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Hello there! I'm Ryan Penagos aka Agent M! I'm the Executive Editorial Director for Marvel Digital Media Group and What does that mean? Well, I write and edit and travel and tweet and do some pretty cool stuff for all things Marvel. It's a rad gig.

I live with my darling wife Elizabeth and our four fabulous kitties (Lucy, Maybellene, Lola & Brian Eno).

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Agent M! I got a Marvel Unlimited subscription (one of the best decisions of my life) and blazed through the Avengers Versus X-men event. It was awesome!!! But where do I go from there? If you could point me in the right direction that'd be awesome!
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

Right on! 

Read AvX: Consequences!

From there, check out Uncanny Avengers, All-New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Avengers, New Avengers, A+X, Iron Man, Nova, X-Men Legacy and Wolverine & the X-Men. Lots of comics to read!


Asker agentdcv Asks:
I am a little confused with the Marvel NOW and the All New Marvel NOW. Can you explain? Are they the same or completely different? Also do you have q list of the titles for Marvel NOW?
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

Marvel NOW! and All-New Marvel NOW! aren’t stories or anything. It’s just a program to help identify new books and new stories and new creators and such. The Marvel NOW! titles started in late 2012. All-New Marvel NOW! started in late 2013. 

They’re different, but the thought is the same: “Check out this cool new book/direction/character, and right now’s a great time to jump in and let’s all high five and love comics.”

Check out for lists and issues and all that jazz.

Marvel NOW! gets MAD! June 2013.

I'm getting back into reading comics after a 15 year break and I'm looking to do it more digitally since I now have an iPad and it's way more convenient (though I don't mind getting some hard copies if I must). Basically I was wondering if there's any new story arcs or comics that just started that would be good to jump into? I don't mind having to buy a backlog of a few comics I just don't want to have to try and buy 20 or so issues to be current haha.
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

WELCOME BACK! I love hearing folks tell me they’ve come back to comics thanks to the digital stuff. But head to a comic shop now and then—they’re awesome! :)

Anyway, you came in at the right time! We recently kicked off Marvel NOW! with tons of new #1 issues that are perfect jumping on points for readers new and old. Visit to get tons of info and also check out the bestselling area for digital comics to see some of the books that other fans are going nuts for. Most of these series are up to issue 5 or thereabouts, so it’s easy to dive in. 

Off the top of my head, I’d say you have to read Thor: God of Thunder, All-New X-Men, Iron Man, Avengers and New Avengers. But, also, all the others. So many good books right now.

I haven't been up to date with Marvel, and want to get back into it. What would you suggest I start up with? How's Daredevil?
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

Ohhhhh man. So many good options, especially with Marvel NOW! Check out for a list of the new books. Pretty much all of ‘em will kick so much ass. Daredevil is incredible. Mark Waid and Chris Samnee are just killin’ on it now. Jump in ASAP. Uncanny Avengers, Thor: God of Thunder, Iron Man, All-New X-Men…tons to check out.

We’re about 6 weeks out from NYCC! Get hyped! Who’ll be at NYCC?

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Behold the official poster art for New York Comic Con! Drawn by Steve McNiven, New Yorkers will begin seeing this amazing poster featuring Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Hulk in comic shops around the tri-state area as well as on the MTA and LIRR railroads.

New York Comic Con takes place October 11-14, 2012 at the Javits Center in NYC and we’ll be there in a major way! And don’t worry if you can’t make it to NYC for the convention—we’ll bring the action to you with live video, photos, liveblogs, news and much more! More details in the coming weeks!

Head to for more information on NYCC!

Uncanny Avengers #2 variant cover by Milo Manara!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at the jaw dropping Uncanny Avengers #2 Manara Variant from legendary artist Milo Manara! From the ashes of Avengers VS. X-Men an all-new, all-different Avengers assemble – enter the Uncanny Avengers! From the blockbuster creative team of Rick Remender & John Cassaday, Captain America and Wolverine begin a quest to create a sanctioned Avengers unit cast from the ranks of the Avengers and the X-Men. This November in Uncanny Avengers #2, the Red Skull makes a movie that transforms him into the most powerful man on Earth! And with anti-mutant sentiment at an all-time high, it will be up to Captain America, Wolverine, Havok, Thor, Rogue, and the Scarlet Witch to take down the Skull and his S-Men!

Each issue of Uncanny Avengers includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices and in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Additionally, each issue of Uncanny Avengers features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

An all-new direction! All-new threats! This is Uncanny Avengers NOW!

This November, Rick Remender & John Cassaday redefine what it means to be Earth’s Mightiest in Uncanny Avengers #2!

For more on Marvel NOW!, please visit and join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW.




Art & Cover by JOHN CASSADAY


I’m QUITE excited by this, let me tell you that right now.

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The future of Marvel NOW! is Chimichangas.

You guys. Seriously. You don’t even know.

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The future of Marvel NOW! is Worthy.

Hellllll yeah.

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The Future of Marvel NOW! is Invincible.

You’ll be hearing tons about Marvel NOW! in the coming months. This image, by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, is a cool teaser and just the tip of the iceberg. Read the full interview on and stay tuned to and the Marvel social channels during Comic-Con next week for more! Who do you think should be on the Uncanny Avengers team?

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Beginning in October 2012, Marvel starts a bold new chapter in its history, with Marvel NOW!, a publishing initiative extending into 2013 that will touch every major Marvel character from the Avengers to the X-Men to Spider-Man to the Fantastic Four and beyond. spoke with Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and Senior VP – Executive Editor Tom Brevoort to get all the details on what to expect from Marvel NOW! In your words, what is Marvel NOW!?

Axel Alonso: Marvel NOW! is the next chapter in the ongoing saga of the Marvel Universe. From October through February, we’ll provide at least one great reason for readers—old, lapsed or new—to go into a comic store each week: a new issue #1, featuring an exciting new creative team and driving concept, that’s an easy entry-point into the Marvel Universe. Each and every one of these launches is built to last.

Tom Brevoort: Marvel NOW! is a coordinated creative refresh across our entire publishing line, a unique moment in which the creative reins on virtually all of our quintessential series are being passed from one person to another. As a result, there’ll be both the excitement and uncertainty of seeing a new creative partnership handle characters and series that have been in other hands consistently for many years. And at the same time, this is the perfect instance for readers both new and lapsed to dip their toes back into the Marvel pool, in that all of these creators are going to be beginning their story-cycles during this time, so it’s about a clean a point of entry as there’s ever likely to be.

Joe Quesada: Marvel NOW! is the next step in Marvel story evolution and character evolution. It’s not a reboot. It is a universe-shifting catch-all, which really just tells fans that if you enjoyed Avengers vs. X-Men, get ready for what the outcome is because there’s some major, major changes coming to the Marvel Universe. A lot of changes to the character status quos, alter egos, costumes, creator shifts, design shifts, the way that we do our covers, digital shifts and the way we start delivering our books. We’re continuing with our evolution push as we start to embrace more and more of the digital world and its technology; the sky’s the limit with Infinite Comics, AR, and all sorts of things. As the technology changes we’re going to change with it and our fans are going to eventually tell us what it is that they really love out of all those things that we’re playing with. But it’s a big shift because it’s not just story and character. There’s also the way we tell our stories and the way we deliver our stories that are starting to change as well.

For the full interview, head over to