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Marvel Comics

Knowledge Identifier: &Marvel_Comics


Marvel Comics

American publisher of comic books and related media add

Category: Literature (17)

Founded in 1939.

Countries: United States (75%), United Kingdom (11%), (7%)

Main connections: Captain America, Spider-Man, Spider-Man in film

Linked to: The Walt Disney Company, Marvel Entertainment Group, Funnies, Inc., TSR, Inc.




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Marvel started in 1939 as Timely Publications, and by the early 1950s had generally become known as Atlas Comics add something


Marvel wasn't always Marvel; in the early 1940s the company was known as Timely Comics add something


Joe Gill - Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Joe Gill began writing for comic books for the New York City-based Timely Comics, the first predecessor of Marvel Comics, during the 1940s period fans and historians call the Golden Age of comic books


Ray Cummings - During the 1940s, with his fiction career in eclipse, Cummings anonymously scripted comic book stories for Timely Comics, the predecessor to Marvel Comics


Bill Finger - He would eventually write for other companies as well, including Fawcett Comics, Quality Comics, and Marvel Comics' 1940s predecessor, Timely Comics


Sid Greene - Late in his career, Greene returned to Marvel Comics, for whose predecessor companies he had drawn in the 1940s and 1950s


Tony DiPreta - In 1941, DiPreta visited New York City 's Timely Comics, the 1940s predecessor of Marvel Comics


Mike Sekowsky - Of Jewish heritage, Mike Sekowsky began working in the comics medium in 1941, as an artist at Marvel Comics' predecessor, Timely Comics, in New York City


Dorothy Woolfolk - She served from 1942 to 1944 as an editor at All-American Publications, one of the three companies that would merge to form the present-day DC, spent the next two years at Timely Comics, the 1940s predecessor to Marvel Comics, and in 1948 was an editor at EC Comics


Bob Oksner - Oksner's early work includes creating the second version of Marvel Boy in 1943 for Timely Comics, the 1930s-'40s predecessor of Marvel Comics


Joe Giella - In either 1946 or 1947, he began freelancing for Timely Comics, the 1940s precursor of Marvel Comics, and shortly afterward joined the staff


Dan DeCarlo - Circa 1947, answering an ad, he broke into the comic book industry at Timely Comics, the 1940s iteration of Marvel Comics


George Tuska - Tuska's first work for the future Marvel Comics came in 1949, when Marvel's predecessor company, Timely Comics, was transitioning to its 1950s iteration, Atlas Comics


Then, in the wake of DC Comics' success in reviving superheroes in the late 1950s and early 1960s, particularly with the Flash, Green Lantern, and other members of the team the Justice League of America, Marvel followed suit add something


Mike Esposito (comics) - A30 who sometimes used the pseudonyms "'Mickey Demeo"', "'Mickey Dee"', "'Michael Dee"', and "'Joe Gaudioso"', was an American comic book artist whose work for DC Comics, Marvel Comics and others spanned the 1950s to the 2000s


Steve Ditko - Ditko drew for Atlas Comics, the 1950s forerunner of Marvel Comics


Ernie Hart - Hart remained on staff for Marvel Comics' 1950s predecessor Atlas Comics, and briefly freelanced for Marvel during the 1960s Silver Age


Sid Greene - In the 1950s, after doing at least one story for Avon Comics, Greene did anthological horror, crime and romance comics for Atlas Comics, that decade's forerunner of Marvel Comics, and drew romance stories for DC Comics, Orbit Publications, Quality Comics, and Ziff-Davis


Joe Maneely - Maneely found work at publisher Martin Goodman's Marvel Comics predecessor, Timely Comics, as it was transitioning to its 1950s incarnation as Atlas Comics


Joe Maneely - Marvel Comics reprints of 1950s Atlas Comics stories


Doug Wildey - Two years later, he began a regular stint at Atlas Comics, the 1950s forerunner of Marvel Comics, where he drew dozens of Western stories through 1957, primarily four- and five-page tales in such titles as "Frontier Western"


Goodman began using the globe logo of the Atlas News Company, the newsstand-distribution company he owned, on comics cover-dated November 1951 even though another company, Kable News, continued to distribute his comics through the August 1952 issues add something


