Can the combined Avengers and Fantastic Four halt a Hulk-Thing fight?

1917 to 2017: 100 years of Kirby.

Join us to celebrate Jack “King” Kirby’s 100th birthday by learning about the characters and stories he created that changed comics forever. To commemorate Jack’s centennial, we’ve sat down with the modern-day creators he influenced—and the decades of work he gifted us all.

An old philosophical question once asked, what happens when the unstoppable force meets the immovable object? Well, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby didn’t answer that one, but they sure dug into what takes place when the Incredible Hulk comes to blows with the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing! The two titans came to blows in the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR #25 and #26 from 1964 and the very Earth shook! It all started with Thing refusing to take an accidentally discovered serum that could have cured him of his rocky visage because he didn’t know if Alicia Masters would still love him as just Ben Grimm.

Fantastic Four (1961) #25

Fantastic Four (1961) #25

  • Published: April 10, 1964
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Jack Kirby
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Meanwhile, The Hulk wanted peace and quiet after his fight with his old teammates in AVENGERS #3. The group quickly replaced him with Captain America, but still wanted to find their errant ally. The Jade Giant decided to get rid of every trace of Bruce Banner and smashed up his secret lab. He then saw the newspaper about Cap’s return and Rick Jones palling around with him. Feeling jealous and spurned, Hulk decided to hop to New York City and “destroy the Avengers forever.”

With Earth’s Mightiest Heroes actually near the old lab looking for Hulk, he jumped right past them and wound up causing such a ruckus that the FF took notice and moved to stop him. With Reed Richards out of commission and both Johnny and Sue Storm quickly felled by the emerald brute, Ben Grimm took it upon himself to stop the rampage. This duo had come to blows previously in FANTASTIC FOUR #12, but this time they tore through buses, buildings, and even the street to clobber one another. Thanks to some help from the Yancy Street boys, the pair wound up fighting underwater and then on boats before moving on to the George Washington Bridge!

Moving into issue #26, Hulk continued to call for the Avengers, but Thing still stood to fight another day, or at least a few more rounds! A battered Human Torch even got back in on the action, but the Fantatsic twosome didn’t stand a chance. Hulk messed them up and then went to Tony Stark’s mansion to visit his old friends.

Fantastic Four (1961) #26

Fantastic Four (1961) #26

  • Published: May 10, 1964
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Jack Kirby
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Hulk tore into the Avengers who gave as good as they got. A rejuvenated Reed Richards soon led his own team to attack Jade Jaws as well, but all those heroes together proved more calamity than anything else. After figuring out how to actually work together, both crews converged on Hulk who had perched himself on a skyscraper construction site. Though the combined might of the Avengers and Fantastic Four could barely stop the rampage, Rick Jones wound up saving the day by tossing an “emergency gamma-ray treated capsule” that Banner had supplied him with months prior.

Hulk ran off, jumping into the water and soon turned back into Bruce, floating along to his next adventure. With that, both teams pledged to work well together in the future and returned to their own lives with an unspoken promise from Kirby and Lee that, when that happened, it would be just as exciting and groundbreaking as this time!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more throughout Kirby Month and beyond! And join the conversation on all of our social channels with the hashtag #Kirby100.

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The exhibition is now open at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture.

The MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit has been delighting Marvel fans since it opened at MoPOP — Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture — in April and now a new trailer puts the spotlight on what you’ll find when you visit.

Check out the video above to get a glimpse of an exhibit that looks to put the human into the superhuman and lets you experience a universe of heroes with characters and creatures that you can believe in.

Exploring 80 years of Marvel history, MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes is the biggest Marvel exhibition ever. Themed sections dive into the narratives of Marvel’s most beloved characters—like Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange—and showcase their connection to and impact on real-world issues.

Tickets for MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes can be purchased now at https://www.mopop.org/marvel.

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"Marvel's Spider-Man" is getting tons of buzz, plus TWIM's picks of the week!

While Ryan was in Los Angeles covering E3, Tucker filled the other co-host chair on This Week in Marvel! Jamie and Tucker were very eager to tell everyone about their picks of the week as well as the other comics that came out on Wednesday. But the biggest news was definitely “Marvel’s Spider-Man” for PlayStation 4 and its appearance at E3. Ryan gave his reaction to the game as well as an interview with the people behind it, Executive Creative Director of Marvel Games Bill Rosemann and Insomniac Creative Director Bryan Intihar. If you want to see what everyone is getting so excited about, check out the amazing gameplay footage for yourself!

