Clark Gregg Says Nerds Resurrected Agent Coulson

As a guest on last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Phil Coulson spoke about his experience at comic book conventions, having recently attended Alamo City Comic Con.

Gregg explained that there's a strong connection between himself, his character, and the fans that attend such conventions.

"It's fun for me to go to comic con," says Gregg. "Because Agent Phil Coulson, now Director Phil Coulson, he's a bit of a nerd, he had an awkward man-crush on Captain America. When he died, the nerds brought him back to life with a hastag, #CoulsonLives. The nerds, my people, as a nerd, they have a real connection with Phil Coulson. So when I go there, it's real fun."

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesday nights on ABC.