Why Aren’t There More MCU Comics?

There’s an unusual relationship between Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios. The comics are the original source material, and they’ve inspired every MCU film to some degree or another. At the same time, the MCU tends to make big, ambitious changes to that source material, a lot of which winds up inspiring similar changes in the comics. Sometimes comic creators find inspired ways of working these new elements into their books (Exiles introducing an MCU-inspired version of Valkyrie being one recent, notable example), and other times… we get Nick Fury, Jr. The constant back-and-forth relationship between the comics and the movies begs the question – why doesn’t Marvel publish more comics that are actually set in the MCU? Why aren’t they exploring that mostly untapped storytelling potential?

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