Marvel has a MASSIVE library of thousands of characters, something that can be incredibly daunting for those new to comics. There’s just so many of them that even seasoned comic book readers, such as myself, can’t keep up with all the origins and changes over the years. Luckily, Marvel Comics has made our lives a little easier through Marvel 101, a series of handy videos that explain characters origins, who they are and what makes them great in the space of a minute. Perfect if you need to get the gist of a character before diving into their comics or perhaps need inspiration for your next trip to the comic book store.
To start with Marvel has launched 20 videos with a wide range of characters from characters you have probably hard of such as Spider-Man and Black Widow to more obscure characters such as Doctor Strange and Jessica Jones. Better yet, Marvel will adding a new video ever Tuesday which will help you be schooled on even more heroes. Other characters that Marvel have promised to be getting videos soon include Thor (Jane Foster), Hawkeye, Punisher, Winter Soldier, War Machine, Wasp, Quicksilver, Angela and Venom.
You can see the initial 20 videos below. Where possible I’ve given some extra annotation for reading recommendations for these characters if you’re looking for a great story to read.
What characters would you like to see get a Marvel 101 video? Let me know in the comments at the bottom.
Read a free short story starring Jessica Jones which leads up to the recently released Netflix series.
Get a taste for Ms. Marvel in this preview for her début issue.
Get a taste for the current Guardians of the Galaxy comic with a preview of the first issue. I also reviewed the first collected edition of the previous series, which is a great jumping on point.
You can get a taste for Ant-Man with this preview of the previous Ant-Man comic. I also reviewed the first collection, which is a great place to start reading.
Read some of the best Thor stories ever in the 5 Thor Comics You Should Read.
Read some of the best Iron Man stories ever in the 5 Iron Man Stories You Should Read.
Read some of the best Avengers stories ever in the 9 Avengers Stories You Should Read.
Read some of the best Spider-Man stories ever in the 14 Spider-Man Stories You Should Read. You can also get a taste of the recent Amazing Spider-Man #1, which is a great place to swing into comics.
Read some of the best Captain America stories ever in the 10 Captain America Stories You Should Read.
Which Characters Should Be Next?
Which characters would you like to see Marvel 101 focus on next? Let me know in the comments below of via the Facebook or Twitter.