by Hilton Hater at

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!).

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by Free Britney at

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., from Joss Whedon, debuts Tuesday night as one of the fall 2013 season's most anticipated and hyped new TV shows.

Clark Gregg lives as Coulson and leads the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. against various global threats in a rare attempt to bring the comic book genre to TV.

Marvel's interwoven universe, comprised of comic books and blockbuster movies, picks up after the superheroes-versus-aliens battle of The Avengers.

No pressure. It will likely draw a big audience tonight. Beyond that? Can it sustain a captivated audience successfully? Watch the promo now and see ...

It may seem puny compared to the big budget films, but this is not a superhero show: it’s a less expensive secret agent series, both polished and fast-moving.

Will enough people buy in to make this the hit that ABC craves?

Check out an extended trailer below and tell us what you think:

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