28 Fun Facts About Marvel Comics That You Probably Didn’t Know

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1. Darth Vader was inspired by Marvels Dr. Doom.

 

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2. Stan Lee who worked for Marvel as a writer for hire sued Marvel in 2005 because he was hurt by Marvel Comics decision to keep profits from him over his 60 years with the company

 

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3. In the early 1990s, Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics just so that he could play Spider Man in his own produced movie.

 

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4. Due to strange laws in USA, importing toys resembling humans are taxed higher than those that dont. Marvel successfully argued in court that because their X-men action figures are mutants and therefore should be exempt from such higher tax.

 

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5. There was a 1995 issue of Punisher called The Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe in which he killed every single Marvel superhero and villain, including himself.

 

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6. Venom, the Spider-Man villain was a fan-based concept that Marvel bought for 220 dollars.

 

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7. During the production of the Avengers movie, they couldn’t get the Hulks roar to sound just right so they decided to supplement it with recordings of Lou Ferrigno bellowing as the original Hulk.

 

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8. There is a Marvel super hero called Squirrel Girl, who once beat Doctor Doom by flooding his aircraft with a swarm of squirrels.

 

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9. In 2002, a 4-year-old boy suffering from hearing loss didn’t want to wear a hearing aid because Super heroes don’t. To get him to wear his hearing aids, Marvel Comics created a super hero with a hearing aid called Blue Ear.

 

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10. Marvel has a superhero named Throg. He is a frog that has the power of Thor and is in a superhero group called the Pet Avengers.

 

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11. In 1983, Marvel published a comic about Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Ham. He was a Spider-Pig named Peter-Porker.

 

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12. In 1996, Marvel and DC comics created Amalgam Comics that joined their two universes together, thus resulting in characters such as Darkclaw BatmanWolverine, Super Soldier SupermanCaptain America, and Iron Lantern Green LanternIron Man.

 

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13. In the 1970′s, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel Comics to release the strangest Spiderman comic that discouraged teens from having unprotected sex.

 

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14. Apart from writing for Marvel, Stan Lee also wrote 15 DC comics, reimagined popular superheroes like Batman and Superman.

 

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15. When the character of Nick Fury was re-introduced into the Ultimate Marvel comics, he was redesigned to resemble Samuel L Jackson, without the actors permission to use his image. It wasn’t until Samuel himself saw his resemblance in the comic that he contacted Marvel to secure a role in any future Marvel movies.

 

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16. Marvels Deadpool Wade Wilson was originally created as a spoof of DC’s Deathstroke Slade Wilson.

 

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17. Mr. Immortal is a Marvel character with no special powers except immortality. He has been killed in ways including shot, suffocated, stabbed, drowned, crushed, starved, dehydrated, exploded, poisoned, decapitated, irradiated and incinerated.

 

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18. There is a fictional company in the Marvel universe called Damage Control. It specializes in cleaning up the mess that superheroes and super villains leave behind.

 

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19. The reason Spider-Man wasn’t a part of the Avengers movie is because Marvel sold the rights to Sony.

 

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20. Spider-man married Mary Jane in 1987, for which Marvel held a publicity event featuring actors dressed like Spider-Man and Mary Jane getting married in Shea Stadium

 

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21. Eminem is a character in the Marvel universe.

 

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22. From 1975 to 1996, Marvel had trademarked the word, zombies. Perhaps understanding that this trademark wasnt enforceable, in 1996 they registered Marvel Zombies.

 

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23. Deadpool has regularly broken the fourth wall. He knew that he was in comic books. This was due to his Comic Awareness, which was a pun about Captain Marvels Cosmic Awareness.

 

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24. Despite all the Gods that roam the universe, Marvel Universe lived under one true God called One-Above-All.

 

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25. Iron Man was created by Stan Lee as a challenge to create a hero that no one should like and force people to like him.

 

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26. In 2003, Marvel Comics announced it was planning to publish a five-part series entitled Di Another Day featuring a resurrected Diana The Princess of Wales, as a mutant with superpowers.

