The latest "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." took Coulson's crew right up to the brink as they learned about Ward's allegiance to Hydra. The globe-hopping adventure brought Maria Hill back into the fold just in time to help the Agents rescue one of their own from Deathlok's clutches. Odds are you're still reeling from the episode's confrontations and shocking last-minute revelations, but if you need some help killing time before next week's pulse-pounding episodes, here are a few comic books selected to pick up where "Nothing Personal" left off.
After watching Maria Hill's opening scene in "Nothing Personal," you might echo some of the government's questions--specifically "who or what is a 'Man-Thing.'" Well, this issue of THUNDERBOLTS provides a modern answer to a question that's plagued Marvel readers ever since Man-Thing's first appearance in 1971. Originally a human scientist named Ted Sallis, the Man-Thing emerged after Sallis mixed his Super Soldier Serum offshoot with swamp water from the mystical Nexus of All Realities.
If Maria Hill's one-sided phone conversation with Pepper Potts didn't satisfy your need to see scenes between the two women, then you'll want to check out the "Stark: Disassembled" storyarc from INVINCIBLE IRON MAN. With Iron Man recovering from a battle with Norman Osborn, one that left his mind a blank slate, all of Tony's support staff--specifically Potts and Hill--has to band together to protect him while he reboots.
If you thought Ward played a long con against his teammates, just wait until you read about Veranke! The Skrull queen posed as Spider-Woman for years in the pages of NEW AVENGERS while she plotted out her race's hostile takeover of Earth in secret. This issue of NEW AVENGERS reveals the truth behind Veranke's deception, showing exactly when she abducted and replaced Jessica Drew, as well as how she weaseled her way into the Avengers' ranks.
Don't miss "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." next Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC!