30 Marvelous Facts About Marvel That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

30 Marvelous Facts About Marvel That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Marvel Comics has been entertaining audiences for decades with its iconic superheroes and thrilling storylines. From the Avengers to the X-Men, there’s no shortage of beloved characters in the Marvel universe. With its iconic superheroes and thrilling-storylines, Marvel has become a cultural phenomenon and a beloved franchise for millions of people. But beyond its blockbuster movies and comic books, there are countless fascinating facts about Marvel that even the most die-hard fans may not know. So, let’s take a closer look at 30 Marvel facts that will leave you marveling at the company’s history and success.

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30 Marvelous Facts About Marvel That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

1. Originally, Captain America was designed as a tool of wartime propaganda to promote the U.S. military during World War II.

2. Back in the early 1990s, Michael Jackson reportedly attempted to purchase Marvel Comics with the intention of producing his own Spider-Man movie, in which he would play the web-slinging hero himself.

3. Stan Lee, a writer-for-hire who worked for Marvel Comics for over 60 years, filed a lawsuit against the company in 2005, alleging that he was denied rightful profits from his contributions to the Marvel universe.

4. Thanks to some unusual United States tax laws, importing toys resembling humans incurs a higher tax than those that do not. Marvel argued that their X-Men action figures should be exempt from this tax as they are mutants, not humans, and won the case in court.

30 Marvelous Facts About Marvel That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

5. Believe it or not, the menacing Spider-Man villain Venom was actually a fan-created concept that Marvel bought for a mere $220.

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6. When the filmmakers behind The Avengers couldn’t quite nail the sound of the Hulk’s iconic roar, they supplemented it with recordings of Lou Ferrigno, the actor who played the Hulk in the original 1970s TV series.

7. Galactus and the Silver Surfer were inspired by biblical stories, according to Stan Lee.

30 Marvelous Facts About Marvel That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

8. In 2002, a 4-year-old boy who suffered from hearing loss refused to wear his hearing aid because “superheroes don’t wear hearing aids.” In response, Marvel created a superhero called “Blue Ear” who wore a hearing aid to inspire the young boy to wear his own.

30 Marvelous Facts About Marvel That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

9. Have you ever heard of Spider-Ham? He’s a curious character from a 1983 Marvel comic book who is, as his name suggests, a spider who has been transformed into a pig named Peter-Porker.

10. In the 1970s, Planned Parenthood collaborated with Marvel Comics to release an unusual Spider-Man comic that aimed to discourage teenagers from engaging in unprotected sex. You can read the entire comic here and see how Spider-Man became an unlikely ally in the fight against unwanted pregnancies and STDs.

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30 Marvelous Facts About Marvel That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

11. Stan Lee, who is best known for his work at Marvel Comics, also wrote 15 comics for DC Comics, where he put his own spin on beloved characters like Batman and Superman.

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12. When Nick Fury was reintroduced into the Ultimate Marvel comics, his character design was based on Samuel L. Jackson’s likeness without his permission. It wasn’t until the actor saw his resemblance in the comic that he reached out to Marvel and eventually landed a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

13. While developing the concept for a new superhero, Stan Lee initially considered creating a character based on a fly or insect. However, he eventually settled on a spider, leading to the creation of Spider-Man.

14. It’s important to note that the correct way to write Spider-Man’s name is with a hyphen, as in Spider-Man, not Spiderman. It was done to avoid confusion with the DC Comics character, Superman.

15. Wondering why Spider-Man was missing from the Avengers movie? It’s because Marvel sold the rights to the character to Sony.

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16. While Spider-Man may not have been a part of the Avengers movie, fans were introduced to another unconventional hero in the form of Deadpool – who, contrary to popular belief, is indeed a member of the Avengers.

17. In the Marvel universe, there is a fictional company called “Damage Control” that specializes in cleaning up after the destruction caused by superheroes and supervillains.

18. Eminem, the real-life rapper, is actually a character in the Marvel universe. He appeared in the comic “The Punisher: Kill Krew,” where he teamed up with the Punisher to take down a group of monsters.

19. While there may be countless gods and deities in the Marvel universe, there is only one true God – the omnipotent One-Above-All, who presides over all of creation.

20. In the JLA/Avengers crossover comics, Flash and Quicksilver engage in multiple races, with Flash emerging as the victor due to his ability to tap into the speed force. However, Quicksilver has been able to claim victory when Flash is unable to access the speed force.

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21. Many of Marvel’s beloved superheroes have Irish roots, including Captain America, Daredevil, the Beast, and Iceman among others.

22. The iconic dance sequence featuring Baby Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was two years in the making. Director James Gunn and his team spent countless hours planning and executing the scene, which was well-received by audiences worldwide.

23. Jeremy Renner underwent Olympic archery training to prepare for his role as Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

24. George R.R. Martin, known for his work on Game of Thrones, was a big fan of Marvel comics. He even wrote letters to Marvel’s letter columns in the 1960s, demonstrating his admiration for their work.

30 Marvelous Facts About Marvel That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

25. Stan Lee invented Iron Man to be a hero that nobody would like, but would later force people to love him, according to a challenge he set for himself.

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26. Stan Lee originally based Tony Stark on the eccentric inventor and millionaire Howard Hughes, who he saw as a colorful and fascinating figure.

27. In the Marvel Comics universe, Tony Stark actually owns Area 51.

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30 Marvelous Facts About Marvel That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

28. JARVIS, Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence system, stands for “Just A Rather Very Intelligent System.”

29. Surprisingly, Black Panther is the richest superhero with an estimated wealth of $500 billion, while Tony Stark is worth $100 billion and Bruce Wayne, $80 billion.

30 Marvelous Facts About Marvel That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

30. In 2007, Marvel’s four-issue Spider-Man: Reign depicts a possible future where Mary Jane dies of cancer caused by Peter’s radioactive sperm.

That’s it for this post guys, I hope you had fun while reading 30 Disturbing Marvel Facts.

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