Marvel marks the 40th anniversary of the Japanese web-slinger show!

Back in the 1970s, Marvel and Japan’s Toei Company agreed to a three-year agreement that gave the production company freedom to create their own project with Marvel’s famous web-slinging Super Hero Spider-Man. The result was a madcap, stunt-filled TV series that had its own super-powered take on Spidey and his origin story plus a whole arsenal of gadgets and weapons. It lasted 41 episodes (and a movie) and ran from 1978 to 1979, but clips of the show have kept it squarely in the pop culture zeitgeist.

In Toei’s “Spider-Man,” the main character is Takuya Yamashiro, a motorcycle racer who gains his powers from Garia, an alien who is the last surviving member of the Planet Spider race after his planet was destroyed by Professor Monster. So Takuya can carry on his fight, Garia injects the Earthling with his own blood and passes on his spider-like powers; those powers include super strength, spider-senses, and the ability to scale walls. But Takuya has to maintain his secret identity and pretends to be a weakling around his friends. Along with the Interpol Secret Intelligence Division (who know Spider-Man’s identity), Spider-Man works in the name of justice and to thwart threats from Professor Monster’s Iron Cross Army.

But much like America’s Peter Parker, Takuya has some pretty excellent tools at his disposal — spider strings, the spider net, the spider bracelet that not only shoots the strings but also summons the GP-7. What, exactly, is the GP-7? It’s Spider-Man’s flying car, and not only does it fly, it also features machine guns and missile launchers. This Spider-Man is not messing around! Another fun similarity worth noting: Rather than Takuya being a photographer like Peter, Takuya’s girlfriend Hitomi Sakuma is the shutterbug!

With the release of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #800 this week, it only seemed logical to revisit Toei’s amazingly fun series in the spotlight. Earth’s Mightiest Show has compiled some of Spidey’s greatest moments on the show as well as some of his snazziest gadgets!

Watch more exclusive clips and highlights of Toei Spider-Man from Japanese TV on the Earth’s Mightiest Show Facebook page.

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Rocket and Groot visit from Marvel Universe LIVE!

Welcome to a brand-new episode of Marvel’s Eat the Universe!

We are ravaging across the universe with the cast of Marvel Universe LIVE, including some very special guests, Rocket and Groot! In this installment, Rocket decides on what to eat, and he chose…trash?

Watch the show above to find out how your host, chef Justin Warner, works his magic to create a leftover-filled omelette, then dive into the recipe below to try it yourself!

Raccoons, also known by the scientific community as “trash pandas” are some of the most resourceful critters around. The original crust kids, city-dwelling raccoons live off of whatever they can find, and you can too!

This recipe illustrates that omelettes and stock are two of the greatest ways to turn food that might go to waste in to something delicious. Anything with a bone will make for good stock, and that goes for veggies as well. The omelette is great for using up pre-cooked ingredients, like doggy-bag food from restaurants or leftover takeout.

Ingredients:
-Chicken carcass
-Beet stems and leaves
-Onion skins
-Cilantro
-1/4 cup + 2 Tb vegetable oil
-Olive oil
-Kosher Salt
-Black pepper
-Half a juiced lemon
-Ketchup packets
-Leftovers (we used Indian food, leftover rice, and Chicken Tikka Masala)
-4 eggs
-2 Tb butter
-I am Groot

Special gear:
-coffee filters

Instructions:
Cover the chicken carcass with cold water, add the beet stems and onion skins, and bring to a boil. Cook for about an hour or until the stock has developed a nice aroma.

Meanwhile, in a blender, pulverize the cilantro and 1/4 cup vegetable oil until it is liquefied. Pour this mixture through two coffee filters set in a colander or sieve over a glass bowl. This might take some time, but the good news is that the oil will keep, refrigerated, for weeks (unlike your cilantro).

Roll up the beet leaves and slice in to strips. Season them with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Use a rasp grater to zest your lemon half in to the dressed greens, and toss to incorporate.

To make the Indian fried rice, heat the 2 Tb vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add the rice and cook until toasty, stirring frequently. Add the rest of the Indian food and stir until warmed and cooked through.

Beat 4 eggs with 2 ounces of your brand new stock. Season the eggs with salt and pepper.

In a nonstick pan set over medium-low heat, melt the butter and cook until foamy.

Add the eggs and allow to cook for about 30 seconds. Stir the eggs twice using a rubber spatula, then cover and cook for about two more minutes. Inspect the eggs and spread any uncooked egg to the edge of the omelette. Cover and cook another minute.

Slice the omelette in to a bowl and fill with the fried rice mixture. Place a plate over the bowl and invert to make a rice-filled omelette dome of goodness.

Loosen up the ketchup to a pourable consistency using your brand new stock and drizzle on to the omelet. Top with the greens and cilantro oil and devour!

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Smith has a lot to say about survival, storytelling, and comics in this epic TWIM interview!

This edition of This Week in Marvel is a really special one as Ryan and Jamie welcome filmmaker and comic writer Kevin Smith! Smith stopped by to promote his Showtime standup special “Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly” (which premiered May 11 and is currently available on Showtime) and to talk about the massive heart attack he had right after filming the show. Despite the heavy subject matter, the conversation was fascinating, funny, and — befitting of Smith — full of amazing stories, including Smith’s work as a writer on DAREDEVIL and more.

