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Cut Loose with Joe Satriani on Episode 129.5 of This Week in Marvel (Tue, 22 Apr 2014)
Download Episode 129.5 of This Week in Marvel Ryan and Blake get to hang out with Grammy-nominated guitarist Joe Satriani as he tells them all about loving the Silver Surfer, his new box set and more! Download episode #129.5 of This Week in Marvel from Marvel.com, check out Marvel Podcast Centralgrab the TWiM RSS feed and subscribe to This Week in Marvel on iTunes or Zune, so you never miss an episode! This Week in Marvel will focus on delivering all the Marvel info on news and new releases--from comics to video games to toys to TV to film and beyond! New episodes will be released every Tuesday and Thursday (or so) and TWiM is co-hosted by Marvel Digital Media Group Executive Editorial Director Ryan "Agent M" Penagos and Marvel.com Editor Ben Morse with Manager, Video & Content Production Blake Garris and Editor Marc Strom.   We also want your feedback, as well as questions for us to answer on future episodes! Tweet your questions, comments and thoughts about TWiM to @AgentM@BenJMorse or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!
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Wish Angela A Happy Birthday! (Tue, 22 Apr 2014)
Happy Birthday Angela It takes a lot to confound the citizens of the Marvel Universe, and very few heroes have done as good a job of that as Angela. She doesn't appear on any records and she's the only member of her species in existence, which makes sense considering the circumstances under which the warrior-born made her way to our universe! Angela first appeared in the Marvel Universe last year in AGE OF ULTRON #10. Thanks to a broken time stream – broken because of the super heroes' continued abuse – Angela made the jump into our dimension. Riding a giant monster's head, the fierce fighter came into contact with the Guardians of the Galaxy. This close encounter proved to be unlike any the ragtag band of heroes had ever encountered. Their computers could not identify Angela – a being a few dimensions removed from our own. Naturally, the Guardians assumed the worst. The Guardians' warrior woman in residence, Gamora, jumped into action against the perceived threat. The battle quickly escalated in the next issue, as every one of Gamora's teammates jumped into the fray. The fracas played out under the Watcher's fearful gaze. Only the team's combined efforts could contain Angela's overwhelming power. The Watcher then clued the team into their new redheaded captive's mysterious origin. The renegade heroes placed Angela in a force field and began to ask her questions and annoy her with pop culture references – sometimes you just can't stop Peter Quill from being Peter Quill. Angela opened up about her origin, revealing herself to be a warrior angel from the dimension called Heven. She recognized Earth after landing in our dimension, and only sought it out because she wanted to see the myths of her childhood come to life. She bore no ill will towards Earth, its inhabitants, or even her captors. Quill set Angela free and took the lost angel to New York City. There, Star-Lord gave Angela a communicator, urging her to contact them should the need arise. Since their fight-filled first encounter, Angela has become one of the Guardians' few kinda-trusted allies. The team's used her imperceptible nature to throw enemy ships off guard, priming them for attack. If Angela's homesick, she's keeping it to herself – and letting her fists do the talking. Check out Angela's continuing adventures in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!
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See What's Freshly Digitized for 4/21/14 (Mon, 21 Apr 2014)
See What's Freshly Digitized for 4/21/14 Already plowed through the thousands of comics available in Marvel Unlimited? Fret not, Marvelites! We add new books into the collection every week to keep you up to your neck in digitized comics! Now, you can expect an array of new issues every Monday, along with a sneak peek of what's to come the following week. Stay abreast of all Unlimited releases by checking out the Marvel Unlimited Calendar! DAREDEVIL (2011) #32 FF (2012) #13 INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK (2012) #14 INFINITY: HEIST (2013) #2 INFINITY: THE HUNT (2013) #3 MARVEL: NOW WHAT?! (2013) #1 NOVA (2013) #9 SAVAGE WOLVERINE (2013) #10 SCARLET SPIDER (2012) #23 SECRET AVENGERS (2013) #10 SUPERIOR CARNAGE (2013) #4 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN (2013) #19 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN (2013) #20 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN TEAM-UP (2013) #5 THUNDERBOLTS (2012) #17 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN (2011) #28 UNCANNY X-MEN (2013) #13 X-MEN LEGACY (2012) #18 Check out the full Marvel Unlimited library today!
