Join the Women of Marvel for their annual panel!

Join us for the annual Women of Marvel panel from New York Comic Con. Hosted by Judy Stephens & Sana Amanat, and panelists include THWIP! The Big Marvel Show host Lorraine Cink, Assistant Editor Christina Harrington, Sarit Klein (Makeup Head of Marvel’s Defenders) plus writers Rainbow Rowell (Runaways) and Mackenzie Cadenhead (Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Deck the Malls).

Listen to the Women of Marvel – Episode 154 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 #WomenOfMarvel.

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Kelly Thompson brings the mutants back together this January!

Prepare for a new chapter in one of the Marvel Universe’s great ongoing stories.

This January, writer Kelly Thompson and artist Pere Perez reunite ROGUE & GAMBIT for a brand new team-up series! The star-crossed lovers need to discover the source of mutant kidnappings across the world—and the answer won’t come easily.

But perhaps the bigger question lies in whether or not they’ll be able to stand each other’s company long enough to finish the job.

We caught up with Thompson to whet the appetites of Rogue and Gambit fans everywhere.

Marvel.com: Describe the difference between writing this series and your previous work on HAWKEYE or CAPTAIN PHASMA.

Kelly Thompson: You end up using slightly different muscles. I’ve done a lot of “solo” stuff and a ton of “ensemble” stuff, but this has been my first time writing a team-up book…except for GENERATIONS: THE ARCHERS, and of course the forthcoming Marvel Legacy arc in HAWKEYE. But I think it’s safe to say that Gambit and Rogue act pretty different than Kate and Clint do.

The trick, for me, has always just been about finding the voice for each character and then pinpointing what changes in each when you put them together—for both good and ill.

Marvel.com: What kind of chemistry or dynamic did you want to highlight between these two characters? 

Kelly Thompson: I think we all know that a Gambit and Rogue book can actually be a very tricky thing. Fans want a lot of things from the characters—and they’re not always the same things. We obviously can’t please everyone, but for me, the important thing about finding the right chemistry for these characters, and for our story, was to address the rich history Gambit and Rogue have—while also forging ahead and cutting new paths for them. So instead of shying away from that history, I built the story around it and we’re leaning into it—in what I hope reads as a creative way—that will be rewarding to longtime fans, but also accessible for those who might be new to the characters and curious to find out what’s so great about them and why fans both love and hate seeing them together.

I think as readers and fans (and I am both!) we often feel like we’ve already seen everything we could possibly see with Gambit and Rogue when it comes to their dynamic together. My greatest hope has been that we’re doing something new and different here—something a little outside the box—that still respects what came before. Gambit and Rogue are the comic book characters I have loved the longest in my life—they literally brought me into comics. Writing them has been a dream come true, but also, the pressure feels very on to do justice to them and to bring their many fans something they can really love. To write a story that will stand the test of time and carve a path for their future.

Marvel.com: How did you and Pere Perez approach these characters visually?

Kelly Thompson: Pere does such a great job. To be honest, this has been a very complicated book visually—it requires a lot of reference, research, and detail in the scripts—and of course that only makes things more complex for the artist. I can’t expand on that too much without giving some things away. It’s one of those things where you write a page and just hope that the artist can handle the demands (because you know they’re a lot) and then you see their version of the page and it’s better than you could have imagined. That is such an awesome moment on any book.

Marvel.com: What can you tease about how this story begins?

Kelly Thompson: We’ve got an all-new big bad that will be a lot of fun. I can’t reveal motives, but suffice to say they’ve got them in spades (no pun, I swear). Gambit and Rogue get assigned to the mission by Kitty, in part due to their long history together.

And while sometimes it may seem like their baggage might sink them on this assignment…I think we’ll see it’s what helps them survive. Even if that’s not how it feels in the heat of the moment.

ROGUE & GAMBIT, by Kelly Thompson and artist Pere Perez, arrives in January!

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Discover the first year of T’Challa’s reign in the brand new series!

Black Panther came onto the scene in 1966 when he invited the Fantastic Four to his home—the hidden nation of Wakanda—to evaluate the threat that the super humans might’ve posed. Since then, T’Challa has had a long and storied history in the Marvel Universe, but his earliest days as both The Black Panther and King of Wakanda have never been closely explored.

