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Mighty Marvel Monday: Ms. Marvel and More

Welcome back for another edition of Mighty Marvel Monday! It’s a short and sweet link dump this week.

Our largely positive review of Secret Wars: Secret Love #1 can be found here.

Marvel took away two Hugos this weekend, one for Guardians of the Galaxy as Best Dramatic Presentation – Long, and one for G. Willow Wilson’s Ms. Marvel as Best Graphic Story. 

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And speaking of the award-winning Ms. Marvel, it is now an audiobook. How you convert a graphic novel into an audiobook, I have no idea, but I am very happy that it exists, for all the representation reasons. I’m not an audiobook person, but I ask those who are to listen and report back to tell me cool things. Okay?

In Comics Land, Marvel has followed up Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur with the news of another new female superhero, Red Widow, a kind of legacy-sister-but-not-to Black Widow. Here’s the artwork from The Mary Sue’s exclusive.

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Other than that, we really don’t know much other than apparently she chooses to become Red Widow, and appears to be younger.

This week, Marvel also revealed a series of cosplay-themed variant covers. I don’t have a lot of feelings about the characters or covers chosen, other than to note that they appear to be even with the number of covers featuring women and men, and I think Jay Justice’s She-Hulk is fantastic.

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In TV Land, Netflix’s Luke Cage announced that Alfie Woodward will play a hefty role. From the deadline article:

Woodard will play a lead character listed on the breakdown as Minetta, a powerful woman in local politics who will have an impact on Luke Cage’s life. No one is commenting, but I hear she may actually be playing a version of Marvel villain Black Mariah, a nemesis to Luke Cage as well as Iron Fist. In the comics, she is a professional criminal and a drug dealer.

In more exciting news, the previously-thought-canceled-but-now-resurrected-Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff series starring Mockingbird and British Not!Hawkeye will be filming a pilot. I love Adrianne Palicki, so I am super excited for for her to headline Marvel’s Most Wanted. I am less impressed that they’re bringing British Not!Hawkeye along for the ride as co-lead.

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There is a fairly decent copy of the Avengers: Age of Ultron gag reel floating around. Watch it and enjoy before it disappears, if only for moments like this one:

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You’re welcome.