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Enter the Chronos Corps in Uncanny Avengers #19 (Mon, 21 Apr 2014)
Uncanny Avengers #19 Kang the Conqueror has returned, and he’s brought some friends! This week, the blockbuster “Avenge the Earth” arc continues in UNCANNY AVENGERS #19, from the "New York Times"-best selling creative team of Rick Remender and Daniel Acuña! Assembled from the splintered fringes of time and space comes Kang’s Chronos Corps, and they’ve arrived on Planet X with a terrible offer. Now, Havok must reunite the surviving members of the Uncanny Avengers in a race against time to save the planet! But with Magneto and his human hunting X-Force closing in, how far is Havok willing to go to save all he holds dear? No fan can afford to miss the epic UNCANNY AVENGERS #19, on-sale this week! UNCANNY AVENGERS #19 (FEB140716) Written by RICK REMENDER Art & Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA Variant Cover by AGUSTIN ALESSIO (FEB140717) FOC – 03/31/14 On-Sale - 04/23/14
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Follow the History of Daredevil Pt. 1 (Mon, 21 Apr 2014)
Follow the History of Daredevil Pt. 1 In 1964, Marvel premiered one of its enduring and exciting super heroes, Daredevil. Whether in his secret identity as blind lawyer Matt Murdock or using his enhanced radar senses, DD stood out from the crowd as an unrelenting crusader for justice. To celebrate 75 years of Marvel, 50 years of the Man Without Fear and the upcoming debut of Marvel’s “Daredevil” show on Netflix in 2015, we look back on the hero of Hell’s Kitchen’s remarkable history! Behind the sprawling story of Daredevil, the Man Without Fear, stands the remarkable figure of Matt Murdock, blind attorney and champion of the innocent. The hero’s many adventures represent a long battle against adversity, one man’s struggle to overcome handicaps and bring justice to his city. In his first year as Daredevil, Murdock acquired both friends and enemies alike, ones that would haunt him for many years to come. In DAREDEVIL #1, New York’s street-level criminals met a strange figure in a striking costume and took their first lumps from his amazing athletic abilities and his trick Billy club. In reality, Matt Murdock, the son of prizefighter “Battling” Jack Murdock, lost his own sight while saving a blind man from an oncoming truck, but gained almost-supernatural heightened senses from its radioactive payload. After the murder of his father by a crook named the Fixer, Matt won his law degree and created another identity to win justice for his father: Daredevil! Murdock joined with his friend Foggy Nelson to form their own law practice, which also introduced him to Karen Page, the new secretary and the woman that would soon change Matt’s life forever. When the Fantastic Four sought a lawyer in DAREDEVIL #2 to go over their lease on the Baxter Building, Murdock ran afoul of Electro, one of Spider-Man’s new costumed adversaries. As Daredevil, Matt confronted the electrified crook at the FF’s headquarters, while inwardly he weighed the pros and cons of an eye operation Karen suggested. In the end, our hero beat Electro, but lost his clients’ patronage. New York’s financial district quaked under the unswerving gaze of the Owl in DAREDEVIL #3, as the business wizard set up others to take falls and line his own pockets with filthy lucre. When an accused Owl chose Matt Murdock to defend him in court, Daredevil took on the case, rescuing Karen Page from the criminal’s clutches and beating the man at his own game. Meanwhile, a mutual attraction grew between Matt and Karen, though neither of them would speak of it aloud to each other. The coming of Killgrave the Purple Man in DAREDEVIL #4 offered yet another challenge for the neophyte hero. Killgrave’s very voice could control others’ actions, including Karen, so DD rushed headlong into the Purple Man’s small army of stooges to save her from leaping off a building at his command. In the aftermath of the struggle, Matt learned of Foggy’s growing love for their secretary, and turned away from them to walk his own, lonely path. Daredevil’s first year on the job wrapped up with a “one man crime wave” perpetrated by a daring villain dressed as a bullfighting matador. In DAREDEVIL #5, our hero discovered the Matador to be something of a 20th century Robin Hood, but when he conceived of a foolhardy plan to out Daredevil himself as the crook, he brought the Matador’s egotistical wrath down on his own head. After finally besting his opponent in personal combat, Matt chose to try and look past Foggy’s intentions to ask Karen to marry him. Read more DAREDEVIL (1963) on Marvel Unlimited
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Celebrate the Return of Spider-Man with Digital Sales (Mon, 21 Apr 2014)
Celebrate the Return of Spider-Man Don’t miss Peter Parker’s return to action as the greatest super hero of all-time in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1, on-sale April 30! Celebrate the start of this all-new era for Spidey! Journey through his past glories and tragedies including his origin, his first true love and his replacement by his deadliest foe! From now until May 5, get these spectacular collections: 4/21-5/5 - SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: MY OWN WORST ENEMY 4/21-5/5 - SPIDER-MAN: BLUE 4/21-5/5 - AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: THE MOVIE PRELUDE 4/21-5/5 - ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: POWER AND RESPONSIBILITY 4/21-5/5 - AMAZING SPIDER-MAN MASTERWORKS VOL. 1 Stay tuned for more superior deals and news about Peter’s triumphant return!
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Before He Dies, Go Back To Work with the Watcher (Mon, 21 Apr 2014)
Go Back To Work With The Watcher It's Monday, and that means that you've had to find the strength to shake off the after effects of a weekend well spent just to get back into shape for the weekday work-athon. It's tough, sure, but it's a fact of life – one that isn't lost on super humans either. Yep, Mondays mean back to work for super heroes too, as they trade in their uniforms for something more business casual. One would think that with a job description as simple as "just watch," the extraterrestrial being named Uatu would have it easy. No co-workers, no customer service – heck, his oath of non-interference means that it's his job to do nothing! But as longtime Marvel readers know, Uatu ditches his post all too often to warn Earth of impending doom. The Watcher might just be the worst employee in the Marvel Universe. Uatu first bent the rules in FANTASTIC FOUR #20 when he alerted Marvel's first family to the threat of the Molecule Man. The next threat, though, blew right past the zigzag faced villain on the Watcher's Earth-is-doomed-ometer. With Galactus, the devourer of worlds, salivating at the thought of chowing down on his assigned planet, Uatu intervened and helped the FF with their world-saving effort. The Watcher tried on a different really big hat when he acted as Reed Richards' lawyer in an intergalactic courtroom. Charged with saving Galactus' life and therefore causing billions of deaths, Mr. Fantastic needed all the help he could get. Fortunately for Reed, Uatu's strong sense of justice and empathy made him a much better defense attorney than Watcher. However, Uatu couldn't do much to clear his own name when his hundreds of infractions caught up with him in FANTASTIC FOUR #400. His bosses stripped him of his duties after he took the life of a rogue Watcher trying to destroy Earth. Some days at work are better than others. On some days, the Watcher gets to sit back and treat the Earth like a premium cable package. On other days, he gets to play the hero by intervening with dire matters. And then there are days like the one depicted in HULK #4 – days where the Watcher gets straight up punched in the face by a Hulk. Come to think of it, customer service doesn't sound so bad after all. Check out the Watcher's exit interview in ORIGINAL SIN #0, on sale this Wednesday! 