But this January, that untold story will finally be revealed when writers Evan Narcisse and Ta-Nehisi Coates join artist Paul Renaud for RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER. This limited series will uncover how T’Challa came to grips with ruling Wakanda—and how he brought the nation onto the global stage.

We grabbed a few minutes with Narcisse and Renaud to learn as much as we could about the early years of Black Panther.

Marvel.com: How did this whole project come about?

Paul Renaud: [Editor] Wil Moss offered me this project when I came fresh off of GENERATIONS: CAPTAIN AMERICA. I think the structures of these two stories feel similar in that they explore different periods of time while giving a new perspective on it. That seemed like the main motivation for asking me to do the job. And I couldn’t have been happier to say yes.

Evan Narcisse: This came about when I got a text from Ta-Nehisi. I was at a film screening, and I checked my phone—a big no-no—and he asked me if I wanted to write comics; if I really wanted to do this. Over the years, as a comics journalist and critic, people have often expressed admiration for my writing and asked if I wanted to get into the industry proper. I always said no. I like being a critic, I like being a journalist, I like being somebody who offers commentary. But [Ta-Nehisi] said he wasn’t the one asking—Wil Moss, his editor, wanted to know if I had any interest. So I told him I’d think about it.

An idea came to me pretty much immediately, but they said they wanted to explore the early years—a T’Challa-becoming-king story. It felt like an opportunity I couldn’t walk away from. I saw a chance for me to write a pivotal story for my favorite super hero—and I couldn’t turn that down.

Marvel.com: Describe the early conversations you had with the editor on this book, Wil Moss.

Evan Narcisse: Wil just said “early days of Black Panther” and after that, all the pieces sort of fell in place for me. They wanted something specifically about the lineage of kings that T’Challa would be inheriting; something based on T’Chaka. I started thinking about it, and I landed on T’Chaka’s death being a pivotal moment in Wakandan history. This country has never been conquered, never been colonized, and they suddenly lose a king who dies at the hands of outsiders. You can’t be the same, your national identity would be affected.

So, then I started to think about how it would affect T’Challa’s psychology. His father died because they didn’t know the outside world enough, so he feels they have to go and meet the outside world. That’s kind of the psychological underpinning of the run—deciding that Wakanda needs to be a part of the world, that they can no longer be apart from the world. The corollary to that is Wakandans are full of themselves, right? T’Challa believes that if they’re really the best, they need to show the world that they’re the best. They need to be part of the world, part of the ecosystem of global powers, and let them all know Wakanda has a spirit and technology that can rival any nation on Earth.

Marvel.com:  So this will be an element of T’Challa’s history that we’ve never really seen. There have been flashbacks over the years, but we’ve gotten these details.

Evan Narcisse: Yeah, it’s a story we’ve never seen before. We first see Wakanda in the comics as a secret nation that sends this special vehicle for the Fantastic Four to get there. Later, on an adventure with Cap, [the Wakandans] do the same thing. And then, a few years later, Wakanda becomes a part of the global community. The Wakandan Design Group stock gets traded on the stock exchange. So how do you go from secret and hidden to participating in the global economy and diplomatic community? That felt like a story that needed to be told.

But going global is not a popular move at all. He mentions it to some of the royal council and they’re like, “What the hell are you doing?” I do want to stress the fact that it won’t be an origin story—by the time we see T’Challa, he’s already king. We’ll flash back to Challenge Day trials and I have plans to show some of the Heart-Shaped Herb ceremony, but this won’t be him learning to be the Black Panther. This will be a story about a king who has to reckon with his history and decide how to move the country forward.

Marvel.com: What headspace do we find T’Challa in at the start of this story?

Evan Narcisse: He knows what path he has to take; he knows from the outset. The first few issues will be T’Challa deciding that Wakanda must move forward out into the world. He’s not ambivalent about that. The learning curve for him will be reckoning with the powers he encounters—both the global powers and the individual characters. He’s not the master strategist of [writer] Christopher Priest’s run yet. He’s making his first steps out into the world, so he’s a little more improvisatory.

Marvel.com: Evan, you’ve been a comic book journalist for years nowhow does your time in that field inform your work on this side of things?

