Marvel Comics

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Marvel Comics (founded in 1939 as Marvel Worldwide Inc., then Marvel Publishing, Inc. and later Marvel Comics Group) is an American comic book company that makes "superhero" comic books. Its top rival is DC Comics. In 2009, The Walt Disney Company bought Marvel for US$4 billion. Their comic book characters were created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and many others.

Fictional characters[change | change source]

Their most iconic and well-known characters are:

Fictional teams[change | change source]

Most of their characters take place in the fictional Marvel Universe with locations that either mirror real-life cities or are fictional places. Their most well-known teams are:

Villains[change | change source]

Their most famous and iconic villains are:

Adaptations[change | change source]

Marvel has also made animated movies, live-action movies, action figures, video games, animated tv series and live-action tv series about the characters, which has made them even more popular.

Origins[change | change source]

Marvel used to be a company called Timely Comics in the 1940s and then Atlas Comics in the 1950s. The first comic published with the name "Marvel Comics" was The Fantastic Four #1 in November, 1961.

Offices[change | change source]

Located in New York City, Marvel has had successive headquarters: