Star Wars #12 concludes the first arc of Brian Wood’s year-long adventure in a galaxy far, far away, bringing our heroes back together and revealing the truth about what has been plaguing the Rebellion for the last year. However, the victory is short-lived and not all see the justification of
This month, The Star Wars #4 by J.W. Rinzler and Mike Mayhew continues the adaptation of George Lucas’ original rough draft for what eventually became Star Wars. Thus far, we’ve seen a blend of unique occurrences and familiar moments fleshing out this previously unfinished tale, but at the same time,
Many Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. viewers, myself included, have been waiting for the episode that would focus on no-nonsense pilot, Melinda May, shining a light on her shadowy past and maybe even explaining the origin of her moniker, The Cavalry. Thankfully, fans need to wait no longer as this week’s episode, “Repairs”, does just that. However, in keeping with the characterization of the eye-rolling woman of few words, what we learn about her doesn’t even come from her own mouth. We also receive a jarring follow-up to the ending of last week’s episode, where we saw Ward accept the invitation of May’s open door. Not the pairing I would have predicted.
Angels and Demons
This week the team is dispatched to Utah for an “Index Asset Evaluation and Intake”, investigating a suspected case of telekinesis. The affirmation that such abilities are rare is a stark reminder that this is still only part of the Marvel Universe, one where the extended X-family does not exist.
The subject in question, Hannah Hutchins, evidently acquired her powers after surviving an accident at the local Particle Accelerator Complex. Particle accelerators seem to be all the rage lately (see: Arrow). It’s bad enough to have the town blaming her for the death of four coworkers, but when her alleged abilities wreak havoc on a gas station, having an angry mob at your doorstep just pours gas on the proverbial fire. Enter the Agents.
Before Hannah can unleash her inner Carrie on the mob, Coulson steps in, distracting her long enough for May to put a Night-Night shot in her, safely bringing her into custody. Aboard the Bus, headed for yet another cleverly-named S.H.I.E.L.D. facility (The Fridge…-wink-), the episode takes an abrupt turn as the team slowly learns that Hannah is not telekinetic, but is in fact being haunted by demons, or so she claims. Having dealt super-powered people, alien invasion, and even WMD tech, divine intervention throws a curve ball at Coulson and Co.
Hit the jump for our full recap of Repairs!