A big part of pop culture conventions for some people, is to see what big stars will be in attendance there. Now, when I first heard that you could meet these “stars” at conventions, I didn’t believe it. Next thing I knew I was meeting Jonathan Franks, or Commander Riker aka Number 1 from Star Trek the Next Generation. It was a dream come true since I spent a majority of my teenage years watching Star Trek TNG reruns on SPIKE. I was a geek who only had a few friends and a troubled family, so the TNG family became part of my family where I spent hours daydreaming of being on the bridge of the Enterprise. Never did I ever thing that I could stand in the same room, let alone hug someone I adored so much like Clark Gregg.
Now days, I eagerly check up on Denver Comic Con’s website to see who they get next. When I saw that Clark Gregg was going to be there this year, it gave me so much joy, that I couldn’t help but to cry in happiness.
I first saw Clark Gregg in Iron Man as a patient agent from the Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division, who was just trying to get a debrief with Tony Stark over his escape. He always conveniently showed up and was at the right place at the right time especially when Pepper Potts needed him to save her from Tony’s business partner, Obadiah Stane. He never broke character and was always the professional, nice but stern agent.
We got to see more of this agent aka Phil Coulson in Iron Man 2 where he essentially became Tony’s babysitter when Tony needed to find a new energy source and threatened to tase Tony, then watch Super Nanny as Tony drooled into the carpet if Tony misbehaved. Unfortunately before Tony became successful at his task, Agent Coulson got pulled away to be apart of the movie Thor when people found Mjolnir in the desert. Coulson then met a God aka Thor under unfavorable circumstances, but they became friends in the end.
That’s when the Avengers were assembled since Thor’s brother Loki started causing trouble for S.H.I.E.L.D. Unfortunately, this is also when Loki rung Agent Coulson though Coulson’s heart with his staff and Coulson died. I still cry at that part because Agent Coulson had become my favorite character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I even have a bumper sticker that says “Coulson Lives.”
Thankfully, they brought back Agent Coulson using alien Kree technology that S.H.I.E.L.D had been hiding and Coulson got his own show, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. There he continued being the professional, nice but stern agent… Yet he’s developed a bite. He’s moved up the ranks of S.H.I.E.L.D even though it was disbanded thanks to the events that happened in Captain America the Winter Soldier.
Yet tomorrow, Captain America Civil War is coming to theaters. Hopefully this will be the time when Phil Coulson comes back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I’m crossing my fingers and toes in hopes that this is the case. I my cry though if it happens. There’s been a lot of crying over Coulson but he’s worth it.
Either way, Agent Phil Coulson wouldn’t have been as great of a character without the amazing acting and dedication from Clark Gregg. I’m a HUGE fan of Agent Coulson and being able to meet and possibly hug the man that made this character, this character is AMAZING. I still owe whoever made this possible at Denver Comic Con a drink for this. I’m absolutely excited to meet Clark Gregg. I just, cannot wait.
Clark Gregg will be at Denver Comic Con 2016 which is June 17th-19th at the Colorado Convention Center.
To buy tickets: http://denvercomiccon.com/