Since the first Iron Man movie the name Phil Coulson has become a household name…well….for geeky households.
Agent Coulson first appeared in Iron Man (2008) as a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division). He subsequently appeared in Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), and Marvel’s The Avengers (2012). He became so popular he was introduce into the mainstream Marvel Universe and has appeared in the animated television series Ultimate Spider-man as well as various comics.
It is no secret that Agent Coulson died from his injuries in Marvel’s The Avengers (2012); it was a very bitter sweet moment in the life of a great man. We mourned his loss as we celebrated his life. He stood as a pillar of strength, a man with no super powers but with the heart and courage to stand up against evil in whatever its form.
One of the greatest moments in the Marvel world was the announcement of his return to our world in Marvel’s Agent of SHIELD. The man we mourned was back. His re-introduction to S.H.I.E.L.D stayed true to his character. He stepped out of a dark corner and said dramatically “Welcome to level 7…” he then said smiling “…sorry the light was out and I couldn’t help myself.”
Despite all that he has been through, the evil he has faced, the powers he has seen he has never backed down against it. Agent Phil Coulson stands true to his beliefs and helps those who need it. It is this writers belief that Phil Coulson is the closest that we will come to a true super hero.
Super hero is defined as “a type of fictional stock character possessing extraordinary talents, supernatural phenomena, or superhuman powers and dedicated to protecting the public.” Agent Coulson may not have superhuman powers but every part of the definition describes the man to a T.
We here at GEEK4GEEK would like to thank Agent Coulson for his contribution in the war against evil. We hope to fight next to him for years to come.