The History of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The premier has happened, we have a new live action S.H.I.E.L.D. team on broadcast TV headed by Agent Phil Coulson and his merry band of the usual cast of Whedon archetypes that the geek world loves. My quick and easy Review is, it's awesome and amazing and hope it goes seven seasons and a movie.
With that said where does S.H.I.E.L.D. come from? S.H.I.E.L.D. in the world of Marvel comics is an organization created during the late sixties as an offshoot of Sgt. Fury and his howling commandos a book that was being kept in World War 2. After aging him and the loss of an eye Nick Fury was appointed as director of the newly formed S.H.I.E.L.D organization. Tasked with Protecting the World against the evil Baron Von Strucker and HYDRA the same group seen in Captain America: The First Avenger. After their launch in Strange Tales #152 they became a permanent fixture of the Marvel Universe as the ultimate spy force. Despite many efforts at a solo book they have primarily remained in the background, appearing when needed, and have been the focus of many recent events.
Helping to enforce the superhero registration act during the civil war and being dissolved at the end of the secret invasion storyline by Norman Osborn.
Later after the events of Dark Reign and The fall of Norman Osborn and the shuttering of H.A.M.M.E.R. and the Dark Avengers Nick Fury reformed S.H.I.E.L.D. With Daisy Johnson as director with him falling into the background. Part of the newly formed S.H.I.E.L.D. is Marcus Johnson and his old friend Phil Coulson. Marcus Later loses his eye to an arrowhead and while investigating the death of his mother, Later Nick Fury identifies him as his son leading to him changing his name to Nick fury Jr. coincidentally looks exactly like Ultimate Universe Nick Fury AKA Samuel L Jackson.
Moving forward into the world of TV, the question is, will any other offshoots of S.H.I.E.L.D. make an appearance on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Out of all possible options I lean towards an eventual appearance of S.W.O.R.D., which was created by comic book writer and veteran Joss Whedon, in the pages of Astonishing X-men. Which deals with extraterrestrial threats to earth, and is also a good way lead up to Guardians of The Galaxy, which comes out next year. As we have learned there are no accidents in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it would be just one more baby step to the future.
If you want to see how bad things could have been watch thistrailer for the Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. show