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Tickets for Marvel Studios’ ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ Now On Sale

Jun 19 2018

We’re three weeks away from Ant-Man and The Wasp flying into theaters on July 6 and tickets to the Marvel Studios film are now on sale!

We know you have plenty of options on where you can join Marvel’s tiniest heroes on this BIG journey. Below are some of the theaters offering big and small rewards and/or incentives. Be sure to check back here for updates on more super-sized offers!

RealD 3D exclusive poster

On July 5, see both Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man” and an early showing of “Ant-Man and The Wasp” in RealD 3D! Plus, receive a collectible coin, free regular popcorn and see exclusive content!*

*Valid for Ant-Man and The Wasp double feature fan event showing only (July 5 at 3 PM) at participating locations. Limited quantities, only while supplies last.

Dolby exclusive poster

Get a mini-comic for the mini-hero. See Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp in Dolby Cinema at AMC July 5 – July 8 and receive a miniaturized Ant-Man comic book and a collectible magnifying glass.

IMAX exclusive poster

When you experience “Ant-Man and The Wasp” in select IMAX theatres on opening night (early screenings on July 5), you’ll receive the exclusive collectible mini poster above. Giveaways are available while supplies last and only at participating theatres.

Regal collectible tickets giveaway

Fans who experience “Ant-Man and The Wasp” in IMAX at Regal Cinemas opening weekend will receive an exclusive collectible ticket, while supplies last. Plus, get a free promo code to redeem for a mini poster in the Crown Club Reward Center. Full shipping rate apply for mini poster.

Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” opens in theaters on July 6. Get tickets on Fandango now!

Follow @AntMan on Twitter and like Ant-Man on Facebook for the latest on “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” and as always keep your eyes peeled to Marvel.com!

Dennis Hopeless Revives Journey into Mystery

Jun 19 2018

An old-school Marvel team is about to go on an all-new adventure!

On September 12, writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Djibril Morissette-Phan present JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY: THE BIRTH OF KRAKOA #1! As World War II ends, Sergeant Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos go on mission that will haunt them for years to come. Reunite with this classic Marvel squad as the mystery behind the origins of Krakoa finally come to light in this special one-shot.

“Krakoa is a classic X-Men fixture—from its first appearance in GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1 to revelations about its true nature in X-MEN: DEADLY GENESIS decades later, ‘the Island that Walks Like a Man’ has fascinated generations of readers…but we’ve never known the story of how it came to be—until now! And you never know when or how Krakoa will come back to play a role in the journey of the X-Men, either,” explains series editor Annalise Bissa. “In this story, we fill in some of the history of Sergeant Fury and his Howling Commandos as well. Their story drops off late in WWII and we don’t see the Howlies again until they’re reunited during the Korean War, after several years of civilian life. So…what did they do at the end of the War? And how does it intersect with the atomic origins of Krakoa? If you want to know, this is the story for you!”

Get an exclusive first look inside JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY right here!

Journey into Mystery: The Birth of Krakoa #1 cover by Greg Smallwood
Journey into Mystery: The Birth of Krakoa #1 art by Djibril Morrisette-Phan
Journey into Mystery: The Birth of Krakoa #1 art by Djibril Morrisette-Phan

Prepare to dive into Marvel history with Dennis Hopeless and Djibril Morissette-Phan’s JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY: THE BIRTH OF KRAKOA #1 on September 12! Visit your local comic shop to get your copy first!

A Handy Guide to Surviving a Marvel Wedding

Jun 19 2018

In just a few days, one of the longest running on-again, off-again relationships in the Marvel Universe will come to a climax when Kitty Pryde and Piotr Rasputin—better known in some circles as Shadowcat and Colossus of the X-Men—tie the knot in a ceremony everyone’s been anticipating in the pages of X-MEN: GOLD #30.

I combed through over 50,000 issues to find 98 different weddings shown on the pages of Marvel Comics over the decades. Big picture—getting married in the Marvel Universe is hard, with 2/3 of all wedding ceremonies getting attacked or interrupted, and nearly 50% not even making it to the reception. When it comes to Super Heroes, if you can survive the wedding day, you can survive anything.

Planning a wedding in any situation can be stressful, but planning a wedding in the Marvel Universe comes with a whole new set of things that can go wrong besides centerpieces, rowdy plus-ones or drunk uncles. Let’s just say proceedings can take on a whole new tone when your wedding crasher is a furious Victor von Doom. So in addition to nailing down a DJ who knows to avoid playing the “Chicken Dance”—a faux-pas even if Falcon isn’t on the guest list—Marvel brides and grooms have to contend with Super Villains, hostage-takers, alien armadas, furious fathers, demons, and the most nefarious wedding threat of all: cold feet.

Still, time and time again the heroes of Marvel have confronted these challenges, fought off the bad guys, and brought a whole new meaning to “save the date.” I scoured the history of the comics to find as many weddings as I could through the decades of stories. In the end, I tracked down just under 100 distinct wedding ceremonies that graced the pages. Just in time for the latest in a long line of X-Weddings, I found the risks involved with Super Hero wedding planning, just how often hero couples and villain couples—and all kinds of couples made it work—and the single foolproof way to make sure the ceremony goes off without a hitch.

First Rule of Weddings: Expect the Unexpected

If we’re going to talk about weddings in Marvel, the one that started it all—and set traditions that all weddings since then have emulated—was between Reed Richards and Sue Storm in the FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3 in October 1965. Not exactly prime wedding season, but the guest list was positively stacked, and included the original X-Men lineup, all the Avengers, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, representatives from S.H.I.E.L.D.—the whole works. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were turned away at the door.

What made the Mister Fantastic-Invisible Girl nuptials so notable in the history of Marvel was the notorious interruption. Namely, Doctor Doom used a device to compel the entire Super Villain community to attack the Baxter Building, with everyone from Mole Man to the Mandarin to Kang the Conquerer to Hydra crashing the party. It took intervention from the Watcher—a guy whose sole claim to fame is non-intervention—to clear the attackers and make way for the ceremony. Sue and Reed, despite their challenges, went on to have one of the most enduring and iconic marriages in the world of Marvel.

A trial-by-fire is the hallmark of the Marvel wedding. All told, 2/3 of the time, wannabe mates have got to deal with super powered wedding crashers! For plenty of couples, this is a formative moment in their relationship. Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne had the first-ever intra-Avenger wedding, which was naturally crashed by the Circus of Crime imitating caterers. When Scarlet Witch and Vision got hitched they had an even more ridiculous test: their wedding—a double event with Mantis and her fella—was officiated by Immortus but also attacked by Kang the Conqueror. For those out of the loop, Immortus and Kang are the same time traveller but at different points in his life.

