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Marvel Comics

During the 20th century, DC Comics' Superman was easily the worlds best known (and most popular) comic book hero. In the 21st century, that is gradually shifting to Spider-Man, and that is representative of how Marvel Comics has overtaken what it used to call "the Distinguidhed Competition" (i.e., DC Comics).

Brief history of Marvel Comics

Marvel began as Timely Comics in 1939, morphing into Atlas Comics in the 1950s, and then into Marvel Comics by 1961 with Fantastic Four #1. In 1968, Marvel was sold to Perfect Film and Chemical Corporation (this company changed its name in 1973 to Cadence Industries). In 1986 Marvel was sold to New World Entertainment, and then again in 1989 to MacAndrews and Forbes run by Ronald Perelman. In 1997 the company was purchased by Toy Biz which was owned by Isaac Perlmutter and Avi Arad. In 2009, Disney bought the company.

(Atlas was briefly reborn in 1974 by Timely/Atlas/Marvel original owner Martin Goodman who ran the new, not-Marvel company for 18 months under the main company name of Seaboard Periodicals.)

Marvel Comics

The Crisis in Confidence at Marvel

Are the franchises dying? Star Wars

Disney approaches the crossroads – Summer of 2023

Disney vs its vassal companies – 2023

The Disney and Marvel future 2020 and beyond

Marvel summary of productions, November 2020

Marvel's plans mean expansion 2020

The Superhero Movie War 2019

Kicking Marvel in the kneecaps 2019

Alan Dean Foster vs. Disney

Disney Buys Marvel Comics for $4 billion - 2009 The House of Mouse buys the House of Ideas

Disney spends $71.3 billion to get 21st Century Fox - March 2019

Kirby Estate vs Marvel/Disney

Disney on the racks

Jack Kirby's Shorts 2010

Star Wars: The Rise O'Skywalker Log

Captain Marvel Review

Captain Marvel II - the Superman problem: the hero is an overpowered, unrelatable hero

Disney and Slave Labor

Marvel currently rules the cinematic world - May 2019

My Marvel Wish List - March 2019

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Verdusa Spider Tee – Amazon

Original Page Feb 2021