Dick Ayers - In 1952, while continuing to freelance for Magazine Enterprises, Ayers began a long freelance run at Atlas Comics, the 1950s forerunner of Marvel Comics


Atlas unsuccessfully attempted to revive superheroes from late 1953 to mid-1954, with the Human Torch , the Sub-Mariner , and Captain America add something


Reed Crandall - Following the demise of EC in the wake of the 1954 U.S. Senate hearings on juvenile delinquency and a wave of anti-comics sentiment, Reed freelanced for Atlas Comics, the 1950s iteration of Marvel Comics, as well as for the Gilberton Company's "Classics Illustrated"


Editor-writer Lee and freelance artist Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four, reminiscent of the non-superpowered adventuring quartet the Challengers of the Unknown that Kirby had created for DC in 1957, originated in a Cold War culture that led their creators to revise the superhero conventions of previous eras to better reflect the psychological spirit of their age add something


Bob Powell - As well, during the 1960s period fans and historians call the Silver Age of comic books, Powell drew a handful of stories featuring the superheroes Daredevil, Giant-Man, the Hulk and the Human Torch for Marvel Comics


Syd Shores - In the 1960s, Shores found a new audience at Marvel Comics, where he once again Jack Kirby on Captain America when the character once more received a full-length title, "Captain America"


Tom Mandrake - Mandrake grew up as a fan of Marvel Comics of the 1960s, as well as painters of the Brandywine School, particularly Maxfield Parrish and Howard Pyle


Marvel's modern incarnation dates from 1961, the year that the company launched "The Fantastic Four" and other superhero titles created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and many others add something


John Totleben - He has illustrated a number of titles for DC and Marvel Comics, and worked on Moore's satirical Image Comics series "1963", in which he was described as "'Jaunty' John", the blind "inker without fear"


Simon Coleby - "'Simon Coleby"' is a British comic book artist who has worked mainly for British sci-fi comic "2000 AD" and Marvel Comics


In 1968, while selling 50 million comic books a year, company founder Goodman revised the constraining distribution arrangement with Independent News he had reached under duress during the Atlas years, allowing him now to release as many titles as demand warranted add something


Sal Buscema - There Buscema worked until 1968, when he broke into Marvel Comics, for which his brother was already established as a freelance artist


In 1969, Goodman finally ended his distribution deal with Independent by signing with Curtis Circulation Company add something


Gaspar Saladino - For a period in the 1970s, he was "page-one letterer" for many Marvel Comics books


Art Buchwald - He contributed fumetti to Marvel Comics' "Crazy Magazine" which tore apart statistics regarding 1970s campus life


Mike Carlin - He has worked principally for Marvel Comics and DC Comics since the 1970s


Scott Edelman - In the 1970s, he worked in American comic books, in particular writing horror comics for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics


Ross Andru - In the early 1970s, Andru left DC for Marvel Comics


Ron Goulart - In the early 1970s, Goulart wrote several scripts for Marvel Comics, mostly adaptations of classic science fiction stories


Gaspar Saladino - In the mid-to-late 1970s Saladino became the uncredited "page-one letterer" for many Marvel Comics titles


In 1971, the United States Department of Health, Education,_and_Welfare (United_States_Department_of_Health_and_Human_Services) approached Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Stan Lee to do a comic book story about drug abuse add something


Herb Trimpe - He drew the cover, featuring the Hulk, of the 1971 issue of "Rolling Stone" containing a major profile of Marvel Comics


Goodman increased the price and size of Marvel's November 1971 cover-dated comics from 15 cents for 36 pages total to 25 cents for 52 pages add something


Goodman retired as publisher in 1972 and installed his son, Chip, as publisher, Shortly thereafter, Lee succeeded him as publisher and became Marvel's president for a brief time add something


Marvel pulled ahead of rival DC Comics in 1972, during a time when the price and format of the standard newsstand comic were in flux add something


Herb Trimpe - In late 1972, Trimpe married Marvel Comics editorial assistant and writer Linda Fite, with whom he has three children


