Marvel Comics has announced plans for a definitive conclusion to Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver's acclaimed 2010 miniseries, S.H.I.E.L.D. The long-awaited issues five and six, in addition to a one-shot (titled S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Rebirth #1) reprinting the first four issues, are set to hit shelves in May 2018.
“Well, it’s true, this doesn’t have anything to do with the Lindbergh baby, but without a doubt the real crime of the century is how long we’ve been sitting on this amazing Dustin Weaver art," Hickman wrote in a statement. "Someone should definitely go to jail. Which I’m cool with as long as it isn’t me."
"S.H.I.E.L.D.'s long hiatus, like the feeling of unfinished business, has been a nagging presence in the back of my mind," added Weaver. "Finally having it out in the world will be very gratifying. I'm proud of it and excited to finally share the last issues. Having it out will also be a relief. I think now my spirit can go into the light and I won't have to keep haunting Jonathan Hickman."
Take a look at some preview pages from the final two issues of S.H.I.E.L.D., in addition to the covers for issue five and six, along with full solicitations, below.
S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Rebirth #1 By Hickman & WeaverJonathan Hickman (W) - Dustin Weaver (A)Cover by Gerald Parel
"Delve deeper into the hidden past of S.H.I.E.L.D. — along with some of history’s greatest minds! Michelangelo has been pulling the strings for years, and is now becoming the prime mover. Can he keep Leonardo Da Vinci and Isaac Newton from killing each other and destroying the Brotherhood of the Shield? The battle for the Immortal City comes to a climactic conclusion! Leonid makes his choice between two fathers! Michelangelo and Nikola Tesla kick their plan into high gear! Galileo takes on Galactus — long before the Fantastic Four did! The truth behind Nostrodamus stands revealed! And Howard Stark lays the foundation for the espionage organization you know and love! Catch up on Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver’s secretive S.H.I.E.L.D. saga — before the eagerly anticipated finale! Collecting S.H.I.E.L.D. (2011) #1-4."
S.H.I.E.L.D. By Hickman & Weaver #5 & 6Jonathan Hickman (W) - Dustin Weaver (A)Cover by Gerald Parel
"JONATHAN HICKMAN & DUSTIN WEAVER’S UNFINISHED EPIC GETS ITS CONCLUSION!
Jonathan Hickman and Dustin Weaver’s unfinished epic of 2010-2011 finally gets its conclusion!
The Brotherhood of the Shield is made of the likes of Da Vinci, Stark, Tesla and Richards, but they’re in trouble.
Sir Issac Newton stands with his foot on the world’s throat and no one can stop him!
The battle that decides our present is waged in the future!"