92 episodes

In Newcomers, Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer take a deep dive into cultural staples they haven’t gotten around to just yet. So far, they have covered Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Tyler Perry’s body of work, and the Fast & Furious franchise (with guest host Jon Gabrus). This season, Lauren returns and together she and Nicole tackle the long-awaited Marvel Cinematic Universe (abridged).

Newcomers: Marvel, with Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus Headgum

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    • 4.8 • 77 Ratings

In Newcomers, Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer take a deep dive into cultural staples they haven’t gotten around to just yet. So far, they have covered Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Tyler Perry’s body of work, and the Fast & Furious franchise (with guest host Jon Gabrus). This season, Lauren returns and together she and Nicole tackle the long-awaited Marvel Cinematic Universe (abridged).

    Thor: Love & Thunder (w/ Jon Gabrus, Sasheer Zamata, and Ify Nwadiwe | Live at Comic Con)

    Thor: Love & Thunder (w/ Jon Gabrus, Sasheer Zamata, and Ify Nwadiwe | Live at Comic Con)

    Ok, wow, it’s Headgum’s first ever Comic-Con live event! This special bonus episode taped live at San Diego Comic-Con is brought to you by the power of Thor’s hammer, the power of Gabrus in Hercules cosplay, Thor’s butt in the buff, and Gabrus’s butt in a speedo. Plus new and returning guests Sasheer Zamata (Home Economics, SNL, Best Friends) and Ify Nwadiwe/Tengen Uzui (Grand Crew, Twisted Metal, Maximum Film)! What a way to wrap up our mightiest season yet. Not saying Kevin Feige scheduled the Marvel panel right after ours in different venue because he was scared…but he hasn't said otherwise…

    Thanks for tuning in and see you all for the next one!

    Special treat: Watch the video version of the episode on Headgum’s YouTube at 8am EST.


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    • 45 min
    Eternals (w/ Patton Oswalt)

    Eternals (w/ Patton Oswalt)

    The time has come: Pip the Troll (whom you might know as Patton Oswalt) joins Nicole and Lauren to wave goodbye to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and discuss the swirling rumors of a Patton-Oswalt-and-Harry-Styles Eternals spinoff vehicle. But, wipe those tears: Newcomers will be back next week with a very special bonus episode, recorded live from Comic Con in San Diego this weekend. The journey continues!


    Next week's movie: Thor: Love & Thunder (2022)

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Spider-Man: Far From Home (w/ Whitmer Thomas)

    Spider-Man: Far From Home (w/ Whitmer Thomas)

    Let's give a big, warm welcome to Jake Gyllenhaal to the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- and an even bigger, warmer welcome to Whitmer Thomas (The Golden One on HBOMax, Corked coming soon on Headgum) to the Newcomers Cinematic Universe! Nicole and Lauren take Whitmer on vacay with them and Peter Parker, and establish once and for all that Marvel does the teen-road-trip-romance genre right.


    Next week's movie: Eternals (2021)

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    • 59 min
    WandaVision: Episodes 1-4 (w/ Emma Fyffe)

    WandaVision: Episodes 1-4 (w/ Emma Fyffe)

    What is this podcast, if not Nicole and Lauren persevering? Producer/writer/host/professional nerd Emma Fyffe joins us as we go from widescreen to the tube and dive into our first MCU installment on (and celebrating!) the small screen. Is the Scarlet Witch our favorite Marvel superhero? Or just, apparently, the powerful-est? You'll have to tune in to find out.


    Next week's movie: Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) (Yes, we know this is out of order don't come for us!)

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Avengers: Endgame (w/ Joel Kim Booster)

    Avengers: Endgame (w/ Joel Kim Booster)

    All good Avengery things must come to an end. Comedian/writer/actor and creator of Fire Island (arguably the best film outside the MCU), Joel Kim Booster joins Nicole and Lauren to wave a teary goodbye to the ensemble-est part of the franchise. They also do some NSFW Marvel-related shopping on Etsy.com, a sentence that none of us ever thought we'd ever write, ever. 


    Next week's movie: WandaVision, Episodes 1-4 (2021)

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Captain Marvel (w/ Emily Gonzalez and Sammy Smart of Too Scary; Didn't Watch)

    Captain Marvel (w/ Emily Gonzalez and Sammy Smart of Too Scary; Didn't Watch)

    The MCU finally serves up a female lead superhero and Nicole and Lauren are... well, less than impressed. Emily Gonzalez and Sammy Smart of new Headgum show Too Scary; Didn't Watch go off-script to watch a non-scary movie with us, as we meet Carol Danvers and discuss the moral ambiguity of Nick Fury doing... that thing... he did... to the skrull. You know the scene we're talking about. 


    Next week's movie: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Raven Dorkholme ,

Get these girls in the MCU

I really appreciate this show even though they reminded me of how much I hated Age of Ultron and I was mad at Joss Whedon for a good week.

Now what you really want to hear: casting. Nicole would be a fantastic Doreen Green AKA The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl for the below reasons:

1. Hot, chubby lady in a fuzzy bikini. Anyone who draws Doreen skinny is a coward.
2. Squirrel Girl can beat up Thanos and I like that for Nicole.
3. Wolverine would smash.

I haven’t 100% figured out Lauren, but I’m leaning towards Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat, who was originally a romance comic character (think Archie, now Riverdale on TV) but she moved to Marvel Comics New York and then was briefly married to the devil. She hangs out with She-Hulk and likes to help people with superpowers find normal jobs.

Frap Snap ,

Sweet dreams

My kid woke up at 4:30 this morning and I just palmed her off on a play date and needed something to sleep to. Thanks to this podcast I know the best Marvel movies to get some shut eye to. Thanks gang!

AussieGaymer94 ,

Hilarious! 🤣😂🥳

Love revisiting old favourites and such a fun way to catch up on existing franchises. The most unbelievable thing about Tyler Perry’s films is that he hasn’t cast Nicole as a male presenting Madea from a parallel universe. I need this. I simply need this.

Please do the Hannibal Lector franchise next with Meatball! 5 films, 2 TV shows and a musical. 😱😱😱

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