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

Marvel Comics Puts Their Stinkin’ Paws on ‘Planet of the Apes’

Wolverine vs. the Planet of the Apes? Don't place your bets quite yet. We're still some time before that match-up. Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MCU Concept Artist Andy Park Explains Why the Comics Remain King

We chat with Marvel's Director of Visual Development about when to adhere to and veer from the comic book source… Read More

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

We examine 'She-Hulk' Episode 6 and consider who's running the Intelligencia message board. Read More

The Best Marvel Reveals from D23 Weren’t Released Online

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