And if Pryde the bride is worried about possible unexpected guests, she should take heart that the experience can lead to a stronger relationship. Bruce Banner’s first attempt to marry Betty Ross was ruined when the Rhino attacked and the wedding was called off. During their much-later second attempt to tie the knot, the ceremony withstood an interruption from her heavily armed father, Thunderbolt Ross, and they made it to the reception.

How to Doom-proof Your Upcoming Nuptials

Sometimes the knowledge of how to survive a wedding day is passed from father to son. Three generations of Jamesons have been wed in the pages of Marvel Comics: J. Jonah Jameson Sr. to Aunt May, J. Jonah Jameson to Marla Madison, and John Jameson III to She-Hulk. Both of the older Jamesons had a traditional ceremony, and both of the older Jamesons had one member of the couple kidnapped by a foe of Spider-Man. The youngest Jameson eloped in Las Vegas and had an uninterrupted wedding. Read that as you will.

(Eloping turns out to be the only foolproof wedding in Marvel; nobody managed to thwart the improvisational ceremonies uniting Jameson and She-Hulk, or Hawkeye and Mockingbird.)

If Rasputin and Pryde want to be absolutely sure that they get to “I Do,” they’re going to want Spider-Man in their corner; weddings of Spider-Man’s friends and family end up making it to the reception 50% more often than the generic Marvel wedding. On the other hand, if you want to guarantee an interruption, marry an Inhuman—those weddings are always getting crashed by the Skrulls or the Shi’rar war fleet or Ultron or a rebellion of Alpha Primitives, which always makes for a lively ceremony to say the least.

Marvel Weddings Change the Couple Forever

The Marvel Universe has also seen its fair share of unique nuptials. There have been more royal weddings than the House of Windsor has had since the ’70s, with highlights including the marriage of Storm and Black Panther, the wedding of Inhuman princess Crystal and mutant speedster Quicksilver, and Namor’s assorted complicated marriages. There have also been vows that made real-world history: Northstar’s wedding to Kyle Jinadu in 2012 marked the very first same-sex marriage in Super Hero comics.

There have been weddings that served as the origins for entire characters, like Gambit’s reason for skipping town, or Punisher ally Rachel Cole’s gut-wrenching origin story. The Young Avengers all met at a particularly disastrous wedding where future Hawkeye Kate Bishop was a bridesmaid.

On that note, while mutants often see their powers as a curse, Kitty and Piotr are pretty lucky they have their powers on their wedding day. Non-powered people don’t have it easy when it comes to wedding planning. About 1/5 of Marvel Universe weddings are between two people who don’t wear capes and are just trying to get through their day, but lo and behold, 13 out of 18 of them get attacked by baddies. It’s actually more peaceful when two Super Heros tie the knot; only about 42% of Good-aligned marriages have an interruption. I figure having most of the Avengers in your bridal party is a distinct disincentive for a full-on assault.

Something Old, Something New…

So what does this mean for Colossus and Shadowcat? X-Weddings are actually some of the most peaceful nuptials of any Marvel squad. A majority of Avenger weddings, Fantastic Four weddings, Inhuman weddings, and Spider-Man weddings get assaulted by Super Villains. Only about 2/5 of X-Weddings involve an unwanted wedding crasher. The wedding of Scott Summers and Jean Grey was downright pleasant given how tumultuous that relationship would turn out to be.

Even more, the fact that this is a Super Hero-Super Hero marriage bodes very well for their chances of making it to the honeymoon; while relationships between colleagues can be so very perilous, it’s generally more conducive for villains to marry villains, heroes to marry heroes, and neutral civilians to stay the heck away from folks in capes of any morality.

In the 48 weddings where the two people getting hitched were both good, both villains, or both civilians, 81% of the weddings were successful and only 56% were attacked in the middle. For normal folks marrying a Super Hero or the uniquely rare good guy-bad guy romance, those were attacked 80% of the time and only made it to “I Do” about 3/10 times.

All told, this hotly anticipated wedding couldn’t be in better shape. They’re both heroes, which is a good match. Colossus, to my knowledge, hasn’t asked Mephisto for a favor lately, and Kitty Pryde isn’t marrying Hawkeye—so they both have avoided the dumbest marital errors in Marvel history. Worst case scenario is an unwanted guest, and even then, if history is any guide they’ll come out on the other side even stronger.

Welcome to the reception, Kitty Pryde, I hope you survive the experience!

Read X-MEN: GOLD #30, by Marc Guggenheim and David Marquez, this week—on June 20!

Walt Hickey is a data journalist and writes the daily morning newsletter Numlock News. His work has previously appeared on FiveThirtyEight and Business Insider. 

Get Ready for ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Season 2 with a New Marvel 101

Jun 18 2018

“Marvel’s Luke Cage” Season 2 debuts this Friday, June 22, on Netflix, and the hero of Harlem is now the subject of the latest Marvel 101!

Watch the video above to get an overview on what makes Luke the man he is, as seen in “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” Season 1, “Marvel’s Luke Cage” Season 1, and “Marvel’s The Defenders.”

For more on “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” be sure to also watch our recent Marvel 101 focused on Shades!

In “Marvel’s Luke Cage” Season 2, after clearing his name, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so well known has only increased the pressure he feels to protect the community. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.

“Marvel’s Luke Cage” is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (“SouthLAnd,” “Ray Donovan”) along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Daredevil”), and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Daredevil”).

You can see Luke Cage in action in “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” Season 1“Marvel’s Luke Cage” Season 1 and “Marvel’s The Defenders,” now streaming on Netflix. Follow @LukeCage on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Luke Cage” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.

Paul Rudd Puts Family First in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

Jun 18 2018

When we last saw Scott Lang in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man,” he was trying to go straight for the good of his daughter Cassie. Now three years later, Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” will allow us to find out if Scott stayed on that path for the good of his family.

On a set visit for a small group of reporters last year, “Ant-Man and The Wasp” actor Paul Rudd reassured us that Scott is still doing the best he can, “I am now trying to just be as good of a dad as I can be.” While that gives the fans hope, you never know when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe; there’s always a super villain out there who tends to bend things to their will.

Rudd’s portrayal of the former criminal who finds himself in the role of a super hero was just the type of hero that was attuned to him. “I like the idea of playing a super hero that is not innately heroic or super in any way, just you know, a regular person,” explained Rudd. “And I like the idea of not embracing the role because of all of the difficulties that come along with having to be so badass, and how it would affect your life and how would it affect your relationships, and certainly being a responsible parent.”

“To kind of wrestle with those questions—we did a little bit in the first one—but you know, it’s certainly now more pronounced,” continued Rudd. He believed Scott’s family drives the character’s choices, “There’s a lot at stake in his life and in his personal life. He cares about all the people involved but it’s trying to figure out kind of what to do and also who I am—what kind of person, what kind of parent, and what kind of hero.”

