There was no Iron Man or Hulk. No Hawkeye or Thor.
Yet Marvel still made its mark on the television world tonight, as Agents of SHIELD premiered to very strong critical reviews.
The series appears to possess everything a fan of this universe could demand:
There was action (the introduction of Grant, the concluding stand-off with Michael); there was mystery (where was Coulston this whole time? How was he brought back to life? Why is Melinda May hesitant to get into battle?); there was humor (sounds like someone to make S.H.I.E.L.D. an acronym!).