Lin Carter - Although he wrote only six Thongor novels, the character appeared in Marvel Comics's "Creatures on the Loose" for an eight-issue run in 1973-74 and was often optioned for films, although none were produced


Bill Everett - Marvel Comics cover-dated September 1973


At the 1975 event, Stan Lee used a Fantastic Four panel discussion to announce that Jack Kirby, the artist co-creator of most of Marvel's signature characters, was returning to Marvel after having left in 1970 to work for rival DC Comics add something


Marvel held its own comic book convention, Marvelcon '75, in spring 1975, and promised a Marvelcon '76 add something


Angela Bowie - Later in 1975, Angela bought the television rights for the Marvel Comics' characters Black Widow and Daredevil, hoping to develop and sell a series featuring the two heroes


In 1978, Jim Shooter became Marvel's editor-in-chief add something


Various publishers took up the licenses from 1978 to 2002 add something


Peter B. Gillis - Gillis' first work in the comics industry was as a freelance writer for Marvel Comics, where he worked on such titles as "Captain America", "Marvel Two-In-One", and "Super-Villain Team-Up" from 1978-1980


Despite Marvel's successes in the early 1980s, it lost ground to rival DC in the latter half of the decade as many former Marvel stars defected to the competitor add something


Friz Freleng - At their new facilities they continued to produce new cartoons until 1980, when they sold DePatie-Freleng to Marvel Comics, who renamed it Marvel Productions


Bryan Hitch - He did some work at Marvel Comics and DC Comics during the late 1980s and early 1990s, in particular his run on "She-Hulk", but carried on at Marvel UK. After that imprint closed, he provided the art for an issue of "Teen Titans" and a couple of series at Valiant Comics before returning to Marvel where he would work with inker Paul Neary


Arnold Drake - In 1981, Drake said that DC publisher Irwin Donenfeld had ordered him removed from the story because Drake by had left to work at rival Marvel Comics, following a dispute with Donenfeld over Drake's DC page rate


John Byrne (comics) - In 1982, during a panel discussion at the Dallas Fantasy Fair, Byrne made unflattering comments about longtime comics writer and one-time Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Roy Thomas


TSR published the pen-and-paper role-playing game Marvel Super Heroes in 1984 add something


Arthur Adams (comics) - He first broke into the American comic book industry with the 1985 Marvel Comics miniseries "Longshot"


Fabian Nicieza - In 1985, Nicieza joined the staff at Marvel Comics, initially as a manufacturing assistant, later moving to the advertising department as a manager


In 1986, Marvel's parent, Marvel Entertainment Group, was sold to New World Entertainment, which within three years sold it to MacAndrews and Forbes, owned by Revlon executive Ronald Perelman add something


Larry Hama - Hama's experiences in Vietnam informed his editing of the 1986-1993 Marvel Comics series "The 'Nam"


Michael Bair - Between 1987 and 1995, Bair produced a number of covers for Marvel Comics, pencilling, inking and occasionally painting several


Gerard Jones - From 1987 to 2001, Jones wrote comic books for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Viz Media, Malibu Comics and other publishers, including such series as "Green Lantern", "Justice League", "Prime", "Ultraforce", "El Diablo", "Wonder Man", "Martian Manhunter", "Elongated Man", "The Shadow", "Pokémon", "Batman" and, with Jacobs, "The Trouble with Girls"


Cary Bates - In 1987 and 1988, he wrote some stories for Marvel Comics' New Universe line and created the "Video Jack" series at Epic Comics with Keith Giffen


Evan Skolnick - In December 1988, Skolnick was hired by Marvel Comics as an editorial assistant


Staz Johnson - During this period Johnson's first work was published in the US in Marvel Comics "G.I. Joe European Missions" in 1989; however this was not original work - the series reprinted his Marvel UK "Action Force" material


Albert Pyun - In 1989, Pyun made "Deceit", and began "Captain America", based on the Marvel Comics superhero


John Byrne (comics) - In 1989, after leaving "Superman", Byrne returned to work on a number of titles for Marvel Comics


As Carl Potts described the 1990s editorial arrangement: add something


The 1990s saw the rise of variant covers, cover enhancements, and swimsuit issues add something


