Pop Culture reference YAAAA!!! Riri says in a condescending tone that she doesn't imbibe in pop culture, but Bendis knows that's what all those teens who TOTALLY BUY HIS BOOKS like….right?
Anyway, Riri lands at the site of an explosion and SHEILD is already there trying to figure something out. Riri then acts surprised when they points guns at her, even though she's wearing a suit of armor and just came right out of nowhere. She then says that she can disarm them but says its not the right thing to do, which makes that whole statement kind of redundant. It's good to know, however, that Nick Fury ain't gonna take her shit and gives her to the count of 3, but sadly is stopped and told to let Riri in.
Riri goes in and meets Agent Carter who is just sitting in the middle of a crime scene and not doing anything investigative. She then tells Riri she can't just show up in her armor and expect that everyone is going to be happy about this. It is nice that some one is calling her out, but this, sadly, will not last.
We are then taken back to the past to NASA, where Riri is calling about a position. the nice old lady at NASA tries to explain to Riri that she can't be a astronaut until she has a degree and passes a physical exam, all while Riri interupts every once in a while to make a snarky comment. She then informs the secretary that she is already in college and won't take long to become and astonaut. Good she can hang out with all these other kids who apperently go to college in the marvel universe. Still doesn't mean she'll pass the physical half of being a astronaut.
Also can we talk about the lazy ass paneling on this Page. I mean Page 3 and 4 (>>879847) copy and paste a picture of Riri asking her teacher questions, but this is on a whole new level of shit. out of the bottom 8 panels, 7 are exactly the same. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS AND HOW IS THIS ALLOWED?!!! They couldn't even have a little sight gag in the background? Just gotta have the same panel to the point of monotony? Yeah, thats fine.
Final page we learn that SHEILD has been keeping tabs on her and that Carter says that she's been keeping up with current events since she was 9 and "like, totally" knows how the world works. I'm just gonna call bullshit and move on. Carter then tells Riri she wants her to go after the terrorists because SHEILD's got their hands tied. Nice to know its not because Carter believes in her or anything, but just because they need her to be the fall guy.
By the way, did I miss something about Sheild. I thought Fury called the shots but it looks like Carter is in charge here. I don't buy or keep up with Marvel comics, so if someone could explain, that'd be great.