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S.H.I.E.L.D. #4


The hottest book of 2010 continues! The world is still shaking from the revelations of #3 and there are more where those came from.

IN THIS ISSUE – The true history of Nostradamus, the defeat of a Celestial at the hands of a mortal man and HOW THE WORLD ENDS! Oh, and Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR) and Dustin Weaver (X-MEN) have also created the most troubling idea ever…THE FOETUS OF GOD!


Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 2.2%


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  1. and cue the comments about how this is all just ‘big ideas…’

  2. I didn’t dig issue #2 all that much but I thought #3 was great, I’m excited to see where this goes.

  3. Maybe it is all big idea, but it’s damn exciting big idea! Why should every book be about blowing shit up and big guys beating the crap out of each other? S.H.I.E.L.D has been intriguing and beautiful.

  4. Cool cover!

  5. big ideas + outstanding art still = good comics!

  6. This series is a blast

  7. The only hit comic with the word Foetus in it…..well that and Tiny Titans.

  8. I’m loving this book. But I have to say, it’s a good thing the art is amazing or else most people wouldn’t buy this.

  9. This book liquefies my brain…and that’s *awesome*. 🙂

  10. This should come with some sort of drool protection.  First, as I drool over the art and then for when my brain shuts down trying to wrap my head around it all.

  11. This is the sort of series I just flip back through multiple times and ponder over. Sort of like Morrison’s Batman in a way. There’s a lot here to digest. Not sure I think this is a "perfect" book or whatever, but it’s so unique and I’m really digging it. Can’t wait to see what Hickman’s going to do with the "Star Child" foetus thing that seems like it’s straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

  12. Usually, when I decide to trade-wait for something, I let myself just kind of forget about and then let it take me by surprise when the trade is finally released.  Such is not the case with this title.  My patience is be excruciatingly tested right now, but I know I will be completely blown away when I finally get to read this thing in one good chunk of collected issues.

    When should we expect vol. 1 anyway?  anyone know?

  13. April 20th!?!?!  Sheeesh!  that seems like such a long time away.  Seems about right though, all things considered.  Oh well,  thats just a couple of weeks after my birthday so maybe I can see it as a belated birthday gift to myself?

  14. Anybody know how many issues this series is planned for? 

  15. @devildog – TEN YEARS!


  16. is this really 2.99? cuz i swear it was a 3.99 title last time i bought it…

  17. This will read so goddamn well when collected. That’s not to say that it doesn’t read really well currently.

  18. Yeah, I think I’m out. I must not be smart enough for this one. Maybe it’ll make sense in trade, but with 2 months between issues containing a "story" that doesn’t seem to have a point or anything to grasp on to… well, it’s not for me, I suppose.

  19. I’m with you Casey.  I jumped off after 2 and am either trade-waiting or trade-forgetting.

  20. I anticipate this trade with great interest…

  21. It’s weird, for me it doesn’t feel late for some odd reason…

  22. i give this until issue eight until everyone gets sick of the mumbo jumbo and drops it 

  23. All these bi-monthly books never feel late or like its been a long time between issues, at least to me.  The production put into Astonishing Spidey and Wolverine, Avengers Children’s Crusade, and this are all well worth the wait.

  24. Come on haters Hickman is the man, he is the kind of creator marvel needs to bring them a story that will be talked about for a long time, I don’t know if this is that project, but I sure hope it is.

  25. Issue 2 wandered a bit, but last issue was spectacularly awesome. More of the same please, Mr. Hickman.

  26. Yeah, I liked this. Pieces are being put in place.

  27. It took four issues but I’m finally at the point were I’m starting to figure it all out and am not always confused.

  28. I dig this title, the art alone is worth the price but what the $#%! is going on…

  29. Here’s a snippet of my review which gets published tuesday at

    S.H.I.E.L.D.  is the story of fate versus choice, destiny versus free will and the conflict between the factions sided with either one of those ideals. It retells a facet of Marvel history in which Da Vinci being the first man in space, Galileo defeats Galactus with a hope machine, and Isaac Newton is apparently an obsessed despot who imprisoned Nostradamus for 500 years in order to extract from him a prophecy integral to the survival of mankind. Da vinci in fact travels back and forth through time and space in order to  tear down Newton’s “kingdom” and liberate mankind’s ability of choice. Oh and there’s also a giant robot mother who lays a divine egg in the sun which Da Vinci seeks out and finds a “god fetus”.

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