Sunday, April 17, 2011

S.H.I.E.L.D. Infinity

I have to admit that I'm not sure about the purpose of this issue.

As an introduction to the S.H.I.E.L.D. series, it doesn't work. We're dropped into the middle of several different stories, and any new reader would be lost.

For the same reason it doesn't work as a promotional item.

It's apparently just aimed at the serious fans of the series - the goal of which is to open the door on a secret society with surprising and often shocking links to the history of the Marvel Universe.

Here we get some additional clues about some of the events that shaped our world, including a surprising battle between the Colossus of Rhodes and a certain familiar alien invader! There are secret messages, murderous events and surprising turns.

In other words, a typical issue by Jonathan Hickman.

The segments are drawn by four different artists, and while the results vary, they generally do solid and interesting work here.

So to recap: this is for fans of the series only, and if you have any interest at all in science or history, you really should be a fan of this series.

Yep, that about sums it up.

Grade: A-

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