 

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27. Marvel created a character named Irene Adler after the Sherlock Holmes character, who was supposed to be Mystiques lover. Marvel wasn’t allowed to portray a gay relationship, so they made them to be friends, but later announced that they were a couple.

 

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28. And here’s a sneak peak of Bishop from X-MEN: Days of Future Past.

 

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  • Darin

    Venom was a creation of todd macfarlane. It was a reoccurring nightmare he had that later ended with the creation of spawn.

    • Flash-er

      The initial costume design (the black Spidey suit) was done by a fan contest that was bought by Marvel. Macfarlane later created Venom.

      • unsocial

        and writer David Michaline… Damn I spelled the name wrong but the long boxes are too far to reach to verify this exact spelling this second!!!!

        • erma652

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    • Randy

      You mean, “recurring?”

  • Bingbong69

    Your One Above All picture is incorrect. That picture is of the Celestial, One Above All, not the Marvel creator god One-Above-All, who looks like Jack Kirby.

  • Chris Well

    Lou Ferrigno did not do the Hulk’s roar. That was the voice of Ted Cassidy.

    • Hinko1984

      It was.. not in the Avengers movie but in the incredible hulk…

    • Deku-Johnny

      It was Lou Ferrigno.

      • Chris Well

        Nope. In the 1970s TV show…

        1. Lou Ferrigno was the actor onscreen.
        2. Ted Cassidy was the man on tape doing the roars. He is also the voice you hear in the opening titles (where he explains the origin of the Hulk).

        • Deku-Johnny

          We’re not talking about the show, we’re talking about The Avengers.

          • Chris Well

            Sigh.

            First of all, the article said that the MOVIE used the roar from the TV SHOW. The roar from the TV SHOW was done by Ted Cassidy.

            Second of all, you were the one who just said “It was Lou Ferrigno.” Who, of course, was the star of the TV SHOW.

            Are you doing this on purpose?

          • Deku-Johnny

            This article has numerous mistakes. They didn’t use recordings from the show, they actually hired Lou to record the voice for the film.

          • josh

            Lou Ferigno was in the Avengers he’s the guy they CGI Huk over. In fact it’s practically a rule you can’t have live action Hulk without stuffing Ferigno in the suit.

          • josh

            sorry wrong somment

          • Deku-Johnny

            Mark Ruffalo did the motion capture for Hulk which is kind of surprising as Hollywood usually goes running to Andy Serkis when they want to do mo-cap.

          • Pettyheartbreaker

            Lou Ferrigno was never in the Avengers and Cassidy starred in the one show about the family in a band, possibly he wanted Bixby’s role and that is why you are confused.

          • Guesticus

            You are thinking of David Cassidy from “The Partridge Family”

        • mako

          Technically, Cassidy only did the roars in the first season. After his death, the Hulk’s roars were provided by character actor Charles Napier.

  • MIKE HAWK!!

    I think #28 is pretty useless lol

  • Deku-Johnny

    Pretty sure Marvel asked to use Jackson’s image as Fury and he told them they could as long as he could play him in any films.

  • emanon

    Vader’s look wasn’t based on Dr. Doom. He was based on ancient Samurai armor.

    • http://phatsonic.de b_i_d

      AFAIK it was actually a combination of both. Dr Doom was kind of a first inspiration for the character, but the suit changed quite a lot during the design phase.

  • Moppy<3Perry

    Wow. This really got you nerds riled up, huh?

    • Guesticus

      Of course, what else have they got to do? :P

  • Guesticus

    Recently, Deadpool ‘one-upped’ Punisher by not only killing every Hero and Villain (and those he didn’t kill, he drove to mass suicide, what he did to X-23 and Dakken is truly inspired!) he also jumped Universe and slaughtered the artists and writers of the story, then went on to kill characters in classic literature and then every version of himself

  • marc

    He wonted to make a superhero that no one like but everyone ended up loving ironic

  • Lootch

    Can’t decide which is funniest here… Michael Jackson as Spider-Man… Or confusing Ted and David Cassidy – LOL

  • frick

    spider pig