WHAT IF EPISODE THREE SPOILERS AHEAD!
Episode three of What If…? gave us the return of Fury and Coulson, and seeing as I’ve recently exhausted my Loki and Black Widow comics, I think it’s time to focus a bit more on the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!
Now, there aren’t that many comics dedicated to the organisation, but there are few of interest to check out:
The year is 1966. The glamorous adventures of sophisticated espionage agents rule movies, novels, and television…but not comic books.
Enter Jim Steranko.
This trailblazing artist would soon take over both the writing and penciling duties of Strange Tales, bringing with him a bold style of equal parts cinematic verve and mindbending psychedelia. The result is a groundbreaking series of spy stories that startled readers with their pacing, design, and sheer genius.
The year is 2000. Now Steranko’s legendary tales of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. are collected for a new generation—and they’re just as innovative and eye-popping as ever!
Not for everyone, but this does feature one of Fury’s earliest appearances and a lot of S.H.I.E.L.D. escapades!
High-tech weapons. High-stakes missions. High-octane adventure! For the men and women of S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s just another day in the field! Special Agent Phil Coulson brings together the best and the brightest, the gifted and the elite, normal people and superhumans from across the Marvel Universe on an as-needed basis to confront, combat and curtail dangers beyond the scope of any conventional peace-keeping force!
This may be better if you’re looking for a more modern take on S.H.I.E.L.D., without needing a tonne of previous comic knowledge. Each issue is self contained, and features a different Avengers interacting with Coulson and co. Though, a quick word of warning – Coulson is very much the main character here, and the rest of the team from the TV show aren’t featured as much as they probably should. Still, this could be a good one to read if you want more of Coulson’s adventures!
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of S.H.I.E.L.D. with 5 action packed tales! Learn why Quake makes the perfect agent for S.H.I.E.L.D. See what happens when Mockingbird is forced to take matters into her own hands after someone close to her is murdered. Then find out if Nick Fury of the present can work alongside his father in a team-up that’s 50 years in the making. Also, when Agent May leads a team of new recruits on a training mission, will she be able to save the day when everything goes wrong? Plus: Agent Carter is back in an all-new adventure that reveals her secret history with S.H.I.E.L.D.!
Another collection of one-shots for those of us who love the more famous agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! I will say though, it will be best to look up any character you’re not quite sure on, especially Nick Fury and Nick Fury Jnr!
And that’s my guide to S.H.I.E.L.D. comics! I wish that there were more, especially for those new to comics, but sadly there isn’t currently!
But, as always, if you have any questions, leave them down below and I’ll get you the answers you need!