I had a lot of fun with these. I’m a fan of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and I love that not everyone has to be an Avenger or the superest of superheroes, you know what I mean? Four out of five of these protagonists don’t even have powers. I love that they used characters from the television series and cemented the way the comics and MCU play off each other.
Here are the five issues that are part of the 50th Anniversary:
- Agent Carter: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1 – Kathryn Immonen,Rich Ellis,Declan Shalvey Also had her own television show for two seasons. Loved it. Her characters has always been awesome but the interaction with Lady Sif just put me over. Makes my little feminist heart flutter.
- Fury: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1 – David Walker,Lee Ferguson,Mike Deodato Still fluttering. It’s really the timeline thing here and figuring out the mark. It was kind of awesome, even if your not a fan of the target. The timing of the issue was great because it came out in the midst of contemporary social justice issues flaring up.
- Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1 – Chelsea Cain,Joëlle Jones,Paul Renaud I had thought that making her a scientist was a part of the tv show, so it was nice to see how the dynamic between her science and abilities as an operative played against each other in the comic as well.
- Quake: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1 – Matthew Rosenberg,Patrick Kindlon,Daniel Johnson,David Nakayama As a fan of the show, I thought it was great to see Quake get the audition to upgrade and the respect from Cap. It really showcased the ever-changing nature of the Avengers team, and the way it’s more like a rotating watch so no single hero gets all burned out.
- The Cavalry: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1 – Jody Houser,Luke Ross,Dale Keown I love me some Melinda May, I have since I first saw her on the show. I had no idea that it consisted of so many established characters. Melinda May is exactly the same on the show too. She comes off as an ice queen to those around her, she’s a badass, and she cares more than most. This was a great story and I loved the way it highlighted her nickname as “the Cavalry”.
Has anyone else read these?