Marvel Comics have given ComicBook.com an exclusive sneak peek at the cover for the first issue of Mark Waid’s S.H.I.E.L.D. series — and it’s a doozy.
As you can see above, this represents our first in-universe look at Agents Melinda May, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons, who will be part of Coulson’s team in the book. Whether the series will feature other TV creations like Skye and Grant Ward isn’t yet clear.
The series launches in December and will feature a revolving team of artists and one-and-done stories that serve an interconnected broader narrative — again, not unlike a TV show.
This allows for fun guest-stars picked from through the Marvel Universe, from Spider-Man to Ms. Marvel to the New Warriors to Rocket Raccoon. One mission, one story, they’re in and out. But the appeal there is mixing and matching combinations of characters that are surprising.
Interior art for the first issue will be drawn by Carlos Pacheco, with this cover above provided by Julian Totino Tedesco. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season One is on Blu-ray and DVD today.