This week’s issue of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a satisfying celebration of the organization’s Marvel comics history. This issue has stories that touch on its roots in Egypt, Fury Sr.’s time leading in the fight against Hydra and current S.H.I.E.L.D. run by Maria Hill and employing Coulson, Fury Jr. and a L.M.D. of Dum Dum Dugan.
“Oversized Anniversary Issue! Waid! Ferguson! Kirby! Steranko! A commemorative 50th Anniversary story that spans the past and the present, and unites Phil Coulson and Nick Fury, Sr. in a unique cross-time adventure to answer a riddle that lies at the heart of the origins of S.H.I.E.L.D. : who is The Man Called D.E.A.T.H.? Includes a sequence penciled by Jack Kirby and inked by Jim Steranko that has never seen print as part of a story before! Plus, the return of Dum Dum Dugan and the birth of the new Howling Commandos! The very first S.H.I.E.L.D. story from 1965! And the pilot presentation sequence that inspired the creation of S.H.I.E.L.D.!”