Jim Steranko on 'Agents of SHIELD': 'The Plots Still Defy Logic'

Jim Steranko, one of the creators of the Nick Fury character, recaps Agents of SHIELD for THR's Heat Vision every week. Read more about the Marvel Comics artist in a Q&A .

Maybe it's just the winter chill, but the ritual of dropping a few backstory crumbs into every episode to keep that carrot dangling just isn’t enough to rivet me -- and maybe discerning viewers -- to the cathode screen.

Enough, already! It’s been a long ride. We’ve endured eleven hours -- half the season -- of ambiguous byplay and cul-de-sac innuendo, and, frankly, my patience has worn thinner than an Al Gore premise. It isn’t like Coulson is Captain Kirk or even Captain Kangaroo! He doesn’t even have a cloak or a cowl. His most distinguishing feature is a necktie, for God’s sake (except in this segment, and I hardly recognized him without it!). Is the show dubbed Agents of SHIELD or The Inscrutable Adventures of Phil Coulson and his Killer Cravat?  Read More...


 


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