Enjoy the latest episode of the official Marvel podcast, with comics, movies, TV, games, and more!

Hello Marvelites, get pumped because we’ve got a brand new episode of This Week in Marvel!

Get ready for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as the official Marvel podcast takes a look back at the comics that inspired the film! Ben talks with Bill Rosemann for a special #TWIMURC where they talk GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (1:28:19). Ryan and Ben review some of this week’s comic releases including MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR and HULK. Ben talks to editors Wil Moss, Tom Brevoort, and Alanna Smith to bring you some fresh comics news (59:54). Over on the West Coast, Christine talks to Tim Hernandez and Danny Koo to get you the scoop on ‘Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite‘ and the latest Guardians of the Galaxy event across five Marvel games (1:15:01). And tons more!

Download episode #287 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, so you never miss an episode! We are now also on Soundcloud! Head over now to our new hub to listen to the full run of This Week in Marvel!

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 VP & Executive Editor of Digital Media Ryan “Agent M” Penagos and Marvel Editorial Director of Digital Media Ben Morse, along with Marvel.com Editor Marc Strom, Marvel.com Assistant Editor Christine Dinh, and Manager of 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 @AgentM@BenJMorse, @chrissypedia or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!

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The tyrannical rule of Emperor Palpatine begins…

We all know that the first Star Wars film changed the face of pop culture forever when it hit theaters 40 years ago—but it’s not just the movie that’s celebrating that milestone in 2017. Star Wars comics arrived with force in 1977, and hundreds of issues later, they’re more popular now than ever.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, we’re looking back at our 40 favorite moments from the history of comics from a galaxy far, far away—one day at a time.

“I’m sorry, Senator Braxis,” a familiar out-of-frame character states at the beginning of STAR WARS: DARK TIMES #1. “The Imperial throne cannot interfere in local politics.” In one single opening panel, the tone is set for the 17-issue series to follow, as the Emperor refuses to assist a planet in need. On the same page, Palpatine’s associates inform him that anti-Imperial sentiments have been rounded up and eliminated, and that other planets in turmoil are being put in their place. It’s clear that optimism has no place in this new era for the Star Wars galaxy.

Star Wars: Dark Times (2006) #1

Star Wars: Dark Times (2006) #1

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Beginning shortly after the end of “Revenge of the Sith,” the very title of STAR WARS: DARK TIMES should immediately resonate with Star Wars fans, per an Obi-Wan Kenobi quote about the glory days of the Jedi Knights from “A New Hope”: “Before the dark times. Before the Empire.” Picking up after STAR WARS: PURGE, DARK TIMES serves as a direct continuation of STAR WARS: REPUBLIC, offering numerous story arcs with new and established characters as they adapt to the new galactic order.

Most of issue #1 focuses on a battle of natives versus Imperial forces on New Plympto. Not only do we see the hopeless struggle of the Triceratops-like Nosaurians, we also get a inside the heads of the clone troopers: “When the fighting ends, what then for men bred only to be soldiers?” we’re asked. “What future is there for men of action when peace breaks out?” Anyone familiar with what becomes of the clones comes to realize the phrase “dark times” extends to more than just the good guys…

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We come together to look back on the evolution of the podcast plus our favorite moments!

To celebrate our 150th podcast, hosts Judy Stephens, Sana Amanat, Lorraine Cink, and Christina Harrington look back over the last two years, plus flash back to our favorite podcasts!

Listen to the Women of Marvel – Episode 150 now!

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The Women of Marvel podcast assemble to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every Thursday, co-hosted by Marvel Director, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat, Marvel.com Producer Judy Stephens, along with Assistant Editor Christina Harrington.

Have feedback or questions? Email us at WomenOf@marvel.com, or tweet your questions and comments to @Marvel with the hashtag #WomenOfM

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The contest is now open and runs through August 31.

Marvel and fast-retail brand UNIQLO are teaming up for the 2018 UNIQLO T-Shirt (UT) Grand Prix, an annual T-shirt design competition UNIQLO has been hosting since 2005. The theme for the 2018 UTGP is Marvel, which has championed heroism for people around the world with iconic characters and epic storytelling.

The competition, which encourages people to express their creativity through T-shirt graphics and messages, is now live and open to anyone around the world. All submissions are due by August 31.

For more information on the UT Grand Prix 2018, please visit: uniqlo.com/utgp/2018/

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Tune in for our annual panel from San Diego Comic-Con!

We are LIVE from San Diego Comic-Con with Judy Stephens, Sana Amanat, Lorraine Cink, Margaret Stohl, Rainbow Rowell, Christina Strain, Mariko Tamaki and Alanna Smith!

Listen to the Women of Marvel – Episode 149 now!

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The Women of Marvel podcast assemble to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every Thursday, co-hosted by Marvel Director, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat, Marvel.com Producer Judy Stephens, along with Assistant Editor Christina Harrington.

Have feedback or questions? Email us at WomenOf@marvel.com, or tweet your questions and comments to @Marvel with the hashtag #WomenOfM

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Black Panther, Kids Costumes and more from SDCC!

Photography by Nicole Ciaramella, Pat Loika and AJ Grier.

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Thor: Ragnarok, Defenders and Costume Contest from SDCC!

Photography by Nicole Ciaramella, Pat Loika and AJ Grier.

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Defenders, Black Eye Peas, Cosplay and more from SDCC!

Photography by Nicole Ciaramella, Pat Loika and AJ Grier.

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Inhumans, Video Games, Cosplay and more from SDCC!

Photography by Nicole Ciaramella, Pat Loika and AJ Grier.

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Check out the first Marvel gallery from SDCC!

Dive into the photos from Preview Night at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, featuring licensees, exclusives and events! Photography by Nicole Ciaramella.

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