When the first issue of Marvel's new "S.H.I.E.L.D." series drops on New Year's Eve, it will come paired with a never-before-seen comic strip created by Marvel's own Chief Creative Officer. Joe Quesada's "Fitz & H.E.N.R.Y." pairs tech genius Agent Leo Fitz, played by Iain De Caestecker on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," with an A.I. operating system called H.E.N.R.Y. As seen in the preview art released on Marvel.com, the artificial intelligence will take the form of a monkey - a nod to the character's frequent requests for a simian helper on the ABC show.
Quesada originally created the strips just for the cast and crew of the television show, but they will now become bonus content for the first three issues of the new "S.H.I.E.L.D." ongoing by "Daredevil" scribe Mark Waid. Along with Agent Leo Fitz, the new series will also introduce Melinda May and Jemma Simmons' comic book counterparts into the Marvel Universe.
"S.H.I.E.L.D." #1, featuring a story by Waid with art by Carlos Pacheco along with the first installment of Quesada's "Fitz & H.E.N.R.Y.," hits stores on December 31.