I tried to join a book club once and it didn’t go well. Hopefully this time it’s a smoother experience as Marvel Comics is involved. The publisher has announced The World’s Greatest Book Club with Paul Scheer, a six-episode weekly series celebrating comics and the community around them. The series is hosted by – you guessed it – Paul Scheer who will be joined by celebrity guests including Damon Lindelof, Gillian Jacobs, W. Kamau Bell, Phil Lord, Yassir Lester, and Jason Mantzoukas. It’s produced in partnership with Supper Club with Paul Scheer, Jason Sterman, Brian McGinn, and David Gelb as executive producers.
Each episode has Scheer trying to capture the comic shop experience by digging into the personal origin stories of comics and beyond with each guest. Marvel New Media Head of Content Stephen Wacker is along for the ride to provide an inside look into some of Marvel’s most-read stories and unlock forgotten treasures from the Marvel vault.
Questions that will be asked include which local comic shop is their go-to and why is it their favorite? What’s the best comic or storyline of all time that we all need to read? How has reading comics changed their lives? These are the important questions we need to know.
In this time, I think it’s so important to have an escape from the real world. Getting to go through the backlog of Marvel with my friends and live in this amazing world that Stan and Jack created has been incredibly therapeutic and fun, and I hope that people read along with us. But most importantly, we are getting to spotlight local comic shops across the country. These small businesses have been there for us all these years, so we all thought it’s important that we be there for them. Where else would we go to debate who’s stronger: The Thing or The Hulk?
You can find The World’s Greatest Book Club with Paul Scheer on Marvel’s YouTube channel, Marvel.com, and other social channels for the series. The first episode is available now featuring Damon Lindelof. New episodes will drop every Thursday.