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This Week in Marvel

TWiM delivers all the Marvel info on comics, video games, toys, TV, film, and beyond! Hosted by Ryan "Agent M" Penagos, James Monroe Iglehart, and Lorraine Cink. Tweet your questions with #ThisWeekinMarvel or email

This Week in Marvel
  1. Slipknot’s Corey Taylor is a hardcore Marvel fan, so we of course had to talk to him. Taylor spoke to Ryan about his lifelong love of Marvel and how great storytelling, from comics to wrestling, have stayed with him throughout his journey as a musician.


    Ryan and Lorraine also deliver all the latest news, including a first look at new comics you can expect to hit shelves at the beginning of 2021! And while James couldn’t join us this week, you can catch him doing other awesome stuff, including announcing the Tony nominations and spearheading a Nightmare Before Christmas benefit concert! 


    8:00 - News

    16:34 - Interview w/ Corey Taylor from Slipknot 

    46:34 - Community

  2. From new Star Wars and Black Widow variant covers to Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. TV series, Ryan and Lorraine share all the latest news from NYCC 2020. Then, Rise of Ultraman writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom join the hosts for a conversation about the brand new comic, and the history of the unique bond between Marvel and the world of tokusatsu. Between M.O.D.O.K. and Ultraman, will Ryan be able to contain his excitement? Or will he build up so much energy that he causes a rift in the space-time continuum, altering the universe as we know it? Guess you’ll just have to listen to find out. 

    3:45 - News

    12:51- Stormbreakers chat w/ Rickey Purdin

    24:34 - Ultraman interview w/ Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom

    53:18 - Community

  3. Shang-Chi has returned and he’s armed with forceful fists and mouthwatering crystal cakes! Ryan and Lorraine called the writer of the acclaimed graphic novel “American Born Chinese” and now Shang-Chi #1, Gene Luen Yang, to talk about the brand new comic series. Gene talked about everything from the making of the series to his first foray into comics, “Trans-Smurfers,” the harrowing story of Smurfs with the ability to transform into robotic fruit.  

    We’ve also got the latest info. on Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, the brand new Disney+ series Marvel’s 616, and much, much more!

  4. These are not your grandparents’ X-Men. In X of Swords, the X-Men meet high fantasy! Lorraine and Ryan spoke to writer Tini Howard and artist Pepe Larraz about how they brought Tarot cards, dragons and, of course, swords into the explosive new X-Men comic series. 

    We’ve also got a new WandaVision trailer, a new release date for Marvel Studios Black Widow, and much more!

    1:55 - News

    10:59 - Interview with Tini Howard and Pepe Larraz

    45:49 - Community

  5. What is it like to meet your heroes and then join their team? Ms. Marvel and Sandra Saad both know the answer. Today, Lorraine sits down with Sandra Saad about what it was like to work with the star-studded cast of Marvel’s Avengers video game, and how her experience mirrors that of her character, Kamala Khan, getting to meet Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, and other Marvel greats. 

    And in more games excitement, Ryan and Lorraine break down the brand new gameplay demo released for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales! 


    1:07 – News

    15:53 – Interview w/ Sandra Saad

    42:28 – Community

  6. Black Widow is back like you’ve never seen her before! Ryan sat down with Kelly Thompson to discuss the writer’s unique approach to the character, and how her work on other titles like Captain Marvel and Deadpool have prepared her for this exciting new comic series.

    Plus, Lorraine and James break down the latest Marvel news, including info. about the new event King in Black, as well as the trailer for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man #850 featuring the Green Goblin!


    Time Codes:

    5:20 News

    8:35 Interview

    35:27 Community

  7. Starting today, you can assemble your own team of Avengers from the comfort of home! 

    The release of Marvel’s Avengers video game is finally upon us. The hosts took a quick break from non-stop gameplay to chat with Director of Production Eric Monacelli. Eric shares secrets from the making of this larger than life game that lets you connect with players around the world to bring together heroes like Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow and, front and center, Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel! Have a pen handy in case Eric dishes on any gameplay tips and tricks… 

    And as always, Ryan, Lorraine, and James bring you up to date on the latest Marvel news, including the release of Fortnite variant covers, a new mobile game, and more!

  8. Marvel is 81 years old!! Hosts Ryan, Lorraine, and James celebrate the company’s 81st birthday by talking about…


    Mighty Marvel Insider Mania

    Artists like Jack Kirby and Joe Simon

    Reveal of Marvel-Fortnite Crossover

    Various heroes from Captain America to Runaways

    Eighty-One Years of Stories!

    Literally so many heroes…X-Men, Hulk, Daredevil, Thor…SO MANY HEROES! 


    Plus, hear from fans who wrote in to determine the best decade in Marvel history! Please join us in celebrating this very specific anniversary by wishing Marvel a very happy birthday! 

