Luke Cage: This is our government doing this?!!
Spider-Woman: S.H.I.E.L.D. is a world-order, peacekeeping task force. It’s for no country and every country.
- From New Avengers #6, by Brian Michael Bendis and David Finch. May 2005.
This addresses an issue which often confuses me: to what extent is S.H.I.E.L.D. an American agency? It is often said to be international, and yet it seems to be answerable to the U.S. Government, and staffed by Americans. Maybe the writers can’t make up their minds…