TV Series Review #1: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (S02 E01)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. promo for season 2
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. promo for season 2 (source: theouthousers.com)

Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (IMDb): “Shadows”
Created by: Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
Marvel Comics by: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Season/Episode: Season 2, Episode 1
Directed byVincent Misiano
Written by: Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
Year: 2014
Length: ~45 min
My IMDb rating: 7/10

This review contains spoilers for season 1 and season 2, episode 1. Please continue reading only if you don’t mind being spoiled or have already watched all the episodes anyway. Enjoy 🙂

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Comic Books: A New World

I can tell you this: I enjoy reading comic books. And also: this is a very recent development. How did this happen? What started my fascination with American comic heroes?

I remember well how I got into Japanese comics, a.k.a. manga. They were my starting point into fandom.

I was 9 years old and my mother bought me the first volume of Sailor Moon on our way home from school. She never knew what consequences that little act of kindness would have (we had little money, so giving me something without it being my birthday or Christmas was a big deal). In the days and years to come, she would come to regret giving me that little book. She still jokes about it whenever I talk about one of my many fandoms. That one volume started a manga craze, and with it, my addiction to all sorts of media entertainment. Additionally to reading almost every manga that was being published, I watched a lot of anime and some American animation on TV and later online.

Sailor Moon example page
Sailor Moon appears! (Bishôjo Senshi Sailor Moon by Takeuchi Naoko, Vol. 1; source: mangareader.net)

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