"The Dark Knight Rises" ended Nolan's Batman run on a high note. "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" delivered one of the most fun and crazy superhero movie performances of all time. (I will fight any of you who disagree.) "Dredd" was criminally under-viewed, but it still made up for Sylvester Stallone's shlock. But of all the things comic book movies got right in 2012, it was — in my opinion — "The Avengers." Beyond that, it was recognizing the film's true star and giving him new life: Agent Coulson.
Who knows how Coulson is going to come back from such a tragic, memorable death. Frankly, I don't care. The fact that we're going to see more Clark Gregg as the stoic S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, on a weekly television show no less, is cause enough for great rejoicing. I'm thankful for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I'm thankful for Whedon, and above all else, I am thankful that we live in a world owned by a man named Phil.
Now let's eat some frickin' turkey!
— Josh Wigler, MTV Splash Page editor
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