Marvel is an American media and entertainment company best known for its superhero comic book franchises and Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films.
- Founded in 1939 as Timely Publications by Martin Goodman
- Renamed Atlas Comics in the 1950s
- Renamed Marvel Comics in 1961
- Introduced popular superheroes like Spider-Man, X-Men, Hulk, and Fantastic Four in the 1960s
- Acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2009
DC Comics is a comic book publisher and media company that is the main competitor of Marvel. Best known for popular characters like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.
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A series of superhero films produced by Marvel Studios that are based on characters from Marvel Comics. Popular titles include The Avengers, Iron Man, and Black Panther.
A line of comic books published by Marvel Comics featuring popular superheroes like Spider-Man, X-Men, and The Avengers.
A wide range of merchandise featuring Marvel's popular superheroes including toys, t-shirts, and collectibles.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a series of interconnected superhero films produced by Marvel Studios and based on characters from Marvel Comics. It includes films like Iron Man, The Avengers, and Black Panther.
Some popular Marvel Comics titles include Spider-Man, X-Men, The Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Marvel was founded in 1939 by Martin Goodman. The company was later renamed Marvel Comics and introduced popular characters like Spider-Man, the X-Men, and the Hulk.
Marvel and DC Comics are both comic book publishers and media companies that are known for their superhero characters. The main difference is in the characters themselves, with Marvel characters generally being more relatable and flawed while DC characters are more iconic and legendary.
As of 2021, the highest-grossing Marvel movie is Avengers: Endgame, which earned over $2.7 billion worldwide.