S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Together or Not at All
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Together or Not at All TV review

“Together or Not at All” finally unites most of the time-displaced fugitive Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., if only for part of a single episode as the team will split-up yet again before the episode’s end. We get more of the family turmoil between the whiny Kasius (Dominic Rains) and uppity Faulnak (Samuel Roukin) that mercifully comes to an end with death of the later. In fact, there’s quite a bit of Kree-on-Kree violence as Sinara (Florence Faivre) murders Maston-Dar (Remington Hoffman) despite the fact that the other warrior could have been useful in the capture of Daisy (Chloe Bennet).

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Rewind

by Alan Rapp on December 29, 2017

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  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Rewind
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Rewind television review

“Rewind” is the first episode of the show’s Fifth Season that I’m relatively happy with (even if it still leaves quite a bit unexplained). Leaving the alternate future, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. rewinds to the moment in which the rest of his team where taken and follows the path of Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) from arrest to finding his way to the future himself. The episode introduces us the alien Enoch (Joel Stoffer as a character pretty much stolen from a Hellboy comic) and a young human (Lexy Kolker) whose hazy vision of the future is responsible for the rest of the cast being thrown decades into the future, despite the fact that their return to the present will undoubtedly change events to make the future they are currently stuck in completely irrelevant.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – A Life Earned

by Alan Rapp on December 19, 2017

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  • Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – A Life Earned
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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - A Life Earned TV review

The misadventures of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. lost in time and space continues as adapting to their surroundings has negative effects on Mack (Henry Simmons), Daisy (Chloe Bennet) meets the Kree overlords and discovers their plans for Inhumans, May (Ming-Na Wen) gets her ass kicked, and the rest of the team stumbles around the space station for an hour (give or take a few minutes for commercials). One reveal that “A Life Earned” does give us is the identity of the man behind the mask we saw back in the first episode of this season. As to why he’s been avoiding his friends since their arrival… um, that’s less clear.

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Infamous Iron Man #12

by Alan Rapp on October 4, 2017

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Infamous Iron Man #12 comic reviewAfter last issue’s reveal of just who has been toying with Doctor Doom this entire time, Infamous Iron Man offers a team-up between Doom and Doctor Strange against Mephisto (who appears quite put out by the idea that Victor von Doom could perhaps redeem himself).

With much of the early panels featuring Mephisto talking directly to the reader and the later panels focused on Sharon Carter and S.H.I.E.L.D. being unable to process what they have just witnessed, Infamous Iron Man leaves things more open-ended than I expected. Realizing that Tony Stark‘s return is a forgone conclusion, just what will happen to the would-be Iron Man when the original returns as part of Marvel Legacy?

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Jessica Jones #11

by Alan Rapp on August 9, 2017

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Jessica Jones #11 comic reviewFor the past few issues Jessica Jones has been hunting down the identity of the person who put a hit out on Maria Hill, former agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and her current client. Things got complicated when evidence seemed to suggest Hill herself was responsible and a Life Model Decoy of Hill attempted to kill Jones in her office.

The latest issue brings private eye and client together in a talky issue with flahbacks (including a secret mission recreated in the version of a throwback comic within a comic, with mixed success), Jessica kidnapping Hill’s father and demanding her client pee in a cup in front of her. Just another glamorous day in the life of a super-hero P.I.

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