The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) BTS on set.

Familial feelings tend to extend to partners. While the first movie centered around Scott finding himself, it was always Hope who led the way and taught him the ways of being a super hero. Now that The Wasp is able to step up to the plate, Rudd is excited about working as a team, “We have this new hero that we’ve already learned about in the first one and now we get to kind of play off of each other and you see a partnership developed which is great.”

Rudd’s own children have thoughts on their father’s super heroic role, “My daughter who is 7, all she does is draw pictures of Ant-Man. It’s the sweetest thing in the world so I have lots of pictures of Ant Man which she draws.” And what about Rudd’s son who was once leery of the character? “He thinks it’s pretty cool. I think he thought it was pretty cool back then too, but he just likes to push my buttons.”

Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” opens in theaters on July 6. Get tickets on Fandango now!

Follow @AntMan on Twitter and like Ant-Man on Facebook for the latest on “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” and as always keep your eyes peeled to Marvel.com!

Marvel’s Spider-Man Video Game Star is Coming to Marvel Comics

Jun 16 2018

This September, the star of an epic blockbuster video game will make his way to the pages of a comic book, when the new web slinger from Marvel’s Spider-Man makes his Marvel Comics in-continuity debut in Spidergeddon #0!

On top of that, to celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated game — which will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 on September 7 — the game’s version of the wall-crawler will be showcased in a set of five variant covers.

How will the star of one of the most anticipated video games of 2018 enter the Marvel Universe, and what role will he play? All will be revealed on September 26 by writer Christos Gage – who not only is the scribe of SPIDERGEDDON #0 but is also one of the co-writers of Marvel’s Spider-Man – and acclaimed artist Clayton Crain.

SPIDERGEDDON #0

The Marvel’s Spider-Man Video Game Variant cover program is illustrated by Insomniac Games artists Dennis Chan, Daryl Mandryk, Eve Ventrue and Sing Ji, and Marvel Games’ own Art Director Tim Tsang, and all five covers pay homage to classic Amazing Spider-Man comic covers!

Look for Marvel’s Spider-Man Video Game Variant covers on these select titles in September:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #1 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN VIDEO GAME VARIANT by DENNIS CHAN (homage to Amazing Spider-Man #546 by Steve McNiven)

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN VIDEO GAME VARIANT by DARYL MANDRYK (homage to Amazing Spider-Man #46 by John Romita)

3. AVENGERS #7 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN VIDEO GAME VARIANT by EVE VENTRUE (homage to Dark Reign: Mister Negative Issue #1 by Jae Lee)

4. SPIDERGEDDON #0 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN VIDEO GAME VARIANT by SING JI (homage to Amazing Spider-Man #671 by Humberto Ramos)

5. WEST COAST AVENGERS #2 MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN VIDEO GAME VARIANT by TIM TSANG (homage to Amazing Spider-Man #151 by John Romita)

You can see all five variant covers in the gallery below.



“Growing up as lifelong fans of the web-slinger, everyone on the Marvel Games, Insomniac Games and PlayStation teams are honored and thrilled that characters from Marvel’s Spider-Man are not only gracing all-new variant covers, but are also starring in an in-continuity Marvel Comics event,” said Marvel Games executive creative director Bill Rosemann. “While making the game we poured through hundreds of Spidey’s comics, which inspired our take on his many famous friends, foes, costumes and moments. For the creative process to come full circle and see our version of the characters now appear in the web-slinger’s latest comic book saga is a dream come true for these True Believers.”

“It’s been such an honor for all of us at Insomniac Games to bring the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler to the PlayStation 4, but to see our version of Spider-Man now swing to the pages of a Marvel comic and be featured in SPIDERGEDDON is something we could have never imagined,” said Insomniac Games creative director Bryan Intihar. “We’re all web heads and super excited for the upcoming comics.”

This Week in Marvel Has the Latest on E3 and “Marvel’s Spider-Man”

Jun 16 2018

While Ryan was in Los Angeles covering E3, Tucker filled the other co-host chair on This Week in Marvel! Jamie and Tucker were very eager to tell everyone about their picks of the week as well as the other comics that came out on Wednesday. But the biggest news was definitely “Marvel’s Spider-Man” for PlayStation 4 and its appearance at E3. Ryan gave his reaction to the game as well as an interview with the people behind it, Executive Creative Director of Marvel Games Bill Rosemann and Insomniac Creative Director Bryan Intihar. If you want to see what everyone is getting so excited about, check out the amazing gameplay footage for yourself!

Here are this week’s picks:

Ryan: EXILES #4, MARVEL 2-IN-1 ANNUAL #1
Jamie: DOMINO #3
Tucker: THOR #1

You can download this week’s whole episode here:

Subscribe to This Week in Marvel on Apple Podcasts or download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts!

With new episodes every Friday, This Week in Marvel delivers all the latest Marvel discussion and news about comics, TV, movies, games, toys, and beyond! Tweet your questions and comments about the show to @AgentM@jamiefrevele, or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!

‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ Season 2 Premieres Monday with Two New Episodes

Jun 15 2018

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” Season 2 premieres this Monday, with a special hour-long return that includes two brand new episodes, beginning at 6:30pm ET/PT on Disney XD.

First, in “How I Thwipped My Summer Vacation,” in a series of shorts, we follow Peter Parker as he tries to have the best summer vacation ever, only to have his plans be consistently ruined by his responsibilities as Spider-Man.

Then, in “Take Two,” Spider-Man is excited to start his second year as a super hero (and his second year as a student at Horizon High) but discovers that Doc Ock also claims to want a second chance… Can Otto be trusted?

You can check out a preview clip from the premiere at the top of the page, and the Season 2 poster and new images in the gallery below.


“Marvel’s Spider-Man” – “How I Thwipped My Summer Vacation” and “Take Two” air Monday, June 18 from 6:30-7:30pm ET/PT on Disney XD!

Marvel Heralds the THOR #5 Creative Team

Jun 15 2018

At the very end of THOR #1 was a promise that the All-Grandfather’s cosmic adventure would continue in THOR #5, which will go on sale September 19. While there will be plenty of Thor to hold readers over until then, THOR #5 will not just continue writer Jason Aaron’s epic tale, it will also carry on Christian Ward’s amazing artwork! Marvel.com asked Aaron about what we can expect from the upcoming story, and Ward shared his creative inspirations and what it’s like to draw Thor as an aging god.

If you’ve read THOR #1, you know that a very famous mutant made a surprise appearance at the very end. Wolverine, also as an old man, and also possessed by the Phoenix Force, showed up while Thor was sailing through the dying universe. But Jason Aaron’s plans for Thor and Old Man Logan’s new incarnation may not be what you’re expecting — and they certainly won’t be alone:

“When [Thor] goes looking for answers and runs into his old friend Wolverine, a very, very Old Man Logan who’s now in possession of the Phoenix force, Thor figures he’s found an ally in his quest to save creation. But it’s not quite that simple. By reigniting the fires of life on Earth, Thor has drawn the attention of some dark cosmic forces. If you thought Old Man Phoenix was wild, just wait until you see who else is about to join the party.”

