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The Marvel Universe has expanded to keep our favorite super heroes in constant rotation. Between the slate of movies on the way, spin-off shows coming to Disney+, comic books, and tons of merch for you to enjoy it’s a good time to be a Marvel fan.
Marvel’s latest Disney+ series, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” debuts on Disney+ March 19. The series, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, will center around the events following “Avengers: Endgame.”
If you’re not already signed up for Disney+ you can subscribe to the service for $7.99 a month (beginning March 26), or $79.99 a year. The subscription offers access to thousands of TV shows and movies plus original programming.
While some viewers may feel like they’re still trying to process the first season of “WandaVision” before they can move on to a new Marvel series, the good thing about streaming is you can move at your own pace, and Marvel is making sure there’s enough in the vault to choose from. The summer is expected to bring a Loki series on Disney+, marking the third Marvel original series in 2021. On the movie front, “Black Widow” is expected to hit theaters on May 7, after being delayed due to the pandemic. If all goes according to plan, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will arrive on July 9, followed by “Eternals” on November 5, and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” on December 17.
For the devoted Marvel loyalist we rounded up a list of merch that just about any kind of fan can appreciate. From jewelry to comic books, clothing, face masks, cookbooks, action figures, even a Marvel encyclopedia, see below for our picks of best Marvel merchandise.
From the Human Torch to Sub-Mariner, the Avengers, and Spider-Man, “Marvel Greatest Comics” is a curated selection of the most groundbreaking comics that helped make the MCU great. The 256-page book was written by Melanie Scott and Stephen Wiacek, both of whom have worked on numerous Marvel comics. Marvel comic book artist and writer, Joe Quesada, penned the forward.
Got issues? Marvel’s two-tone comic strip coffee mug is a statement piece for your dinnerware collection. The outside of the mug features a standard white base over a patterned logo, while the inside can be customized in various colors including black, red, and green.
Standing above a faux wooden base, the Spider-Man diorama finds our masked web-slinging hero ready for action. The detailed design includes vivid coloring in Spidey’s trademark red and black color palette.
This beautiful Captain Marvel eight-point star pendant necklace won’t break the bank, and it makes a cool gift. Made from sterling silver plated with yellow gold, the 18-inch jewelry piece features a white crystal fastened in the center and ”Higher, Further, Faster” (an ode to “Captain Marvel” and the comic of the same name) engraved on the back. The Hala Star design is a nod to Carol Danvers and her Kree powers.
Any gamer knows just how easy it is to lose a wireless controller, but luckily Groot has you covered. This versatile device holder, inspired by the “Guardians of the Galaxy” character, is a good way to keep your cell phone, or remote control, or another small gadget that could get lost easily in one place.
A few of the key components to choosing the right backpack are fit, durability, and adjustability, and the Marvel Icons Avengers backpack fits the bill, plus it has a nice design. The black leather and mesh backpack, covered in Avengers’ symbols, features a reversible black/red flap with snap fastening, a red lining zip top, padded adjustable shoulder straps, and waist straps.
Mask up! These four-pack Marvel cloth masks are available in adult and youth sizes and include Captain America’s shield, Groot, all-over Spider-Man face print, and Marvel Universe comic montage designs. But wait, there’s more: Disney is donating $1 million in profits from the sales of their cloth face masks to help support the medical community’s continuing efforts to provide lifesaving care to those in need.
If you’re excited about “The Falcon & the Winter” soldier series then this miniature Funko Pop! collectible action figure is a perfect buy for less than $10. There’s also a Winter Soldier action figure which will be back in stock in time for the show’s Disney+ debut on March 19.
Ever thought about eating like a Marvel hero? Celebrity chef Justin Warner serves up a collection of delectable eats based on Marvel characters that we love. The recipes include Storm’s Tournedos, Hulk Smashed Potatoes, Phoenix Hot Chicken and Egg Bowl, Dazzler’s Glittering Pizza Bagels, and Green Goblin Pumpkin Bombs.
If you’re looking for a cool novelty item the Captain America shield cutting board fits the bill. Although it’s not quite as glossy as the above image, the 11.75-inch stain and odor resistant cutting board has a tempered glass surface, non-slip rubber feet, and can withstand temperatures of up to 350°F.
The Captain Marvel special edition smartwatch by Garmin comes equipped with a fitness and wellness tracking tool, smart notifications, music storage, and Garmin Pay contactless payment solution. The watch design features a light gold bezel with premium leather straps, and the battery lasts for a week before it needs to be charged.
Wanda and Vision get the bobblehead treatment, thanks to Funko Pop! Standing at 4.5 inches tall, these vinyl figurines come in several different designs but most of them aren’t available just yet. You can, however, get your hands on this ’50s style figurine, which ships within two days for Amazon Prime members.
An essential item for the devoted Marvel fan that enjoys reading up on facts about the franchise. The 448-page “Marvel Encyclopedia” has been updated to include more than 1,200 Marvel heroes and villains. Included in the roster are Black Panther, Iron Man, Thor, Deadpool, Captain Marvel, X-Men, and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Spruce up your casual clothing collection with this glitchy design that’ll have you seeing double. Made from 100 percent cotton, this crew-neck tee doubles as an environmentally conscious purchase (each shirt is custom printed with eco-friendly ink). There’s also a sweatshirt version available.
Can you ever really have too much Marvel casual wear? Disney’s ribbed crew neck Wolverine sweatshirt is a great buy for fans of the X-Men mutant. The sweatshirt features a vintage washed art design, and it’s made from soft jersey and warm fleece material.