Sunday, June 27, 2010

SHIELD #2 - Marvel

I like this book, and I think Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver are doing a fantastic job. But . . I'm a little confused about what's going on. Basically, we were shown last issue that SHIELD, the organization, goes back to the time of Imhotep. There was a Brood invasion that he quelled in 2620 bc. From that point on they decided that there was a need for a shield to protect the Earth and it's inhabitants. Hence, the organization SHIELD as it was passed down from generation to generation. There's a boy, Leonid, who appears to be the key to everything. He's recently been taken to the immortal city . . hidden deep below modern day Rome, and holding the true secrets of the world. He's arrived there, as to has Leonardo Da Vinci. He knows what's going to happen because it has all been told to him by the Forever Man. Anyways, I'm having a little trouble connecting all of this. Right now, the Immortal City is being attacked by Leonid's father . . the Dark Man. But . . he's not his father. And the city is being defended by agents Stark and Richards. That's Howard Stark, and Nathaniel Richards. They hit the Dark Man with some type of weapon that reveals his core. Nathaniel tries to contain it, but when it explodes . . it looks like we see every version of Nathaniel through time . . all at the same time. I'm not sure what else it could be. And Da Vinci seems desperate to get Leonid in front of the high-council of immortals. Obviously someone is attacking the world, through the Dark Man, which is causing SHIELD to have to fight back. But we don't know who or why. We only see things for Leonid's and Da Vince's perspective this issue. So we only know what they know. And they're trying to figure things out. I'm just hoping all of this will make some more sense next issue. It's left me more than a little confused. But in the midst of all of this . . there's some pretty cool ideas going on. I just don't know how they're all connected . . yet! This is a very interesting book to me. I just hope it becomes a little more coherent.

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