Evan Narcisse: I’ve been a comics critic for 10 or 15 years at this point, so I’ve been doing it a long time. It’s weird, because thinking about writing comics from the outside always felt like a matter of guessing at intent and execution. Now I’m actually doing it, and I realize that the visual command and necessity for brevity and the creative flow can be a lot trickier than it seemed from the outside looking in.

But also, I feel like I’m trying to write the comics I’d like to read as a critic. I’m trying to have thematic underpinnings, have it be character driven, leave the characters in a different place than where I found them, and add to the layered history of Marvel continuity. Super hero comics nowadays acknowledge—in both textual and meta-textual ways—the history and the mythos of their characters, like Ta-Nehisi does in the main BLACK PANTHER book, or Ryan North does sort of elliptically in THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL. That’s what I want to do—be self-aware about the craft while working at the craft.

Marvel.com: Speaking of Ta-Nehisi’s BLACK PANTHER, will readers spot any direct or indirect references between the books?

Evan Narcisse: Indirect, yeah. I know where he’s heading, and I know certain characters that show up in RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER have either already showed up or will show up in the main BLACK PANTHER title. We want to build some synchronicity there.

Marvel.com: Paul, you did some covers for a BLACK PANTHER series back in 2009 when Shuri took up the mantle. T’Challa has appeared briefly in some ensemble books you’ve worked on, but this presents the first time you’re focused on him. What’s it been like to work with the character in earnest now?

Paul Renaud: Yes, it’s the first serious work I’m doing with Black Panther. Doing those covers back then felt more like an appetizer, even though I had a ton of fun drawing Shuri. Not only does RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER allow me to draw T’Challa, but also the previous Panthers—building the Black Panther’s fame into the Marvel universe through generations.

It’s a great chance to explore Wakanda, and all the cast of family and foes, in depth. Getting to draw the rise of T’Challa as Black Panther has been a dream come true for the Marvel fan that I am. I don’t want to say too much, but I’ll get to draw some historical moments too, with some very famous guest stars. Let’s not forget Wakanda acts as a central element in other heroes’ stories as well…

Marvel.com: Wakanda’s advanced technology has always been a fascinating aspect of the Marvel Universe. How does it feel to work with the earlier days of this technology?

Evan Narcisse: In the present day of Marvel continuity, everybody knows about Wakandan tech—there’s a little bit less of a “wow” when you see it, because you already know it’s supposed to be something amazing. But in the time I’m writing, the world has just started to learn that Wakanda exists, and that they don’t just exist, but that they have all this amazing stuff. So, it’s a bigger shock, I think, at everything they can do. I have certain technologically advanced Marvel characters encountering Wakandan tech for the first time and being gobsmacked, so that’s really fun.

Paul Renaud: My goal here has been to keep a level of continuity with how Wakanda gets shown over the years in the previous Panther sagas, and link that to the most recent visuals by Brian Stelfreeze. There’s still a lot of room to improvise and explore different aspects of the country.

That being said, I’m always trying to give it a Jack Kirby feel. Kirby’s DNA appears all over the Wakandan tech in a big, big way.

Marvel.com: What most excites you about the first few issues of RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER?

Paul Renaud: All the parts that dive into Marvel history. It’s a lot of fun to explore the past while building more foundations for this beloved character.

Evan Narcisse: The first issue reintroduces a character that we’ve heard about only in name. The first issue also shows us two pivotal moments in Wakandan history that have never been shown. It also provides the answer to the question of why T’Challa became a scientist. And it gives more insight into his father.

What’s interesting about writing comics in the middle of a long-established mythos is that we’ve mostly seen T’Chaka’s death or final days. We’ve never really seen him in his prime. I’m very happy to be able to show T’Chaka in his prime and show his as a man and as a father. There have been hints of that throughout the ages—[writer] Don McGregor showed him a little bit, Priest showed him a little bit, and [writer] Reginald Hudlin showed him a little bit—but I feel like I’ve found a new angle.

What did T’Challa inherit from T’Chaka? That’s kind of a through line of the series—showing what T’Challa inherits from his forebears and how he brings that into the future.

RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER, by Evan Narcisse, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Paul Renaud, emerges in January!

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Artist Marco Checchetto breaks down the aged Clint Barton!

The sharpest shooter in the Marvel Universe dives into an uncertain era this January.

A different kind of coming-of-age story, OLD MAN HAWKEYE, written by Ethan Sacks with art by Marco Checchetto, presents a gray Clint Barton, losing his vision, undertaking what may be his very last hero’s quest.

