Agent M Loves Tacos

Hello there! I'm Ryan Penagos aka Agent M! I'm the Executive Editorial Director for Marvel Digital Media Group and Marvel.com. 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).

This is my Tumblr blog. It'll be full of cute animals, comics, video games, tattoos, lotsa Marvel stuff and much more. Enjoy!

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Unless something here is from Marvel.com, no posts or opinions or ideas are officially affiliated with Marvel. This is my personal blog. Blah blah blah legal flim flam.

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What would Rocket Raccoon do? #wwrrd #comics #Marvel (From The Legendary Star-Lord #3, on sale September 3.)

Best cast!

via kellysue:

tackedtothewall:

Thanks for everyone who chimed in on my coworker’s daughter’s cast. This is what they ended up doing. She very kindly let me put it online, in the hopes that kellysue might reblog or respond to it. That would totally make the kid’s day.

I think it’s pretty darn awesome, myself.

Done.

Asker redtigress Asks:
Oversized hardbacks ARE pretty great, but Inhumanity broke my bookshelf.
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

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Asker spidey004 Asks:
Hiya, Ryan! My Marvel Unlimited Plus renewal date is coming up and I'm wondering if I should continue at the Plus level or save a few bucks and go with Unlimited. The Unlimited Plus welcome package (Ultron figure, letter, cool box, etc.) was awesome but I was unable to attend any of the Plus events throughout the year. Do Plus resubscribers get some kind of nifty swag? Help me, Agent M, you're my only hope!
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

Hello! See my earlier post from today with a look at the new Plus swag that’s coming to re/new subscribers. There’s always extra stuff that we send to the Plus folks, though. I know there have been posters and maybe comics mailed to Plus members. We just sorta do it randomly! Hopefully we’ll expand and do more Plus Member events over the next year, and you can make it out to them.

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Asker jaydeflix Asks:
The panels that flip by during the MARVEL STUDIOS logo... are those from specific comics, or were they drawn specifically for the logo?
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

I’m 98.3% sure it’s all pulled from specific comics. I couldn’t tell you which, very easily, but I think I noticed some Mark Bagley and John Romita Jr art, among others.

Here’s a link for some cool background on the new flip, and the Marvel Studios Fanfare (the music that plays with the new flip).

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
With Hawkeye getting an Omnibus, does that rule out a second volume of the OHC? Thanks.
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

Honestly, I dunno! Those oversized hardcovers are pretty great, so maybe there’s an audience and market for both?

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
My Marvel Unlimited Plus membership is renewing this week. Will I receive a different kit from last year or will I get another Ultron one?
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

You better believe you’ll receive the new kit! We actually just updated marvel.com/unlimited with the new info!

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It’s real! The first official Dancing Groot toy, from the amazing folks at Funko

Just got my stack of #NextWeeksMarvels and I’m dropping everything to read #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy #18. #OriginalSin #comics #Marvel

Asker theblogofalh Asks:
I know you've answered this before, but I couldn't find it in your FAQ - who do I email about requests for comics to put in Marvel Unlimited?
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

Holler at onlinesupport @ marvel .com

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm going into college and will actually be able to purchase comics, how should I budget my spending? Like limit myself to 3-4 issues a month (if I'm interested in that many)?
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

Hooray for you! My first piece of advice is don’t spend wildly. Not just on comics, but on everything. I got into some credit card debt during college because, “WOW I CAN BUY ALL THE THINGS.” Also, when I was in school, there were still a bunch of really cool used video game stores with classic games and man, that was the best. What was I talking about? Oh yeah, comics! If you can, go for a subscription to Marvel Unlimited. That’ll help you find new comics you want to read, and probably save you some money. And if you’re buying new issues, keep it to the core stuff you just gotta have right away, and read the others when they hit Unlimited. :)

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Why are some comics available for purchase but not on marvel unlimited? For example, mark waid's heroes return captain america run is missing a ton of issues.
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

There are, I believe, different authoring systems to make the digital comics in the Marvel app vs the ones in Marvel Unlimited. So it’s not always going to be 1:1. The ultimate goal is to get them all in Unlimited, and we have some stuff in the works to get of the older more books into the service. And we’re always looking at gaps to fill. So, hopefully, we’ll see those in there soon enough.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hey agent M, who would be the best person to send a comic idea to? I have a good idea for a new character and I'd love to see what someone at marvel thinks about it.
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

Sorry, we cannot accept unsolicited ideas or submissions. Legally, we simply can’t read/see/listen to any idea unless someone in the company specifically asks for it. 

If you have some good ideas for comics—make some comics! I know it’s not that simple, but get out there and write that story and find an artist and make it happen!

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Do Storm feel underrated to you?
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

I dunno. She’s Storm. We all know she’s, like, one of the coolest and best super heroes. She has her own title right now. I’d say she’s rated pretty highly. 

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hey Agent M! I love Marvel unlimited, best app and honestly for me best $70 I think I have ever spent! So I found the Scarlet Spider and it has quickly become one of my favorite titles. I am sad to see it go so I was wondering I could ask two questions - One: Why do titles end? or at least why did this one end. Two: What other comic series or character could I read that would be like The Scarlet Spider or Kaine? Thanks!
agentmlovestacos agentmlovestacos Said:

Hey! High five for being a Marvel Unlimited member! Glad you’re enjoying it.

And, yeah, Scarlet Spider was SUCH a great book. LOVED it. To answer your questions…

One: Titles end for a number of reasons. Some are only conceived as finite stories. Some come to a close when the creators working on them leave. Some end simply because it’s the right time for that story to end. In a case like Scarlet Spider, it simply came down to economics. Comic book sales are a huge factor in keeping books going. That’s why it’s often stressed that for fans who pick up new issues regularly, please pre-order and tell your retailer you want copies of your favorite books. That tells them they have a guaranteed sale, and possibly that there’s more interest in a book than they’d expected. For Scarlet Spider, though, we got 25 issues about a super-violent, pissed off clone of Spider-Man living in Houston and fighting mostly unknown villains. That’s huge. I’m proud as hell to have that book in our library.

Two: Well, Kaine and Hummingbird were main members of the New Warriors comic that Chris Yost has been writing. Sadly, that too is coming to an end. But it’s stellar and you should all read it. Kaine was in the Spider-Island event just prior to his ongoing series. Check that out. And go read other comics by Chris Yost—Superior Spider-Man Team-Up, Avenging Spider-Man, Battle Scars and more. Also, read all the comics he’s done with Craig Kyle. Their run on New X-Men is one of my favorite X-books ever, and their X-Force was stellar. Now they’re rocking Amazing X-Men!

Yeah! Comics!

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