Chapter One: The Unholy Resurrection of Leonardo da Vinci last edited by Brook78 on 10/17/18 11:24AM View full history

Leonardo Da Vinci was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. So was Issac Newton. So were Imhotep and Zhang Heng and Galileo and many other geniuses throughout time. They were the first heroes to defeat Galactus and the Brood and turn Celestials back. They saved the world long before Captain America or Iron Man were ever born, but what does this mean to our heroes of today? What does this mean to Nick Fury? Do not miss this Marvel Comics masterpiece that fans will be talking about for decades to come. All the insanity is courtesy of JONATHAN HICKMAN (FANTASTIC FOUR, SECRET WARRIORS, Nightly News) and DUSTIN WEAVER (X-MEN).1953: Leonid is taken from New York by Howard Stark and Nathaniel Richards to the Immortal City under Rome where he meets the High Council of the SHIELD, led by Isaac Newton.

2620BC: in Egypt, Imhotep leads an army including Apocalypse to defeat a Brood invasion, founding SHIELD in the process.

Back in the 50’s, Isaac Newton introduces Leonid to SHIELD and its higher calling. They describe how man can know the future: The Greater Science, The Quiet Math, The Silent Truth, The Hidden Arts and The Secret Alchemy. They tell him he will ‘stand in the gap.’

114AD Luoyan, China: Zhang Heng ascends a high tower with a SPEAR, and converses with a female Celestial.

1495 Florence: Leonardo DaVinci sees a shape within the Sun. By 1503 he has built a flying suit that allows him to fly into space

1582 Rome: Galileo builds a large laser weapon to defeat Galactus

1956: Leonid’s father, Nikola Tesla, The Night Machine appears (accompanied by a dove) and tells Leonid he’s come to tear the place to the ground. He takes Leonid to Iter, the door that can’t be opened and gives him the special key that opens it.

Howard and Nathaniel confront Nikola, confused that he is not dead. Ascending some stairs, Leonid meets Leonardo DaVinci in his flying suit.

List of covers and their creators:

CoverNameCreator(s)Sidebar Location
RegRegular CoverGerald Parel1
2ndSecond Printing VariantDustin Weaver & Christina Strain3
3rdThird Printing VariantDustin Weaver & Christina Strain2
4thFourth Printing VariantDustin Weaver4
VarBlack and White VariantDustin Weaver5
VarHistorical VariantDustin Weaver6
VarDirector's CutDustin Weaver7

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Shield 0

I don't really know about you, but i for one have been really looking forward to Hickman's Shield. I want to start of by saying that Weaver and Strain's work on the art is absolutely amazing, really blew me away. now to the story. I'm sure most people who are into comics know about the organization of Shield, which for those who don't know Shield is/was the top global peacekeeping organization in the Marvel U. Shield was initially formed and led by Nick Fury to combat the growing threat of terro...

9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 0

The first issue in this new series. Written by Jonathan Hickman and drawn by Dustin Weaver. This comic was a pretty good read. I mean we get this new secret origin of S.H.I.E.L.D. that we never knew, and we find out that this organization has been around for over 4 thousand years. Wow. I've never really read any previous S.H.I.E.L.D. comics in the past, but i'd have to say that this comic was well did. In this issue we meet a guy named Leonid in 1953 and he gets taken from his life and entered i...

7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

SHIELD may cause Brain Melt due to concentrated AWESOME... 0

  Jonathan Hickman is one of those writers who has garnered so much trust in me that when I see him writing a new book I immediately add it to my pull list, no questions asked.  The man made me love the Fantastic Four, something I thought would never happen, he reinvigorated Nick Fury and has turned Secret Warriors into an absolute must read rollercoaster, and now with SHIELD he's exploring the secret history of the Marvel Universe.  So, how did he do in the debut issue?  Well, the title of th...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
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