Why Marvel’s Latest Podcast Is The Beginning Of A New Super-Genre

A new twist on an old format will bring a fresh dimension to the comic community.

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Just when we thought the 21st century comic book fan was already overwhelmed a plethora of film and television content, Marvel and internet radio service Stitcher recently announced plans for its first scripted podcast, a 10-part series called Wolverine: The Long Night.

Considering the once niche genre of comics is now a much more mainstream topic, it’s easy to keep promoting the ideal of “the more the merrier” when it comes to new innovations, but as we’ve seen with numerous lacklustre cinema releases and series that don’t all live up to the hype, quality over quantity is the best approach.

In that sense, a premium podcast centred around the telling of Marvel stories—and indeed, comic stories in general—has all the potential to be a new juggernaut of the industry, the latest and greatest method for any geek to absorb drama of the super-powered variety.

Richard Armitage, the English actor many may know better as Thorin Oakenshield of The Hobbit series, has been cast to voice James Howlett in this incarnation of the Adamantium-lined lug, who we don’t mind saying makes for arguably the best jumping-off point we could hope for in this new initiative.

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