(my 1st post here at the new boards)
Not much to do with this movie... but I thought I'd re-post something I wrote earlier today at the Kirby-L Yahoo Group...
"There's so much in SHIELD about them being a "spy" organization, but the whole
"secret agent" thing doesn't wash with me. They seem much more to be an
ANTI-TERRORIST organization. In that light, Kirby was taking evil behavior from
the past and projecting it into the future. SHIELD was decades ahead of its
time. (And the 1980's G.I.JOE was clearly stealing the concept wholesale-- if it
was a "coincidence", it's sure a funny one that SHIELD's last artist was also
G.I.JOE's first one-- Herb Trimpe! And who are they fighting? An outfit named
"Cobra"! Jack had already created a similar outfit named "Kobra" for DC just
before jumping ship back to Marvel.)"