While creating a look for THOR, Christian Ward drew inspiration from a number of sources from “1970s rock album cover artwork” to other comic artists including Moebius, Frank Quietly, and Bill Sienkiewicz. He also cited “illustrators like Roger Dean but equally fine artists like Gustav Klimt.” He added: “I used to be more of a fine art painter, and one of the things I love about space scenes is that they feel more like big canvas paintings with masses of swirling colors and layers of textures.” Citing his past work on BLACK BOLT, Ward said Jack Kirby was also a big inspiration since he “wanted the universe to feel huge with endless color and possibility.” To capture not just an older Thor but an older universe, he wanted the latter to seem “dead and empty yet still interesting” and used oil and rust for color themes.

As for drawing an elderly Thor, Ward said that “[d]rawing old faces is always easier. Lines in someones face tell their story.” He added that with this part of Thor’s story taking place “untold eons from now,” that is a very long story. Ward continued: “Beyond just being old, Thor’s tired so I wanted him to feel heavy. (His armor is a great way to emphasis that too!) But at the same time he’s more powerful than he’s ever been, so all that power’s built up in him like a powder keg. We’re going to see some of that explosive power in #5 and it’s been really good fun to bring it crackling to life.”

With the appearance by a Phoenix-possessed Wolverine at the end of THOR #1, THOR #5 promises to be a tale of galactic proportions!

THOR #5, written by Jason Aaron with art by Christian Ward, goes on sale September 19! Contact your local comic shop to pre-order your copy!

 

Celebrate Father’s Day the Marvel Way

Jun 15 2018

This Father’s Day, share your love of reading and comics with the next generation of Super Heroes as you celebrate with new Marvel books and special giveaways!

On June 17, fans of all ages can collect an exclusive free Marvel bookmark and jump into the Marvel Universe alongside Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, and Marvel’s next generation of heroes with MARVEL RISING #0 and MARVEL RISING: ALPHA #1!

Marvel Super Hero Adventures early chapter books are perfect for preschoolers and young readers who want to explore the Marvel Universe with their favorite characters through stories that touch upon aspirational themes of friendship, helping others, and heroism, so be sure to check out MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES SAND TRAP!, MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES DECK THE MALLS!, MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: SPIDER-MAN AND THE STOLEN VIBRANIUM #1, MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: THE SPIDER-DOCTOR #1, and MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES BUGGIN’ OUT!

And be sure to pick up a free Marvel Coloring Poster to create your very own father-son or father-daughter work of art with a few of your favorite Marvel characters.

Pick up the perfect comic trades, early chapter books, and digests for all ages and share with your family this Father’s Day!

Find your local comic book shop right here! Then visit your local shop for more details about celebrating Marvel’s Father’s Day Spectacular this weekend with these special Marvel stories.

This Week in Marvel Games: Marvel’s Spider-Man Swings Into Action at E3 and Wiccan Conjures Up Magic

Jun 15 2018

True Believers, every week, make your way over to Marvel.com for a rundown of all this week’s Marvel Games news, from console game releases to character drops to mobile event updates, and more!

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN

E3 is a wrap, but fret not, we’ve got you covered on all the happenings! You can watch the PlayStation Showcase here.

The biggest news, of course, was the reveal of the Marvel’s Spider-Game gameplay featured at the PlayStation showcase. Check it out above! How did the fans react to the much-anticipated game? Ryan Penagos and Angelique Roche got their reactions at the E3 PlayStation After Party for Marvel’s Spider-Man below! Pre-Order the game, available September 7: http://Spider-Man.playstation.com

Get a taste of New York in Los Angeles below:

The PlayStation Blog has a post about tonight's #SpiderManPS4 events, and a link to the online edition of the Daily Bugle – recounting events leading up to the game. #SpiderManPS4 #BeGreater #SpiderMan https://t.co/b5G1HYgeLO pic.twitter.com/tA8qGHpNtq

— Insomniac Games (@insomniacgames) June 12, 2018

Catch the Marvel’s Spider-Man panel below:

MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST

Entering the fray this week is 4-star Wiccan (Billy Kaplan), Young Avengers. Pick him up in the hit mobile game starting today here!

Billy Kaplan was a normal high school boy until he discovered his power of Electrokinesis and became one of the heroes he admired. As Wiccan, he joined the Young Avengers and learned he was the reincarnated son of Scarlet Witch and Vision. With the ability to warp reality at his will, Wiccan is destined to become the Demiurge, a powerful being who will one day rewrite the laws of magic.


The magic-wielding Young Avenger is capable of massive damage at the cost to becoming vulnerable to enemy attacks. His ability to create a magical barrier that can make him nearly invulnerable. He’s strong with Characters that can create enemy special tiles like Carnage, and strong against characters that create special tiles.

Mystical Destiny, a passive blue power, allows Wiccan to become a Power of the Demiurge, a powerful being who will rewrite the laws of magic. If you have at least 6 AP in all colors, Wiccan transforms into the Demiurge and this power becomes Power of the Demiurge.

Power of the Demiurge, a passive blue power, sees Wiccan shaping reality to his will as blue, yellow, and green matches (all matches at power level 3) clear the row or column dealing damage and generating AP.

With Magical Barrier, a medium cost yellow power, Wiccan can create 2 random 5-sturn countdown tiles that reduce the amount of damage enemy matches or powers do by 15% to protect his allies. When match or destroyed, Wiccan restores health.


Chain Lightning, a high cost green power, grants Wiccan the ability to destroy a chosen column and do damage starting at power level 2 channeling a high-energy bolt of electricity through his enemies. If the column contains an enemy special tile, destroy another random column. Continue to destroy columns until a column without any enemy special tiles is destroyed. Destroyed tiles deal damage but do not generate AP.


Wiccan is available for a special limited time. Recruit him during S.H.I.E.L.D. Training Heroes for Hire or Wiccan & Friends. Snag Wiccan in Round Rewards during The X-Men vs. Apocalypse. The Honor Among Thieves event sees Wiccan as a progression reward and deals reward tokens to the Wiccan & Friends Vault. Lastly, don’t miss the Something Wiccan This Way Comes versus tournament kicking off Sunday, June 17.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more Marvel Games news and interviews.

Donny Cates Continues his Mad Titan Tale with Thanos Legacy

Jun 15 2018

“Things are about to get brutal again.”

