Marvel Comics or other media is the common name and primary imprint of Marvel Worldwide Inc,. In 2009 The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel entertainment. Its most famous characters are Captain America, Spider-man, Thor, Hulk, Ironman and so much more individuals and groups.
The following is a short list of facts about Marvel/ Marvel comics:
- Marvel was founded in the year 1939 as Timely Comics.
- Marvel Comics and DC Comics have co-owned the trademark for the phrase “super hero,” since 1981. They pursued this action because the toy company Mego, which made licensed toys of DC characters, had beat them to it. Mego gave up the trademark when the two companies threatened legal action.
- Its headquaters and located on 135W. 50th Street, New Tork City.
- Its founders name is Martin Goodman.
- Hulk was originally grey when he was introduced, but became green to compensate for poor color separations used to print comics in the ’60s.
- Stan Lee put a hyphen in Spider-Man’s name so it would look different from Superman in print.
- Martin Goodman tried to talk Stan Lee and Steve Ditko out of introducing Spider-Man because he insisted that kids hate spiders.
- Wolverine was originally intended to be a genetically mutated wolverine rather than a human mutant. Stan Lee himself vetoed the idea.
- Marvel Comics owned the rights to the word “zombie” from 1975 through 1996, when they realized it was impossible to enforce the trademark.
- Michael Jackson looked into buying Marvel Comics in the late ’90s because he wanted to play Spider-Man in a movie.
- Loki’s first appearance in the Marvel Universe predates that of his brother Thor’s first appearance by 13 years.
- Marvel got around a law that increases taxes on toys that resemble humans by claiming that X-Men figures were mutants, not humans.
- Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin regularly wrote in to Marvel’s letter columns in the ’60s.
- Marvel continued to use Godzilla in the mid-’80s even though their license to publish comics featuing the character had expired.
- X-Men’s Professor X was modeled after MLK and Magneto was modeled after Malcolm X
- In a 1981 special, Batman took out the Hulk is an absurdly efficient Batman kind of way. After a mess involving the Joker, the Shaper-of-Worlds, and a fake general, the Hulk began a rampage at Wayne Tech. Batman tossed a knock-out gas grenade at Hulk’s head, and then kicked him in the solar plexus, forcing the Hulk to breath in the gas. Hulk went down quick.
- Marvel and DC comics created Amalgam Comics, which joined the two universes together, resulting in characters such as Darkclaw (Batman/Wolverine), Super Soldier (Superman/Captain America), and Iron Lantern (Green Lantern/Iron Man).
- Marvels Deadpool Wade Wilson was originally created as a spoof of DC’s Deathstroke Slade Wilson.
- Deadpool has “Medium Awareness,” which means he is aware that he is a fictional character in a comic book, and this is thought to be due to his mental state.
- There is an issue called The Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe, where he kills every single Marvel superhero and villain, including himself.
- Marvel created a superhero named Throg. He is a frog that has the power of Thor and is in a group called the Pet Avengers.
- Thor has hit an enemy with so much force that it created a blackhole and sucjed his opponent into it.
- After unleashing his full power, the Hulk was able to destroy an asteroid twice the size of Earth with a single punch.
- Thanos has killed more beings than any other villian in his universe.
- Hawkeye once ripped off his own fingernails and then used them as deadly projectiles.
- In the early 1990s, Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics just so that he could play Spider Man in his own produced movie.
- Venom, the Spider-Man villain was a fan-based concept that Marvel bought for 220 dollars.
- The reason Spider-Man wasn’t a part of the Avengers movie is because Marvel sold the rights to Sony.
- Iron Man was created by Stan Lee as a challenge to create a hero that no one should like and force people to like him.
By now you should know a little bit more about Marvel. I learnt heaps resourcing this. I reccomend reading some Spider-man or X-men comics. Even tho I am a big DC comics fan, Marvel is worth checking out.
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