Marvel Explained

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:

Explore the entire Marvel Explained archive below

Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special Go Bots

‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’ Features a Mind-Melting Cameo

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And you thought the Sony/Marvel Spider-Man deal was a miracle?

She Hulk Assembled

The 5 Standout Moments from ‘Assembled: The Making of She-Hulk’

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The biggest takeaway? More S-E-X for superheroes.

Werewolf By Night Ellen Arden Makeup Fx

How Ellen Arden Created the MCU’s Bloodiest Moments in ‘Werewolf by Night’

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We chat with the ‘Werewolf by Night’ makeup department head about splashing buckets of blood upon a Disney+ production.

She Hulk Episode Skaar

‘She-Hulk’ Says to Hell With Plot and Stays True to Character

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She-Hulk smashes through the fourth wall and saves her show from the diabolical Kevin Feige.

Andy Park Thunderbolts Marvel Studios

MCU Concept Artist Andy Park Explains Why the Comics Remain King

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We chat with Marvel’s Director of Visual Development about when to adhere to and veer from the comic book source material.

Werewolf By Night Fantastic Fest

Michael Giacchino’s ‘Werewolf by Night’ is a Cheeky, Ghoulish, and Short Fright

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More Man-Thing in All Things.

She Hulk Episode Intelligencia

‘She-Hulk’ Introduces a Supervillain Threat with Phase One Ties

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We examine ‘She-Hulk’ Episode 6 and consider who’s running the Intelligencia message board.

Marvel D23 Expo

The Best Marvel Reveals from D23 Weren’t Released Online

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Here’s what we experienced in the room that you could not gauge on your screens at home.

She Hulk The Wrecking Crew

Who is the ‘She-Hulk’ Big Bad?

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We dig into She-Hulk Episode 4 and consider the larger threat lurking in the shadows. Are we about to meet an old foe?