Marvel Explained

Marvel Explained is an ongoing series in which our resident comics expert Brad Gullickson dives into the latest Marvel shows, movies, trailers, and news stories to divine the franchise’s future.

It also includes episode-by-episode deep dives for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Disney+ shows:

Explore the entire Marvel Explained archive below

Moon Knight Episode

In ‘Moon Knight,’ Has Jake Lockley Hijacked the Body?


We dig into Moon Knight Episode 3 and explore how an emerging personality could challenge the narrative going forward.

Moon Knight Episode

How Summoning the Suit Alters ‘Moon Knight’ from His Comic Book Counterpart


After many months of anticipation, Disney+ gives fans the Mr. Knight persona. But not in the way we ever imagined.

Moon Knight Episode Explained

‘Moon Knight’ Takes the Secret Identity Trope to its Extreme


And it makes us uncomfortable, as all good and bad Moon Knight stories tend to do.

Morbius Cinematic Universe

‘Morbius’ is an Unattractively Desperate Bid for Franchise Significance


At least we will never see its trailer before another movie again.

Nova Disney Plus Marvel Studios

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Prepares for the Man Called Nova


We examine the news of an impending Nova movie or series from Marvel and consider how it factors into their franchise plans.

Ms Marvel Trailer

7 Noteworthy Moments from the ‘Ms. Marvel’ Trailer


The Disney+ series alters the character’s superpowers, which shouldn’t necessarily cause concern.

The Punisher Marvel Comic

A New Punisher Comic Makes Way for the Character’s MCU Introduction


The new Marvel series from Jason Aaron, Jesūs Saiz, and Paul Azaceta works hard to alter the character’s motivation and make him comfortable for mass consumption.

Moon Knight Marvel's Batman

Moon Knight is Batman Cranked to Eleven


Not a new observation, but one worth exploring as the two characters invade our screens in 2022.

Marvel Preview

What to Expect From Marvel Studios in 2022


Marvel in 2022 looks to be as packed as Marvel in 2021. And probably not as packed as it will be in 2023.