This image released by ABC shows Clark Gregg in a scene from "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Five years ago, he played Agent Phil Coulson for the first time as a small role in the Robert Downey Jr. romp "Iron Man." Now, after gaining an ever-higher profile as Coulson in subsequent projects including last year's mega-hit "The Avengers," Gregg has broken out as the star of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the new ABC sci-fi thriller (airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EDT), which finds Coulson leading a hand-picked band of agents on their extra-special missions. (AP Photo/ABC, Justin Lubin)
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