Decode the miraculous designs of Leonardo Da Vinci. Devour the truths and reel with the lies of Isaac Newton. Puzzle at the perilous predictions of Nostradamus.

Discover the Forever Machines of Nikola Tesla. Stemming from the pages of the most critically-acclaimed series of 2010, Jonathan Hickman (FANTASTIC FOUR, ULTIMATE THOR) and company bring you the apocrypha of the Marvel Universe.

The foundations will shake, crumble and fall.

Story by Jonathan Hickman
Cover by Gerald Parel

Price: $4.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 3.0%


Funcrusher04/15/11NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.0
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  1. What exactly is this?

  2. I’m guessing it’s the start of the next “chapter” of Shield.

    I think I’m going to trade this book from this point on.

  3. It’s an anthology about different characters in the series. Newton, da Vinci, and the Night Machine were all featured in the preview.

  4. Are the earlier Shield issues a must to read/understand this? I have the trade on preorder.

  5. @RocketRacoon  I wouldn’t read it before reading the earlier issues. It will spoil some of the surprises of the series.

  6. ALSO: Gerald Parel is NOT the artist!

    The artists are:

    Nick Pitarra, Zachary Baldus, Kevin Mellon, Gabriel Hernandez Walta

    I think Parel does one of the covers, as does regular artist Weaver

  7. anthology? awesome, I thought it was a handbook

  8. Preview looked boring, I’ll skip this one.

  9. I’ll pick it out. More Shield is never a bad thing.

  10. Is this worth the $4.99 price?  Had a flick through in my local and looked a bit light so left it on the shelf.

  11. I think it illuminates the main story but could have done without it if I’m being honest.

  12. @Meanmrmustid  Not really. See if you can borrow a copy or read it in the store, it didn’t feel extra sized to me, I guess the script to finished pages thing was kind of interesting from a craft standpoint, but I would really want to see how Weaver and Hickman work, not the temp artists.

  13. Enjoyed this but one question. In Chapter 2, which takes place in 1806, why is the guard dressed like he is in Caesar’s time? He is armored and armed with a spear and sword. And why are the intruders shot with arrows when fleeing? Weren’t guns around for, oh say, 100 years or so at this point? Wouldn’t a place like the forbidden city, one of the most advanced places in the world, have better than swords and arrows by 1806?

  14. Weaver’s absence in this underscores just how important his work has been to the success of the main book. This was a lackluster outing in every way.

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