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Marvel Comics: An Infographic History

If you’re a comic book fan, you’ll love the trivia-laden stroll through Marvel’s history laid out in this infographic. Michael Jackson almost bought Marvel? Sauron was created to get around a ban on werewolves?

Marvel [Daily Infographic]

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  • Published 07/27/11

Comments (10)

  1. bim

    what about he famous writter joss whedon ?

  2. rax

    nice …

  3. God

    What about Cap America.

  4. Rusty B

    Captain America is the worst and most boring premise for a superhero and is seen as the epitome of capitalism and globalisation and therefore everyone outside USA thinks it is a bit sickening and no one is interested in the ‘stars and stripes’ look (yawn – aren’t we great!). He represents dust bowl retard america in most peoples eyes. This is one of the few mistakes Marvel has had. Marvel are generally amazing aside (for me) X-men and Cap America.

    Spidey is top but translation to Film has always been a bit rubbish. Long live Spidey comics.

    Daredevil and Fantastic 4 aren’t far behind. I don’t dig comics as films.

  5. imprinted1

    Yes. Cap is american symbol of truth justice and yadda yadda. Supes uses that ideology for DC and his not from earth. More ho hum for non americans. But wait…Captain Britain is a character Americans snicker at(in general) but British peeps dig him apparently….

  6. Rusty B


    Captain Britain. One can only imagine. Bet he’s like David Cameron. *shudder* Standing there in his lycra. oh my word, what would be his weapon of choice…. the Staff of Political Reform (robbing the poor) or the shield of Unaccountability?

    Has to have the healing cup of tea and the super powered bacon sarnie in the morning.

    Is there really a Capn Britain? if so why aren’t Northern Ireland included….oh…right,,,,,

    Now I have actually seen a picture of him and it isn’t David Cameron or Beckham…. really is a character…(unlike the aforementioned)…. he sure can catch a bus! Bet he is fuelled by the incredible Financial Times.

    Stop the country/patriot thing. We have patriots over here too and they are also mainly spanners tha confuse patriotism with any kind of aside that allows them to be ‘superior’. :D


  7. John

    Of course the first openly gay superhero was French/Canadian. How silly of me.

  8. Doc

    @Rusty B: Thanks for the America-bashing, troll. Captain America predated Marvel Comics (first appearance in 1941, in Timely Comics), and if not for Americans, you’d be speaking German or Russian right now.

  9. Doc

    @Rusty B: Yes, there is a Captain Britain:

  10. RICH R.

    Too many people ranking out far to many heros and lets face some deserve it.(E.G-OMEGA MAN)But we are all so cheer on your favorite even if its NOVA or Black Panther.GOD Bless STAN LEE AND MARVEL! Peace Out.

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