History ComicBook / SHIELD

16th Jul '17 5:18:19 PM nombretomado
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* {{Retcon}}: Technically, S.H.I.E.L.D. itself started with a retcon reviving WW2 hero Nick Fury to be both their top agent and partial creator. ''ComicBook/SecretWarriors'' and the 2010 series dived into the organization's history, adding a lot more (see below).

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* {{Retcon}}: Technically, S.H.I.E.L.D. itself started with a retcon reviving WW2 [=WW2=] hero Nick Fury to be both their top agent and partial creator. ''ComicBook/SecretWarriors'' and the 2010 series dived into the organization's history, adding a lot more (see below).
7th Jul '17 4:59:56 PM MadAnthony94
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* FollowTheLeader: SHIELD was created specifically in response to the increasingly popular spy shows in the 60s. The idea that it needed a cool acronymous name was taken from ''TheManFromUNCLE'' and their use of gadgets was based on James Bond (the armorer was even referred to by Q's in the books).
7th Jul '17 4:59:15 PM MadAnthony94
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* FollowTheLeader: SHIELD was created specifically in response to the increasingly popular spy shows in the 60s. The idea that it needed a cool acronymous name was taken from ''TheManFromUNCLE'' and their use of gadgets was based on James Bond (the armorer was even referred to by Q's in the books).
7th Jul '17 4:56:16 PM MadAnthony94
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* ElaborateUndergroundBase: They love these. In the earlier comics it was accessible through a special chair in a certain barbershop that would descend into the floor. Nowadays they tend to have a less dramatic base.


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* GadgeteerGenius: In the 60s SHIELD actually had an armorer named [[Franchise/JamesBond Boothroyd]]. Later on they got the Sidney "The Gaffe" Levine, who was retconned into being a former member of the WWII team Sky-Wolves. Somehow neither has appeared recently.
13th Apr '17 4:58:01 PM DragonRanger
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There have been numerous series revolving around and featuring S.H.I.E.L.D. throughout the years, including long standing features in multiple ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' runs. In the 2010s, Jonathan Hickman began delving deeper into the organization's history; first in ''ComicBook/SecretWarriors'' and then in two bimonthly ''S.H.I.E.L.D.'' mini-series. Another series titled ''[[ComicBook/{{SHIELD 2014}} S.H.I.E.L.D.]]'' launched in December 2014, essentially being an in-universe version of the first season of the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' TV show with Agent Coulson leading a team to investigate whatever weird stuff S.H.I.E.L.D. needs investigating; this was later relaunched under the show's title of ''ComicBook/AgentsOfSHIELD''.