Here are this week’s picks:

Ryan: EXILES #4, MARVEL 2-IN-1 ANNUAL #1
Jamie: DOMINO #3
Tucker: THOR #1

You can download this week’s whole episode here:

Subscribe to This Week in Marvel on Apple Podcasts or download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts!

With new episodes every Friday, This Week in Marvel delivers all the latest Marvel discussion and news about comics, TV, movies, games, toys, and beyond! Tweet your questions and comments about the show to @AgentM@jamiefrevele, or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!

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Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph join a new episode of Marvel's Voices!

Welcome to a very special installment of Marvel’s Voices!

This week, Angélique invites Guest Voice Harry Go to host a conversation with “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” stars Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph! The actors talk about their musical inspirations, their actual high school experiences, the power of speaking out, and the balance of realism and the fantastical in their hit new show, “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”.

Listen to the episode above, and catch Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph on “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”—Thursdays at 8/7c on Freeform!

Download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts right now!

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Shippen talks about fictional podcasting and her own audio series!

Last week’s episode of Women of Marvel welcomed Lauren Shippen, a writer and performer who has been telling stories and creating for various media platforms. Her science fiction audio drama “The Bright Sessions” is part of an emerging form of podcasting-as-storytelling, and in this video, Shippen discusses how she was an early adopter of streaming platforms that have since become mainstream.

You can listen to the full episode featuring Lauren Shippen at the link below. To keep up with Women of Marvel and Marvel’s other podcasts, visit Marvel.com/podcasts!

The Women of Marvel podcast assembles to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every other Thursday, co-hosted by Marvel VP, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat, Marvel.com Producer Judy Stephens, along with Talent & Senior Creative Producer Lorraine Cink.

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

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Comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder create a Frank Castle inspired dish!

Get some sweet revenge with today’s episode of Marvel’s Eat the Universe!

In the latest installment of the show, comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder join celebrity chef Justin Warner for a little Punisher-inspired fare!

In celebration of Frank Castle’s Italian roots, the trio craft a delicious Italian Wedding Soup. And the result is worthy fuel for some hardcore vigilante heroism!

Watch the episode above, then dive into the recipe below to try it yourself! And for stand-up tour dates, go to www.DanSoder.com and www.BigJayComedy.com!

For the broth:
– 3lbs beef marrow bones, split (but any beef bones will do)
– 1 onion, split
– 1 inch knob of gigner, split
– 4 cloves of garlic, smashed
– 1 stick cinnamon
– 5 cloves
– 3 pods cardamom
– 20 black peppercorns
– 4 pods star anise
– kosher salt, for punishing
– water to cover

For the meatballs:
– 1/2 lbs ground beef
– 1/2 lbs ground pork
– 2TB minced parsley
– 2TB minced basil
– 1/2 cup Parmesan
– 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs (or whatever)
– 1 egg
– kosher salt, for punishing
– ground black pepper, also for punishing

For the greenery:
– 1 head escarole, ripped up and wiped clean

For the egg stracciatella:
– 2 eggs
– 1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Instructions:
(If you don’t have a pressure cooker, no big deal. Simply follow the instructions but allow the stock to simmer in a stock pot for about 3 hours, then follow the directions from the point of pressure release.)

Combine all of the broth ingredients in the pressure cooker and fill with water until the ingredients are covered. Lock the lid on the pressure cooker, set to high pressure, and cook for 15 minutes once pressure is obtained.

Meanwhile, make the meatballs. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients with a tender touch. The more you mash, the tougher the meatballs, or at least that’s what Frank Castle told me. Season the mixture with plenty of salt and pepper, and maybe just a little more than you think.

Roll into balls and refrigerate until it’s time to finish the soup.

Next, make the stracciatella by mixing together the cheese and eggs, then refrigerate until you are ready to finish the soup.

Once the broth has cooked, carefully strain out the veggies, spices and bones. Any little bits of meat or marrow stuck to the bones are good to eat with a little salt and make a fine mini-boss reward, because you are about half way done with this recipe.

