Published March 1, 2019

This Week in Marvel Goes Anthropomorphic for Animal Comics

John Cerilli and Frank Tieri join the show to talk about their take on a Marvel classic!

Marvel's 80th header
Ziggy Pig Silly Seal cover

Animal lovers, this is the episode of This Week in Marvel that was made just for you -- well, kind of! This week, to celebrate Marvel's 80th Anniversary, Ryan "Agent M" Penagos talked to Frank Tieri and John Cerilli (Marvel VP, Content and Programming), the writers of the upcoming ZIGGY PIG -- SILLY SEAL COMICS #1, a brand new story for two Marvel characters from so many decades ago! The conversation covers not just these two characters and their lives post-stardom, but many other silly animals from Marvel Comics' past.

But that's not all that's happening this week! Here's the other news we're hyped about:

  • Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" is a three-time Oscar Winner! Last weekend, the movie won the Academy Awards for Best Costume Design (Ruth E. Carter), Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart), and Best Original Score (Ludwig Göransson). "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" also won the award for Best Animated Feature, so it was a marvelous night for Marvel!
  • And that brings us to the next chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" opens in theaters next week! Marvel.com will host the official livestream on Monday, March 4 at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET. Visit www.marvel.com/captainmarvellive at the start of the show to see the movie's stars -- maybe even Goose the Cat!
  • We also released the latest TWIMURC about the 1950s, the decade that saw the beginning of Marvel's Silver Age and started shaping the Marvel that you know and love today!

This week's Big Talk with Frank Tieri and John Cerilli also gave us our Question of the Week: Which vintage Marvel animal character would you want to see come back?

Give us your answers -- and include pics! -- on Twitter using the hashtag #ThisWeekInMarvel or stop by the TWIM Facebook page! You can also email the show at twimpodcast@marvel.com! Here's a list of some of these interesting-sounding creatures:

  • Ziggy Pig
  • Silly Seal
  • Toughy Tomcat
  • Snappy Turtle
  • Chester Chipmunk
  • Pookey the Poetical Pup
  • Ding-a-Ling the Little Bellboy (not an animal I think?)
  • Posty the Pelican and Lolly the Elephant
  • Baldy, a Dave Berg strip I could find nothing more about
  • Little Pan, no info
  • Super Rabbit
  • Percy Penguin
  • Super Squirt
  • Billy and Buggy Bear
  • The Ginch and Claude Pennygrabber (a dog and maybe a fox, we think)
  • Lester the Lion
  • Montague Pigeon
  • Morty Monk and Buck Baboon
  • Waldo Wolf
  • Skip O’Hare
  • Puffy Pig
  • Floop and Skilly Boo
  • Casper Cat
  • Krazy Krow and Boobsy
  • Homer Rabbit
  • Ossie Ostrich
  • Wacky Duck
  • Sharpy Fox
  • Buzzy Bear
  • Squeaky Mouse
  • Tubby Pig
  • Wellington Mutt
  • Wonder Duck

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