Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. creator Joss Whedon graces the cover of this week's print issue of Entertainment weekly, along with series stars Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet. Take a look at the cover, then read on to see what Joss Whedon has to say about his upcoming series, debuting Tuesday, September 24 at 8 PM ET with the Pilot episode.

<strong><em>Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</em></strong> EW cover

The creator made an intriguing reference to an episode of his hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "The Zeppo", which flipped the script on the "A story" and "B story" format found in most episodes.

"This is basically a TV series of "The Zeppo" [episode of Buffy], which was a very deliberate deconstruction of a Buffy episode in order to star the person who mattered the least. The people who are ignored are the people I've been writing as my heroes from day one. There's a world of superheroes and superstars, they're celebrities, and that's a complicated world - particularly complicated for people who don't have the superpowers, the disenfranchised. Now obviously there's going to be hijinks and hilarity and sex and gadgets and all the things that made people buy the comics. But that's what the show really is about to me, and that's what Clark Gregg embodies: the Everyman."