The superhero flicks we love to watch at the movies have arrived on TV.

Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is ABC’s newest weekly one-hour program featuring all the sci-fi superhero geekiness we love, plus a beloved Marvel character we all thought was killed off.

What makes this show different from most Marvel movies is that the protagonist, Agent Phil Colson, is a S.H.I.E.L.D. secret agent. (S.H.I.E.L.D., in the Marvel universe, is a law-enforcement agency, rather than a band of superheroes.)

Colson does not have bulging muscles, tight colorful costumes, or raging anger issues that transform him to a ferocious green giant. He's a middle-aged man in a suit.

He’s a (relatively) every-day nice guy who leads a team of British brainacs, hackers, and good-looking super agents around the world in a high-tech, jet-black cargo plane.


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is full of cool gadgets, too, and every Tuesday night you can expect a new freaky, out of this world crisis that puts the world in jeopardy.

Parent can enjoy this show as much as their kids, because, well, the main character looks a lot like them.

And remember, next time you feel lame in those work slacks, just think, you actually look like a kick-ass agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.