Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Is the Hottest Ticket at Comic-Con

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Despite a notably toned-down presence among Disney-owned properties at Comic-Con, there was no hotter ticket than the 90-minute panel for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC’s much anticipated fall drama series. If you want to know the premiere date, you have only to ask one of the several thousand fans in the standing-room-only crowd at the convention’s biggest venue: Jeph Loeb, head of television for Marvel Entertainment (and a comic book writer himself), emerged to cheers in a “Coulson Lives” T-shirt, then split the audience into thirds and had them compete for volume screaming “September!” “24!” “On ABC!”

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