At C2E2 today, Marvel New Media announced updates to their lineup of fan-focused podcasts. The updates include relaunches of existing shows like This Week in Marvel and Women of Marvel, as well as the addition of new shows Earth’s Mightiest Show, Marvel’s Voices, and Marvel’s Eat The Universe

The new shows in particular represent an expansion in focus for the line. Earth’s Mightiest Show will look at the wider cultural impact of Marvel beyond comics and movies, which could be fascinating depending on how deeply into it they go. Marvel’s Voices will focus on how diversity shapes the Marvel Universe – an interesting topic considering a lot of the moves Marvel has been making away from overt diversity in their publishing initiatives. And finally, Marvel’s Eat The Universe is a Marvel-themed cooking show, which I can’t imagine anyone would have seen coming. Expect a lot of Galactus puns.

A few of these changes have already taken place – Women of Marvel relaunched in February, while Earth’s Mightiest Show debuted last month, as did Marvel’s first ever scripted podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night, hosted by podcast service Stitcher Premium. Look for the remaining updates and additions to the line throughout April. Take a look at the full schedule of new and updated shows, as well as the official release from Marvel containing detailed descriptions for each of the shows, below. All of Marvel New Media’s shows can be found at marvel.com/digitalseries.

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New York, NY – At C2E2, Marvel New Media announced an all-new schedule of digital series featuring a variety of programming for both die-hard and casual Marvel fans. These new digital series include relaunched versions of its continuing popular shows such as This Week in Marvel and Women of Marvel; and new series likeEarth’s Mightiest Show, Marvel’s Voices, Marvel’s Eat the Universe and Marvel’s first-ever scripted podcast Wolverine: The Long Night for fans to enjoy.

Marvel New Media, a division of Marvel Entertainment, is focused on producing content from all aspects of the Marvel Universe, including breaking Marvel news, non-fiction storytelling, original digital series, podcasts, and other interactive content to reach new audiences with various interests.

“Marvel New Media is focused on nurturing a more intimate and approachable relationship with both our super fans and casual fans by embracing and refreshing Marvel’s fundamental brand attributes, and by redefining how those fans experience the Marvel Universe across all platforms,” said Dan Silver, vice president, head of platforms and content for Marvel New Media. “As we launch and expand these new digital series, we will be introducing fans to a whole new perspective of the brand to reflect the core values of Marvel, our heroes, and extending into the real-life Super Heroes that inspire us every day.”

Fans attending the Marvel: House of Ideas panel at C2E2 will join Marvel’s Ryan Penagos (Agent M) and Lorraine Cink for a first-ever behind-the-scenes look at Marvel headquarters’ new creative shooting space, new games from Earth’s Mightiest Show, and a discussion with the creative team behind the new serialized podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night.

To access the latest Marvel digital series and content, fans should visit Marvel.com/digitalseries or follow Marvel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram:

This Week in Marvel

This Week in Marvel offers a weekly long-form, up-tempo, deep dive into everything a fan not only wants, but needs to know about their favorite Marvel characters and stories. Hosts Ryan Penagos and Jamie Frevele lay out all the amazing, uncanny, and astonishing details bouncing around the Marvel Universe that week, engage with the community, and conduct in-depth podcast and on-camera interviews with an array of creatives—both within the House of Ideas, and those inspired by the Marvel brand. (Relaunched in April 2018; originally launched in November 2011)

Earth’s Mightiest Show

Earth’s Mightiest Show, hosted by Lorraine Cink and Langston Belton, is the weekly showcase of how the Marvel Universe has extended and impacted fandom and culture both at home and around the world. From interviews with celebrities and creators, to on-location tours and games, Earth’s Mightiest Show is a snackable celebration of the creativity and fun contained within the Marvel Universe and beyond. From the super-fan to those new to the Marvel Universe, Earth’s Mightiest Show will have something for everyone. (Launched in March 2018)

Women of Marvel

Women of Marvel is a bi-weekly podcast and series of on-camera interviews co-hosted by Sana Amanat and Judy Stephens. Women of Marvel provides a true behind-the-scenes look into the storytelling process at Marvel through the prism of the women working in an industry that has been historically male dominated. Women of Marvel celebrates the stories of both the creative forces that have built Marvel’s legacy as well as many other amazing women across pop culture. (Relaunched in February 2018; originally launched in June 2014)

Marvel’s Voices

The world outside our window is filled with a menagerie of unique people. Marvel’s Voices highlights how these different perspectives make for the best stories by shining a spotlight on the creators bringing diverse characters, viewpoints, and voices to the forefront of the entertainment industry. Hosted by Angelique Roche and released bi-weekly as both a podcast and set of video clips, these in-depth interviews are rooted in Marvel, but branch out into all walks of life, from literature to comedy to STEM. (Launched in April 2018)

Marvel’s Eat the Universe

In Marvel’s Eat the Universe, celebrity Chef Justin Warner welcomes a wide-array of pop culture influencers into his kitchen to cook dishes inspired by Marvel’s rich comic history and talk about their love of the brand, Super Heroes, life, food and everything in between. (Launched in April 2018)

Wolverine: The Long Night

Wolverine: The Long Night Marvel’s highly anticipated first-ever scripted podcast, made its debut earlier last month with top podcast listening service and content network Stitcher. The Wolverine: The Long Night story is a captivating hybrid of mystery and the larger-scale fantasy of the Marvel Universe. It follows agents Sally Pierce (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Tad Marshall (Ato Essandoh) as they arrive in the fictional town of Burns, Alaska, to investigate a series of murders and quickly discover the town lives in fear of a serial killer. The agents team up with deputy Bobby Reid (Andrew Keenan-Bolger) to investigate their main suspect, Logan (Richard Armitage). Their search leads them on a fox hunt through the mysterious and corrupt town. For more information, visit www.wolverinepodcast.com. (Launched in March 2018)

 

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  1. This is pretty interesting, and I’m surprised it’s taken this long. I’m up to about two hours of podcasts a day, after getting into it a decade ago. A lot of people like listening to things their own volition, as opposed to whatever is being broadcast… and I’m over 40, I can only imagine that it’s all the more so with millennials.

    How much would it cost for a corporation to make a podcast? Losers will take a job for $20 an hour or less, you could probably find intelligent people for a few hundred an hour (I’m not American, and I don’t interact with America’s minimum wage, so that’s just guessing). It seems like a really smart form of promotion on the basis that, and this is a massive condition, the speakers can speak from actual enthusiasm and not sound like shills. If they let people interact with comics in genuine ways, and focus on the positive rather than force them to take negatives and fake them into positives, they could have a really effective hype method. It’s not the ’50s, and forcing djs to play crap tracks just taught the audience to hate radio djs.

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