Ryan also talks about his recent visit to Los Angeles to support Little Free Library, a wonderful cause that builds libraries in the communities that need them the most. Plus: Ryan and Jamie have their picks of the week and an enlightening segment on hair talk (facial hair, head hair, you name it).

You can watch the entire interview with Kevin Smith above and download the whole episode below!

Kevin Smith’s first-ever stand-up special “Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly” premiered on Showtime on May 11 and is available now.

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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Jacobs lifts up the women who work behind the scenes and in STEM fields!

Gillian Jacobs is best known for her work on “Community” and “Love,” and while she’s promoting her latest project “Ibiza,” she stopped by the Women of Marvel podcast to discuss her less-famous role: Marvel fan! On this week’s episode, find out what Jacobs loves the most about Squirrel Girl and Moon Girl.

Also included is a great discussion on women who work behind the scenes in entertainment as well as in STEM fields, so download the whole episode right here!

 

See Gillian Jacobs in “Ibiza” on Netflix May 25th, and “Life of the Party” in theaters now!

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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TWIM welcomes Skottie Young, Kelly Thompson, and Donny Cates!

This week was a big week at Marvel, and Ryan and Jamie are bringing you the best of it! In our very own New York City office, Marvel hosted a writers’ retreat where your favorite comics writers came up with the next phase of Marvel’s super-powered characters. While the writers were here, we had the chance to talk to a few of them including Kelly Thompson, who just announced her new WEST COAST AVENGERS run, and Donny Cates, who is starting VENOM #1! Ryan also has a chat with Skottie Young about his upcoming DEADPOOL #1!

Come for the writers, stay for the Picks of the Week, more Deadpool talk, and even more! Listen to the whole episode below!

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 Incredible Hulk writer teams up with your host Angélique Roché!

Today, the smashing Greg Pak joins Marvel’s Voices!

Angélique sits down with the acclaimed comic book writer to talk about growing up as an Asian American in Texas, his love of Dungeons & Dragons, and creating reflective characters that people love. Watch the clip above, then dive into the full discussion in the episode below!

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

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In a special bonus episode, the EMS crew debut the first look at the new video.

In a special bonus installment of Earth’s Mightiest Show, get a first look at a music video inspired by Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd featuring their song “Pray for Me” with new animation and scenes from the film.

You can watch the new bonus episode of EMS at the top of the page. Click here to watch more episodes of Earth’s Mightiest Show!

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is now available in 4K UHD digitally and on Blu-ray!

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John Urschel joins host Justin Warner to make Cosmic Yogurt Bowls!

Travel the Rainbow Bridge to Asgard on today’s episode of Marvel’s Eat the Universe!

In this installment, John Urschel—former NFL player and current mathematician—joins the show to make some Cosmic Yogurt!

John, a doctoral candidate in applied mathematics at MIT, teams up with your host, celebrity chef Justin Warner, to calculate the craft of this special extraterrestrial snack. Watch the video above, then dive into the ingredients and instructions below!

Instructions:
The Big Bang of a Cosmic Yogurt universe is the greek yogurt. That’s where it all begins.

The Bifrost-inspired color palette is created by adding different all-natural powders to the mix. For specific colors, use the following add-ins: Beet Powder (Red), Raspberry Powder (Pink), Turmeric (Yellow), Blue Spirulina (Blue), Activated Charcoal (Black), Mango powder (Orange), Chlorophyll (Green), Dragon Fruit Powder (Hot Pink).

Once the different colors are created, they can be spread on a plate to paint the supernovae of the scene! With a nebulous yogurt setting as a backdrop, the sky is the limit when it comes to toppings. Fruits and grains work well to create out-of-this-world textures, while sweet and salty elements come together to engage the taste buds with this stellar dish!

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The prolific writer joins the podcast to talk Domino, Deadpool, and more!

This Week in Marvel welcomes writer Gail Simone just in time for the release of DOMINO #2! Ryan and Jamie discuss the writer’s favorite books as well as her recent confrontation with the dreaded Fun Bun! It’s a very cool conversation about Simone’s writing process and how she approaches writing for characters like Deadpool, Domino, and more.

Plus: Lots of news on the games front including the Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” tie-in with Fortnite and Ryan and Jamie give you their picks of the week! Listen to the whole episode now!

 

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 author wants more kids to read and has just the Marvel Super Hero book for the job!

Author MacKenzie Cadenhead stopped by the Women of Marvel to talk about a topic near and dear to her heart: getting kids to read and getting them started young! Cadenhead has written several books for young readers, such as Sally’s Bones and her YA novel Sleeper. But for Women in Marvel, she shares her passion for comic books and introduces her latest series, Marvel’s Super Hero Adventures!

Cadenhead also talks about why comics are a great way to get kids reading and shares a great story about how she got Women of Marvel co-host Sana Amanat to keep working in the comics industry. You can download the full episode of Women in Marvel right here!

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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