"MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. SEASON TWO DECLASSIFIED"
BY TROY BENJAMIN
Season One revealed the intricate pieces of the latest saga in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now learn new secrets of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in this keepsake volume. In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, Agent Coulson and his team must work even harder to protect the world against the threats it doesn't even know exist. Starring Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge, along with a star-studded list of guests, Season Two is a whirlwind of betrayal and heroism. This collection will put fans on the inside with exclusive interviews, detailed production art and never-before-seen photography. The creators of the hit show reveal all!
Review by Graham Swearington (via Amazon):
People had some issues with the first season of AoS, but Season 2 seemed to correct the course of the show. And just as Season 2 was better than Season 1, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Declassified is even better than the first book.
We get a great introduction from Agent Phil Coulson himself, Clark Gregg that recaps his journey and arc through the last 2 seasons. There are tons of glossy photos and splash pages, lots of in-depth interviews with cast and crew. I really enjoy the episode recaps because you get a really deeper look into the episode itself and some of the easter eggs that tie into Marvel Comics you may have missed, as well as how some of the bigger aspects of the episodes were accomplished. Great sections dedicated to conceptual art, costume design, prosthetic make-up and cgi effects, character breakdowns, tie ins to Avengers: Age of Ultron and a deeper look into the Inhumans that will be taking center stage in Season 3. Just like the Season 1 Declassified book, you get to see how many talented people it takes to make a show, how much love and effort and time goes into every aspect of making AoS, a lot of things that most people probably don’t even think about. It’s pretty amazing to see how so many peoples hard work pays off so well on the small screen. Any fan of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or the Art of Marvel books is really going to enjoy this. The slipcase and book itself are quality and nice, and the content inside really adds a nice layer to Season 2 that makes me appreciate it even more. This show is just really fun, all dramatic moments aside. Characters like Coulson, Fitz and Simmons, and now Morse and Mack have helped elevate season 2 to a whole new level. This book comes FULLY APPROVED. - (5/5 Stars)