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Follow the History of Ant-Man Pt. 1 (Fri, 18 Apr 2014)
Follow the History of Ant-Man Pt. 1 In 1962, the legacy of Ant-Man began; today, over five decades later, the legend has come to encompass multiple heroes and will take shape as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2015. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Marvel as well as prepare for Marvel’s “Ant-Man,” coming to theaters on July 17, 2015, learn all about the history of this unique hero. Scientist, inventor, Avenger: as Ant-Man, Hank Pym founded an identity that served him well at the beginning of the new Heroic Age, one he subsequently bequeathed to others. Never quite standing as tall as his teammates like Iron Man, Thor, or the Hulk, Ant-Man nonetheless made an indelible imprint on the populace he swore to protect with his incredible discoveries and passion for science. Having discovered a growth potion in TALES TO ASTONISH #27, scientist Henry “Hank” Pym made the fateful decision to experiment with it on himself, shrinking him to insect-size and literally heading down an ant hole. That adventure made Pym pause and ponder the implications of everything he’d experienced among the miniscule beings whose home he’d inadvertently invaded. In TALES TO ASTONISH #35, Pym reconsidered his discovery and developed a special protective costume and helmet with which he could communicate with ants. Shrinking down to their size once again, he foiled the scheme of Russian agents to steal an anti-radiation formula as Ant-Man, a new champion for justice. Later, in TALES TO ASTONISH #36, he worked his potion into gas form and continued to help the police department against such menaces as Comrade X and the racketeer called the Protector. Ant-Man faced off against the first real challenge to his intellect in TALES TO ASTONISH #38 when he met Egghead, a criminal genius who sought out the super hero to defeat him for a mob of gangsters. A string of strange cases followed, as Pym combated the likes of the Scarlet Beetle in TALES TO ASTONISH #39, the other-dimensional Kulla in TALES TO ASTONISH #41, and the Master of Time in TALES TO ASTONISH #43. Under siege by the gigantic alien Kosmos in TALES TO ASTONISH #44, Ant-Man took on a partner. The beautiful Janet Van Dyne, who’d just lost her father to Kosmos’ brusque entry into our world, became the Wasp and stood alongside Ant-Man to defeat the alien criminal. Hank and Janet also began to fall in love with each other, bonding as a super heroic duo like none other. Egghead returned in TALES TO ASTONISH #45 to fight Ant-Man and the Wasp, and the diminutive hero aided the Fantastic Four against Doctor Doom and his subjugation of a microscopic world in FANTASTIC FOUR #16. After a few more challenges, Pym and Van Dyne joined with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to found the Avengers, the first great super team of the new era, as seen in AVENGERS #1. After defeating the Porcupine in TALES TO ASTONISH #48, Ant-Man continued to develop his technology and made the first of many identity changes in TALES TO ASTONISH #49. Now able to grow to a fantastic height as well as shrink, Pym renamed himself Giant Man, though he still operated as Ant-Man for a short while when he operated at reduced size in special circumstances. Eventually, though, he abandoned the Ant-Man persona in favor of the great potential of Giant Man and introduced the identity to his fellow heroes in AVENGERS #2. For the most part, Pym continued to operate beyond the Ant-Man name, save for rare occasions such as AVENGERS #93, when he re-adopted the role to examine the Vision from the inside during the Kree-Skrull War, and then years later when he succumbed to mind control under the artificial brain of Ultron, one of his own robotic creations, in AVENGERS #161 and #162. Then, with no memory of adventures as Giant Man, he once again wore the mask of Ant-Man until the Avengers set him right and together they defeated Ultron. Finally, believing he’d set aside his first super heroic persona forever, Pym met a young man who’d pick up the legacy of Ant-Man and make it his own… Read more TALES TO ASTONISH on Marvel Unlimited
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Attend a Marvel Unlimited+ Members Only Event at C2E2 2014 (Fri, 18 Apr 2014)
Attend a Marvel Unlimited+ Members Only Event Are you a member of Marvel Unlimited+? If not, sign up now and then get set for a special members only event at C2E2 2014! Get the full details below! Marvel Unlimited+ MEMBERS ONLY Event* 10:45 – 11:45 AM on Sunday, April 27 Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos, and top Marvel creators including Charles Soule (INHUMAN), Jason Latour (WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN), James Robinson (FANTASTIC FOUR), Mike Perkins (ORIGINAL SINS), Mitch Gerads (PUNISHER), Ryan Stegman (WOLVERINE) and Todd Nauck (NIGHTCRAWLER) for a private panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise, sneak peeks of upcoming comics, Q&A Session to answer all your burning questions and more surprises to be announced. Not to be missed! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email at the Marvel Booth for a ticket to the event.  *Panel line-up is subject to change. Merchandise available while supplies last. Must have event pass for entry.  Marvel Unlimited+ at C2E2 Marvel Unlimited+ at C2E2 Marvel Unlimited+ C2E2 2014 event pass
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Who Are the All-New Young Guns? (Fri, 18 Apr 2014)
Who Are the All-New Young Guns? Meet your newest class of Young Guns during C2E2 2014 on April 24 through 27! Previous Young Guns have included Jim Cheung, Olivier Coipel and Steve McNiven--now a new group will join their ranks! Stay tuned to Marvel.com next weekend during C2E2 to find out who will comprise the All-New Young Guns, and what they've got in store for Marvel!
