***Spoilers for Battle Scars #6, out April 25, follow.***S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson, played in multiple live-action Marvel Studios productions by actor Clark Gregg, has made the jump to the comic book world of the Marvel Universe, appearing in Battle Scars #6, out Wednesday. According to an article on USA Today, Coulson is revealed in the issue as the true identity of an Army Ranger codenamed "Cheese," who had been appearing throughout the series. Additionally, Battle Scars revealed new character Marcus Johnson to be the son of Nick Fury, effectively positioning him as an equivalent to Samuel L. Jackson's African-American Nick Fury of Marvel's films. "There is a great value in having new readers, people who come in after seeing the movies, and being able to pick up a comic that has the characters they recognize," Battle Scars writer Chris Yost told USA Today. Coulson debuted in 2008's original Iron Man film, and subsequently appeared in Iron Man 2, Thor and co-stars in The Avengers, out May 4. The character also plays a role in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, and has starred in comic stories sent in the "Marvel Cinematic Universe" continuity of the movies, as well as the comic book adaptation of the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes cartoon.
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