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In this issue, the secret history of Michelangelo. He has been pulling the strings for years and is now becoming the prime mover. Can he keep Da Vinci and Newton from killing each other and destroying the Brotherhood of the Shield? Don’t miss this new start of the book that everyone is talking about!

S.H.I.E.L.D. volume 2 is here!

1502: Leonardo da Vinci goes to Rome to beg Michelangelo to join Shield. Leonardo offers to reveal the hidden history of the world, but Michelangelo already knows all about it.

1960: The war in the Immortal City continues. Leonid is desperate to stop the death and violence.

1630: Shortly after Newton escapes from Ashomia, the Deviant City is still aflame and the Deviants are after Morda for betraying them. In Morda’s home she tries to barricade the windows. Michelangelo appears to her and offers to save her son Leonid. She tries to make him promise never to let him meet Newton, but Michelangelo is unable to make that promise. He leaves and she is killed.

Bendy Time: In the Sink Hole, Michelangelo arrives with baby Leonid. A white dove flies down. Leonid reaches out to touch it and it transforms into the White Haired Lady. Michelangelo tells her she has been chosen and must raise Leonid until Nikola Tesla (the man who hurls lightning) arrives. He gives her the key to Iter and leaves.

1642: In Rome, Newton happens upon Galileo and strangles him. Michelangelo appears, watches the scene and disappears again.

1502: Michelangelo reveals that he is present at all times and places. He instructs Leonardo to build the Immortal City and the door Iter. He is told to make a special key to Iter, where he will meet the Dynamo (Leonid). He is also told about the baby Celestial growing in the Sun.

1645: France. Michelangelo explains to Nostradamus that although he will be imprisoned he will always be free.

1960: Michelangelo explains to Leonid that now is his time. He points and at that moment, Stark, Richards, Tesla and the White Dove appear in a huge explosion.



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Time and Other Illusions... 0

Michelangelo reveals just how long his hidden hand's been guiding the world's destiny.   The Good  Oh how I've missed looking at these wonderful covers. Welcome back S.H.I.E.L.D. welcome back...God, I've missed you.The issue starts with another failed attempt by Leonardo to recruit Michelangelo. The dialog here was superb and the "holy frak!" face Weaver draws on Leonardo as he sees the true nature of Michelangelo is excellent.   As usual the issues skips around time. Hickman and Weaver continue...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Excellent, volume 2 is on! 0

This series is so intricate, and there are starting to be more and more connections with Hickman's other work. Look for the little nugget in the back pages which explains what Nick and Jake Fury found in the monastery in France in Secret Warriors #25!! There is just too much awesome happening in this issue. We find out more about Michelangelo and Leonid's true origin, and Stark, Richards and Tesla reappear at the end in a huge explosion. Weaver's art is very detailed and still great, but I liked...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Dense, But Worth It 0

SHIELD is the smartest Marvel comic that I fear too few people are reading. Jonathan Hickman is quickly making his mark in Marvel history with creative, intricate, and very cool stories.I admit that this book is up my alley precisely because of its subject matter (natural philosophers, Renaissance men, and complex, secret cabals), but anyone looking for a mature (with respect to complexity, not blood/sex) story should catch up on Vol. 1 and pick up this issue.It goes without saying that Hickman'...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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