackluster one. This issue offered a little consistency thanks to its simple, direct plot, and that still wasn't enough. Read Full Review

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