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Old September 27 2013, 02:49 AM   #185
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Re: Agents of SHIELD. Season 1 Discussion Thread

Mr Light wrote: View Post
<< Seems doubly odd since he was an original character, and they had a blank slate for casting him with no preconceptions from the comics.>>

He was a character from the comics, but an entirely obscure one who didn't have powers.
I thought so at first as well, as it turns out, not so much.

Amongst other interesting tid-bits (Including Coulson's cellist and connecting the story to Iron Man 3), there is this...

J. August Richards' character "Mike Peterson" shares a name with a character that appeared in a Marvel comic book called Slapstick. Was the name an intentional homage?

No. We found that out later! There's a whole bunch of characters with other names... some we do intentionally but that was completely an accident.
ETA: Ah! Beaten to it! Oh, well...
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