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There have been numerous series revolving around and featuring S.H.I.E.L.D. throughout the years, including long standing features in multiple ''ComicBook/CaptainAmerica'' runs. In the 2010s, Jonathan Hickman Creator/JonathanHickman began delving deeper into the organization's history; first in ''ComicBook/SecretWarriors'' and then in [[ComicBook/SHIELD2010 two bimonthly ''S.H.I.E.L.D.'' mini-series. mini-series]]. [[ComicBook/SHIELD2014 Another series titled ''[[ComicBook/{{SHIELD 2014}} S.H.I.E.L.D.]]'' series]] launched in December 2014, essentially being an in-universe version of the first season of the ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' TV show with Agent Coulson leading a team to investigate whatever weird stuff S.H.I.E.L.D. needs investigating; this was later relaunched under the show's title of ''ComicBook/AgentsOfSHIELD''.
13th Apr '17 4:29:05 PM Phoenixion
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!The 2010-2013 series provides examples of:
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* AncientConspiracy
* ArcWords / BadassCreed: "This is ''not'' how the world ends".
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: This is pretty much the entire point of the 2010 series. Major characters include [[spoiler:Creator/LeonardoDaVinci, UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, Galileo, and Michelangelo as a god-like being]].
* BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Fending off Galactus seems to require a massive human sacrifice. Although it should be noted that said sacrifices all basically knew the risks.]]
* CallForward: It's not explicitly pointed out or obvious, but when Nathaniel Richards, Howard Stark and the Night Machine get sent forward in time, Richards keeps gazing at a statue in the distance. It's a statue of Immortus, [[spoiler: who would later bring several alternate versions of himself together and force them to kill each other]].
** Also, the Celestials' plan involves [[ComicBook/EarthX the baby Celestial incubating inside the Earth]].
*** In a panel where Imhotep faces the brood there is a particularly familiar warrior in the background, looking closely it is [[spoiler:Apocalypse]]
* ClockPunk: Leonardo's space suit, the machine [[spoiler:used against Galactus]]
* {{Cyborg}}: [[spoiler: Nikola Tesla]]
* TheEveryman and AudienceSurrogate: Leonid
* FirstContactMath: [[spoiler:The Star Child early on seems to communicate in only mathematical equations.]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Implied with Newton
** [[spoiler:Appears literal with Star Child after reading the Quiet Math, who being a [[PhysicalGod Celestial]] makes a turn toward MadGod.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Leonid is half human half Deviant.]]
* HumanSacrifice: Apparently the cost of trying to make a new Earth, as might be needed if the world were to end.
* LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain: To appease the Vatican, the [[spoiler:early appearance and defeat of Galactus]] is covered up by the switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, thus erasing the events from "ever happening".
* MindScrew: The symbology of the series gets really crazy at times... and that's before you find out that [[spoiler:Tesla, Newton, Da Vinci and Michelangelo are main characters.]]
* TheOmniscient: The Glowing Man [[spoiler:aka Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti, who also plays TheChessmaster setting up a number of events in the 2011 series.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: Nikola Tesla
* {{Retcon}}: Jonathan Hickman made several additions to SHIELD's history through this series and his run on ''ComicBook/SecretWarriors'' before it. The first, from ''ComicBook/SecretWarriors'', was that [[spoiler:SHIELD has always been a secret division of the HYDRA organization]] and the premise of the 2010 series was that SHIELD or an organization which will one day become it has been around since ancient Egypt and had various of [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy history's greatest minds]] as members.
** To tie these two retcons together [[spoiler:a HYDRA agent in ''ComicBook/SecretWarriors'' refers to the organization as "the Spear", and ''SHIELD'' has the Brotherhood of the East represented by a spear, just as the Brotherhood of the West is represented by a shield]].
** There's also Howard Stark (father of [[ComicBook/IronMan Tony Stark]]) and Nathaniel Richards (father of [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Reed Richards]]) as SHIELD agents.
** Major MarvelUniverse threats show up long before they canonically ever noticed Earth, such as Ancient Egypt being attacked by the Brood, a Celestial in China, and [[spoiler:friggin' Galactus showing up in Renaissance Italy]].
* ScienceHero: Leonardo da Vinci.
* WalkingSpoiler: Most of the historical figures in the book if you try to describe them.
5th Apr '17 7:59:23 PM Doug86
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: This is pretty much the entire point of the 2010 series. Major characters include [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/LeonardoDaVinci, UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, Galileo, and Michelangelo as a god-like being]].

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: This is pretty much the entire point of the 2010 series. Major characters include [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/LeonardoDaVinci, [[spoiler:Creator/LeonardoDaVinci, UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton, UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, Galileo, and Michelangelo as a god-like being]].
6th Dec '16 9:21:46 PM Willbyr
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6th Dec '16 2:18:04 AM rafi
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9th Nov '16 9:12:39 AM nombretomado
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** JackKirby's original artwork had Nick Fury as "The Man Called D.E.A.T.H."[[note]]Director of External Atomic Threat Headquarters[[/note]]. When the artwork was eventually used for the 50th anniversary, The Man Called D.E.A.T.H. was instead the mysterious figure who recruited S.H.I.E.L.D. directors.[[note]][=DaVinci=] Elevating Agents To Helm[[/note]]

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** JackKirby's Creator/JackKirby's original artwork had Nick Fury as "The Man Called D.E.A.T.H."[[note]]Director of External Atomic Threat Headquarters[[/note]]. When the artwork was eventually used for the 50th anniversary, The Man Called D.E.A.T.H. was instead the mysterious figure who recruited S.H.I.E.L.D. directors.[[note]][=DaVinci=] Elevating Agents To Helm[[/note]]
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