Level 7 Access: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
by Lauren Petterson (@Pixidustdprops)
I have been holding my breath since the murmurs began that something like this would surface. A huge Marvel’s Avengers fan since a child, I was thrilled to find out that one of my favorite creative minds would be involved in this project that appears Post-New York in the life of S.H.I.E.L.D. Now we are just a few short days, hours, minutes, from the premiere of ABC and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and I can’t contain my excitement.
Agent Phil Coulson is alive. As someone who has watched all of the Marvel movies and Phil Coulson tie them all together, I was devastated when he died a heroic death in the Avengers. However, I was determined to believe that he wasn’t really dead. In the movie, we hear Tony Stark mention a Life Model Decoy, so I just pretended that Coulson really had one of those. That this was all set up because Nick Fury said the Avengers “needed something to fight for.”
Coulson’s character adds a sense of humor to serious and stressful situations. He is the glue that binds our beloved heroes together. S.H.I.E.L.D is not your average team of superbeings; in fact, they don’t have any real super powers. They are extremely relatable young people with strong intellectual backgrounds. This is one of my favorite messages that S.H.I.E.L.D. provides. Anyone can be a hero. It’s a pretty unique concept to the superhero world. No longer do you have to be thrown into a toxic vat of green slime to become “super;” you can just be really good at something. If you have a specialized craft, you can help save the world.
All of these Ground Heroes, as I refer to them, are the brain children of Joss Whedon and his team. We have never heard of them until now. I think it is safe to say that Marvel has us Avengers fans intrigued. We are about to gain access to a new group that will encounter some new challenges. I’m interested to see the plot and characters develop, especially that of Skye, who has a background that is a complete mystery to S.H.I.E.L.D.
How is Agent Coulson alive? Will we get to see some of our favorite heroes appear in the series? What is S.H.I.E.L.D really like? I am hoping and praying that Marvel fans everywhere are not disappointed.
Now, will someone please grant me access to Level 7 already?!