On September 5, “Thanos Wins” writer Donny Cates joins Gerry Duggan and artist Brian Level for the latest chapter in the mind-bending saga of the most vicious villain in the Marvel Universe. Prepare to witness the madness of the Titan in THANOS LEGACY #1!

Thanos Legacy #1 cover by Geoff Shaw

Editor Jordan D. White offers a few insights on what to expect from this massive one-shot: “Donny is cooking up a 20 page story that answers the questions you’re definitely going to have regarding the mind-blowing events of INFINITY WARS PRIME…while Gerry Duggan is writing a story about the connection between Thanos and Requiem. Both shine new lights on the villain of INFINITY WARS and how the story comes from what came before.”

As Duggan explores Thanos’ link to Requiem, Cates returns to answer how the Mad Titan’s journey back from the future in “Thanos Wins” will impact the world-shattering events of INFINITY WARS. And the latter offers an ominous tease of the story to come… “THANOS LEGACY is a kind of thematic sequel to the ‘Thanos Wins’ storyline that Geoff Shaw and I created. It follows the missing time from the end of Thanos’ journey at the end of everything to…well, you’ll see,” explains Cates. “It’s an absolute blast to step back into the Mad Titan’s story and to give voice to my favorite monster again. If you dug ‘Thanos Wins’, this is a story you won’t want to miss! Things are about to get brutal again.”

Read the calamitous cosmic action in THANOS LEGACY #1, by Donny Cates, Gerry Duggan, and Brian Level, on September 5!

‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ Stars Talk the Power of Outspoken Youth

Jun 15 2018

Welcome to a very special installment of Marvel’s Voices!

This week, Angélique invites Guest Voice Harry Go to host a conversation with “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph! The actors talk about their musical inspirations, their actual high school experiences, the power of speaking out, and the balance of realism and the fantastical in their hit new show, “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”.

Listen to the episode above, and catch Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph on “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”—Thursdays at 8/7c on Freeform!

Download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts right now!

Lauren Shippen Praises the Virtues of Digital Media on Women of Marvel

Jun 14 2018

Last week’s episode of Women of Marvel welcomed Lauren Shippen, a writer and performer who has been telling stories and creating for various media platforms. Her science fiction audio drama “The Bright Sessions” is part of an emerging form of podcasting-as-storytelling, and in this video, Shippen discusses how she was an early adopter of streaming platforms that have since become mainstream.

You can listen to the full episode featuring Lauren Shippen at the link below. To keep up with Women of Marvel and Marvel’s other podcasts, visit Marvel.com/podcasts!

The Women of Marvel podcast assembles to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every other Thursday, co-hosted by Marvel VP, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat, Marvel.com Producer Judy Stephens, along with Talent & Senior Creative Producer Lorraine Cink.

Have feedback or questions? Email us at WomenOf@marvel.com, or tweet your questions and comments to @Marvel with the hashtag #WomenOfMarvel.

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly Visit Taiwan For Fan Event

Jun 14 2018

Yesterday, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly were the first Marvel Super Heroes to travel to Taiwan for a special Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” fan event. The National Theater and Concert Hall hosted as a backdrop for this first-ever event where Rudd and Lilly enthusiastically greeted excited fans. Take a look at the gallery above!

In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

Follow @AntMan on Twitter and like Ant-Man on Facebook for the latest on “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” in theaters July 6, and as always keep your eyes peeled to Marvel.com!

THE IMMORTAL HULK’s Smashing New Series

Jun 14 2018

THE IMMORTAL HULK #1 hit stores on June 6, and the return of Bruce Banner has Hulk fans ready for more! The new run with writer Al Ewing and artist Joe Bennett is promising to be a real battle between Banner’s monstrous super powers and his conflicted conscience, and this classic Super Hero is heading into some very dark territory. The video above has a look at the issues to come and some insight from Marvel Comics.

Marvel Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said THE IMMORTAL HULK was somewhat of a return to form, calling this run “so different, and yet so true to the essence of the character.” Marvel Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski went into more detail about the Hulk’s dark direction, pointing out that “fans love the dark corners of the Marvel Universe.” He added: “While there are so many characters who play in that area of the Marvel Universe, riding the line between good and evil, the Hulk has been a character that you’ve never really seen in this situation.”

Writer Al Ewing also revealed that he wanted to treat THE IMMORTAL HULK like a “horror book,” which took inspiration from early Hulk comics and Bruce Banner’s struggle between being the good guy and the “big guy.”

THE IMMORTAL HULK #1 is on sale now in the Marvel Comics Shop and your local comic book store! Contact your store for information about upcoming issues!

Back by Popular Demand… Iceman Returns this September

Jun 13 2018

Iceman is back!

Following the groundbreaking 2017 series beloved by readers and critics alike, Bobby Drake is set to make his ongoing solo series return on September 12! Written by Sina Grace with art by Nathan Stockman, the new series kicks off a reenergized chapter in the life and times of the mutant hero.

It’s good timing too, because someone is hunting the Morlocks for sport. And it’s up to Bobby Drake to prevent another potential Mutant Massacre. But who’s behind this horrific hunt? You wouldn’t believe it if we told you! Guest-starring Bishop, get ready for more ICEMAN!

Iceman #1 cover by W. Scott Forbes
Iceman art by Nathan Stockman
Iceman art by Nathan Stockman

Iceman art by Nathan Stockman

We spoke to Grace about the power of fandom, the greatness of Bobby Drake, and what to expect from the new series.

Marvel.com: What’s it like knowing that readers connected with your Bobby Drake on such a profound level?

Sina Grace: I’m amazed that the series connected with an audience so much that we defied odds and got another arc. The whole process of writing the first one, I was focused on doing my best work and crafting a series that sat well as a standalone…I had blinders on. Apathy is such a huge force in this world, so when the letters kept coming after the final issue—in my DMs, on Tumblr, to the Marvel offices, at comic conventions—that was when I had to ask, “Is this the impact other Super Hero books have on their readers?”

My heart warmed when gay Twitter stood by my choice to have Bobby irrationally want to move across the country for a guy—they saw that same insane puppy love in themselves. When the New York Times article hit, that’s when I was like, “Oh, we did something special, and people took notice. Tight.”

TL; DR: It feels pretty chill.

Marvel.com: Similarly, why do you connect so deeply to Iceman?

Sina Grace: I fell in love with Iceman because he’s incredibly powerful and loved by his peers, and he just seems to get in his way more than anything—that’s completely relatable. He and I both use comedy to deflect. My friend described Ryan Reynolds as, like, teetering on annoying and endearing at all times; Bobby seems like a more benign and adorable version of that.

I’m not calling myself Ryan Reynolds-hot by the way, unless half-Persian guys with thinning hair is your jam. But Bobby is that hot, and I connect to him in the sense that we’ve both been guilty of hiding our light to make others more comfortable.

