S.H.I.E.L.D. #6
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S.H.I.E.L.D. #6

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Dustin Weaver Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 16, 2011 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 6
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

THE FINALE TO THE FIRST VOLUME OF S.H.I.E.L.D.! This chapter comes to a close in a fashion that will have your jaw on the floor. It is Da Vinci vs. Newton with the fate of the world in the balance. Who is the Night Machine on the side of? What role will the Celestial Child play? The most talked about book of 2010 closes its first volume with a bang. But don’t worry, the same team will be back soon with volume 2!

  • 9.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Feb 17, 2011

    Ultimately, anyone who appreciates both the intricacies of the Marvel Universe as well as has a deep appreciation for our own history should feel right at home in this book. While this issue does miss the Hickman touch of added prose pages and design layouts, it's still a great way to end the first part of the story with a bang. Watching intense historical figures get reshaped into characters and heroes/villains within the Marvel Universe has been incredibly entertaining, and their ties to one of the most important organizations in the Marvel Universe is what makes this comic so special to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Feb 16, 2011

    It's going to be quite some time before the creative team returns to pick up this story. Even the recently solicited S.H.I.E.L.D.: Infinity is merely a collection of side-stories. But if this long hiatus allows the creators to deliver a tale as epic, engrossing, and painstakingly rendered as Vol. 1, the wait will be well worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 17, 2011

    Its certainly an ambitious comic, with a lot of grand, far-reaching ideas. Its not clear what place this title will end up having in the Marvel canon, but regardless, a lot of great sci-fi fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Feb 19, 2011

    In all my years of collecting SHIELD is unlike anything Marvel has ever undertaken before and I must commend the Editorial staff for obviously giving Jonathan Hickman a free hand in creating this title. It is one of the few comics that I look forward to month after month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan K Lindsay Feb 20, 2011

    Hickman has built this comic more on science, and the shoulders of the titans of science, rather than actual character development. As we close on this first volume, there are far more questions to be asked than have been answered, and not in a grand LOST way. For the few moments where Stark and Richards have shown great depth, we are then served a very thin lead in Leonid and the aforementioned titans are more often used as bookmarks instead of deep studies. I like this comic, it has plenty going for it, but it's not capitalising on the promise it showed in that first issue. Read Full Review

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