  9. Marvel characters are able to do feats of superhuman ability with the help of super powers, but our guest this week, youtuber Michelle Khare makes videos discovering how actors train to make these characters come to life. We talk to Michelle about how she learns to do stunts like Black Widow, Spider-Man, Daredevil, and more for her series MK Ultra.

    Hosts Ryan and James also get hyped learning the comics news this week, they talk X of Swords Covers, the new Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices, and Eternals #1.


    2:41 News

    15:28 Michelle Khare Interview

    39:23 Community

  10. Marcus Parks talks about his love for The X-Men, how he got into podcasting, the origins of Last Podcast on the Left, and why Immortal Hulk is perfect for his listeners!

    It's Stark Week and we give you some Iron Man comics available to read on Marvel Unlimited to celebrate! Then we talk about even more news including a new US Agent book, Wiccan and Hulkling getting married, and the MAOS finale, which the hosts wax nostalgic on.

     0:52 News

    14:50 Marcus Parks Interview

    44:50 Community

  11. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is coming to an end, but it promises to go out with a bang! Join Ryan and Lorraine as they chat with series star Elizabeth Henstridge, AKA Jemma Simmons, about all the twists and turns of Season 7, including Jemma’s directorial debut! And for even more exclusive behind-the-scenes content, the hosts called up with VFX supervisor Mark Kolpack to talk about his experience creating the groundbreaking effects for the series. This is a CAN’T MISS episode for fans of the show!


    2:46 - News

    9:59 - Elizabeth Henstridge Interview

    35:36 - Mark Kolpack Interview

    58:31 - Community

  12. *Read in announcer voice* Today, today, TODAY! Champion wrestler Xavier Woods brings the HEAT in the ultimate Marvel/wrestling podcast SHOWDOWN!!! Hear stories from the ring, and listen as hosts Ryan and James go toe to toe with the WWE superstar to determine once and for all if Gambit and Cyclops will live to see another day!!!!


    Plus, Artist Skottie Young stops by for a chat about his exclusive designs for the brand new offering, Marvel Made! 


    3:25 - News

    27:50 - Interview With Xavier Woods 

    1:03:23 - Community

  13. The Empyre event is in full swing, and authors Chip Zdarsky and Anthony Oliveira have a fabulous offering: Lords of Empyre: Emperor Hulkling #1. Ryan and Lorraine talk with the authors about all the European history that went in to writing this super-sized one shot.

    Our hosts also talk the new Marvel comics announced for October, missing San Diego Comic Con this year, and have on chef Justin Warner to talk about his new Eat the Universe merch and cookbook.

    2:55 - News

    25:27 – Interview with Chip Zdarsky and Anthony Oliveira

    60:24 - Community

  14. The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, and over the years has tipped its hat to Marvel, another long standing American fiction. To learn more about The Simpsons’ inner workings Ryan and Lorraine talk to longtime writer and producer Al Jean about his work on the show, his Marvel fandom, and how to the two coincide.

    Ryan and Lorraine also delve into this week’s news to talk about Marvel Made pins, Ultraman, and who will be the next big Avengers villain?

    1:51 - News

    10:52 - Al Jean Interview

    42:43 - Community

  15. When you think of Marvel, what is the first place that comes to mind? Though the answer will vary from fan to fan, many will no doubt answer New York City. From Spider-Man swinging across the Manhattan skyline, to the Fantastic Four’s Headquarters in Midtown, to the real-life Marvel offices which have always touched the island metropolis, Marvel’s DNA is tightly wound with New York’s. Today, Ryan and Lorraine speak to Greg Young, host of The Bowery Boys podcast, about Marvel’s storied history in the city that never sleeps. 


    Throw in some news, as well as a sneak peek from host of Marvel’s Voices Angélique Roché at her upcoming interviews with Chris Claremont and Marlon James on the reprint of God Loves, Man Kills, and you’ve got yourself a jam-packed episode!


    0:49 - News

    17:47 - God Loves, Man Kills Spotlight 

    25:48 - Interview With Greg Young

    60:24 - Community

  16. Once upon a time you’d pop some coins in a Hulk-sized machine to live out the fantasy of fighting as the X-Men for just a few minutes. Today, you can put Iron Man’s suit on for 8+ hours (though you should definitely take breaks) from the comfort of your own home. In this episode, Marvel’s Iron Man VR director Ryan Payton joins Ryan and Lorraine to discuss the making of this incredible game. 


    Plus, thanks to a listener question, writers Alex Segura and Jan Michael Friedman are taking us where we’ve never gone before, as we look at Marvel’s under-appreciated history of comics based on the only TV show that could have predicted such an amazing future: Star Trek!  


