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Marvel Comics #1 (Oct. 1939), the first comic from Marvel precursor Timely Comics. Cover art by Frank R. Paul.
Fantastic Four Vol 1 01 Cover
The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. 1961). Cover art by Jack Kirby (penciler) and unconfirmed inker.
The Avengers #4 (March 1964), with (from left to right), the Wasp, Giant-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and (inset) the Sub-Mariner. Cover art by Jack Kirby and George Roussos.

Marvel Comics is a company that makes "superhero" comic books. Its top rival is DC Comics. In 2009, The Walt Disney Company bought Marvel for US$4 billion.

Some of their characters are:

Some of their villains are:

  • Doctor Doom
  • Doctor Octopus
  • Venom
  • Sandman
  • Galactus
  • Ultron
  • Kraven the Hunter
  • The Green Goblin
  • Loki
  • Prince Jacob

Marvel has also made movies and cartoons about the characters, which has made them even more popular.

Marvel used to be a company called Timely Comics in the 1940s and then Atlas Comics in the 1950s. The first comic published with the name "Marvel Comics" was Fantastic Four #1 in November, 1961.

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