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Published December 1, 2020

Former Pro Baseball Player Nelson Figueroa Revisits His Humble Beginnings on 'Marvel's Storyboards'

The former New York Mets pitcher saw himself in Peter Parker growing up -- and got to see his hero wear his team colors!

Every hero has an origin story to tell, no matter what kind of hero that may be. In sports, even heroes start out as kids with dreams of making it big -- but not all of them get to play professional baseball for their hometown team! That's exactly what happened to Nelson Figueroa, former pitcher for the New York Mets. On this episode of Marvel's Storyboards, Figueroa takes Joe Quesada, EVP, Creative Director of Marvel Entertainment, on a tour of his Coney Island roots while revealing the first time he realized he had a special gift. He also shares what inspired his love of comics, and what it meant to him to see Spider-Man don a Mets cap!

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You can watch this episode and the entire first season of Marvel's Storyboards on or Marvel's YouTube channel. Stay tuned to for the latest news about the show and everything happening at the House of Ideas!



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Ed Viesturs Heads to the Top of the World on 'Marvel's Storyboards'

The elite mountain climber takes Joe on a journey to the world's highest peaks!

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Ed Viesturs and the Mountaintop | Marvel's Storyboards

With famed mountain climber Ed Viesturs as his guide, Joe Quesada hikes Griffin Butte in Sun Valley, ID. Ed shares tales from his climbs of the world’s tallest peaks, as well as his thoughts on fear & what motivates him to continue telling his story.

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Earn Points for Marvel Insider This Week with Venom and Knull

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Taboo Celebrates His Indigenous Heritage with Love on 'Marvel's Storyboards'

The multi-talented storyteller talks about representation and how his Marvel fandom began!