Regular ComicsAlliance readers are no doubt familiar with our firm stance that S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson is the true hero of Marvel Studios' superhero film franchise. Played by Clark Gregg, the party-poopingly sober yet plucky Agent Coulson is the Wedge Antilles of the series that includes Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Thor, surviving the catastrophic events of one film only to be thrust into peril again in the next.

Operating on the instructions of Colonel Nick Fury, Agent Coulson's mission reaches the peak of its awesomeness in next summer's The Avengers, in which the intrepid secret agent will find himself in the midst of Earth's mightiest heroes. Before that, however, Coulson once again takes the spotlight in a new Mavel One Shot called A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor's Hammer, a short film packaged with home video releases of Captain America: The First Avenger. The DVD and Blu-ray goes on sale October 25, but you can check out Coulson's latest and surprisingly badass adventure after the cut.

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