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Rocket into the Cosmic Unknown with Cyclops #1 (Fri, 18 Apr 2014)
Cyclops #1 This May, experience the ongoing adventures of young Scott Summers in CYCLOPS #1, the first issue of an all-new series from Eisner Award-winning writer Greg Rucka and artist Russell Dauterman spinning directly out of the blockbuster crossover “The Trial of Jean Grey”! After clashing with the Shi’ar on the edge of deep space, Scott Summers is about to encounter the last person he’d ever expect to meet – his space pirate father! Long thought dead, Corsair, leader of that intergalactic band of misfits the Starjammers, has returned! And he’s got a new recruit in the form of his son, young Cyclops himself! Scott Summers is leaving the X-Men behind to stay in space and learn a few valuable lessons from dad: 1) How to shave, 2) How to talk to women, 3) How to steal a Badoon spaceship. “I’m beyond excited for readers to see how Greg and Russell are collaborating with this book,” says Editor Jeanine Schaefer. “Greg is absolutely on fire, hitting every beat you would ever want from a space opera meets intergalactic road trip; and a star is born with Russell’s work here – when he’s huge people are going to be coming back to this series again and again.” Don’t miss one moment of the high adventure in deep space as Rucka and Dauterman kick off the newest cosmic adventure this May in the action packed CYCLOPS #1! CYCLOPS #1 (MAR140645) Written by GREG RUCKA Art by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN Cover by ALEXANDER LOZANO Variant Covers by SKOTTIE YOUNG (MAR140647) And GREG LAND (MAR140646) On-Sale This May!
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Wish Warpath a Happy 30th Birthday and Follow His Rocky Road to the X-Men (Fri, 18 Apr 2014)
Wish Warpath A Happy 30th Birthday! There aren't many legacy heroes filling out the ranks of the uncanny X-Men, which makes the mutant known as Warpath truly unique amongst the unique. With his superhuman strength, speed, durability, and fighting skills, James Proudstar has served on a number of X-Men affiliated teams: X-Force, the X-Corps, Wolverine's black ops X-Force squad, and the X-Men proper. But as the younger brother of the fallen X-Man codenamed Thunderbird, he hasn't always been a stalwart supporter of Professor Xavier's dream. James Proudstar first appeared thirty years ago in NEW MUTANTS #16, by Chris Claremont and Sal Buscema. The issue marked the debut of the Hellions, the Hellfire Club's teen team of misguided mutants, with Proudstar following the White Queen's wishes. Using his deceased brother's codename, Thunderbird II joined the Hellions as part of an elaborate plan for vengeance. But first, T-Bird had to tangle with Xavier's protégés, the New Mutants, who had snuck onto the Massachusetts Academy campus to rescue Kitty Pryde from the White Queen. Proudstar took out Sunspot, the team's heavy-hitter, with one hit, demonstrating that John Proudstar's little brother packed a big punch. But James' inexperience got the better of him when he let Rahne Sinclair's half wolf form catch him off guard. Go easy on the kid – he'd just come to Massachusetts and they didn’t have half-wolf girls with thick Irish accents on the Apache reservation he grew up on. The crack's in Proudstar's tough demeanor began to show when Sunspot went up against the Hellion called Roulette. She took great pleasure in throwing the New Mutant into a state of agony, but her ruthlessness didn't sit right with James. James Proudstar's connection to the X-Man Thunderbird became clear in the next issue, when the White Queen confronted her charges about their skirmish with the now captive New Mutants. Proudstar's protests fell on deaf ears, and before he knew it he found himself in another altercation with Xavier's students. The Mutants hastened their escape plan as soon as big time baddie Sebastian Shaw arrived on the scene. The New Mutants and Kitty Pryde's extreme desire to escape from the Hellions planted a seed of doubt in James Proudstar's mind. He wouldn't remain with the villainess for much longer; in fact, after a failed attempt on Xavier's life in UNCANNY X-MEN #193, Proudstar would forever flee from the influence of the Hellfire Club. He changed his name to Warpath and joined up with the remnants of the New Mutants in NEW MUTANTS #99, just in time for that team to turn into Cable's X-Force. Since then, Warpath's been a force for good in the Marvel Universe as he continues to honor his brother's memory. Check out some of Warpath's more heroic adventures in X-FORCE and X-MEN!
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Marvel Returns to WonderCon this Weekend (Thu, 17 Apr 2014)
Marvel Returns to WonderCon this Weekend This week, Marvel returns to Anaheim for Wondercon 2014! Today, Marvel is proud to unveil our panel schedule full of the hottest creators in the industry, bringing fans an exciting chance to hear from their favorite All-New Marvel NOW! writers, artists and editors. That’s right True Believer – you can’t afford to miss out on this year’s star studded Marvel panels! If you’ve never experienced a Marvel panel live, you don’t know what you’re missing! Stop by for a Q&A with your favorite creators and as always, fun surprises! Please note, all guests, times and rooms are subject to change. Saturday, April 19th MARVEL: All-New Marvel NOW! Time: 7:30pm Location: 300DE Want to start reading Marvel Comics?  There’s no better time than Marvel NOW! And there’s no better place to learn about all our thrilling and creatively diverse All-New Marvel NOW series than this panel! Panelists include Editor Sana Amanat and writers Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Amazing Spider-Man: Who Am I?, Ultimate FF), James Robinson (Fantastic Four, All-New Invaders), and Mark Waid (Daredevil, Hulk)! Sunday, April 20th MARVEL: Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way Time: 11:00am Location: 207 Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel?  Do you find yourself thinking "I could do that, if I knew how!"  Well, here's your chance! Join Editor Sana Amanat and panelists Kris Anka (X-Men), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Sam Humphries (Avengers A.I.), Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Richard Isanove (Savage Wolverine), Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), James Robinson (Fantastic Four, All-New Invaders), and Mark Waid (Daredevil, Hulk) to find out how to get your foot in the door at MARVEL!
