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When We First Met – Agents of SHIELD, Part 3

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In this feature we spotlight the various characters, phrases, objects or events that eventually became notable parts of comic lore. Not major stuff like “the first appearance of Superman,” but rather, “the first time someone said, ‘Avengers Assemble!'” or “the first appearance of Batman’s giant penny” or “the first appearance of Alfred Pennyworth” or “the first time Spider-Man’s face was shown half-Spidey/half-Peter.” Stuff like that. Here is an archive of all the When We First Met features so far! Check ’em out!

This is the third in a three-part look at the debuts of notable SHIELD agents. Click here for the first part, which spotlighted SHIELD directors. Click here for the second part, which spotlighted classic SHIELD agents. Today we look at notable members of SHIELD from the past twenty-five years or so.

Elektra Assassin #2 introduced us to the Wile E. Coyote to Elektra’s Roadrunner, a SHIELD agent named Garrett…




The end of the issue finds Garrett blown up. However, this is SHIELD, so that’s not the end of his story…


#3 sees him back in action, now as a cyborg.


The 1989 Archie Goodwin/Howard Chaykin Wolverine/Nick Fury Graphic Novel the Scorpio Connection introduced Nick Fury’s son, Mikel, who thinks Nick Fury KILLED his dad…





At the end of the story, Fury turns him around…


And eventually Mikel became a valued member of SHIELD.

In Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s Astonishing X-Men, the X-Men are attacked by an alien named Ord. Is it possible that SHIELD has something to do with him? Cyclops goes to Fury in #3, but is rebuffed.


A mysterious woman then appears…


In #6, after the X-Men discover Colossus is really alive, the X-Men capture Ord but SHIELD shows up to say that he has a version of diplomatic immunity. We meet the mysterious Agent Abigail Brand fully here…





Finally, after Fear Itself, we had a mini-series called Battle Scars, whose first issue introduced us to two Army Rangers, Marcus Johnson and his best friend “Cheese”…




Eventually we learn that Marcus is the son of Nick Fury and bad guys want to kill him (or WORSE!). Cheese helps out his friend and in the end (after Marcus loses an eye), both men get offered jobs at SHIELD…




Except to see a lot more of Fury and Coulson now that their respective characters are being featured so prominently in film and in television.