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How did Marvel comics go worldwide?

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Marvel Comics is indeed the major imprint as well as brand name of Marvel Worldwide Inc., formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, an American comic book and associated media publisher. The Walt Disney Firm bought Marvel Entertainment, the parent company of Marvel Worldwide, in 2009.

Martin Goodman founded Marvel in 1939 as Timely Comics,[3] and by 1951, it had become known as Atlas Comics. The Fantastic Four and other superhero titles developed by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and others inaugurated the Marvel period in 1961, when the company released The Fantastic Four and other superhero titles created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and others. The Marvel brand, which had previously been utilised, was formally established as the company’s core brand.

Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Wolverine, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, the Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, She-Hulk, the Vision, the Falcon, the Winter Soldier, Ghost Rider, Blade, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, the Punisher, Shang-Chi, and Deadpool are just a few of The Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy are examples of superhero teams.

Doctor Doom, Magneto, Thanos, Loki, Green Goblin, Kingpin, Red Skull, Ultron, the Mandarin, MODOK, Doctor Octopus, Kang, Dormammu, Venom, and Galactus are all well-known supervillains inside the Marvel world.

The Marvel Universe is a single world in which most of Marvel’s fictional characters operate, with most locales replicating real-life locations; many significant characters are situated in New York City. Marvel has also released a number of licenced works from other publishers. This contains Star Wars comics from 1977 to 1986, as well as Star Wars comics from 2015.

On August 31, 2009, The Walt Disney Company announced that it would buy Marvel Entertainment, the parent company of Marvel Comics, for $4 billion in cash and stock, which would be adjusted at closing if necessary, giving Marvel shareholders $30 and 0.745 Disney shares for each share of Marvel they owned. Marvel and its big, long-time competitor DC Comics controlled over 80% of the American comic-book market in 2008.

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