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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. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. 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:

  8. 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

  9. 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 

  10. 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

  11. True believers, rejoice: Marvel Comics is back! Beginning May 27th with brand new issues of the Avengers, Doctor Aphra, and more, Marvel will resume Wednesday releases for new comics and collections. And with new soundtrack releases, new Disney+ content, and a Kids’ Choice Award for Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame to boot, Ryan and Lorraine have a monsoon of Marvel madness to discuss! 

    Plus, a brief halt in new comics releases hasn’t stopped fans from reading…or writing! That’s why Amazing Spider-Man Editor Nick Lowe joins us to read and respond to some of the incredible letters we’ve received from fans over the past few weeks. ‘Nuff said! 

    3:15 News

    19:46 Community

    25:23 Nick Lowe reads Spider-Man Fan Letters

  12. From Marvel Studios' 'Black Panther 2' to 'Thor: Love and Thunder,' as well as THREE more MCU titles, 2022 is going to be a whirlwind! So listen up because Ryan and Lorraine have got the details on every upcoming film and TV release from Marvel Studios! Plus, with May 4th just around the corner, we of course have to sneak in a little bit of Star Wars talk. Then, editor Danny Khazem shares how he got his very first comic book autographed by Spider-Man himself!

    0:39 - News

    14:50 - May the 4th Be With You

    21:02 - Community

    26:21 - Interview with Danny Khazem

  13. Without Chris Claremont, there is no X-Men. Or, at the very least, the X-Men would hardly be the phenomenon they are today. In this episode, Ryan and Lorraine sit down with the writer to discuss his life and how his pioneering work on X-Men and other stories shaped comics for generations to come.

    Plus, as always, we bring you the latest Marvel news, including the title reveal and new release date for Venom 2!

    News - 0:37

    Chris Claremont Interview - 19:08

    Community - 56:31

  14. Hilarious, fun, and full of great stories, Preeti Chhibber is the author of Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter and Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal and the upcoming Marvel Avengers Assembly #1. Listen as she takes us back to the first time she met Ryan, a story that includes making realizations about Tom Holland’s height and embarrassing herself in front of Jake Gyllenhaal. 

     Plus, get caught up on all the latest Marvel news, like a release date for the final season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Marvel’s participation in World Art Day! 

  15. Take a break, sit back, and relax with your weekly helping of Marvel goodness! Ryan and Lorraine talk shop about all that's new at Marvel, including new release dates for Marvel Studios' Black Widow and Marvel Studios' The Eternals, new podcast episodes, and much more! Plus, special guest Bill Rosemann shares updates from Marvel Games, including the new MARVEL Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order DLC, while Brian Crosby and Todd Nauck talk about the unique ways they've been engaging with the fan community.

  16. Should minors with super powers be allowed to fight crime? Ryan and Lorraine don't see eye to eye on this question posed in the new Marvel comic series, Outlawed. Teen Super Heroes has been a staple of Marvel Comics for a long time so, whether they condone it or not, Ryan and Lorraine tell you everything you need to know about Marvel's many teen teams.

    Writer Ryan North even stops by to discuss the return of Power Pack in his upcoming series that breathes a new life into the juvenile vigilante group. Plus, we asked fans on Twitter who they think is the best teen super team! Was it Young Avengers? Generation X? Listen to hear the results!

    0:53 - News

    11:19 - Big Talk: Teen Super Teams

    31:44 - Interview with Ryan North

    58:43 - Community

  17. Marvel has created the perfect being! No, it’s not Ryan or Lorraine (but thank you for your flattery). It’s the Celestial Madonna, who you may know as Mantis! It’s a story of crime lords, time travel, and psychic trees- perhaps one of the craziest tales Marvel has ever told. Buckle up!

  18. You like MARVEL Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order? Boom. You like the latest news about new comics like W.E.B. of Spider-Man? Boom. You like booms? Well, Marvel comics have got plenty of booms, and we’ve got a brand new comic called “How To Read Comics The Marvel Way” that will show you everything you need to know to get your fill of Marvel boom booms. All this and more! BOOM! 

