First issues of a comic, like first episodes of a TV show, have a difficult task in front of them. They need to introduce characters, tone, and story. Usually, they need to world build, and hopefully, they end at just the right point to pique your interest. I’ve seen some truly great ones in the last year, so I’ve decided that I’ll review as many first issues this year as I can.
January 13th’s new comic releases only had one debut issue I was interested in: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the first spin-off of the ABC TV show.
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D (the comic), begins the way Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (the TV show) never could: with the Iron Man suit blowing a hole into the Pentagon.
It continues with plenty of Tony Stark & A.I.M. as well as TV show favorites Quake, Mockingbird, Deathlok, Fitz-Simmons and Melinda May. Overall this issue did a great job of tying in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to the larger Marvel Universe that is always so exciting to see on film, as well as putting characters we see every week into different situations and relationships.
If I made it through the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., I’m sure to continue reading this.
4 stars: Will continue to read.