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An Original Sin Reckoning Arrives in Avengers #29 (Thu, 17 Apr 2014)
Avengers #29 This May, the collision of the Avengers and New Avengers is imminent as untold treacheries come finally come to light. Marvel is proud to present your first look at AVENGERS #29, an Original Sin tie-in from the "New York Times" number one-bestselling creative team of Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Yu! To stop multiversal armageddon, the Illuminati, a secret cabal of the Marvel Universe’s greatest minds, had to do the unthinkable. To save a universe, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Mr. Fantastic, the Black Panther, Namor, the Beast and Black Bolt were forced to assemble the most terrifying weapon in the known universe – the Infinity Gauntlet! To protect their secret, they tampered with the memories of Captain America, erasing his knowledge of their terrible acts. But no secret stays buried forever. And Steve Rogers is about to discover the betrayal of his closest allies. Information held by the all-seeing Watcher has restored Steve Rogers memories – and the Illuminati’s days are numbered. What unfathomable secrets have Tony Stark and his inner circle been keeping? What will happen when the Marvel Universe at large discovers their treachery? Steve Rogers and Tony Stark are on a dangerous collision course – and before it’s over, only one of them will be left standing. The Earth-shattering clash of the Avengers and New Avengers is upon us, and it all starts here! But when the dust clears, is there still a world worth fighting for? Find out as Earth’s Mightiest are thrust headlong into Original Sin this May in AVENGERS #29! AVENGERS #29 (MAR140631) ORIGINAL SIN TIE-IN Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Art by LEINIL YU Cover by FRANK CHO Sketch Variant Also Available! (MAR140632) FOC – 04/21/04, On-Sale 05/14/14
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Download Episode 129 of This Week in Marvel (Thu, 17 Apr 2014)
Download Episode 129 of This Week in Marvel It's episode #129 of This Week in Marvel! Join Ryan and Ben as they look at the latest print and digital releases including HULK #1, MS. MARVEL #3, SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #21, WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON #3 and more, plus new additions to the Marvel Comics app and Marvel Unlimited! Also, it's the return of the This Week in Marvel Unlimited Reading Club, as the guys talk CAPTAIN AMERICA LIVES! Download episode #129 of This Week in Marvel from Marvel.com, grab the TWiM RSS feed and subscribe to This Week in Marvel on iTunes or Zune, so you never miss an episode! This Week in Marvel will focus on delivering all the Marvel info on news and new releases--from comics to video games to toys to TV to film and beyond! New episodes will be released every Thursday (or so) and TWiM is co-hosted by Marvel Digital Media Group Executive Editorial Director Ryan "Agent M" Penagos and Marvel.com Editor Ben Morse, along with Marvel.com Associate Editor Marc Strom and Manager, Video & Content Production Blake Garris. We also want your feedback, as well as questions for us to answer on future episodes! Tweet your questions, comments and thoughts about TWiM to @Agent_M@BenJMorse or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!Want more info on what's in this episode? Here you go:Print comic books and collections on sale this week Check out the latest additions to Marvel Unlimited  See what's new on the Marvel Comics app
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Psych Ward: Doop (Thu, 17 Apr 2014)
Psych Ward: Doop The client, named only as Doop, is…difficult to describe. He (as the client is commonly identified as male although this writer has no knowledge of the client’s gender or biological sex or how one might identify such a thing) is rumored to be a sort of living weapon developed during the Cold War, but the client has refused to confirm or deny this origin. It is unclear if he is one of a kind, if there might be other such experiments, or if he is part of some kind of heretofore unidentified alien race. Again, the client declines to discuss any information regarding this. Doop presents as a floating yellow-green globule, typically emblazoned with the distinctive “X” marking his affiliation with the mutant rights group the X-Men and its offshoots. It is, however, unclear whether or not he self-identifies as a mutant. He also declines to elucidate this question. The client speaks in an unknown language that few seem to understand. It is not recognizable to this writer as having similarities to any widespread world languages. It is certainly not Germanic, Romantic or Cyrillic in origin. However, the client also possesses the ability to “turn off” one of his brains and when he does so, he can converse in English via his second smaller brain; think the hind brain in dinosaurs. He apparently discovered this when his own primary brain exploded a few years back. This writer sees no long term neurological or cognitive damage from this explosion. Beyond assessing that, however, the writer has no idea what to do with this disclosure. The client arrived because of what can be best summarized as a romantic entanglement with a former co-worker at the Jean Grey Academy. Although, given the information shared, this writer can guess at the target of this attraction, the client declined to disclose this information and thus the writer will not hazard a guess. In any case, the client and the writer discussed his concerns regarding disclosing this interest to the woman versus the consequences of never speaking his feelings. We explored how he felt about their obvious physical differences, his belief that she might be involved with someone else, and the sensation of wanting more than simple transactional physical intimacy, a feeling apparently very unusual for the client. This discussion also led to an exploration of his feelings of being invisible or unnoticed. Doop expressed ambivalence about this, admitting it is what he’s always done and he appreciates being able to help, while also desiring things like credit, support, and, now, love. Doop has tentatively agreed to continue to explore these feelings with Doctors Peter Milligan and David Lafuente. His next appointment is set for May 7 and their session notes will be available in file ALL-NEW DOOP #2. Psy D. Candidate Tim Stevens, MA is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Consultant and Psychology intern at a small(ish) university in New York City. His counseling appointments for green floating entities of unknown origins are currently all filled but he’s happy to offer referrals.
