Recently, I’ve been highlighting in my new release posts a series called Marvel Voices, but I’ve never really done a fully post on exactly what it is or how it came about, and it’s about time I rectified that!
What Is Marvel Voices?
Marvel Voices is the name of a podcast and a series of comics by Marvel. Each podcast episode/issue focuses on a different minority and discusses characters, the impact the characters had on people, favourite authors, etc. The issues also come with stories, as well as essays, on these topics.
How Did It Start?
Voices started as a segment on the Women of Marvel podcast, where the creators Sana Amanat and Judy Stephens put a spotlight on creators of colour within the Marvel Universe. They would put out an episode once a month, where they interviewed a specific creator of colour, highlighting their work, inspiration, and why they loved Marvel.
But, the focus was mainly on upcoming projects, not what had come before. So, Marvel expanded the project, bringing in Angélique Roché to host, and created Marvel Voices, a podcast dedicated to bringing the stories and work of people of colour into the light.
After fifty episodes, Marvel decided to expand even further, and created the anthology: Marvel Voices, a collection of stories and essays from new and old creators alike.
Which Characters Are Involved?
There’s too many to list here, but a few include Moon Girl, Dani Moonstar, Killmonger, Miles Morales, Blade, Ms Marvel, Wiccan and Hulking, Iceman, Nico Minoru and Karolina Dean, and Luke Cage.
Which Writers/Artists Are Involved?
Again, too many to list in one go! But a few special mentions go to Vita Ayala, Geoffrey Thorne, Darcie Little Badger, Rebecca Roanhorse, Roxane Gay, Kyle Baker, Ho Che Anderson, Mariko Tamaki, Emilio Lopez, Olivier Coipel and Paulina Ganucheau.
What Has The Series Covered So Far?
So far, there have been features on Black characters/creators, Indigenous characters/creators and LGBTQIA+ characters/creators. Over the next few months, we will also be seeing issues focused on Asian and Latin-x characters and creators.
Where Can I Listen The Podcast?
You can listen on SiriusFM, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Pocket Casts and Amazon Music.
Where Can I Get The Comics?
Your local comic book store! Or, if you’re like me and don’t have a local comic book store, there will be somewhere in your country/state who ships to you!
I hope this has helped explain a bit more of Marvel Voices, if you have any questions, leave them down below! Also, tell me: which identity do you want to see highlighted next?