Podcasts
Published October 15, 2020

Women of Marvel Gets Into Fight Mode with Phoenix Carnevale

The martial artist, fight commentator, and fitness instructor is a huge Marvel fan!

Women of Marvel Phoenix Carnevale

Many people who make fitness part of their regular routine will tell you that they have a secret to getting through a tough workout -- some of them might even tell you that they pretend to be a Super Hero! On this week's episode of Women of Marvel, guest host and Marvel.com editor Jamie Frevele (Ed. note: That's me!) interviewed Phoenix Carnevale, a martial artist, fight commentator, instructor for Daily Burn, actor, and a bona fide Marvel fan since childhood.

Not only does Phoenix look to Marvel Super Heroes for inspiration in her career now, but she has been a Marvel Comics reader since she was a kid -- and did she ever bring receipts to this conversation. Here's just a snippet of what Marvel means to her:

“I gravitated towards the X-Men, for the obvious reasons. They were culturally diverse, there were some badass women, my name was Phoenix—so how could I not love all of these characters? And the X-Men led me to Daredevil, and Daredevil led me to Elektra and Spider-Man and all these great characters, and I wanted to be just like them. A lot of little girls were reading, like, Vogue Magazine, and I was looking at, you know, Storm and Jean Grey, and seeing how strong they were and independent they were, and they were part of this team. And I really think that it shaped a lot of my values, my belief systems, and as soon as I had my own money as an adult, I signed up for karate.”

You can listen to the full audio episode here, and below, find a reading guide featuring some of Phoenix's favorite Marvel Comics!

Phoenix Carnevale's Picks:

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #141

Uncanny X-Men (1963) #141

What is Marvel Unlimited?
Wolverine (2003) #1

Wolverine (2003) #1

    • publishedJun 31, 2003
    • added to marvel unlimitedNov 13, 2007
    • ratingPARENTAL ADVISORY
What is Marvel Unlimited?
Daredevil (1998) #55

Daredevil (1998) #55

    • publishedJan 14, 2004
    • added to marvel unlimitedNov 31, 2008
    • ratingT+
    • penciller (cover)
    • writer
What is Marvel Unlimited?
5 Ronin (2010) #1

5 Ronin (2010) #1

What is Marvel Unlimited?

The Women of Marvel podcast assembles to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes are released every other Thursday, co-hosted by Sana Amanat, Judy Stephens, Angélique Roché, and Ellie Pyle. You can find Women of Marvel on Marvel.com/podcasts and Apple Podcasts. 

Related

Culture & Lifestyle

'Asked & Answered with the Women of Marvel': Emily Kim

Meet the 'Silk' scribe and pick up the first issue of the new series next Wednesday, January 19!

Culture & Lifestyle

'Asked & Answered with the Women of Marvel': New Year’s Special Edition

If hindsight is 2020, what was 2021?

Comics

'Women of Marvel' Returns for Another Star-Studded Spotlight of Some of Marvel's Greatest Female Heroes

Celebrate the phenomenal women of Marvel this March!

Culture & Lifestyle

'Asked & Answered with the Women of Marvel': Ariana Maher

Get to know the comics letterer and then pick up 'Marvel's Voices: Comunidades' #1, out this week!