With just six episodes remaining in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s first season, and to ramp up our excitement, Marvel is introducing a first look art series called “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Art of Level Seven.” Each week they will release a new piece of art that teases the episode’s events. Each poster will be available for purchase in a limited high quality print run of 100. Thanks to EW, we have a look at the first in the series, for the upcoming episode "Turn, Turn, Turn." The piece is by Mike Del Mundo, and it’s pretty great.
I haven’t been super impressed with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I am interested to see how they deal with the fallout from Captain America. (How many of you saw it last night? Pretty great, right?) It seems like the first time the show is interacting with the cinematic universe in a satisfying way. And after a long, slow, sometimes boring build-up, things are starting to pay off. The team realized that the Clarivoyant is a high level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, which is why there is a rat in the maze on the poster. Hopefully they’ll face off with him or her (or it?) soon. Producer Jeff Bell told EW we can expect a lot more action from here on out.
I think if you saw 16, the stakes really went up a lot, and I think when you come back nexy week for 17, that will only continue to be more true. And we feel like if you look at a 22 episode season as a movie, we’re in the 3rd act of the movie. And from here on, its just full on action and urgency and momentum, and sometimes it takes awhile to set everything up, but we think we’re going to bring all those dominoes together really nicely for here through 22.
Marvel executive editorial director Ryan Panagos recently tweeted that we need to watch Captain America: The Winter Soldier before the next episode, which is a novel way to boost opening weekend box office numbers, but if you can’t make it to the theater by Tuesday, I am sure any of your fellow geeks would be happy to spoil it for you.