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Keep The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Adventure Going With This Providence Reading List (Thu, 17 Apr 2014)
Keep The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Adventure Going With This Providence Reading List The latest "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." saw our agents of nothing searching through a winter wonderland for a hideout from the government – as well as anything that could give them a new sense of purpose. Along with ex-agent Phil Coulson's snow-covered existential crisis, the show gave us a few more characters pulled straight from the Marvel Comics. Just because the credits have rolled doesn't mean that the Marvel adventure's over. Here are a few comic books selected to pick up where "Providence" left off. A call from Major Glenn Talbot forced Coulson's crew to go on the run, similar to how the Hulk reacted way back in Talbot's first appearance in 1964. As one of General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross' close allies, Talbot made tracking down the Hulk his personal mission. He even married Bruce Banner's ex-girlfriend Betty Ross, thus twisting the metaphorical knife he'd already placed in the Hulk's hide. But Talbot's quest against the Hulk would prove to be his undoing; he died in battle with the green behemoth in INCREDIBLE HULK #260. Hydra commander John Garrett mentioned in passing that he'd once gone up against a guy named Johnny Horton – a guy that had traded in his hands for lion's paws. If you thought that kooky aside sounded like something pulled from an old Marvel Comic, you're right! Horton's alter-ego, the Griffin, has been pestering heroes since his debut way back in 1972's AMAZING ADVENTURES #15. He eventually tangled with the Los Angeles-based Champions, testing his animal might against heroes like Ghost Rider and Black Widow. While the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." version of Eric Koenig may be stuck inside the isolated safehouse dubbed Providence, the comic book version made his debut as a globe-trotting adventurer in both the Howling Commandoes and as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. He even teamed up with Captain America and Sharon Carter to fight Hydra in a mission where his ace piloting skills came in handy. Don't miss "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." next Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC!
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Crack Your Knuckles with Shang-Chi's Deadliest Fights (Thu, 17 Apr 2014)
Shang-Chi's Deadliest Fights The Avengers' resident martial arts master strikes out on his own this May in DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #1. The series marks Shang-Chi's first extended solo adventure since joining up with Captain America and company full time in 2012's AVENGERS #1. The tale comes courtesy of writer of Mike Benson and artist Tan Eng Huat, who promise that this action-packed ride will be one of the most personal Shang-Chi has ever faced. We've compiled a list of five of Shang Chi's best brawls to serve as a reminder of just how tough the Master of Kung Fu can be. With chaos reigning over A.I.M. island, Captain America teams up with Shang-Chi and Falcon to restore order by taking on pretty much every costumed criminal in the Marvel Universe. Everyone from Crossbones to Batroc the Leaper get brought to justice in this three-part epic, and Shang-Chi leaves no A.I.M. agent unpunched. Thanks to a classic super hero misunderstanding, he even ruffles a few of Falcon's feathers. Shang-Chi's dad has never been the kind of parent that deserves a sentimental Father's Day card. Zheng Zu's less of a backyard barbecue kinda guy, and more of a criminal mastermind, send assassins to murder his son kinda guy. The martial artist known as Zaran usually got stuck with assassin duties, and he came foot-to-face with Shang-Chi on a number of occasions. Despite his menacing ponytail and wide array of weapons, Zaran has never been a match for Shang-Chi. Alongside Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter, Shang-Chi broke into a Shadow Council facility mining gravity-defying transmatter for nefarious purposes. With the laws of gravity thrown into chaos, Shang-Chi proved himself to be the master of a new M.C. Escher style of kung fu.  When all of Manhattan's inhabitants received spider powers, Shang-Chi found himself gifted with the ability to crawl up walls and haunted by spiderific dreams. He used these new gifts to go after wall-crawling bad guys, but he didn't count on going up against the appropriately named Bride of Nine Spiders – a member of the Immortal Weapons, erstwhile ally of Iron Fist, and martial arts master in her own right.   When some Avengers go to a swanky Hong Kong casino, they dress to impress and start placing bets. When Shang-Chi goes to a swanky Hong Kong casino, he single-handedly destroys about a dozen highly trained ninjas – while still dressed to impress. Sure, the guy's fine with being part of a team, he just knows that some disputes are easier settled when they're done one-on-twelve. Check out this martial arts master's all-new adventures in DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG-FU #1, on sale this May!
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See What's New in Marvel AR 4/16/14 (Wed, 16 Apr 2014)
See What's New in Marvel AR 4/16/14 Have you taken the next step in your comics reading experience by experiencing Augmented Reality via the Marvel AR App for iOS and Android devices? If not, you’re missing out! Here’s Marvel Content Producer & Manager of the AR App Judy Stephens to give you the overview: “The Marvel AR App brings new, exciting and free content to your print comics by using an iOS or Android device. To access any of the content, all you need is your phone/tablet, the app and an internet connection. Hold your device over the panel with the AR icon and watch the future unfold! With Marvel NOW!, we're kicking off a schedule of even more Marvel goodness for your eyes and ears! Each week stay tuned for bonus content including videos from the creators, original sketches & pencils, art evolutions, surprise celebrity appearances and more!  Got an idea for a Marvel AR video or bonus content? Let us know on twitter @Marvel!” Have you got your Marvel AR App downloaded and your iOS and Android ready to go? Then check out the exciting AR content available this week! SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31 The conclusion to “Goblin Nation” and the series by Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Will Sliney! Editor Nick Lowe discusses wrapping up the book. THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #21 Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic pit the Thunder God against formidable foes in the present and future! Get to know more about Ulik. To see Marvel AR video executions from this week and more, visit our YouTube playlist and keep checking back for new additions! Each Marvel NOW! comic with Marvel AR also features a special look at what’s led up to the issue and what to expect within that you can access just by aiming your device at the cover. Enjoy this week’s AR, and we’ll see you next week for another round!
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Get the Marvel Comics App Update for 4/16/14 (Wed, 16 Apr 2014)
Get the Marvel Comics App Update for 4/16/14 Want more comics in the Marvel Comics App foriOS and Android? Your search is over! Check out these comics that just hit the Marvel Comics App and keep coming back every week for new additions to the growing library! That's right, we add new books every week to feed your need for super-heroic entertainment! Don't have the Marvel Comics App? What are you waiting for?! Download it for iOS and Android! Here's your official list of comic books hitting the Marvel Comics app today! Digital Comics On-Sale This Week AMAZING X-MEN #6 DEADPOOL VS. CARNAGE #2       HULK #1 MS. MARVEL #3 NOVA #16 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31        THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #21 ULTIMATE FF #1              UNCANNY X-MEN #20 WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON #3     WINTER SOLDIER: THE BITTER MARCH #3 WOLVERINE #4 WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #3 X-FORCE #3        X-MEN #13          Also On Sale CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) #190-214 UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) #175-181, #184-194, #197, #216-219, #228-234, #323-326 Collections On-Sale This Week AVENGERS A.I. VOL.1: HUMAN AFTER ALL FEARLESS DEFENDERS VOL. 2: THE MOST FABULOUS FIGHTING TEAM OF ALL                        SCARLET SPIDER VOL. 4: INTO THE GRAVE SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN VOL. 1: GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER                     ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN BY BRIAN WOOD VOL. 2 ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN BY BRIAN WOOD VOL. 3     The Marvel Comics App is available for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and all Android devices, and is available for free on iTunes and Google Play.
