Marvel Explained is an ongoing series in which our resident comics expert Brad Gullickson dives into the latest Marvel shows, movies, trailers, and news stories to divine the franchise’s future.
It also includes episode-by-episode deep dives for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Disney+ shows:
We dig into the ‘Hawkeye’ trailer, celebrate its many comic book references, and consider how it chooses to adapt its source material differently than the current ‘What If…?’ series.
When Marvel wanted to take advantage of the early aughts’ zombie pop-culture takeover, they turned to the demented mind of Robert Kirkman.
Once again, Doctor Strange proves that he might be the greatest threat facing the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Avengers Initiative implodes from within, and we can never look at on particular character the same way again.
The second episode confirms everything we love about Star-Lord, Black Panther, and the man beneath both costumes.
Marvel Studios may never properly acknowledge the ‘Agent Carter’ series, but ‘What If…?’ comes the closest to realizing Peggy as more than Captain America’s girlfriend.
And you thought Thanos was scary? The MCU’s new villain makes the Mad Titan appear infantile.
The first feature in Marvel’s Phase Four provides some connective tissue for the MCU’s Disney+ shows.
This week’s episode introduces one of Marvel’s strangest villains and suggests where this franchise might be heading.