Marvel also known as Marvel Comics or Marvel Worlwide Inc, is a publishing house created in 1939 which has become one of the most important in comics industry from 1970.
It was founded by Martin Goodman, but undoubtedly their more relevant editors and scriptwriters were Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. Nowadays Marvel is a company which has extended its production to cinema (besides of comics), we can confirm that in both sectors has become incredibly successful.
Marvel products such as comics or figures, above all those designed and conceived for collectors, usually have a huge price.
Most important Marvel characters
- Spider-man aka your friendly neighbour.
- Captain America aka Steve Rogers or the First Avenger.
- Black Panther, he is also the King of the hidden and technologically advanced nation of Wakanda.
- Hulk aka Bruce Banner, some people consider a modern version of Mr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
- Iron Man aka Tony Stark he is a genius, scientist and engineer which fights with a power armed suit.
- Thor aka Dr. Donald Blake, he is also the son of Odin, Kind of Asgard.
- Thanos aka the Mad Titan one of the strongest antagonists in the Marvel Universe.
- Doctor Strange aka The Supreme Sorcerer.
- Black Widow aka one of the best spies and assassins in the world.
- Wolverine aka "the best in what he does and what he does is killing", a relevant member of both Avengers and X-Men.
- Silver Surfer aka the herald of the evil entity Galactus, but then it becomes one of Earth's cosmic defenders.
- Quicksilver the fastest man in the Marvel Universe.
- Deadpool aka the big mouth soldier, the only Marvel character who is able to break the 4th wall.
- Hawkeye aka Marvel Universe's best archer, he is also a skilled fighter and experienced spy.
- Loki aka god of mischief and disguise, Thor's half-brother.
- Scarlet Witch who is one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel Universe.
- Nick Fury aka the best spy in the Marvel Universe, leader of the organization Shield.
The Avengers is a group of the mightiest heroes of earth, they were created by Stan Lee and Jack kirby. We can see them in movies, comics and videogames where they handle the menaces that any hero can fight on its own or alone.
Its first group had as members the following heros:
- Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Wasp and Ant-Man.
Later others members will become part of this group, such as:
- Captain America, Hawkeye, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow...and many more.
It is considered the first big franchise of comics in cinema, however we can also appreciate them in videogames, books, comics and as pieces for collectors. X-Men is a group of powerful mutants (biologically evolved human beings) whose original members are Cyclops, Wolverine, Colossus, Storm, Charles Xavier, Beast or Jean Grey.
They fight for achieving peace between humans and mutants, so most of the times against Magneto; a mutant who seeks the contrary, given that he claims that mutants should rule over humans.