With “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returning for a third season this September, the series is about to get a shot in the arm from one of Marvel Comics’ more acclaimed S.H.I.E.L.D.-centric comics of the last several years.
According to Variety, the upcoming third season of Marvel Studios’ first television series will be featuring the Secret Warriors, a team in the comics which features characters that have already been featured on the ABC show. First created by writer Brian Michael Bendis in the wake of the Secret Invasion comics event, the Secret Warriors are a covert team of superpowered individuals assembled by Nick Fury, consisting of a group of superhumans that have managed to stay under the radar, which affords them a far lesser chance of being compromised by their enemies. The show’s incarnation of the team is expected to be a combination of characters from the comics, the original characters established in the show, as well as Inhumans that will join the fight in a more proactive way going forward.
First appearing in an issue of Mighty Avengers by Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, the Secret Warriors had their first major fully-fledged appearance in Secret Invasion #3 in 2008. This was followed by their own ongoing series, Secret Warriors primarily by writer Jonathan Hickman, which ran for 28 issues and began with the Dark Reign event, where Norman Osborn takes over as the head of a new S.H.I.E.L.D.-like organization called H.A.M.M.E.R. In the recently concluded second season of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” it was revealed that the mysterious principle character Skye — played by Chloe Bennet — was actually named Daisy Johnson, a charter member of the comic book iteration of the Secret Warriors known as Quake. The show has changed her origin slightly so that she’s actually an Inhuman, and it’s expected that she will be a part of the show’s team of Secret Warriors that will be assembled by Clark Gregg’s Agent Phil Coulson.
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will debut its third season on Tuesday, September 29th at 9pm local time. For more developments on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, keep an eye on GeekNation!
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