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Absorbing Man Headed to 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

Here's your first look at Crusher Creel.

Earlier this week we heard that Adrianne Palicki will be appearing on an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Mockingbird. She's not the only comic character popping in on the show in the second season.

Marvel has reported that Carl "Crusher" Creel will be appearing in the season premiere episode, Tuesday, September 23, at 9:00 pm EST on ABC.

We all know Crusher Creel takes on the identity of Absorbing Man. He'll be played by Brian Patrick Wade (Generation Kill, Teen Wolf) and will have the "ability to absorb the properties of anything he touches."

Sounds like he'll be pretty close to his comic book counterpart.

Wade joins a number of new characters and guest stars on the series' second season, including the previously announced Adrianne Palicki (Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird), Lucy Lawless (Agent Isabelle Hartley), Reed Diamond (Daniel Whitehall), Nick Blood (Lance Hunter), Henry Simmons (Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie), and Kyle MacLachlan (Skye's father), alongside the returning cast of Clark Gregg (Director Coulson), Ming-Na Wen (Agent May), Brett Dalton (Grant Ward), Elizabeth Henstridge (Agent Simmons), Iain De Caestecker (Agent Fitz), and Chloe Bennet (Agent Skye).

Are you going to tune in to the show this season?

Source: Marvel

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Posted by dagmar_merrill

Sweet. I love the first session of agents of shield and so far the second sounds great

Posted by mickeymayhew

he definitely looks like the Absorbing Man

Posted by Uncanny_XFactor


Posted by longbowhunter

I'm more excited about Kyle MacLachlan that anything else.

Posted by Maddpanda531

The second season is really shaping up to be very cool

Posted by tparks

Awesome, but it would be very awesome if the Hulk or at least Banner was somehow involved. :)

Posted by AmazingWebHead


Posted by metroplex02

Should have saved Creel for a movie :(

Posted by Danial79

Seems they're addressing the criticism about not having any known characters. It's about time :)

Posted by The_Titan_Lord


Posted by T_Aesir

Cool Asgardian stuff...

Posted by FearTheLiving

Cool looks like I was wrong and they were doing make-up for absorbing man and not another Kree.

Posted by FearTheLiving

@tparks said:

Awesome, but it would be very awesome if the Hulk or at least Banner was somehow involved. :)

Well he first appeared against Thor.

Posted by Hyperlight
Posted by sparty-dbq

Nice. Already starting to up the caliber of characters like I hoped they would.

Posted by polska1000

This is one of my favorite shows and it looks like it's going to be getting exponentially better.

Edited by WheatStalker

Wait, this announcement is also the reveal for Lucy Lawless' character ... unless I missed it already. Carol Danvers was the most popular vote, if I remember. Guess not. Or ... is she.

Posted by Teerack

Awesome. Too bad Creel was one of those characters they doomed to perma limbo after Fear Itself.

Posted by Winter_Kills


Right bro, bring on the Asgard! Hopefully Sif will show back up, or the Warriors Three, because they'll need some power to deal with Creel. First Mockingbird, now Absorbing Man, the show's sounding better with each new announcement. The criticism about not using established characters is gonna fall to the wayside. I still wonder who Skye's father could be...

Posted by blueninjapanther

@winter_kills: It would be great to see the Warriors Three.

The guy does look like his Creel. Great casting so far, can't wait for the next season.

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Edited by Lea_Drago

Glad they're bringing in more comic book characters this season. I felt that was really one of the things that dragged the first season down.

Posted by AwesomePerson

I'm really excited for AOS S2

Posted by Killemall

Really excited about Mockingbird and Absorbing Man in particular but when are they going to follow up on graviton story ?

Posted by nappystr8

Hopefully they do the character justice.

Posted by flazam


Edited by The Impersonator

I think they should have saved him for future Thor movies. But I guess its fine to see him in AOS.

Posted by Perfect 10

finally someone cool and powerful to fight

Posted by uugieboogie

Sweet. I love the first session of agents of shield and so far the second sounds great