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    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2010
    Damn, I just noticed that second bit. That's pretty funny.
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2010
    ^^yeah me too...think a re-read is in order to make sure I haven't missed anything else..
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2010
    There's a second person in that line up too... He likes the moon
  1.  (8049.44)
    hey all, ive been offline a lot this week so im late- but i was eagerly awaiting this and it did not let me down one bit. i love everything Hickman has done (with the exception of RED MASS FOR MARS, but i blame the shit shipping schedule for spoiling it for me) and dustin weaver is new to me but he is kicking some ass.

    ive said it before on NEW COMICS threads, but hickman brings the crazy/smart.
  2.  (8049.45)
    yeah i was a bit blunt.
    it's not schoolwork is all i'm's wonderful stories,so try to lean towards enjoying the thing.
    going over it all with a fine toothed comb's daft.
  3.  (8049.46)
    Just peaked at this, flipped through it and still have to sit the fuck down and give it a good read. What I read confirms that Hickman is bringing his A-Game to his writing.

    It's fun, accessible, and well thought out. Taking some cool bitches out of history and plunking them into a secret society.

    Only quibble was those damn big metal helmets that the board was wearing. Do they have antigrav metal in the marvel universe?
  4.  (8049.47)
    yeah i was a bit blunt.
    That's not really the word I would use. About you, or anyone else who demands people stop thinking critically about... well, anything.
    going over it all with a fine toothed comb's daft.
    And turning off your brain while you read something isn't?

    The entertainment we consume has an effect on us. Sometimes it effects us positively. Sometimes it doesn't. I don't see anything wrong with taking a step back and analyzing what it was about a work that we reacted to, and why — as long as doing so doesn't get in the way of us enjoying it.

    Which it doesn't, for me.
  5.  (8049.48)
    There's a second person in that line up too... He likes the moon
    Ahhh. I was wondering who that was.

    Any idea who the other guy with his face wrapped up was? Standing next to... the big guy with blue lips?
    • CommentAuthorALE
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2010
    Baal, his adoptive father. This has all the makings of awesome, and props to whoever at Marvel had the balls to let this roll out of the gate. For those complaining about characterization, you're being introduced to a concept, first and foremost, which shouldn't surprise people who know Hickman's work. The characters will come, patience grasshoppers.
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2010
    Yes, I am aware of this book and its magnificence. A soft-spoken chum of mine spent three hours singing the praises of SHIELD #1 when it came out, and let's just say when he does that, you know it has to be something legitimately great/epic.

    Then I saw the art....needless to say, if Leonardo DaVinci looked like that, I would totally give him the job many refer to as "blow."

    *got a little Hedwig in me today*
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2010
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeMay 7th 2010
    @ SteadyUP- That was subtly hilarious, in the best way possible. It's like watching Arrested Development, the jokes are so good there is no need for a laugh track and you actually feel smart for laughing at the jokes.
  6.  (8049.53)
    Brilliant. I hope they'll be making poster art available.
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2010
    Man, thanks fod. That's literally the first iota of feedback I've gotten since I started, and one can do a whole lot worse than "It's like watching Arrested Development." I may put that on the site. =p
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeMay 10th 2010
    @ SteadyUP- no problem, just keep at it! I also bookmarked your site so I can read more of your web comics. Hope that is alright with you.
  7.  (8049.56)
    Two issues in, Paul O'Brien at the X-Axis has completely nailed my feelings about this book.

    "It’s… If I’m being honest, it’s a book I respect rather than actually enjoy. It’s ambitious, it’s boldly oblivious to commercial considerations, and it’s seemingly trying to combine the Illuminati conspiracy with the mind-expanding weirdness of Silver Age superhero comics. If I’m pushed as to why it doesn’t particularly grab me, I suppose it comes down to a lack of clearly defined characters; it’s a book of ideas rather than people, which would normally be fine for me, except that they’re rather New Age-y ideas. It’s certainly not a bad comic and I’m glad to see something like this getting a shot from Marvel at all, but it doesn’t actually entertain me very much."
  8.  (8049.57)
    ... it’s a book of ideas rather than people, which would normally be fine for me...

    I tend to agree. But I'm in for the long haul to see where it goes. Some of my favorite books are 22 pgs of grossly mind-bending ideas. Morrison's Invisibles and Ellis's current Supergods are more grand form concepts than about characters. And that's just fine. On the opposite end you have solid character development as the support beam for seemingly redundant ideas such as Kirkman's Invincible and The Walking Dead Those are great books as well. Hickman is doing great work over at Marvel. He's placed Nick Fury in an ongoing comic that is actually selling well. I don't like his FF. But I don't like the FF... Almost impossible to get me to care about them in any book.

    So I say, bring me more of this secret history of the Marvel Universe. They had me hooked when they showed Apocalypse as one of the first members of the S.H.I.E.L.D. But I love secret history-type sciencey, mysticismy, stuff.

    The S.H.I.E.L.D. does remind me of another diminutively popular comic scribe's work on the secret history of the Wildstorm universe. Now that book has the science, the grand ideas and great character development. Elijah Snow is one of the coolest character in comics, figuratively and literally. And I felt Ellis really developed John Stone into the perfect blend of James Bond and Nick Fury. Now he may descend upon me from the 'net and tell me what for... But that's my 2 pence.
    • CommentAuthorbumnote
    • CommentTimeAug 10th 2010
    If I’m pushed as to why it doesn’t particularly grab me, I suppose it comes down to a lack of clearly defined characters

    i'm hoping that's an intention of the writer. i mean, the way i see it mister hickman has 'laid his stall out' with the idea of the story, and the characters will hopefully develope as the story progresses. i like uncertainty of storytelling that keeps me guessing. good work mister hickman, your comic made my head smile
  9.  (8049.59)
    I'm not particularly enthusiastic for SHIELD but I'm in it for a while, just to see where it's going. It's laid some fantastic groundwork and I really want to see what it's going to turn into.
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
    Some of the imagery is fantastic though... I don't feel like the book has really crystalized it's purpose yet, but
    I like i, so I'm sticking around. Plus, I love Secret Warriors