We caught up with Checchetto to get the inside scoop on what Hawkeye faces during the upcoming journey.

Marvel.com: Tell us about the concept behind this series.

Marco Checchetto: It’s a 12 issue series, set five years before the events of OLD MAN LOGAN. We will tell the story of the aged Hawkeye fighting in the name of his fallen friends, the Avengers. And he’s losing his vision—so he has to accomplish his mission while he still can.

Marvel.com: What does this future world look like?

Marco Checchetto: Like OLD MAN LOGAN, our series takes place in a dark world where Marvel’s super villains have killed the Avengers about 45 years prior, leaving only a few survivors. It’s a wasteland.

Marvel.com: Hawkeye played a big role in the original OLD MAN LOGAN runhow does this series connect to that? Will we see Logan appear?

Marco Checchetto: Clint still has his vision—for now. And Logan lives as a pacifist, with a modest life and family. So, yes, we will see Logan in our series too. I’m very happy about that—I’ve drawn a lot of characters for Marvel Comics, but this has been the first time I’ve had the opportunity to draw Wolverine.

Marvel.com: How does Clint compensate for the impacts that age has on him?

Marco Checchetto: Hawkeye has no super human powers and now finds himself in old age—but hey, he still remains an exceptional fencer, acrobat, and marksman. It will be hard for him not to miss all his targets, but he’ll do his best. To show his age, I gave him some serious scars and weathering.

 

Marvel.com: What can we expect from the art in this book? Will it stay in line with the style of the OLD MAN LOGAN series, or can we expect some changes?

Marco Checchetto: I liked the fantastic job Steve McNiven did with the previous series, so I tried to stay close to his character and background designs. At the same time, I’m working hard to create something new and I hope the readers will be happy with it. In OLD MAN HAWKEYE, we will explore new corners of the wasteland, meet new characters, and discover Easter eggs throughout Clint’s journey.

Marvel.com: How does the art reflect the grittiness of this worldand the current state of Clint’s being?

Marco Checchetto: My style does not feel clean; it’s grimy and gritty. I like to draw dust, pain, and blood. I’m a dark side guy.

Marvel.com: Where do you draw influence from when working on these grit and grim stories? And how do you maintain a balance between the darker side and the funnier side of things?

Marco Checchetto: I do like humor in a series. My favorite comic book character is Spider-Man, who we all know to be fun and friendly, but my favorite stories with him tend to be the sad and obscure ones, like Kraven’s Last Hunt. So when I can draw something dark and evil, I do my best.

Marvel.com: What else can you tease about the series?

Marco Checchetto: If you like Venom, stay tuned.

OLD MAN HAWKEYE, written by Ethan Sacks with art by Marco Checchetto, takes flight this January!

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The new digital destination for kids and family entertainment debuted today!

Exciting news, true believers! Today Marvel launched MARVEL HQ, a digital destination for kids and families, available on YouTube and the YouTube Kids App.

“We are absolutely thrilled to launch a destination for kids and families where they can watch their favorite Marvel characters anytime,” said Cort Lane, Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Animation and Family Entertainment. “The end result? Giving kids and families the opportunity to connect deeper with the Marvel heroes they love.”

Marvel HQ gives viewers the opportunity to experience their favorite Marvel heroes through hundreds of episodes of Marvel adventures. Marvel HQ features full-length, family-friendly episodes, shorts, and behind-the- scenes content from the most popular titles in the Marvel kids and family library including favorites like: “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble” “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” Marvel Funko animated shorts, and “LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes: Maximum Overload,” with even more exciting titles to be added to Marvel HQ in the future!

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'Marvel’s Spider-Man,' 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy,' and even more exciting reveals!

Marvel fans at New York Comic Con were treated to one surprise after the other during the Marvel Animation panel. Hosted by SVP, Animation & Family Entertainment Cort Lane, fans got exclusive sneak peeks of unaired episodes, special guest appearances, and more.

“Marvel’s Spider-Man” is in its first season and the audience was treated to a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of titled, “Venom” which doesn’t air until October 21!

