Why Marvel Should Teach Geeks How To Cook (New Agents of SHIELD Clips)

Today, I learned how to cook blueberry pucker bars while I watched the latest clips from the Agents of SHIELD TV show!  The cast from SHIELD stopped by the daytime cooking show, The Chew, and discussed their characters.   Watch the clip below– there is some new footage and some great quotes from the cast.

It is funny that one of the main promotions for Agents of SHIELD is on a daytime cooking show.  I am not a foodie, but I freakin’ love The Chew.  My girlfriend is obsessed with it, and it is one of the only lame day time shows we can watch together (until they bring back The Real!). The hosts are very entertaining, and they always have weird entertainment crossovers.  Marvel using The Chew to promote SHIELD is wonderful.  Marvel does not have to promote the show to me, I am going to watch regardless.  Hopefully, now I can trick my girlfriend into watching it also.

Also, by merging cooking and comics it will hopefully teach the geek community much needed life skills.  The only things I know how to cook are TV dinners and scrambled eggs.  Marvel should have more comic/cooking crossovers, so maybe I could learn how to make something that is actually good for me and tastes decent!  Currently, I see no reason to cook from scratch when I can just pop a dinner in the microwave and go read a comic. I am normally so wrapped up in geek culture I forget how to do everyday life skills.  It would be great if on the SHIELD show, similar to the old GI Joe words of advice (knowing is half the battle), the agents could teach us living skills.  I’m sure my girl would greatly appreciate it if Agent Coulson taught me how to cook her dinner sometime.

Don’t forget, Agents of SHIELD premieres Tuesday, September 24th .  Here is the clip!


Jay Deitcher, LMSW(@mrdeitcher) is an educator on comic history and runs successful Free Comic Book Day events yearly.  You can see a listing of his incredible articles at JayDeitcher.com.

Jay Deitcher is a writer and licensed social worker from Albany, NY. He is currently taking MFA courses at the College of St. Rose. You can read his other work at JayDeitcher.com.