Marvel Comics Archives
Marvel Comics was started by pulp publisher Martin Goodman in 1939 with the anthology comic book title Marvel Comics (which was changed to Marvel Mystery Comics with issue #2). During the golden age of comics, the publisher developed a popular core of characters including Captain America, Bucky, Human Torch, Submariner, Miss America, Golden Girl, Red Skull, and many others by creators such as Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Bill Everett, Stan Lee, and others.
Goodman used a number of corporate brands for Marvel throughout his tenure, including Timely Publications, Atlas Comics.
During the years following World War II, like many comic book publishers, the company transitioned to horror, crime, romance, and western titles among others. Marvel titles from this era include Journey into Mystery, Marvel Tales, Strange Tales, Venus, and countless others.
But the 1961 debut of The Fantastic Four signalled the start of the Marvel Universe we're familiar with today. Characters and teams such as Hulk, Ant Man, Wasp, Avengers, X-Men and more by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, and others became the foundational characters which Marvel has expanded upon since that time.
In 1968, a company called Perfect Film and Chemical Corporation acquired Marvel from founder Martin Goodman. Marvel was acquired by film and media company New World Entertainment in 1986. New World sold the publisher to Ronald Perelman in 1989, who took the company public.
After riding high on a booming comics market and trading cards and other merchandise through the next few years, but its fortunes quickly turned with a slumping industry and other factors, and Marvel filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 1996.
Toy Biz, headed by Avi Arad and Isaac Perlmutter, acquired Marvel the next year, ending the bankruptcy. In 2004, Marvel Studios' acquired funding from Merrill Lynch to self-finance its own films, and with the 2008 debut of Iron Man, the company's rise to prominence in both the American and global film industry began. The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment on December 31, 2009, for $4 Billion.
The solicit for Eternals #6 tells us up front that Thanos is going to lose... but go ahead and check out this preview anyway.
Three different versions of Cable try to work through their daddy issues in this preview of Cable #12, in stores Wednesday from Marvel Comics.
In this preview of Black Cat #8, in stores from Marvel Comics on Wednesday, the titular Black Cat has a new target to acquire: all six Infinite Stones.
In this preview of Amazing Spider-Man #71, Kindred sends a message to the titular Spider-Man, throwing his own catchphrase back in his face.
Diamond Comic Distributors has told comic book retailers that "due to the growing logistical challenges affecting the global shipping industry, Diamond
Here are Marvel Comics' full October 2021 solicits and solicitations for October 2021 - no Frankensteining needed. But a very full October ahead it seems,
“The Last of the Marvels” is the new Captain Marvel comic book storyline starting in September 2021, and reflecting the name of the next movie, The
Marvel Legends is a new line of comic books launching from Marvel Comics as a serialised line of mini-series, intended to be collected and for the main
The Eternals get a movie in November So there are suddenly a lot more Eternals comic books around, such as one-shot Eternals: Celestia by Kieron Gillen
Ho Che Anderson is the comic book creator behind the critically acclaimed, award-winning, and bestselling graphic novel King: A Comics Biography of Martin
Black Widow sees a new villain first appearance in October, going up against both Black Widows, Yelena Belova and Natasha Romanoff, and her name is Lucy.
There have not been many new superhero comic book movies released cinematically since the world started experiencing lockdowns. There have only been four
Hero Collector from Eaglemoss is early doors for their October 2021 solicitations, with graphic novels from DC Comics and movie figurines from Marvel.
Welcome Valg! Today sees the publication of Thor Annual #1 by Aaron Kuder, part of the Infinite Destinies tied annuals, looking at new bearers of Infinity
In October, Marvel Comics launches a new Star Wars: The High Republic spin-off comic book series with Trail Of Shadows by Daniel Jose Older and Dave