“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” is a big hit with fans thanks to great writers like Mairghread Scott who came to talk about the upcoming season. In the third season the Guardians will travel to new universes, stage a massive sting operation inside the Nova Corps, and expose a Secret Invasion years in the making. Along with a surprise appearance by “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy’s” own Gamora, Vanessa Marshall, GotG fans were shown special videos that included a never before seen clip of Stan Lee’s cameo.

It’s always exciting to get to know the voices behind favorite characters and “Marvel’s Avengers: Secret Wars” fans were excited to see the voice of Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan, Kathreen Khavari, on the panel.

Following last year’s success of animated shorts, once again Marvel is collaborating with Funko to create eight brand-new 90-second shorts that showcase team ups and face-offs with some of your favorite Marvel super heroes. Spider-Man, Star-Lord, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Venom, Loki, and last, but not least, Baby Groot, all get the Funko treatment! The second season of Funko shorts is animated by A Large Evil Corporation and launches this summer across various platforms, with new episodes debuting all the way into 2018.

Lego fans were thrilled to see the premiere trailer for “Marvel Lego Super Heroes GOTG: The Thanos Threat.” Even as a Lego piece, Baby Groot is irresistibly charming! As if that wasn’t enough excitement, Marvel announced another special treat for Lego lovers, “Lego Black Panther!” Thanos, Ronan, Nebula and the Ravagers seek to possess the Build Stone– a powerful and creative relic –and the fate of the universe depends on the Guardians of the Galaxy to protect it.

Last but not least, Marvel is excited to announce a brand-new destination on YouTube for all things Marvel kids called, MARVEL HQ! Today Marvel launched MARVEL HQ, a digital destination for kids and families, available on YouTube and the YouTube Kids App. Marvel HQ gives viewers the opportunity to experience their favorite Marvel heroes through hundreds of episodes of Marvel adventures.

Marvel HQ features full-length, family-friendly episodes, shorts, and behind-the- scenes content from the most popular titles in the Marvel kids and family library including: “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” Marvel Funko animated shorts, and “LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes: Maximum Overload,” with even more titles to be added.

For all the up to date Marvel news and information, check out Marvel.com and @Marvel on Twitter!

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Check out an exciting look back and a new blooper reel before Season 5 begins.

At the end of last season of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, Agent Coulson was left on board a ship in deep space. Now the team will have to discover where they are and how to get home while the clock ticks out on humanity. This exciting adventure will continue when “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns for its fifth season with a special two-hour premiere, Friday, December 1st (8:00-10:00 p.m., EST), on the ABC Television Network.

New secrets and mysteries are only the beginning for what is sure to be the most surprising and exhilarating S.H.I.E.L.D. adventure yet!

The premiere date was revealed during the “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” New York Comic Con today, along with a sizzle reel looking back on Season 5, and a new blooper reel spotlighting some moments that went a bit awry with the cast. Check out the sizzle reel at the top of the page and the blooper reel below!

“We’re so proud of the way that ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has grown creatively every season. The series is a top performer for us especially in delayed viewing, where we see almost triple digit increases,” said Channing Dungey, ABC Entertainment President. “Season five is their strongest season yet, and we can’t wait for the fans to see it. We feel that the move to Friday, creating a ‘genre night’ on ABC, appeals to the show’s loyal fan base.”

The series will air in its regular time period beginning on Friday, December 8 from 9:00-10:00 PM, EST.

For more information on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” visit ABC.com, follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter, and like “Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.!

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Writer Peter Milligan returns David Heller to his own solo title!

Life can be difficult when you have Dissociative Identity Disorder—especially if each of your personalities has its own super power. Thus, Legion, A.K.A. David Haller, faces some tough times ahead.

In January, writer Peter Milligan and artist Wilfredo Torres see Marvel Legacy expand its horizons as the son of Professor Charles Xavier returns to the fold in LEGION #1! Haller has coped the best he can—learning his personalities, beginning to master them—but a new, darker, even more dangerous persona seems to be emerging…and seizing control.

We asked Milligan about the story headed our way this winter.

Marvel.com: What drew you to David Haller as a character?

Peter Milligan: The biggest challenge—dramatizing an insane mind—drew me to this character. David has so many troubles. I felt really excited about how his madness and inner demons become externalized due to his “powers.” That, and the idea of being able to travel into the mind of this madman—well…anyone who knows my work will probably be aware that this seems like my kind of territory.

