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I confess, the raving love on the other boards for this title had me curious, as I had dropped out after a certain villain killed a certain hero. Boy was I wrong on my decision to drop this.
I've been scouring the web looking for more details as to what I missed, and am still filling in the gaps of knowledge.

Secrets shall be revealed. But in the meantime, one last strike.

Bits of #24 behind the cut.

*for the mods
1/3 for 24

Now, I originally WAS going to tie this in with #25 that is also out, but there are so many SPOILERS for upcoming issues of other titles involved that it's best not to, as this series is about to wrap up.


Hydra and Leviathan (secret Russian spy organization) are at each other's throats, with their factions dwindled down to small numbers. SHIELD teams have taken on both organizations to finally kill them off, with heavy losses on all sides.

The White Team is down.

The original super powered kids that Nick Fury had selected at the beginning of this title have either been killed, captured or unavailable.

#24 starts with Nick standing in the rain over graves....

Then the book transitions to One Year Ago....

Nick fury has always planned ahead. A contingency plan. If the White Team should go down, he goes to plan B.

Gather a 2nd team of super-powered youths.

Nick contacts his son Mikel in Moldova to lead the team. His son is eager for the task. First he recruits his telekinetic good friend (and part time con/thief) from Miami. (Think Danny Ocean and Rusty Ryan from Ocean's Eleven).

Then an attractive young woman with unknown but valuable martial capabilities. Someone who could play in the big leagues, but has been asked by Fury himself to lay low until called. Someone who brings in the edge.

So the rest of the team is assembled.

The gearhead.

(Hope you S.H.I.E.L.D. readers are paying attention.)

The muscle.

The wildcards.

One Week Ago
The rest of the strike team is assembled, and sent out to strike down the Hydra base to take out the Hive.

It does not go well.

Two Days Ago

Not at all. In order to complete the mission, this brand new team that we have come to like in a matter of a few pages make the ultimate sacrifice, and Mikel Fury detonates the bomb miles beneath the Indian Ocean.

And then we are left where we began, but it's Nick at the graves of this young team, not the White Team... none made it back alive. And the spirit within Nicholas is broken, and Leviathan captures him without at fight.

For Nick Fury, the fighting is over.

*As a note, someone else PLEASE do #25, I can't break it apart without doing injustice to it

Date: 2011-03-09 05:02 pm (UTC)
jarodrussell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
I stopped reading after "The gearhead" because...SQUEEEEE! Are those plans for The Human Machine?!

Also, I don't have my trades of SW vol.1 and vol.2 with me, but wasn't one of Fury's recruits a technopath? Is that this guy? I already love this guy, btw.

Date: 2011-03-09 05:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
So of course he dies. DAMMIT!

Date: 2011-03-09 06:04 pm (UTC)
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That's what you get for having hope. Have you learned your lesson now?

Date: 2011-03-09 06:08 pm (UTC)
jarodrussell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jarodrussell
I sure hope so.


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