Marvel.com: As a mutant, a hero, and a person, Bobby Drake represents a lot. What do you see as his defining characteristics?

Sina Grace: Temper tantrums and a sense of humor…bahahaha!

I’d say that his relentless optimism, candor, and inability to see personality flaws that exist right under his nose—those things make up Bobby Drake to me. Similarly, I love that he’s so ultra powerful and kind of relegated to the back of the scene. That’s something we only lightly explored towards the end of the original run. Bobby’s a lot more self-confident and comfortable in his skin this time around, so I’m here to flex those muscles of his and show off some real bad-ass moments with his powers. We may even unlock some new ones along the way? You gotta read to find out.

Marvel.com: Where will we find Iceman at the start of this new series? Will readers see some familiar supporting faces?

Sina Grace: Iceman got to try his hand being a leader in the pages of X-MEN: GOLD. While he’s fine enough running a team, he knows it’s not where his strengths are best put to use. He’s still sorting out how he fits in this world when he discovers that Morlocks are disappearing in the sewers. What he uncovers in the catacombs is far more terrifying than he could have imagined. From there? Things get really bad.

Readers can expect to see more relationship evolution with Kitty Pryde. They are not always gonna be on the same side of an argument. For anyone who had read interviews with me answering the question of who I’d really want to play with…just you wait for the cover unveil for issue #2!

Oh, and Jubilee makes a cute cameo at the end of issue #1. Am I allowed to share that?

Marvel.com: Bishop teams up with Bobby at the start of the new book—what do he and Bobby have in common? What makes their dynamic unique?

Sina Grace: They’ve been teammates in various iterations through the years, and in this first issue, Bobby is leading Bishop on their mission. Is Bishop cool with that? Is Bobby capable of telling Bishop what to do? Are there subtext issues to address? It’s gonna be lit.

I think they’re gonna fun to have next to each other given Bobby’s new context. Exploring identity is a huge theme in this series, and Bishop’s a perfect character to have bounce off Bobby…not only ‘cuz he’s kind of more straight-laced than Iceman, but because he’s also this guy trying to establish himself in a world he’s not from. That’s something Bobby can relate to after having to come out to every single human being in his life.

Marvel.com: A great hallmark of your Iceman stories is emotional honesty—something that can be really difficult thing to pull off visually in a comic. To that end, what are your thoughts on Nathan Stockman’s work so far? How have you enjoyed working with him?

Sina Grace: I’m vibing super hard with Nathan! Each ICEMAN artist brought different strengths, with Nate readers will see all of the dynamism of the previous arcs with an added layer of levity. To me, this arc is a reward—a celebration. We are going to have fun. All that being said, because Nathan’s so gosh-darned versatile, expect no end to the deeply personal and emotional beats that folks appreciated in the first run. Like, from the layout stages he has made me do a literal LOL and also given me chills on a page with the reveal of [REDACTED]. Nathan’s character designs are also super bold and unique…It’s like if his pages of SPIDEY had a baby with his work on X-MEN: BLUE and the baby also was born with omega-level powers. Love him.

Pre-order ICEMAN, by Sina Grace and Nathan Stockman, with your local comic shop ahead of the new series’ launch on September 12!

Behold Thor #1 on Marvel’s The Pull List

Jun 13 2018

Rejoice! Marvel’s The Pull List is here!

Celebrate THOR #1 with a new episode of the podcast, in which Tucker and guest-host Jamie Frevele preview June 13’s new comic releases including THOR, DOMINO, EXILES, VENOM, and all the other books that’ll be waiting for you in stores on New Comic Book Day!

Watch the video version of Marvel’s The Pull List above, then dive into the full audio episode below.

Check out the full list of what’s available from Marvel this week:

MARVEL PRINT COMICS ON-SALE (6/13/18)
• DARTH VADER #17
• DEADPOOL: ASSASSIN #1
• DOMINO #3
• EXILES #4
• HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: ADAMANTIUM AGENDA #2
• INFINITY COUNTDOWN: DARKHAWK #2
• MARVEL 2-IN-ONE ANNUAL #1
• MARVEL RISING: ALPHA #1
• NEW MUTANTS: DEAD SOULS #4
• OLD MAN LOGAN #41
• PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #305
• THE PUNISHER #226
• QUICKSILVER: NO SURRENDER #2
• S.H.I.E.L.D. BY HICKMAN & WEAVER #6
• SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #34
• STAR WARS: THRAWN #5
• THOR #1
• THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #33
• VENOM #2
• X-MEN: BLUE #29
• TRUE BELIEVERS: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP – ‘TIL DEATH DO US PART #1
• TRUE BELIEVERS: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP – ON THE TRAIL OF THE SPIDER-MAN #1

COLLECTIONS
• THE ASTONISHING ANT-MAN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION
• DAKOTA NORTH: DESIGN FOR DYING
• DEFENDERS VOL. 2: KINGPINS OF NEW YORK
• INVINCIBLE IRON MAN: IRONHEART VOL. 2 – CHOICES
• MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ANT-MAN/GIANT-MAN VOL. 3 (HC)
• MIGHTY THOR VOL. 5: THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR (HC)
• MS. MARVEL VOL. 4 (HC)
• THOR EPIC COLLECTION: WORLDENGINE

ON THE MARVEL APP
• BLACK GOLIATH (1976) #2-5
• DAKOTA NORTH (1986) #1-5
• MARVEL FEATURE (1971) #4-9
• AVENGERS/SQUADRON SUPREME ANNUAL ’98 #1

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS 
• AVENGERS: THE CONTEST
• FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: WALT SIMONSON VOL. 1
• FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: WALT SIMONSON VOL. 2
• FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES: WALT SIMONSON VOL. 3
• THOR: THE WARRIORS THREE

FRESHLY DIGITIZED COMICS ON MARVEL UNLIMITED
• AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: VENOM INC. ALPHA #1
• ASTONISHING X-MEN #6
• AVENGERS #674
• AVENGERS/SQUADRON SUPREME ANNUAL (1998) #1
• BLACK BOLT #8
• CAPTAIN AMERICA #696
• CAPTAIN MARVEL (1989) #1
• CAPTAIN MARVEL (1994) #1
• DARTH VADER #9
• DOCTOR STRANGE #382
• GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #148
• HAWKEYE #13
• ICEMAN #8
• INHUMANS: ONCE AND FUTURE KINGS #5
• IRON FIST #75
• MARVEL FEATURE (1971) #10-4
• MASTER OF KUNG FU (1974) #49-39
• POWER PACK (1984) #46
• SPIDER-MAN #235
• SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #3
• THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #23
• THOR: THE LEGEND (1996) #1
• WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) #37
• X-MEN: GOLD #17

Subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts, download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts, or tune in on SoundCloud!