Marvel.com: Without spoiling anything, rumor has it that Haller finds himself facing a new enemy from within. What can you tell us about this latest personality?

Peter Milligan: The best stories happen when a hero faces some kind of crisis. In this situation, you find out what the hero’s made of. And what David is made of is pretty insane.

Living within the mind of this young man sit a number of alternative personalities or personas. But what happens when a new—and powerful—persona starts to think that he could be more important than all the others? Including David Haller? How does David deal with this upstart persona? Can he deal with it? Does he have the right mental condition to deal with anything?

Marvel.com: Legion might also find a new ally in the form of a Dr. Hannah Jones. Tell us a little about her and how she can help David.

Peter Milligan: Just because David’s insane doesn’t mean he’s stupid. He knows he needs help if he’s going to come through what may be the greatest threat he’s ever faced.

Hannah Jones, a young psychologist from a tough part of London, has become the “psychologist to the stars” via pure grit and determination. She deals with a number of A-list actors and musicians. If anyone can help David, it’s Hannah.

But maybe Hannah should come with a warning label. Yes, she’s brilliant and resourceful, but she also might have a few demons of her own…and by helping David, she might be forced to confront them.

Marvel.com: What kind of research did you do to get Dissociative Identity Disorder “right”?

Peter Milligan: Books, pamphlets, internet. And I’ve spoken to a psychologist friend about the subject to try to get some different angles. The fact that very little consensus exists within the mental health community gives one a little license. It’s very difficult to find the right way to treat this—or even to understand it.

Marvel.com: What kind of tone and setting do you establish in the book? How does artist Wilfredo Torres help you realize that vision?

Peter Milligan: The tone can be pretty dark and twisted at times—a story about insanity and a man’s desperate attempts to save himself. But I also wanted the book to have heart and a little humor. Both David and Hannah have flaws in different ways, but they’re both likable and, in their own ways, laudable. David’s lifelong struggle with his insanity shows real guts. Hannah’s rise to the top from her lowly origins also deserves praise. Wilfredo really captures these aspects—the weird mental psychedelia and the human side of the story.

Marvel.com: From readers who may be unfamiliar with Legion to those who have known him since his introduction, how does this book present a can’t-miss situation?

Peter Milligan: This journey goes to the heart of darkness. A story about a journey to the last great unexplored frontier: the human mind. In this case, an exceptionally troubled human mind. It can be read as a stand-alone story—if you’ve never picked up a LEGION comic before and know nothing about the character, it really doesn’t matter. Everything you need to enjoy the story will be in here. But if you’re a Legion aficionado, you’ll find this this story presents a new and surprising take on the maddest mutant of them all.

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Warlock returns in Guardians of the Galaxy #150!

Coming up inside GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #150, Adam Warlock makes his return to the Marvel Universe in a Marvel Legacy special event as the search for the Infinity Stones continues! Written by Gerry Duggan with art by Marcus To, Gamora and company seek the Soul Stone—but what will the reappearance of their once ally and former holder of said bauble mean for their quest?

First introduced in the 1967 pages of FANTASTIC FOUR #66, Warlock evolved over the years to become a cosmic warrior and key figure in the saga of the Infinity Stones. A mercurial figure, and a one-time Guardian himself, Adam could tip the scales in favor—or against—the current squad.

Why has Warlock come back? And from where? The mystery remains. Does he seek the Infinity Stones for himself? Find out in “The Return of Adam Warlock, Part 1”!

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Catch 'Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 5 coming this winter!

Today Marvel Television announced that fan-favorite Natalia Cordova-Buckley has been promoted to series regular for the fifth season of the ABC series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Cordova-Buckley joined the cast in the third season of the hit series as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez, a Colombian citizen who underwent Terrigenisis during the Inhumans Outbreak. Earning her nickname “Yo-Yo,” the Terrigenisis gifted her with the ability to travel at superhuman speed for the length of a single heartbeat, before snapping back into her original place.

“Natalia is a powerhouse in her work and in her daily life, and she has imbued one of our favorite characters with her natural strength and humor. Natalia was instantly a part of the S.H.I.E.L.D. family the first day she walked onto set, and we’re happy she’s now an official member of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team,” says Executive Producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jeffrey Bell.

Check out “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” when it returns this winter to ABC! Be sure to follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for the latest updates on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

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