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emerick man 

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Subj: Quake/Daisy/Skye #1...
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 at 11:06:06 pm EDT (Viewed 307 times)

Quake 001 - S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary (2015)

> Mon, September 14th, 2015 by Doug Zawisza, Reviewer @comicbookresources
This was out last week but it felt... challenging to comment on so just going to reply to this reviewer's decent take. Points he missed:
• Daisy's 2 superiors at SHIELD were kinda interesting but unfortunately unnamed.
• Starks' dissention made the team feel more dictatorship than democracy.
• Storm was a cipher here. [BTW, how many Avengers missions was she actually seen on - more than a handful?]
• It was actually cool seeing the team jump out of a flying transport for a change.
• Make Mine Mrs. McKnight-isms! \:\)
• Generic AIM is typically so boring but the choreography of wiping the floor of them was good.
• So, Rulk gut smashes an AIM foe in half!!!!!! Y'don't see that everyday. This KILL probably deserves a lot of discussion but will likely be a casual 'kewl' scene that will be forgotten.
• Daisy's mom or not Daisy's mom in the 616? For anyone who watches the TVShow this Jiaying scene has A LOT more impact.
• Quake disobeys orders and lies on her (first?) mission. Cap let's it slide but then again Cap was such a terrible presented leader back when he was Top Cop of the World. [BTW, how many Avengers missions was she actually seen on - more than a handful?]
• It was reasonable that Cap had behind the scenes intel source on the Inhumans sitch.

> "Quake: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1 opens up in an interrogation room with Daisy "Quake" Johnson on one side of the table, snarkily holding her own, not unlike the character Chloe Bennet has brought to life on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". Written by Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon, drawn by Daniel Warren Johnson, colored by Jason Keith and lettered by Cory Petit, this comic is held out to fans of the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." television show and readers who may be interested in the series.
If this book is aimed to cash in on the TVShow then why not blurb the name "Skye" or "Daisy" somehow on the bland poser cover, huh?

> Rosenberg and Kindlon tell the story from Quake's perspective, introducing the readers to the "First Team" from 2010's "Avengers" #20 through her jaded filter. The writers presume reader familiarity with the team, leaving the identifiers to Quake and never quite coming back around to complete the gestalt. Quake's filter does provide measured caricatures of all of the characters, which lends itself to some levity in the face of adversity and keeps the issue moving at a lively pace.
A very nice spin on debatably forced and off characterization of who Quake was back then - just to give her a more submissive presence for the context here when, apparently, there was a "2¾ hours" time period where Rulk, Protector and Storm were simultaneous fulltime members to exploit. Circa Avengers #20 y'say, eh? Huh.

> This comic isn't the second coming of "Marvels," but it does provide an outsider's perspective on the world of super powered beings. This is Quake's story and she is given plenty of space to shine, but her guest stars are also afforded opportunities to make their presence known. Quake spends the issue trying to figure out how she fits, which is a point both Rosenberg and Kindlon address before wrapping up.
All for naught given she went on to be useless/wasted as part of Bucky's life/book. Also, this is all about continuity but it offers no confirmation it's canon pre-SW, post-SW or both - huh.

> Daniel Warren Johnson's art has a gritty, indie comic vibe to it. The sketchier lines and drawn-in sounds effects like "THROW" and "POINT" boost the signal, infusing the panels with extra energy and helping underscore the storytelling in an undeniable manner. Nowhere does it all come together more than in the center spread as the Avengers wade into a sprawling slobberknocker of a battle against an A.I.M. cell. Jason Keith's unhindered colors fill the pages with reds and greens, yellows and blues and toner-draining blends of various other colors. A brilliant cerulean blue pervades the story, giving the sense of urgency through its vibrance, but providing serenity in the cool temperature it packs. The visuals are rounded out with letters from Cory Petit, who adds the occasional sound effect but truly masters the tone and timing within the word balloons, packing enough character into the dialogue to give the cross-section of readers and viewers a sense this story was written for or inspired by Bennet's portrayal.
Wow, that's a much more flattering way than, to say, the art and colours were "okay". Huh, maybe using it as source for a banner submission offer amount of props. The factial expressions, powers in action showing and arrows in Spidey's face were nicely detailed.

> "Quake: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary" #1 could have been an inventory story or a tryout tale; instead, it's a fun character study that digs into the rationale of adding Daisy "Quake" Johnson to the Avengers. This isn't the most definitive or memorable Quake story ever, but Rosenberg, Kindlon, Johnson, Keith and Petit make it a fun adventure with just enough heart.
Better than Agent Carter's but not better than Mockingbird's.


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