Kevin W. responded with this:Did Jonathan Hickman's S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume Two ever end? It was supposed to be a 6-issue miniseries but I only have the first four issues. I was thinking that I must have somehow missed the final two issues but I've since checked and I can't find any solicitations for them in the Marvel Previews. So what happened? Were they cancelled? Or just delayed while Hickman worked on the FF series (in addition to Fantastic Four)?
I've revived this topic because of the recent appearance (in issue #9 of the current S.H.I.E.L.D. ongoing series) of a man claiming to be Leonardo da Vinci who revealed some of the "secret history" of S.H.I.E.L.D. to Agent Phil Coulson. Although those "historical facts" were consistent with what was revealed in Hickman's series, this story had the present-day characters being decidedly skeptical about da Vinci's claims. That got me to wondering, is this Mark Waid performing a retcon of some (or all) of the 2010 series? Or could it be that an upcoming storyline in the current series will include material from those never-published final two issues of Hickman's series?This was just answered in the "Axel-In-Charge" column yesterday, as a matter of fact:
From the article:
EarthOneComics stopped in to check on a fan favorite series, asking: "I'm a big fan of Jonathan Hickman's S.H.I.E.L.D. series. If I recall correctly the second volume was supposed to run 6 issues but it's been months since issue #4 came out. What's the status of the last two issues?"
Alonso: Those issues are being worked on even you read this. Somewhere [artist] Dustin Weaver's ears are burning.
Also, the preview for the upcoming new Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. series seems to have taken the idea (from Original Sins #5) that Dum Dum Dugan has been an LMD for the past 49 years and confirmed (beyond any doubt) that it is canon. I'm looking forward to see what happens there.