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This Week’s Beatutiful SHIELD Poster Features Skye’s Mom (AKA Dichen Lachman)


Each week, Entertainment Weekly and Marvel are releasing a new SHIELD poster by a prominent artist for purchase at the Marvel shop as part of their “Art of Level 7″ promotion. So far we’ve seen posters featuring RainaSif, and Agent 33, but this week we’re getting a beautiful look at Skye’s mother, Jiaying.

The Dichen Lachman rendering is by Marguerite Sauvage, who has previously worked on Ms. Marvel and the Thor Annual and is a part of Janelle Asselin’s new Fresh Romance project. SHIELD EP Jeff Bell said of the poster,

[A]t Marvel, which has been traditionally such a dude company, one of the things we really pride ourselves on at Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is that we have all these strong women characters and the diversity of those characters. We’ve have lots of strong women on these posters this year, with Sif and May and Jiaying and Bobbi…and I like seeing all that. And I just feel, aesthetically, certain ones feel more comic book and certain ones feel more illustrative. And I think there’s a little something for everybody.

Bell also says that he wishes they could have shown scars all over Jiaying on the show, the way Sauvage drew them here, and that the next few episodes of SHIELD will reveal “why she moved to the middle of nowhere, and why she wants to be left alone, and why she’s willing to go the lengths she goes to in order to protect her people.”

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