Once the broth is strained, transfer to a container to cool. Once cool, a hard layer of fat will form on top. I like a fair amount of fat in my soup, but you can scrape it all off and add as much as you like once the soup is hot.

Reheat the broth to a boil, then add the meatballs one by one. Once the broth returns to a boil, punish with more salt and pepper to taste. Finish by adding the escarole and the slowly drizzling the egg stracciatella while stirring. Serve immediately with a side of revenge for a complete meal.

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TWIM is very ready for Charles Soule's new Wolverine and picks of the week!

There was a lot to get excited about on This Week in Marvel, especially all the Cloak and Dagger news! The premiere episodes of “Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” aired on Freeform this past Thursday AND a new digital CLOAK AND DAGGER comic dropped! If that wasn’t enough, Ryan has an interview with Charles Soule, the writer on the upcoming limited series RETURN OF WOLVERINE, coming September 19. They get into the hunt for the resurrected mutant and his new red-hot claws.

Plus: Ryan and Jamie are very eager to bring you their picks of the week and share a link to the Discord server made by Marvel fan and friend of TWIM Brian Strenko! Follow the link to connect with other members of the TWIM Strike Force alliance. And even if you don’t play, stop in and say hello!

You can download this week’s whole episode right here:

Subscribe to This Week in Marvel on Apple Podcasts or download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts!

With new episodes every Friday, This Week in Marvel delivers all the latest Marvel discussion and news about comics, TV, movies, games, toys, and beyond! Tweet your questions and comments about the show to @AgentM@jamiefrevele, or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!

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The writer, actress, and “experimental media darling” cheers on the LGBTQ+ community!

With so many kinds of media to provide a microphone for today’s best talent, it’s no wonder that someone like Lauren Shippen is trying to conquer every platform. The “experimental media darling” (as she was dubbed by her “indulgent friend”) is a writer, actress, podcaster, and more, and she stopped by Women of Marvel to tell hosts Judy Stephens and Sana Amanat all about it! Shippen also discusses her science fiction audio drama “The Bright Sessions” and her love for the Winter Soldier.

Plus: Women of Marvel kicks off Pride Month by celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with Shippen!

You can download the whole episode now: https://soundcloud.com/marvel/lauren-shippen

Download Women of Marvel and all of Marvel’s podcasts at Marvel.com/podcasts and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts right now!

The Women of Marvel podcast assembles to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every other Thursday, co-hosted by Marvel VP, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat, Marvel.com Producer Judy Stephens, along with Talent & Senior Creative Producer Lorraine Cink.

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

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The comedian and Accidental Activist looks back on her journey.

Sit back and enjoy a bonus clip from last week’s episode of Marvel’s Voices!

Watch as MTV and Comedy Central’s Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey talks with host Angélique Roché about how being exposed to many different kinds of people can change your worldview.

Dig into the clip above, and be sure to check out Franchesca Ramsey’s new book, “Well, That Escalated Quickly: Memoirs and Mistakes of an Accidental Activist” on shelves now!

Download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts right now!

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Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder tell TWIM about a big issue being tackled by Lunella Lafayette!

This Week in Marvel has something for everyone! Ryan and Jamie not only bring you their picks of the week, but because it’s a very special release week, we have LOTS of Spidey talk! If you haven’t already read AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800, you can get an in-depth run-down on this week’s podcast. Plus, TWIM celebrates the 40th anniversary of Japan’s “Spider-Man” series — we may have included its amazing theme song, too! (You’ll have to listen to find out!)

That’s not all! This Week in Marvel also welcomed the creators of MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR, Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder, who wrote a special issue to recognize World No Tobacco Day. In MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #31, Lunella is faced with her whole neighborhood suddenly becoming addicted to cigarettes. But the enemy is a lot more insidious than peer pressure! Tune in to TWIM to hear more about the story — and the mission behind the story!

You can listen to the whole episode here:

Subscribe to This Week in Marvel on Apple Podcasts or download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts!

With new episodes every Friday, This Week in Marvel delivers all the latest Marvel discussion and news about comics, TV, movies, games, toys, and beyond! Tweet your questions and comments about the show to @AgentM@jamiefrevele, or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!

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