On today’s episode of G4TV’s Attack of the Show, Blair Butler revealed writer Jonathan Hickman’s next project will be Shield, a miniseries monthly series that will reach far into the past of the Marvel Universe.
In Shield, Hickman will team with artist Dustin Weaver (Star Wars, King Kong) to chronicle how some of the greatest figures in history worked to protect the Earth from Galactus, the Celestials and other interstellar threats.
Butler said the series, which debuts in April 2010, will “tell the secret history of SHIELD — one that started long before Nick Fury.” The comic spans the centuries from ancient Egypt to the 1950s.
Hickman, whose work includes The Nightly News and Fantastic Four, says Shield “feels like the best thing I’ve done.”
Update: Video from Attack of the Show is available after the jump …
Update 2: Hickman shares details about Shield with Comic Book Resources.
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