4 Ways the MCU Disney+ Shows Channel Marvel Comics
We know that one of the reasons we are huge fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe streaming shows on Disney+ is because they so perfectly channel what we love about Marvel Comics! While this has been very true of every part of the MCU since Iron Man first arrived in 2008, the launch of the MCU Disney+ shows has brought Marvel Comics connections to all-new, all-different levels!
Curious? Let’s take a look at some of the ways that the MCU Disney+ shows pull from Marvel Comics!
1. Last Page Reveals
One sequential art technique that has come into play with the MCU Disney+ shows is the art of the last-page reveal! In the panels of Marvel Comics, it is not uncommon for you to turn to the last page of an issue and be greeted by an unexpected (and thrilling) arrival!
These surprise, last-minute appearances keep audiences talking all month long as they wait for the next Marvel issue, and now, they keep everyone on social media talking all week long as they wait for the next MCU Disney+ episode!
2. Room to Breath (and Eat)!
One thing that everyone has always asked me (and I’m being completely serious here) about the big-screen MCU adventures: why don’t they ever eat them apples?
In the MCU Disney+ shows, we finally get to see our heroes taking a moment to catch their breath, and maybe even stopping to have a bite to eat in their hometowns!
Hey, it isn’t just shawarma anymore…
Get me some of that European breakfast for dinner!
3. One* Universe; Dramatically Different Genres
Another great thing about the Marvel Comics universe is that while most of the stories are set in a shared universe, each series has its own distinct genre flavor.
This means that an issue of, say, Howard the Duck and an issue of Captain America could both be published by Marvel Comics in one week, and while both would tell a very engaging story, they would each be a very different tone.
You can already see how many different “flavors” we will be getting from the MCU on Disney+ by looking at the dramatic genre differences between WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and from the looks of Loki, we’ll be exploring even more new genre territory when the show is released in June!
4. Secret Wednesday Warriors
Finally, the decision to move the release of new episodes of Loki from Friday to Wednesday really cinches the deal.
— Loki (@LokiOfficial) May 5, 2021
For those of us who have long journeyed to our Local Comic Shop on Wednesday in order to get our Marvel fix, this rescheduling feels like a natural (and extremely “Marvel Comics”) decision.
MCU Disney+ Avengers Assemble!
What’s your favorite comic book-y element of the MCU shows on Disney+? We’re waiting to hear from you, Marvel Blog True Believers! Let us know in the comments.
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