Eugene Kelly - In 1990, Kelly formed Captain America but was forced to change the name after an objection from Marvel Comics


In 1991 Ronald Perelman, whose company, Andrews Group, had purchased Marvel Comic's Parent corporation, Marvel Entertainment Group in 1989, took the company public add something


In 1991 Marvel began selling Marvel Universe Cards with trading card maker SkyBox International add something


Steve Ditko - In 1992 Ditko worked with writer Will Murray to produce one of his last original characters for Marvel Comics, the satirical superheroine Squirrel Girl, who debuted in "Marvel Super-Heroes" vol


Scott Mitchell Rosenberg - Malibu survived and Rosenberg brokered a deal in 1992, in which seven top-selling artists defected from Marvel Comics to form Image Comics


Clive Barker - A longtime comics fan, Barker achieved his dream of publishing his own superhero books when Marvel Comics launched the Razorline imprint in 1993


In 1994 Marvel briefly abolished the position of editor-in-chief, replacing Tom DeFalco with five group editors-in-chief add something


In late 1994, Marvel acquired the comic book distributor Heroes World Distribution to use as its own exclusive distributor add something


Joe Bennett (artist) - His first major work in comics was for Marvel Comics in 1994


Mort Todd - In 1994, Todd launched a line of music comics called Marvel Music at Marvel Comics, working with such artists as Kiss, Rob Zombie, The Rolling Stones, KRS-One, and the estates of Elvis Presley and Bob Marley


Scott Mitchell Rosenberg - Malibu was sold to Marvel Comics in 1994


Marvel reinstated the overall editor-in-chief position in 1995 with Bob Harras add something


Brian Haberlin - Haberlin formed his own studio in 1995, producing commercial illustrations and digitally coloring for Marvel Comics, DC Comics and Image Comics


Ariel Olivetti - His first American work was 1995's "The Last Avengers Story", which was written by Peter David and published by Marvel Comics


Steve Geppi - In 1995, Marvel Comics challenged Diamond and main rival Capital City Distribution by buying the third distributor - Heroes World - and distributing its titles in-house


In 1996, Marvel had almost all its titles participate in the "Onslaught Saga", a crossover that allowed Marvel to relaunch some of its flagship, albeit flagging, characters such as the Avengers and the Fantastic Four, and outsource them to the studios of former Marvel artists turned Image Comics founders, Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld add something


Menahem Golan - Golan struggled for years to produce the Marvel Comics character, but failed after 21st Century Film Corporation went bankrupt and folded in 1996


Claudio Castellini - His first work for Marvel Comics was "Silver Surfer: Dangerous Artifacts", a Silver Surfer graphic novel written by Ron Marz, published in June 1996


Then, by the middle of the decade, the industry had slumped, and in December 1996 Marvel filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection add something


Also, with the various licensed films being released beginning in 1997, various publishers put out movie novelizations add something


In 1997, Toy Biz and MEG merged to end the bankruptcy, forming a new corporation, Marvel Enterprises add something


Sean McKeever - Since the end of his creator-owned teen drama series "The Waiting Place", which was published from 1997 to 2002, McKeever has written several series for Marvel Comics, including "The Incredible Hulk", "Sentinel", "Mary Jane", "Inhumans" and "Gravity"


In 1998, the company launched the imprint Marvel Knights, taking place within Marvel continuity; helmed by soon-to-become editor-in-chief Joe Quesada, it featured tough, gritty stories showcasing such characters as the Inhumans, Black Panther and Daredevil add something


TSR released the "Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game" in 1998 add something


Jimmy Palmiotti - In 1998, Event Comics was contracted to do several books for Marvel Comics, dubbed "Marvel Knights"


Paul Jenkins (writer) - Paul's Marvel Comics career began in 1998, when he worked on reviving some of the companies horror-themed properties


MF Doom - He meanwhile had taken on a new identity, MF DOOM, patterned after and wearing a mask similar to that of Marvel Comics super-villain Doctor Doom, who is depicted rapping on the cover of the 1999 album Operation: Doomsday.


