Marvel Entertainment is engaging its fans through a plethora of new web series. The company known for its stable of omnipotent superheroes has launched a slate of five new web series, which examine various topics within its ever-expanding universe.
At the center of Marvel’s digital content expansion is Eat The Universe, a cooking series that will launch new episodes each Tuesday. Its host, Justin Warner, meets up with special guests to put together recipes inspired by specific superheroes. In the first episode, for example, he is joined by John Hodgman and Jean Grae, who assist him as he concocts a hot chicken dish inspired by the fiery X-Men character Phoenix and prepares eggs to look like Phoenix’s stepson Cable.
Other shows included in Marvel’s fresh slate include Earth’s Mightiest Show, which examines the fandoms of Marvel properties; Women of Marvel, which highlights the achievements of the women involved in the company’s operation; Marvel’s Voices, a video version of a chatty podcast; and This Week In Marvel, which will deliver the latest news from the famed studio. All of the shows will adhere to weekly release schedules on the Marvel YouTube channel, which has more than seven million subscribers.
“Marvel New Media is focused on nurturing a more intimate and approachable relationship with both our super fans and casual fans by embracing and refreshing Marvel’s fundamental brand attributes, and by redefining how those fans experience the Marvel Universe across all platforms,” Marvel New Media VP Head of Platforms and Content Dan Silver said in a statement. “As we launch and expand these new digital series, we will be introducing fans to a whole new perspective of the brand to reflect the core values of Marvel, our heroes, and extending into the real-life superheroes that inspire us every day.”
More details about these shows are available via The Hollywood Reporter.