Whatever happened to S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume 2?

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Whatever happened to S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume 2?

Post by DonCampbell » Sat May 19, 2012 3:22 am

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)?

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Re: Whatever happened to S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume 2?

Post by Russ Chappell » Sat May 19, 2012 8:57 am

DonCampbell wrote:Were they cancelled? Or just delayed?
I'd have to think the latter, wouldn't you? When was the last time Marvel cancelled a limited series. Look at Twelve!

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Re: Whatever happened to S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume 2?

Post by Kevin W. » Sat May 19, 2012 9:51 am

This was just answered in the "Axel-In-Charge" column yesterday, as a matter of fact:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... e&id=38761

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.
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Re: Whatever happened to S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume 2?

Post by DonCampbell » Sat May 19, 2012 1:17 pm

Thanks for the info about S.H.I.E.L.D. I can't say that I really enjoyed that miniseries but it did introduce some interesting ideas and I do want to see how everything plays out in the end. Of course, from a disruption-of-established-continuity standpoint, reading Hickman's revelations/retcons is like watching an accident in progress but at least they're entertaining.
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DonCampbell wrote:Were they cancelled? Or just delayed?
I'd have to think the latter, wouldn't you? When was the last time Marvel cancelled a limited series. Look at Twelve!
Sure, THE TWELVE and that SPIDER-MAN/BLACK CAT LS from ten years ago were eventually finished but there are others that were not. Two such miniseries came to mind immediately and I soon remembered another two. In chronological order:
1. BLADE (1998). A six-issue LS cancelled after issue #3.
2. STRANGE TALES (1998). A four-issue LS cancelled after issue #2.
3. DAREDEVIL/BULLSEYE: THE TARGET (2002). A four-issue LS cancelled after issue #1.
4. ALL-WINNERS SQUAD: BAND OF BROTHERS (2011). An eight-issue LS cancelled after issue #5.

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