Simone Bianchi (artist) - In 1999 Bianchi illustrated the cover of "Fantastici Quattro" for "Wiz "magazine, and a one-shot "Conan Il Barbaro" , both published by Marvel Italia, the Italian branch of Marvel Comics


Bruce Timm - Timm drew the 1999 "Avengers 1½" special for Marvel Comics, written by Roger Stern


Some of its characters have been turned into successful film franchises, such as the "X-Men" movie series, starting in 2000, and the highest grossing series "Spider-Man", beginning in 2002 add something


Graham Higgins - He has drawn cartoons and covers for "Punch" including the Chandleresque comic-strip "Luke Carew, Lone Wolf Detective - The Hogfather", Radio Times, Q magazine and others, and has drawn for DC Comics, Marvel Comics and "2000 AD" He is an associate artist with Comic Company, illustrating educational publications featuring health and social advice for children and young people


In 2001, Marvel withdrew from the Comics Code Authority and established its own Marvel Rating System for comics add something


Christopher Yost - Christopher Yost began his career in 2002 as an intern in Marvel Comics' west coast office


Peter Bagge - In 2002, Bagge did his version of Spider-Man for Marvel Comics


Tobey Maguire - In 2002, Maguire starred in "Spider-Man", based on the popular Marvel Comics superhero


John Layman - Once an editor for Wildstorm, a branch of DC Comics, Layman turned to writing comics full-time in 2002 and mainly writes for Marvel Comics


In 2003 Marvel Publishing published its own role-playing game, the "Marvel Universe Roleplaying Game" add something


In 2003, following publication of the prose young adult novel "Mary Jane", starring Mary Jane Watson from the Spider-Man mythos, Marvel announced the formation of the publishing imprint Marvel Press add something


Barry Reese - In 2003 Reese began work for Marvel Comics on volume five of their Marvel Encyclopedia series


Laura Harring - In 2004, she starred as John Travolta's spoiled wife in the movie adaptation of Marvel Comics's "The Punisher"


However, Marvel moved back to licensing with Pocket Books from 2005 to 2008 add something


Reginald Hudlin - He was the writer of the Marvel Comics series "Black Panther" from 2005 to 2008, most notable for the 2006 storyline "Bride of the Panther," which saw the characters Storm and the Black Panther wed


Jonathan Lethem - In 2005, Lethem had announced that he was planning to revive the Marvel Comics character Omega the Unknown in a ten-issue series to be published in 2006


Stephen King - In October 2005, King signed a deal with Marvel Comics to publish a seven-issue, miniseries spin-off of the series called The Gunslinger Born.


Ariel Olivetti - Punisher War Journal - In 2006 he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics and launched the second volume of "Punisher War Journal" with writer Matt Fraction


J. Scott Campbell - At the WizardWorld 2006 Comic Convention held in Los Angeles , Marvel Comics announced that Campbell signed an exclusive contract with the company, and to work on a Spider-Man series with writer Jeph Loeb


Peter David - On February 11, 2006, David announced at the WonderCon convention in California in that he had signed an exclusive contract with Marvel Comics


In a cross-promotion, the November 1, 2006, episode of the CBS soap opera "The Guiding Light", titled "She's a Marvel", featured the character Harley Davidson Cooper as a superheroine named the Guiding Light add something


Frank Cho - He illustrated the first six issues Marvel Comics' 2007 relaunch of "Mighty Avengers" with writer Brian Bendis


Stephen King - In 2007, Marvel Comics began publishing comic books based on King's Dark Tower series, followed by adaptations of The Stand in 2008 and The Talisman in 2009.