  19. What would it feel like to see Spider-Man in real life, swinging overhead? Few artists have captured the spirit of Marvel as uniquely as Alex Ross, whose painterly style has immortalized favorite characters and storylines in books like Marvels and Earth X. Join us for a very special conversation with the famed artist himself, as well as a comprehensive look at two of his most famous books, Marvels and Earth X!

    4:37 - Alex Ross Interview

    41:32 - Earth X Big Talk

  20. From new Marvel Future Fight features to a Vision family tree, Marvel continues to bring you all the most exciting entertainment across all media, so much so that we had to give the news its very own episode! And after Ryan and Lorraine share the latest Marvel updates, they give you their list of top Marvel series and movies to marathon, plus a list of Wanda and Vision comics to read before the release of Marvel Studios WandaVision, all from the comfort of your own home! 

    Stay tuned for an additional episode coming soon in the next few days, featuring a deep dive into Earth X, and an interview with Earth X/Marvels creator Alex Ross! 

    1:07- News 

    5:45- Top Books From Marvel’s Pull List

    7:46- Top Marvel Content To Enjoy At Home 

    11:00- Wanda And Vision Comics Reading List 

    21:53- Ryan’s Baby Loves Alex Ross 

  21. A new Black Widow trailer, X-Men movie toys, Avengers Campus updates, new Shang-Chi comics (!!!!)…it’s a good week for Marvel fans. Plus, the time-traveling, muscular, mechanical man gets his due in this Cable-crammed episode! First, Ryan and Lorraine chat with Hasbro executive Ryan Ting about the making of the newest line of Marvel Legends action figures based on the beloved X-Men film franchise (celebrating 20 years!), including an awesome Cable figure! Then, Ryan and James catch you up on the history of the character, culminating in an exclusive interview with current Cable writer, Gerry Duggan!

    1:35 - News

    29:04 - Top Books From Marvel’s Pull List

    31:42 - Cable

    38:19 - Interview with Gerry Duggan

    56:41 – Community

  22. The spirits have ordained the release of the brand new comic series “Strange Academy,” so Ryan and Lorraine are here to give you a rundown of the conjurers, clairvoyants, mediums, magicians, witches and warlocks who will be attending this school of the bizarre. Then, Ryan sits down with “Strange Academy” writer Skottie Young to talk about what went into the creation of this mysterious world! 


    1:21 - News

    15:16 - Top Books From Marvel’s Pull List

    15:54 - Big Talk: The Characters of Strange Academy

    25:18 - Interview with Skottie Young

    49:52 – Community

  23. Recorded live from C2E2 2020, This Week in Marvel invites writer & artist Skottie Young (STRANGE ACADEMY), artist Ryan Stegman (VENOM) and artist Jenny Frison (X-MEN) to talk about how they work with their creative teams and the unique storytelling process of the medium. Marvel’s most amazing comic book series shine due to exceptional artists and storytellers creating each issue.

  24. See? Marvel can be funny! That’s why Ryan and Lorraine are sharing a thorough rundown of Marvel’s history making parodies, pranks, and pastiches. We continue our journey into the Marvel Ha Ha Zone for an interview with comedian Jon Gabrus of Comedy Bang Bang about his career and lifelong love of Marvel!

    Don't forget C2E2 next week and TWIM's going to be there celebrating all things Marvel art:

    Marvel Artist Extravaganza: A This Week in Marvel Special Event | Friday 12:00 - 1:00pm, Room S401

    1:26 - News

    6:20 - Top Books From Marvel’s Pull List

    7:10 - Big Talk: Funny Books

    17:41 - Interview with Jon Gabrus

    42:04 - Community

  25. Gwen Stacy #1 hits shelves this week, and we’ve got 3G coverage of its release: Gwens, guests, and good vibes! 

    With the help of editor Nick Lowe, Ryan and Lorraine share everything you need to know about the many Gwens of the Marvel Universe, from Gwen Stacy to Gwenpool. Lending their expertise to the discussion are Gwen Stacy writer Christos Gage, as well as Ghost Spider writer Seanan McGuire. It’s a grandiose gathering of Gwens, gwen all is said and done!  


    1:44 - News

    7:24 - Top Books From Marvel’s Pull List

    8:00 - Big Talk: A Universe of Gwens

    15:50- Interview with Seanan McGuire

    32:42 - Interview with Christos Gage

    51:04- Community


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