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Read Marvel's Lost Letters Pages Online (Wed, 16 Apr 2014)
Read Marvel's Lost Letters Pages Online Wondering what happened to the letters pages in some of your favorite comics? Your search has come to an end, because you've found them! With some Marvel comics already overstuffed with content, we've brought some letters columns into the digital realm so you can still see what you and other fans have to say about the latest issue. Read the column below from THOR: GOD OF THUNDER #21 with writer Jason Aaron, plus check out past entries and bookmark this page for future letters pages! read Marvel's lost letters pages online read Marvel's lost letters pages online read Marvel's lost letters pages online read Marvel's lost letters pages online read Marvel's lost letters pages online read Marvel's lost letters pages online Mighty Avengers #9 letters page one
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Sign Up for the Carol Corps on This Week in Marvel NOW! with Kelly Sue DeConnick (Wed, 16 Apr 2014)
This Week in Marvel NOW! - Captain Marvel Each week on This Week in Marvel NOW!, we'll speak with the creative minds behind the top characters and hottest books in comics as part of the All-New Marvel NOW! initiative! This episode, CAPTAIN MARVEL writer Kelly Sue DeConnick gets into it with Ben and Ryan about why the series received a new launch, the continued growth of Carol Danvers, introducing new characters while keeping existing ones, plus plans that went awry and more! Download This Week in Marvel NOW! - Captain Marvel from Marvel.com! This Week in Marvel NOW! focuses on delivering all the Marvel info on the latest comics being produced as part of All-New Marvel NOW! New episodes will be released every Wednesday co-hosted by Marvel Digital Media Group Executive Editorial Director Ryan "Agent M" Penagos and Marvel.com Editor Ben Morse.  We also want your feedback, as well as questions for us to answer on future episodes! Tweet your questions, comments and thoughts about TWiM to @AgentM@BenJMorse or @Marvel with the hashtag #TWiMMarvelNOW!
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Watch Marvel's The Watcher 2014 - Episode 13 (Wed, 16 Apr 2014)
Marvel's The Watcher 2014 - Episode 13 Original Sin looms over the Marvel Universe, and The Watcher feels the effects! Lorraine Cink mourns the loss of her pal Uatu, remembering the good times and recapping his life. Plus the Marvel Minute and much more! The newest edition of The Watcher is here--watch it now! The Watcher is Marvel.com's official news and comedy video series covering comics, movies, TV, games, gear and all things Marvel. Tune in weekly for new episodes.
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Hold On To Your Thunder-Britches And Behold 90's By the Numbers with Thor (Wed, 16 Apr 2014)
90s By The Numbers: Thor #482 It's time to face facts, true believers – the '90s were awesome. The pouches were plentiful, the costumes were impractical, and Marvel Universe dentists made a fortune correcting damages caused by perpetually gritted teeth. Thanks to the power of nostalgia, though, what would once be considered extremely embarrassing can now be called extremely awesome! With that in mind, we've pulled a Marvel comic from the not-so-modern era and broken it down, one bodacious fact at a time! This week we're singling out THOR #482 by Roy Thomas, Stewart Johnson, Keith Pollard, and M.C. Wyman. Here's "Long Day's Journey Into Mystery" by the numbers! 29 attacking Kronans   15 characters, only 5 pairs of pants   7 different non-human groups: Kronans, New Immortals, Asgardians, the Godpack, Rigelians, Ani-Mutants, and New Men   6 pop culture references: "Long Day’s Journey Into Night," "The Rocky Horror Pictures Show," the Beastie Boys, the Rolling Stones, "Monster Mash," and "Alien"   4 instances of Blitziana calling Thor "Thunder-Britches"   1 totally jealous God of Thunder   For more Asgardian adventures, check out THOR on Marvel Unlimited!