The Wasp Returns to Comics This October

Jun 13 2018

Marvel Comics fans have been hoping for a return of the latest woman wearing the Wasp costume — Nadia van Dyne! Back by popular demand, the young Super Hero is making a buzzworthy return written by Jeremy Whitley with art by Gurihiru. Nadia will be teaming up with her Agents of G.I.R.L. as well as her stepmother, Janet van Dyne AKA the original Wasp, to uncover a mysterious connection between A.I.M. and Nadia’s father, Hank Pym. THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1, the first in an ongoing series, will fly into stores on October 3, but we have an inside look at Nadia’s new adventures and some previews of the art!

Marvel.com: What kinds of adventures is Nadia going to be having this time around, and how will her “hive” of friends be involved?

Jeremy Whitley: They’re science ladies having science adventures! All of our Agents of G.I.R.L. are back, and they’re all on the same mission: to change the world through science. They’re also going to be Nadia’s back-up in the field in ways that are new to this volume. It’s always useful to have four of the smartest scientists in the world in your earpiece, but we’ve got a few other ways for them to get in on the action.

So much of the first volume was about assembling the team and saving Ying — this will be one of our first real chances to see G.I.R.L. in action out in the world.  We’re gonna have so much fun!

Marvel.com: We’re all excited to see Nadia shine on her own, but will any familiar faces be giving her a helping hand?

Whitley: Our goal with the adventures Nadia has are, as in the first volume, to combine the young and vibrant part of the current Marvel Universe with the heritage and fun of the Marvel Universe that she inherits from her family tree. Between Janet, Hank, Scott, Cassie, and Jarvis, Nadia has a ton of Avengers history around her. Also, Mockingbird’s sticking around as a mentor in the lab, so count on some killer chemistry and things getting hit with sticks!

Marvel.com: Can you discuss the villains and challenges Nadia will face? Will there be anyone we’ll recognize?

Whitley: I think we’ll have some surprising returns from the first volume, as we not only deal with some of Nadia’s history in the Red Room, but with the revitalization of A.I.M. under a familiar face that Nadia last saw inside of a giant robot. Beyond that, we want to bring in some family classics and some new blood as well. Nothing is quite as much fun as making new villains to plague the Marvel Universe.

Marvel.com: Will we learn more about Nadia’s past with the Red Room?

Whitley: “Absolutely…” he says coyly, “but I can’t tell you here.  They might be listening.”

Art by Gurihiru
Art by Gurihiru
Art by Gurihiru

Art by Gurihiru
Art by Gurihiru

Marvel.com: What kind of arc will Nadia experience throughout her series? Did your plotting and writing go the way you’d planned, or did you change direction along the way?

Whitley: I think we’re going to see a lot more of the Nadia we got to know in the last two issues of the first volume, one who doesn’t have all of the answers. It wasn’t so long ago that Nadia was a part-time Avenger with very few social obligations. Now she’s a Champion, has responsibilities with G.I.R.L., and has a lot more people in her life than she ever has before. A lot of this first story is going to be about how Nadia reacts to having so many more commitments in her life. We’re also going to deal a lot more with what she’s inherited from Hank, both in her civilian life and as the Wasp.  Hank’s had more than his fair share of enemies — and right now, he’s off making more.

Marvel.com: How will Nadia get to show off her science and technology skills in addition to her Super Hero skills? Do all of her skills work hand-in-hand or do they ever cause her to feel some sort of conflict? (Meaning, would a teenage girl with a scientific mind ever overthink a Super Hero mission?)

Whitley: I think Nadia considers herself a scientist first, and her superheroics are an extension of that. I like to think of her as coming from the same school as characters like Mr. Fantastic and Ant-Man, where what makes them super has as much to do with what’s in the brain as anything else.

The other component to this when it comes to Nadia is that, when possible, she prefers to settle things nonviolently. If she can talk to or make friends with someone that she’s supposed to be fighting, she absolutely will. So, I would say, Nadia’s brain IS what makes her a Super Hero, even when she’s not using science to solve the problem.

Marvel.com: Gurihiru is doing the art for THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP – how did you work with them to create Nadia’s new look and how do you think the artwork sets the tone for the series?

Whitley: I had the immense pleasure of working with Gurihiru once before on the first project I ever work on for SECRET WARS: SECRET LOVE. I learned that Gurihiru have an amazing sense of style and that the project will probably be served best by me telling them what I need and letting them fill in the blanks. We went back and forth on the designs just a little, but only to get them finely attuned. I credit them with looking at Elsa’s work on the first volume and seeing how they could make those looks fresh and new.  I think they’ve done a tremendous job.

THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #1, written by Jeremy Whitley with art by Gurihiru, will go on sale October 3! Check in with your local comic book shop to pre-order your copy!

‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ Is Freeform’s Best-Ever Digital Debut in Network’s History

Jun 13 2018

The debut of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” ranked as Freeform’s biggest series launch in over two years in Total Viewers (1.64 million). In fact, the series’ opener stood as Freeform’s most-watched drama telecast on any night since the series finale of “Pretty Little Liars” in June 2017.

In the first three days after its launch, “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” stood as the best-ever digital debut in Freeform history (716,000 starts) and generated 7.3 million views across linear and digital platforms. The series was Thursday’s No. 1 most-social scripted series with 112,000 engagements across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr.

Competitively, “Cloak & Dagger” opened as Thursday’s No. 1 cable program among Teens 12-17 (151,000/0.62 rating), the No. 1 scripted series on cable among Women 18-49 (439,000/0.68 rating) and as the No. 1 original scripted cable series among Women 18-34 (165,000/0.47 rating), Adults 18-49 (737,000/0.57 rating), Adults 18-34 (261,000/0.38 rating), Persons 12-34 (412,000/0.44 rating) and Females 12-34 (249,000/0.53 rating).

After three days of TV playback, “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” jumped by +78% in Total Viewers over its L+SD average (872,000 to 1.56 million in L+3) to post the largest-ever L+3 lift of any Freeform debut.

Brand new episodes of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” air exclusively on Freeform Thursdays at 8p/7c! Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” and Marvel Television! Be sure to follow @CloakandDagger on Twitter and like the official “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” Facebook page!

Eat the Universe: The Punisher’s Italian Wedding Soup

Jun 13 2018

Get some sweet revenge with today’s episode of Marvel’s Eat the Universe!

In the latest installment of the show, comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder join celebrity chef Justin Warner for a little Punisher-inspired fare!

In celebration of Frank Castle’s Italian roots, the trio craft a delicious Italian Wedding Soup. And the result is worthy fuel for some hardcore vigilante heroism!

Watch the episode above, then dive into the recipe below to try it yourself! And for stand-up tour dates, go to www.DanSoder.com and www.BigJayComedy.com!

