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This Week in Marvel

Hosted by Ryan "Agent M" Penagos, Lorraine Cink, and James Monroe Iglehart, This Week in Marvel is the inside access to all the latest Marvel comics, TV, movies, games, toys, and beyond! Tweet your questions with #ThisWeekinMarvel or email twimpodcast@marvel.com.

This Week in Marvel
  1. From Black Panther to Venom and everything in between, Ryan and Lorraine preview the brand new comics debuting this April! Then, take a peek at the newest episode of Marvel’s Declassified: “The Rise and Fall and Rise of Captain Marvel.”

    Later, Lorraine calls writer/producer/director Joey Richter and actor Steve Zaragoza to talk about “Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye,” an ambitious short form series and narrative podcast from the Tin Can Bros. The two share how projects like “A Very Potter Musical” led them to their current undertaking, and the Marvel stories that inspired them along the way.


    News - 2:10

    Interview - 23:57

    Community - 56:24

  2. Step aside Avengers, and make way for Brute Force! Actor/comedian/producer/director Paul Scheer joins us to talk about “Lost & Found,” his bonkers episode of Marvel’s 616 on Disney+, in which he reveals a treasure trove of Marvel characters ripe for rediscovery.

    Ryan, Lorraine, and James also spy a Jack Kirby easter egg in Disney-Pixar’s Soul, discuss the adventures awaiting Squirrel Girl, Ms. Marvel, and Miles Morales in the upcoming Avengers Assembly: The Sinister Substitute, and much more.

    1:46 - News

    15:13 - Interview

    44:48 - Community

  3. In this final week of 2020, Ryan and Lorraine are geared up to talk about what’s to come from Marvel in 2021. Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Solider, and Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye are just the tip of the iceberg!

    And stay tuned for a reading of Marvel Tales, “The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: A Kate Bishop Story” by Kelly Thompson. Happy New Year!

  4. Happy Holidays from the This Week in Marvel crew! Ryan and Lorraine are taking it back this week and running down some of their favorite Marvel moments of 2020 in anticipation for the year to come. To top it off, they re-visit one of their favorite episodes of the year: The Multiverse Explained. 

     

    And don’t worry, there’s still some great comic launches on the horizon. From Captain America Tribute #1 to Demon Days: X-Men, Marvel’s bringing 2021 in with a bang!

     

    1:24 - News

    9:06 - Year in Review

    25:37 - Rerun of Multiverse Chat

    40:40 - Community

  5. Ryan and Lorraine are back this week to talk Marvel Studios: Legends, a look-back into the all the heroes, villains and events from the MCU in anticipation for what’s to come! Speaking of legends, ‘90s ska punk band Less Than Jake joins the show today and spills on their less than ambiguous band name, their Marvel origins and how the music industry has changed. 

     

    And with the holidays in full swing, don’t forget to check out Upper Deck’s trading cards and Marvel’s new Lucha Libre collection online!

     

    1:26 - News

    18:08 - Interview

    46:08 - Community

  6. It’s a BIG week in the Marvel Universe! Ryan, Lorraine and James take us through the latest additions to the Marvel Studios slate. And -- It’s the MOTHER-FREAKIN’ Undertaker!! Ryan and James are joined by the man, the myth, the legend – WWE's The Undertaker, who gives his take on the connection between comic-book storytelling and professional wrestling. We’re also talking about the launch of Marvel's Declassified podcast its host - our very own Lorraine – previews a special clip from the first episode.

    And that's not all! The hosts also discuss everything from the Kate Bishop in Marvel's Avengers video game, to a new comic series based on the Alien franchise, to John Mulaney's return as Spider-Ham! This is a big one!

  7. ’Tis the season when DARKNESS REIGNS! As the Venom saga reaches its definitive chapter, Ryan and Lorraine are kicking off the holidays by chatting with comic creators Donny Cates, Devin Lewis, and Ryan Stegman about the making of the pivotal event. 

    Leaving room for a bit of jolly holly, the hosts also share some of their favorite items from our 2020 holiday gift guide! And, as always, we’ve got the latest news, including Galactus in Fortnite and the trailer for Marvel’s Declassified podcast. Plus we’ve even got a short appearance by X-Men writer Chris Claremont, who offers an inside look at the Days of Future Past prequel story, Prelude to a Future Past!

  8. Without Japanese Spider-Man, there is no Power Rangers, no Ultraman. So goodbye Peter Parker and hello Takuya Yamashiro! In celebration of Marvel’s 616, the brand new Disney+ documentary series, Ryan and Lorraine spoke to Executive Producer David Gelb, who directed the first episode of the show, which traces the history of the legendary 1970s Japanese Spider-Man TV series.

     

    We’ve also got the latest on Kate Bishop joining Marvel’s Avengers video game, new shows on Sirius XM, the Venom outfit in Fortnite, and much more!   

  9. In this special Sirius XM premiere, we take a look back at some of our favorite moments in This Week in Marvel history. Join your hosts, Ryan Penagos, Lorraine Cink, and James Monroe Iglehart, as they deliver all the Marvel info on comics, video games, toys, TV, film, and beyond!


    Timecodes:

    2:00 News

    20:10 Clark Gregg

    31:31 Into the Spider-Verse

    43:44 Preeti Chhibber

    52:49 Fortnite

    57:13 Community 


    Question of the week:

    What is your favorite or best Mech suit in the Marvel Universe? 

  10. Here comes Spider-Cat! Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales is out and we have the three main writers, Evan Narcisse, Mary Kenney, Ben Arfmann on the show to talk about all the work that goes into writing a video game. The excitement doesn’t stop there, because the Disney + release date for Marvel Studios’ WandaVision has been announced, and Ryan, Lorraine, and James are pumped to watch it next year.

    Timecodes:

    2:24 News

    16:09 Interview

    48:03 Community

    Question of the week:

    • Who do you want to be a guest on future episodes of This Week in Marvel?
    • What have been some favorite moments of the past year of This Week in Marvel?
  11. In celebration of Native American Heritage Month this November, we are bringing you an interview with Werewolf By Night writers Taboo (yes, the Taboo from Black Eyed Peas) and B. Earl about Marvel’s newest Indigenous hero! 

    We’ve also got the scoop on the suit inspired by Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse coming to the Spider-Man: Miles Morales video game, as well as updates on Marvel Studios Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings! What a week!

  12. It's Halloween weekend, so it's time to get spooky! First some news- Marvel Made is back with a limited-edition Chris Claremont collection, a Lucha Libre collaboration, and a way to own your favorite props and costumes from Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D!

    Then Ryan, James, and Lorraine tell spooky Marvel stories to each other that were found in the 1950’s Strange Tales prose stories. Check out these issues yourself on Marvel Unlimited, Marvel’s premier digital comics subscription service for instant access to over 27,000 Marvel digital comics.

    James – I am a Vampire (Strange Tales #17) 

    Lorraine – DEATH! (Strange Tales #1) 

    Ryan – The Smile of Mrs. Orko (Strange Tales #30) 

  13. Worlds collide! The Marvel universe has officially joined Fortnite! Ryan spoke to Donald Mustard, Worldwide Creative Director for Epic Games, about his lifelong passion for Marvel, his work with Thor writer Donny Cates, and the process of bringing Marvel into the world of Fortnite. 

    Ryan and Lorraine also share exciting news about how you can now get your comics even sooner on Marvel Unlimited, a baby-proof Black Widow book, and a slew of new comics featuring the Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and more! 

    0:54 - News

    8:34- Interview w/ Donald Mustard of Epic Games

    42:07 - Community

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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!

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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!

  21. 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! 

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. *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

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