Monday, August 9, 2010

pig newton

drive-by readings

S.H.I.E.L.D. #3 (Marvel)
"Chapter Three: The Theory of Eternal Life"
Jonathan Hickman
Dustin Weaver
Christina Strain/Justin Ponsor
Todd Klein
Gerald Parel/Weaver (cover)

what we learned: even though you're a history buff or have no interest in it whatsoever, you will be sufficiently intrigued by this brainy series, and chances are, you won't be able to peel all the layers Hickman serves in one or two readings. Isaac Newton, recruited into SHIELD, realizes the future means much more science than what is laid before him, and so delves into the dark side, regardless of the cost.
oh shit moment: i froze when i realized that was Newton performing miscegenation with a Deviant (Ikaris does not approve!), or that he actually whacked Galileo (when i say "whack", i mean in a Mafia sense). interestingly, Galileo passed away in 1642, while Newton was born that same year. go figure. oh, and Nostradamus was kept alive as Newton's personal clairvoyant. oh, and if you still have a sliver of faith left in the Catholic Church, the roots of this event, delineated in the archive pages, will wipe that out.
what's next: the resurrected Leonardo da Vinci and Leonid square off against the apple guy (no, not Steve Jobs!).

take that, you racist bastards!


Emperor.Kaizer. said...

Bwahahahaha. Check out the look of the deviant. She's getting so into it. You should have put in the next panel where the merman/woman was pregnant. Bwahahahahahaha!

grifter said...

this wasn't in our history books!! i demand a refund!!