The famous American media and entertainment company, Marvel Comics, is regarded as one of the most celebrated publishers in the history of the comic industry. Established in 1939, it gained the hearts of people worldwide ever since its beginning and even continues to mesmerize the fans with more and more interesting sequels. Headquartered in New York City, the popularity momentum of Marvel Comics was very swift, and the fans- irrespective of their nation, age, gender, or even culture took their love for Marvel to the topmost to make it the highest-grossing comics ever.
The Former Marvel Heroes and the Origin
The first-ever heroes of the Marvel Comics were notably the Human Torch and Sub-Mariner. Following word the arrival of many wonderful superhero characters and out of the former superheroes, the most super hit was Captain America, which first appeared in “Captain America Comics no:1” in 1941 March. Since then, the superhero Captain America is a people’s favorite which made it come this far in the 21st century. At that time, Timely Comics, founded by Martin Goodman, only focused on portraying the heroes fighting against the Nazis and the Japanese, which was even before the US entered the scenario of World War II in real history. As the years passed, the Timely Comics became Atlas Magazines but focused only on genres such as humor, westerns, war, and the like. In the 1960s, the Atlas was changed its name to the iconic Marvel Comics, and there it started its heroic journey.
The Contribution of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Marvel Comics finally came to the hands of the writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby in 1961 when they created the “Fantastic Four” together through various ups and downs. That was the first time the genre of superheroes became rooted in something out of the world, and it was only a start! Stan Lee and Jack Kirby made many superhero characters with vibrant powers and styles. And later, they created the famous ever spider Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the X-Men. Lee wrote most of Marvel’s books at that time, and Jack Kirby, along with Steve Ditko, was an influential artist.
The Popular Superheroes and their Influence
The Marvel universe has become so evolved after that and continues to spike up the records through its flagship Avengers and many other Marvel franchises. The superheroes attract the minds of every Marvel fan, so here is the list of the major (and powerful?) Superheroes and are as follows:
- Iron Man
- Black Panther
- Captain America
- Silver Surfer
- Bucky Barnes
- Professor X
- Nick Fury
- Doctor Strange
- Captain Marvel
- Black Widow
Marvel Comics took a great leap in the minds of comic fans across the world with the interpretation of new characters and their respective cast in films. Surprisingly, there are more to offer from the Marvel Universe, which is still brewing. With the Marvel Heroes, the possibilities are endless.