    0:42 - News

    5:57 - Community 

    38:22 - Iron Man VR Interview w/ Ryan Payton

  17. Sure, you may know everything there is to know about the Fantastic Four, but how about the The Kree? Or the infamous Skrull? EMPYRE writers Al Ewing and Dan Slott think they just might, so Ryan and Lorraine are here to test their knowledge. Along the way, they learn some tantalizing secrets about Marvel’s upcoming series EMPYRE, an enormous comic event as big as the Marvel Universe itself: a comic event to end all comic events (don’t worry there will probably be more).


    Join us for this revealing interview, and don’t forget to check out our most recent bonus episode on Marvel’s Avengers War Table released this past Wednesday!

  18. Marvel’s Avengers War Table just went live! The War Table included amazing game footage from the upcoming video game Marvel’s Avengers which is coming out this fall. In order to learn more about the plot, characters, and format of the game Ryan and Lorraine talk with Scot Amos, Head of Studio for Crystal Dynamics. They discuss how they decided on what characters to include and what they’re looking forward to when they finally get to play Marvel’s Avengers.

  19. Lonely? Have you ever wished you could enjoy the companionship of a decapitated super hero shouting obscenities at you? Well now you can! The brand new, interactive Marvel Legends Deadpool’s Head from Hasbro is now available, and Marvel Director of Product Development Jesse Falcon is here to give you the inside scoop on its creation. If you stick around, the Merc With A Mouth (and not much else) might drop by as well! 

    And, as always, catch up on the latest in Marvel news like the announcement of Spider-Man: Miles Morales, new comics, and much more!


    3:01 News

    25:28 Deadpool's Head

    50:01 Community

  20. Longtime MS.MARVEL writer and one of the co-creators of Kamala Khan, G. Willow Wilson has penned an all-new prose story in solidarity and celebration of essential workers everywhere and we were lucky enough to have her read it for us!

  21. Today Ryan and Lorraine are joined by Marvel’s Voices host Angeliqué Roché. The Marvel’s Voices podcast tells the stories behind Marvel storytellers and Angeliqué came on to continue to elevate Black voices within our community. We share clips from previous seasons’ interview with Jesse J Holland, author of the novel Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?, TV and YouTube personality Franchesca Ramsey, Marvel comics writer Vita Ayala, and Jason Reynolds, who wrote Miles Morales: Spider-Man.


    Not only can you listen to past Marvel’s Voices episodes right now, but you can also read the eponymous comic book for FREE on Marvel Unlimited.


    Time Codes:

    2:18 – Jesse J Holland

    12:30 – Franchesca Ramsey

    19:16 – Vita Ayala

    26:55 – Jason Reynolds

    38:35 – Free MU Books

  22. First and foremost, This Week In Marvel would like to acknowledge the current state of unrest in the United States, and to express our commitment to solidarity with the Black community. 

    In addition to the latest Marvel news, this week's episode features a statement of support from Ryan, Lorraine, and James, an honest conversation with rapper/actor Utkarsh Ambudkar, and hope for the future as the hosts discuss the Marvel women of color heroes who inspire them. 

    There are many resources to read, watch, and listen that educate about racism and advocacy. Below are suggestions provided by Ryan, Lorraine, and James for organizations to support and further listening: 


    My Brother's Keeper Alliance: 

    The Pan African Film Festival:  

    Unidos US: 


    Seeing White: 

    United States of Anxiety:

  23. Agent Phil Coulson is the glue that holds the Avengers together. Now, a major chapter in the character’s story comes to a close with the premiere of the final season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In this episode, Actor Clark Gregg joins Ryan to reflect on the character’s impressive legacy, spanning from Iron Man to Endgame and beyond. 

    Plus, as always, Ryan and Lorraine relay the latest Marvel news, including the triumphant return of comics! 


    1:57 - News

    15:56 - Clark Gregg

    29:10 - Community

  24. Jean Grey vs Iron Man. Storm vs Thor. Who would you pick? And if Sophia Petrillo from The Golden Girls were a Marvel hero, who would she be? Between Marvel Battle Royale 2020 taking over social media, and Ryan + Lorraine’s 2020 Golden Girls-Marvel Mashup™ tearing friendships apart, this week is full of tough decisions. 

    Thankfully, King Deadpool of Monster (formerly Staten) Island is on the case to answer life’s toughest questions, as editor Jake Thomas reads officially sanctioned responses from the Merc With A Mouth to his loyal subjects.

    04:38 News

    18:45 Jake Thomas Deadpool Letters

    35:27 Community 

  25. July 3rd turns out to be an auspicious day! Iron Man VR comes out and the musical Hamilton is being released on Disney +. Ryan, Lorraine, and James also celebrate the announcement of a new comic book, MAESTRO, coming in August as well as some exciting digital releases.

    Then James and Ryan invite their friend and Broadway star Nik Walker on to talk about his Marvel fandom and how he got the Hamilton orchestra to play the Avengers theme on his last day as part of the cast.

    • News 1:04
    • Community 16:23
    • Nik Walker intv 23:12


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