Agents of SHIELD: The New Deal

The Agents of SHIELD have been through a lot. Spinning out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and even having a few guest stars from the MCU, the agents have drifted further and further from the movies, and the hoped-for crossover, or at least connection, with the now defunct Marvel/Netflix shows never happened. The show itself…


Mockingbird 1 & 2

I’ve always been a fan of Mockingbird. I think she’s gotten largely ignored in the over-all Marvel Universe. They seem to be fixing that now, with the debut of her solo title. This is set in the main Marvel continuity, after the desperate attempt to save Mockingbird’s life in New Avengers ended up with exposed to a combination of the Super-Soldier Serum that turned scrawny Steve Rogers into Captain America, and the Infinity Formula that’s kept World War II army sergeant Nick Fury young and on top of his game enough to be head of SHIELD decades later.



I’m generally not a huge fan of Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman. She’s just never been a favorite character of mine. But I was curious to see how they used her in a solo story in SHIELD 4. I was also amused that the famed member of the Fantastic Four was in issue four, but I don’t know if that was deliberate or not.


Agent Carter Episodes 1 & 2 Review (Wayland’s Take)

ABC is filling in some of Agents of SHIELD winter hiatus with a limited series. Agent Carter, the titular character, was a supporting character in Captain America: The First Avenger with a few additional scenes in the Agents of SHIELD show. They reinforce the connection with a few flashback scenes from the movie, as Peggy remembers the last few minutes before Captain America’s crash. They showed the pilot and next episode back to back on the first night, The pilot, not originally, is called “Pilot,” and the next episode was “Bridge and Tunnel.” Oddly, the pilot in some places is also listed as “Now is Not the End.”