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BAMF! Into Your First Look at Nightcrawler #2 (Tue, 15 Apr 2014)
Nightcrawler #2 Preview This May, Nighcrawler’s loved ones have been targeted and it’s up to him to put an end to it in NIGHTCRAWLER #2, the next exciting chapter from writer Chris Claremont and artist Todd Nauck! Someone is hunting down those close to Kurt Wagner, and he’s determined to find out who. The journey will take the newly-resurrected Nightcrawler across the globe to save his nearest and dearest from suffering the same tragic fate he only recently escaped. Classic X-Men characters meet new and deadly threats when the exciting NIGHTCRAWLER #2 teleports its way into comic shops this May! NIGHTCRAWLER #2 (MAR140643) Written by CHRIS CLAREMONT Art by TODD NAUCK Cover by JAMIE MCKELVIE Variant Cover by TIM SALE (MAR140668) FOC 04/21/14, ON-SALE 05/14/14
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Follow the History of Deadpool Pt. 3 (Wed, 29 May 2013)
The History of Deadpool Pt. 3 By Brett White After making a bloody splash as an X-Force villain just over 20 years ago, Deadpool has grown from a cult favorite second banana to Marvel's most notorious leading mercenary. On June 25, 2013, comic book fans everywhere will get to experience life in the red and black tights when Deadpool's first ever video game breaks its way into stores. This marks Wade Wilson's first time headlining a game after appearing in other titles like “Marvel: Ultimate Alliance” and the Marvel vs. Capcom series. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we're giving you an in-depth look at Deadpool's history, from his humble beginnings as X-Force's snarkiest foe all the way to today. Be sure to visit the Marvel Digital Comics Shop and Marvel Digital comics Unlimited to brush up on your 'Pool history! What's a merc to do when the object of his affection needs breaking out of a mental institution? In X-FORCE #47, Deadpool answered Siryn's call for help after a failed mission landed her in the Weisman Institute for the Criminally Insane. But just as Wade busted X-Force's field leader out, he got left behind with all memory of his involvement removed from Siryn's mind by the manipulative Gamesmaster. When her memories returned in X-FORCE #56, Theresa went back to rescue Deadpool. With both halves of this odd couple finally free, 'Pool paid his rescuer back with a kiss which…didn't really please her. Better luck next time? 1997's DEADPOOL #1—kicking off DP’s first ongoing series—shoved a lot of Wilson's skeletons out of their cozy closet. The issue gave readers an unobstructed look at Deadpool's home life in a quaint San Francisco home with his elderly live-in prisoner, the cantankerous and feisty Blind Al. Wade took a mission to destroy a science outpost in Antarctica. Not a problem—until Deadpool discovered that Dr. Walter Langkowski—better known as Alpha Flight's Sasquatch—ran the outpost. The ensuing fight—because of course there was a fight—damaged the outpost's gamma core and threatened to irradiate half of Earth. Wade did the unthinkable to prevent a global catastrophe: he dove into the gamma core to fix it, saving the day and exhausting his healing factor. The intergalactic holding company Landau, Luckman and Lake claimed responsibility for DP's Antarctic mission, claiming they set him up to find out if he could be the hero their in-house prophets had said he would be. Wilson laughed off their offer to become a working good guy. With his healing factor broken, Deadpool tracked down Dr. Killebrew with Siryn's help. The former Weapon X geneticist wished to atone for the unspeakable horrors he did to Wade, so the doctor cured the merc's gamma irradiated healing factor with a healthy dose of Hulk-blood procured via impalement in DEADPOOL #4. This freed Wilson up to murder Killebrew, but Siryn convinced him otherwise, thus setting Deadpool on the heroic path that LL&L saw in his future. The path to true heroism included a few nasty pit stops. Getting involved in a bloody relationship with the deranged Typhoid Mary didn't help in DAREDEVIL/DEADPOOL ANNUAL. Temporarily posing as Spider-Man in the hero's early days and scaring Aunt May nearly to death didn't show great care for the time stream in DEADPOOL #11. Throwing Weasel and Blind Al in a dark room filled with knives, buzzsaws and razor blades just because the two communicated behind his back did demonstrate much heroism, and rushing headfirst into a battle with the psychopath T-Ray nearly got ‘Pool killed in DEADPOOL #14. All of those setbacks proved necessary to push Deadpool towards accepting LL&L's offer when agent Zoe Culloden pulled his broken body out of the snow. In DEADPOOL #17, the Merc with a Mouth learned his destiny as the Mithras with a mouth, a being charged with shepherding in the messiah. After coming to terms with his fate, Wilson prepared himself for his job, which turned out to just involve gutting an alien messiah-killer named Tiamat. The prediction became less than clear, though, as the messiah Deadpool pledged to protect turned out to be a celestial entity that robbed civilizations of their free will. After learning the truth in DEADPOOL #25, Wade turned against his mission and killed both his adversaries and the being he had been meant to safeguard. The world lost a "messiah" and gained continued free will. With his destiny destroyed and his entire support group gone, Wade fled San Francisco permanently. As far as he ran, though, his past came back in the physical form of ex-wife, Mercedes. Although he didn't initially remember being married, Deadpool’s memories of their life together and tragic end came back slowly. Mercedes had been murdered by T-Ray after the naive Wilsons took him in, an act that threatened to be repeated after T-Ray showed up again on DP's doorstep. DEADPOOL #33 dropped a bomb on the merc's backstory, as T-Ray revealed Mercedes to actually be his wife, Wade Wilson his true name, and the man who ruined their lives—Deadpool. T-Ray's magic left Wilson on the brink of death, and the reunited Wilson couple left Wade to rot and recuperate in hell. But does this revelation shake Deadpool's core sense of self? Not one bit! After all, no one should trust a psychopath with a band-aid for a nose like T-Ray! Check out DEADPOOL (1997) in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop, plus on Marvel Unlimited.
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Download 'This Week in Marvel' Episode 81.5 (Tue, 28 May 2013)
Download 'This Week in Marvel' Episode 81.5 Download episode #81.5 of This Week in Marvel from Marvel.com Ryan and Ben welcome their old pal "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels, Impact Wrestling star and one half of the tag team Bad Influence, to the show. Enjoy a free-flowing discussion of comics and wrestling, including Daniels' plans for Slammiversary, his thoughts on Marvel NOW! and much more! Download episode #81.5 of This Week in Marvel from Marvel.com, check out Marvel Podcast Centralgrab the TWiM RSS feed and subscribe to This Week in Marvel on iTunes or Zune, so you never miss an episode! This Week in Marvel will focus on delivering all the Marvel info on news and new releases--from comics to video games to toys to TV to film and beyond! New episodes will be released every Tuesday and Thursday (or so) and TWiM is co-hosted by Marvel Digital Media Group Executive Editorial Director Ryan "Agent M" Penagos and Marvel.com Editor Ben Morse with Associate Producer Blake Garris and Associate Editor Marc Strom.  We also want your feedback, as well as questions for us to answer on future episodes! Tweet your questions, comments and thoughts about TWiM to @AgentM@BenJMorse or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel! And if your message is longer than 140 characters, send it through fans.marvel.com!
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