Thursday, February 17, 2011

S.H.I.E.L.D. #6

S.H.I.E.L.D. #6 - Comic of the Day
Something awesome happened...but what?
Maybe I like this comic of the day, and series so far, because I believe I should. Many comic book websites I follow, such as, have touted S.H.I.E.L.D. #6 as their comic book "Pick of the Week," and to be honest, at first read I would agree. What I mean to say is that if I had to choose the "Pick of the Week" right as I finished this issue, I would choose it. Yet, if I had the day to think about S.H.I.E.L.D. #6, I may actually determine that it was good in the moment, but it isn't sticking with me in a positive way.

I feel dumb when thinking about this issue. I am not all that sure what happened or why it happened, but it seemed exciting at the time. I think my brain and eyes caught the name Leonardo da Vinci, Issac Newton, Tesla, Stark, Richards and Michelangelo and I thought to myself, "Hey! I've heard of these names before!" I felt smart for knowing names learned in grade school and I equated that to being in on an adventure for intellectuals...which everyone would like to think they are.

The reality is that I was fooling myself. Me is know smarted. The point of the story was either over my head, or it wasn't filled with a very good story, rather, it was filled with high-culture names which make it seem like a intellectually deep story. I like to think that I am smart enough to know when I am confused with a story and it is over my head, so I believe that Jonathan Hickman's S.H.I.E.L.D. #6 is probably a very well done book. It just didn't leave me with any substance or closure...something I felt the last issue of the arc should have.

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