Monday, January 18, 2016

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1

   With this restart (as in a new issue #1), the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. comic book seems to be coming a bit more in line with the television series.

   It also features a new creative team, with a mighty tough act to follow - former writer Mark Waid provided some inspiring issues in the first run.

   Sadly, this issue doesn't match up to his work, though writer Marc Guggenheim gives it the ol' college try.

   So we have a renegade "Iron Man" attacking the Pentagon, the Secret Warriors fighting A.I.M. soldiers, and Agent Coulson pursing a romance, secret agent style.

   The plot just bounces all over the place and never really comes together - and the final secret reveal ends up on ground that's been well-trod.

   So it's a bit of a stumble for me - hopefully future issues will bring it all into focus.

Grade: B

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1 comment:

Peter Wallace said...

I really enjoyed the Waid series, and the various artists. This artist I really did not like at all. A shame.
Pete