Sean McKeever - He has written for the monthly comic books Gravity, "Marvel Adventures Spider-Man", "Sentinel" and "Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane", all for Marvel Comics, and on January 9, 2007, DC Comics announced that McKeever had signed an exclusive contract with the publisher


Alexander C. Irvine - His novel "The Ultimates: Against All Enemies", about the Marvel Comics superhero team was published by Pocket Books in September 2007


Brian Keene - In 2008, Marvel Comics announced that Keene would be writing for them


Joss Whedon - Whedon wrote "Astonishing X-Men" in Marvel Comics' popular line of comics about the X-Men but finished his 24 issue run in 2008 and handed over the writing reins to Warren Ellis


Mahmud A. Asrar - Asrar pencilled "She-Hulk: Cosmic Collision", a one-shot written by Peter David, that was published in December 2008, by Marvel Comics


In 2009 Marvel Comics closed its Open Submissions Policy, in which the company had accepted unsolicited samples from aspiring comic book artists, saying the time-consuming review process had produced no suitably professional work add something


Writer Geoff Boucher in 2009 reflected that, "Superman and DC Comics instantly seemed like boring old Pat_Boone; Marvel felt like The Beatles and the British Invasion add something


Mick Anglo - Eventually, in 2009, Marvel Comics purchased the rights to Marvelman from Mick Anglo, together with the rights for the 1980s "Miracleman" revival


Scott Snyder - In 2009, Snyder began writing for Marvel Comics


Jhonen Vasquez - In 2009, Vasquez collaborated with other alternative artists in Marvel Comics' "Strange Tales", issue 2 of 3, with a story about MODOK


Kieron Gillen - June 21, 2009 During the 2009 Chicago Comic Con it was announced that Gillen will collaborate with Steven Sanders on a new ongoing series known as "S.W.O.R.D" from Marvel Comics


Tim Gunn - Gunn appeared in a backup story in the first issue of "Models Inc.", a fashion-themed comic book miniseries published by Marvel Comics that debuted in September 2009 to coincide with New York City 's style showcase


Joss Whedon - In April 2010, it was confirmed that Whedon would direct "The Avengers", a live-action adaptation of the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name


With few books issued under the imprint, Marvel and Disney Books Group relaunched Marvel Press in 2011 with the Marvel Origin Storybooks line add something


Tim Tebow - In 2011, Tebow was rendered as a superhero by Marvel Comics


Michael Netzer - On 10 February 2011, Netzer lodged an online complaint at the Federal Trade Commission web site against DC Comics and Marvel Comics calling for industry leaders to turn their attention back to the business of comic book publishing


Marvel relaunched the CrossGen imprint, owned by Disney Publishing Worldwide, in March 2011 add something


Marvel and Disney Publishing began jointly publishing "Disney/Pixar Presents" magazine in May 2011 add something


In August 2011 Margaret Weis Productions announced it was developing a tabletop role-playing game based on the Marvel universe, set for release in February 2012 add something


Gregory Charles Royal - Royal appeared Off-Broadway in March 2012 in a new production he authored entitled God Doesn't Mean You Get To Live Forever as a Sunday evening engagement and previously appeared in 2011 in It's a Hardbop Life at the Producers Club in New York City in a Thursday night engagement with Marvel Comics Spider Woman Jolynn Carpenter


In June 2012, Club Penguin, an affiliate of Marvel through Disney, will being adding Marvel characters to the online game add something


A couple of joint comic projects were announced by Marvel and other Disney conglomerate components in 2013 add something


With Disney, the company announced in October 2013 that in January 2014 its first title under their joint "Disney Kingdoms" imprint "Seekers of the Weird", a five issue miniseries, would be released add something


On January 3, 2014, Disney, via Marvel's corporate sibling Lucasfilm Limited, LLC , announced that as of 2015, "Star Wars" comics would once again be published by Marvel add something


Following the events of the company-wide crossover "Secret Wars" in 2015, a relaunched Marvel universe is scheduled to begin in September 2015 add something


Marvel Legacy was the company's Fall 2017 relaunch banner starting in September add something


Conan Properties International announced on January 12, 2018 that Conan would return to Marvel in early 2019 add something


On January 19, 2018, it was announced that there would be big changes in Marvel Comics to expect from the deal between 21st Century Fox and the Walt Disney Company add something


Then on July 17, 2018, Marvel Entertainment announced the licensing of Marvel characters to IDW for a line of middle-grade reader market comic books to start publishing in November 2018 add something


The first edition will be about the character Thor and is set to be released Summer 2019 add something


On March 1, 2019, The New York Times announced that the digital book platform, s://www add something