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Why don’t we know about the first super heroes of the Marvel Universe? Leonardo Da Vinci, Imhotep, Sir Issac Newton, Nostradamus and Galileo are among the members of the Brotherhood of the Shield and have saved us all countless times. What events did they set in motion that still affect the Marvel U today? Do not miss the book that will be talked about for the next ten years.

1956: In a strange dungeon, Nostradamus is fed a powerful liquid that keeps him alive. The ground shakes and he says change is here now.

Leonardo DaVinci talks to Leonid and asks him about his childhood. Touching Leonid, a massive energy surges through him. He remembers monstrous aliens (the Deviants), a blank book, and being held by a glowing Michelangelo and lastly his father (Nikola Tesla) and a white-haired lady.

Leonardo describes coming through a hole in spacetime to get to the city, which he reveals he built. Flying over the city on a large platform, they hear an explosion and feel the same shaking of the ground.

Howard and Nathaniel are fighting Nikola Tesla. Howard assembles a strange rod device which releases a disc of energy that busts through Nikola’s midriff, revealing a strange quantum energy device. Just before it overloads, Nathaniel leaps to touch it, when he, Howard, Nikola and the dove are transported through time. This causes the explosion the others felt.

List of covers and their creators:

CoverNameCreator(s)Sidebar Location
RegRegular CoverGerald Parel1
2ndSecond Printing VariantDustin Weaver & Christina Strain3
3rdThird Printing VariantDustin Weaver2
VarHistorical VariantDustin Weaver4


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The Secret History of Leonid 0

S.H.I.E.L.D.   #2 People waited two months to read this issue and I don’t believe they were left wanting.   Getting three Hickman books every other month has been a real treat.   Since he started on Secret Warriors over a year ago he hasn’t disappointed me with a Marvel title yet.   The art in this book is amazing.   There are many dark scenes in the book but there are just as many bright flashes and glows to separate everything.   The story follows Hickman’s style of being very detailed and de...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

The Hidden Phenomenon 0

I feel like in the sea of comics that come out on a weekly basis, a book like this might easily go ignored. What you end up missing out on is, a really sweeping story. The concepts that this attempts to tie together are broad and distinct, but the art is stunning and Jonathan Hickman, whom I was not familiar with prior to reading this, does a masterful job in setting this intricate web up for the reader. In my review of the first issue I said that it had a paranoid conspiracy style, but I think ...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

The Return of Steam Punk 0

I've got a one-word explanation--Huh?    SynopsisI agree with the last reviewer in the fact that this may take a bit to process. However, should you be doing this with comics? This isn't a philosophy class, history lesson, and/or science fiction novel all wrapped up into one 22 page issue. Maybe that's just my opinion but you really have to pay attention to what's happening in each panel. I can say for myself, however, after digesting it panel-by-panel you still may not understand all the conce...

6 out of 10 found this review helpful.
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