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Iron Man 2: Phil Coulson: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a comic book published by Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.
Just off the Farm
While overseeing the detention of a rogue airman, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson gets a call from Director Nick Fury, commenting the press conference in which Tony Stark announced he was Iron Man, and announcing that he will pay Stark a visit at his house.
Fury assigns Coulson to supervise new agent Hendricks during his first mission, a requirement needed per S.H.I.E.L.D. standard protocols. Coulson assures Fury that he is ready despite his recent incident with Obadiah Stane.
Hendricks is being transported blindfolded to an alley where he meets Coulson, briefing him about their mission, apparently a seemingly easy intel gathering mission. Right before starting, Coulson is informed that a Ten Rings cell is operative in the vicinity.
Coulson and Hendricks pursue the van used by the terrorist using a pair of S.H.I.E.L.D. Motorcycles, until Coulson is shot and seemingly killed by heavy gunfire.
Hendricks managed to board the van and knocking out the terrorist, only for Coulson to approach and reveal that the whole mission was staged, as a way to know how a new agent would act under pressure.
After evaluating Hendricks's performance, he congratulated and welcomed him into S.H.I.E.L.D..