Marvel's 616: Season 1

Marvel's 616: Season 1

Marvel's 616: Season 1

This Disney+ docuseries on the historical, cultural and societal impacts of the Marvel Comics Universe.

"Explores Marvel’s rich legacy of pioneering characters, creators and storytelling to reflect the world outside your window. Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, showcases the intersections of storytelling, pop culture, and fandom within the Marvel Universe." (Official synopsis)

2020USADisney
Documentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
20 November 2020

The Japanese Spider-Man

When a UFO descent brings tragedy into the life of young racer Takuya Yamashiro, he fights back by trading his motorcycle for a giant battle robot to challenge the sinister forces of Professor Monster. This... MORE is the Japanese origin story of Marvel’s most popular character, Spider-Man.

EPISODE 1.2
20 November 2020

Higher, Further, Faster

“Higher, Further, Faster” recognizes the trailblazing women who have helped build the Marvel Universe.

EPISODE 1.3
20 November 2020

Amazing Artisans

You know and love Marvel characters — now see how they’re brought to life with talent and tablets. Visual storytellers draw inspiration from their environments, and few fans realize how many Marvel artists live and... MORE work around the world, far from the Marvel Bullpen in New York.

EPISODE 1.4
20 November 2020

Lost and Found

“Lost and Found” takes a hilariously untraditional approach to unearthing wild and obscure Marvel characters.

EPISODE 1.5
20 November 2020

Suit Up!

The cosplay community is overflowing with creativity and dedication to the craft of costume building. And many individuals have found inner confidence — and lifelong friends — by embodying the Marvel characters who inspire them.

EPISODE 1.6
20 November 2020

Unboxed

Action figures once dwelled only in toy chests, but today, they are treasured and preserved by collectors of all ages. “Unboxed” muses on the symbiotic relationship between toys and comics, plus the imaginative professionals melding... MORE the two.

EPISODE 1.7
20 November 2020

The Marvel Method

Comic book veteran Dan Slott is among the last remaining writers to collaborate using the storied “Marvel Method,” an approach where a writer develops and passes a plot summary to an artist to construct the... MORE visual action and story beats.

EPISODE 1.8
20 November 2020

Marvel Spotlight

The Marvel Spotlight program delivers Marvel’s stories of heroism and hope to a fresh medium: the stage! Marvel has created a series of one-act plays to challenge teenagers to explore the humans behind their favorite... MORE Marvel Super Heroes, including Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl, and examine universal challenges facing young adults today.

Marvel's 616: Season 1 / Reviews

Variety

Variety

It’s ultimately about as fawning as you might expect; any criticism of the way Marvel had conducted business is obvious enough not to leave too big a dent in its reputation, and a deified version of Stan Lee looms large. But the stories it chooses to tell turn out to be genuinely fascinating, whether you’re a diehard Marvel fan or someone who has no idea what “Marvel’s 616” even means.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

It is a huge credit to the various people involved in this series, then, that Marvel’s 616 is not just several hours of needless mythologizing, but an engaging series that finds new angles from which to appreciate the Marvel universe.

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Collider

Collider

The episodes are dense and thoughtful and long; they are best savored from week-to-week, and it’s a shame they’re being offloaded all at once, like some unsold batch of Brute Force comics. But that’s a minor quibble. Marvel’s 616 is an accomplishment that is nothing short of heroic.

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