SHIELD is struggling to regain power and relevance, as evidenced by the fact that it takes them four issues to defeat a cult leader who never appears again. Perhaps someone should teach Nick Fury about branding; in the panel above, their acronym is changed for at least the third time in history. Despite being re-formed at the United Nations, “I” is no longer for “International.” Now SHIELD stands for Strategy Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate.
It doesn’t make a lot of sense.
If you like your comics with heavy (and heavy handed) amounts of international intrigue, this story is for you. If you don’t, and I don’t, you’ll skip this. I confess to skimming pretty fast.
Creators: D.G. Chichester, Keith Pollard