Billed as the culmination of seven years of Marvel events, this week's "Siege" #1 has been on a lot of readers' minds of late - especially those who may not have been around for every moment of that timespan.

For fans looking for a recap or even newcomers who want some quick background, you could do a whole lot worse than Midtown Comics TV's latest installment.

Hosted by Alan Kistler and Jose Ramos, this week's episode plugs a few new comics before joining the "Siege" fray, which is done using thoughtful stills and concise copy. It's a job well-done that readers with curious friends should have no problem pointing to as a quality primer.

The best part? You don't have to spend any money or surf Wikipedia for a week.

Check it out after the jump.