Superhero facts you probably didn't know
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When it comes to comic books. few names can claim the kind of dominance over
the market like Marvel. With characters like Spiderman, Iron Man. Wolverine
and The Hulk as part of h% roster. they have produced seine of the most iconic
comic book characters of all time and continue to keep those names fresh and
relevant through successful movie Here are a few w. t you might
not know about Marvel Comics.
MARVEL WAS FIRST KNOWN AS
ft was set up in 1989 by New York
magazine Polisher Marvin .
GOODMAN THOUGHT THAT SPIDERPMAN
WAS A ROTTEN IDEA FOR l SUPERHERO.
ffe told Stan Lee that the would my because readers
hated spiders. He changed his mind when the sales figures came in
MARVEL ONCE OWNED THE RIGHTS _ I" , l ix}
S LUKE CAGE, WHICH
PREMIERED IN , WAS THE
TO HAVE HIS OWN COMIC. ts
moses WHO ALERTED MARVEL v' 1- l 'i, T .
To MISTAKES IN THEIR COMICS is '" C
WERE AWARDED h .
It was an empty enl' with the words ''
This fountains " gonna. " Marvel Comics ,
which you word" written an it.
MI I, PUBLISHED IN , IS THE
WORLD' S COMIC BOOK.
IT SOLD CLOSE Til MILLION COPIES.
ONCE CAME CLOSE TO OWNING MARVEL.
WHO HAVE WRITTEN FOR MARVEL:
and ‘Sex and the City' script writer
BRIAN K VAUGHAN & DAMON
Lost' writers and producers
laertes' producer and '' creator
J MICHAEL STRAVINSKY
Babylon Fice' and "C' '
MARVEL is HOME TO THE ', -,.
FIRST OPENLY _
came out in ‘Alpha Flight‘ No we in 1992.
THE COMICS CODE AUTHORITY I-' OKBAI) E
THE USE OF WEREWOLVES IN COMICS.
LEE WAS PREPARED TO CANCEL
BEDEVIL IF THERE WAS ANY HINT
T BOOK CAUSED OFFENCE TO BLIND PEOPLE.
TOBEY MAGUIRE WASN' T THE
FIRST ACTOR TO PLAY SPIDERPMAN ON SCREEN.
sun LEE BECAME k
AGE Mt IN we at C er "
He stayed in the role until 1972.
MARVEL WENT BANKRUPT IN a.
The financier Ron Perelman Marvel for . 5 million in 1989,
pulling up . 5 .'.. h serais awn mamy and the rest.
THE INCREDIBLE HULK WAS ORIGINALLY GRAY.
BOT DUE Til PRINTING ISSUES
IT WAS HARD TO KEEP HIS COLOR CONSISTENT. _
SO IT WAS CHANGED TO GREEN.
I' ofthe Hulk TV series wanted the Hulk
to be red, but Stan Lee refused to let it
THE TRANSFORMER NAMES
OI’ TIMI. IS PRIME &
MEGATRON WERE CREATED BY
MARVEL JIM SHOOTER AND
WRITERS DENNY O’ NEAL & BOB BUCHATSKY.
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