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.
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.
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.
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.
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: