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Published October 8, 2020

NYCC Metaverse: The Women of Marvel Take the Stage

Watch the lively discussion from the comforts of your own home!

Today, telling stories for Marvel means stepping into a long lineage of characters and a vast web of backstories. What’s it like to take on that challenge as a creator? This year, as part of New York Comic Con Metaverse, Women of Marvel invites some of Marvel’s celebrated storytellers into a virtual panel to talk about how they stay true to their creative style while continuing the stories of comic book characters so many people know and love.

Women of Marvel hosts Angélique Roché and Ellie Pyle were joined by Marvel storytellers Karla Pacheco and Leah Williams, as well as Marvel editors Lauren Bisom and Sarah Brunstad.

Brunstad gave updates to current CAPTAIN MARVEL series, specifically issue 22, which wraps up the EMPYRE arc, and will hit comic shops next week on Wednesday, October 14. You can preview the issue here! For Carol Danvers, she'll have to tend with some "truly heartbreaking choices" that have come out of this arc, as well as the discovery of her half-sister, Lauri-ell, the new Accuser for the entire Kree-Skrull empire. Brunstad went on to give viewers updates on current BLACK WIDOW series from Kelly Thompson and Elena Casagrande, which saw the latest issue out this week.

Spidey fans! Bisom gave us exciting new deets on the upcoming original graphic novel Miles Morales: Shock Waves, which we can expect to see next year. Miles Morales: Shock Waves is part of a series of original middle grade graphic novels Marvel is partnering with Scholastic on. Watch the stream above to get an exclusive first look at some of the pages from the upcoming OGN!

The excitement continues for Web-heads everywhere as we celebrate a huge milestone — 100 issues of Spider-Woman in continuity! If you're interested in knowing more about Jessica Drew, check out this explainer. Marvel Unlimited has a guide on all the Spider-Woman stories you can check out now. Pacheco teased what you can expect from the upcoming anniversary issue, SPIDER-WOMAN #5, in comic shops on Wednesday, October 21, as well as a tie-in to the "King in Black" event.

Meanwhile, things are bubbling up for X-Factor — Williams gives us the scoop on X-FACTOR #4, which is currently in comic shops now, and how it ties in to the "wildly addictive and delicious" "X of Swords" crossover event. Speaking of the "X of Swords" event, watch the NYCC x Metaverse: X of Swords panel here!

Watch the lively WOMEN OF MARVEL discussion in its entirety above!

For more details about New York Comic Con x MCM Metaverse, including the full schedule, guest list, and merch, visit! And for the latest on Marvel at NYCC Metaverse, stay tuned to all week!


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