For the broth:
– 3lbs beef marrow bones, split (but any beef bones will do)
– 1 onion, split
– 1 inch knob of gigner, split
– 4 cloves of garlic, smashed
– 1 stick cinnamon
– 5 cloves
– 3 pods cardamom
– 20 black peppercorns
– 4 pods star anise
– kosher salt, for punishing
– water to cover

For the meatballs:
– 1/2 lbs ground beef
– 1/2 lbs ground pork
– 2TB minced parsley
– 2TB minced basil
– 1/2 cup Parmesan
– 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs (or whatever)
– 1 egg
– kosher salt, for punishing
– ground black pepper, also for punishing

For the greenery:
– 1 head escarole, ripped up and wiped clean

For the egg stracciatella:
– 2 eggs
– 1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Instructions:
(If you don’t have a pressure cooker, no big deal. Simply follow the instructions but allow the stock to simmer in a stock pot for about 3 hours, then follow the directions from the point of pressure release.)

Combine all of the broth ingredients in the pressure cooker and fill with water until the ingredients are covered. Lock the lid on the pressure cooker, set to high pressure, and cook for 15 minutes once pressure is obtained.

Meanwhile, make the meatballs. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients with a tender touch. The more you mash, the tougher the meatballs, or at least that’s what Frank Castle told me. Season the mixture with plenty of salt and pepper, and maybe just a little more than you think.

Roll into balls and refrigerate until it’s time to finish the soup.

Next, make the stracciatella by mixing together the cheese and eggs, then refrigerate until you are ready to finish the soup.

Once the broth has cooked, carefully strain out the veggies, spices and bones. Any little bits of meat or marrow stuck to the bones are good to eat with a little salt and make a fine mini-boss reward, because you are about half way done with this recipe.

Once the broth is strained, transfer to a container to cool. Once cool, a hard layer of fat will form on top. I like a fair amount of fat in my soup, but you can scrape it all off and add as much as you like once the soup is hot.

Reheat the broth to a boil, then add the meatballs one by one. Once the broth returns to a boil, punish with more salt and pepper to taste. Finish by adding the escarole and the slowly drizzling the egg stracciatella while stirring. Serve immediately with a side of revenge for a complete meal.

David Fights the Future in Tuesday Night’s ‘Legion’ Season 2 Finale

Jun 12 2018

The brewing conflict between David Haller (Dan Stevens) and the Shadow King (Navid Negahban) comes to a head Tuesday night on FX, in the “Legion” Season 2 finale! You can check out a new preview for the episode above, as David fights the future.

Written by Noah Hawley and directed by Keith Gordon, “Legion” – “Chapter 19” airs Tuesday, June 12 at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX.

For more on “Legion,” which was recently renewed for Season 3, watch Earth’s Mightiest Show‘s interview with Dan Stevens and also be sure to read our look at the comic book history of the Shadow King!

You can follow “Legion” on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Harlem’s Hero is Caught in the Middle in New ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ Season 2 Trailer

Jun 12 2018

With ten days to go until “Marvel’s Luke Cage” returns with new episodes on Friday, June 22 on Netflix, a brand new trailer is here for Season 2 of the series.

Watch the trailer above to get a bigger look at what to expect in Season 2, as Luke finds himself caught in the middle of the escalating conflict between Mariah (Alfre Woodard) and the powerful new threat known as Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir).

In “Marvel’s Luke Cage” Season 2, after clearing his name, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) has become a celebrity on the streets of Harlem with a reputation as bulletproof as his skin. But being so well known has only increased the pressure he feels to protect the community. With the rise of a formidable new foe, Luke is forced to confront the fine line that separates a hero from a villain.

“Marvel’s Luke Cage” is Executive Produced by series Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker (“SouthLAnd,” “Ray Donovan”) along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Daredevil”), and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Daredevil”).

You can see Luke Cage in action in “Marvel’s Luke Cage” Season 1 and “Marvel’s The Defenders,” now streaming on Netflix. Follow @LukeCage on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Luke Cage” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.

PlayStation E3 2018 Showcase Reveals Gameplay Footage from Marvel’s Spider-Man

Jun 12 2018

We’re nearing closer to the September 7 release of Marvel’s Spider-Man! True Believers, we know you’ve been patiently waiting to get your hands on the upcoming blockbuster action game from Marvel Games, Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Wait no longer! The PlayStation E3 Showcase just wrapped – and we couldn’t be more thrilled to close out the evening delighting our fans with gaming greatness from our friendly neighborhood webslinger. The gameplay was intense and we can’t wait to share it with you, our trusty online fans!

Take a moment to watch the gameplay footage above (or ten more times).

Things are heating up as we near September 7! What exactly is Spidey up against? As you can see, Peter’s got his hands full with a bunch of Super Villains who he helped put away suddenly making a jail break from the maximum-security RAFT and disrupting the fragile peace NYC has had the past 8 years under Spidey’s jurisdiction. No matter what Earth we’re on – 5 vs. 1 is hardly fair.

Who are these charming individuals (strutting around in brand-new, original suit designs) throwing a wrench into Peter Parker’s peaceful existence, you ask? We’ve got Rhino, Scorpion, Vulture, and Electro joining Mister Negative in the game. The gameplay video introduces a mysterious sixth villain pulling the strings. You’ll have to wait a little bit longer to learn more about the sixth villain, Marvelites.

For fans at E3 in Los Angeles this week, there is a playable demo in the PlayStation booth. Swing around parts of Manhattan, infiltrate enemy bases, tackle research assignments for Harry Osborn, and boss-battle with the Shocker himself. Don’t miss out on grabbing physical copies of the Daily Bugle that’s ripped from the world of Marvel’s Spider-Man the day after the RAFT breakout. You can also peep the Daily Bugle series on the Marvel’s Spider-Man web page. Check back every month through September for new digital issues.

Great ready to be greater! Pre-Order Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 here and unlock a Spidey Suit Pack, the Spider-Drone gadget, skill points to spend on Spidey’s skill tree, as well as a PS4 theme and PSN avatar!

Keep it on Marvel.com for all things Marvel’s Spider-Man and check out these screenshots from the game below!



More Than An Anniversary

Jun 12 2018

Marvel Studios’ 10th Anniversary celebrates a decade of Marvel Studios’ films starting with “Iron Man” released in 2008 through to the “Avengers” untitled film in 2019. Join Disney Movie Rewards in celebrating 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with special content, trivia, and more on www.MarvelStudios10.com.

Suit up today and enter the Marvel Studios’ 10 Years of Fandom Sweepstakes for a chance to win a private screening for you and up to 100 friends to see Marvel Studios’ “Ant Man and The Wasp” at your closest Regal Cinema! The Marvel Studios’ 10 Years of Fandom Sweepstakes will run through October 31, 2018 with new heroic prizes announced on June 29 and July 31! Enter now here.

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