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    Byzantinefire

    Marvel and Disney have just released the first official plot synopsis for Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron.

    Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to…
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    Brian Linder

    Are you a Marvel fan headed to New York Comic Con? Marvel will be there highlighting the new Daredevil Netflix series, Marvel Animation happenings, and showing a new episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Wikia will be there, too, and we want fans to joi…

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    Jamie

    Episode 19 - Nerd Bullies

    September 15, 2014 by Jamie

    A bit serious topic this week: Bullying. In this episode we talk about bullying in the geek community, including the strange, but very common practice of 'gate-keeping'. Please check out what we have to say on the matter, and join the conversation!

    W…

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    Blinkn

    How Old Are They?

    September 14, 2014 by Blinkn

    How old was professor Xavier, I'm assuming he was younger than Magneto.

    I know Magneto has been physically de-aged to about his 40s but he's probably the same as Captain America (Steve Rogers).

    Forge's bio says he lost his leg in Vietnam, even if he w…

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    Fortechar

    Following Hela

    September 9, 2014 by Fortechar

    Hello, I guess I will start off by saying this is all new for me. I would like to know more about using the Marvel database. I have a Hela facebook page (Hela "Goddess and ruler of the northernmost realms of Asgard") that I try my hardest to keep th…

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    Nausiated

    Just completed my next run of additions. I've done complete chronologies of both Emperor Dorrek VII and Super-Skrull. Both had few enough appearances that they did not require expanded history pages so the additions have all been put on the main pag…

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    Shaunqb

    Odin's Visi-Globe

    September 3, 2014 by Shaunqb

    It's been two weeks since I started getting frustrated when reading Thor. I started to pay attention to the fact that Odin uses many different objects to view distant scenes. Each one is given a name. Only a few are actually in multiple issues. This…

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    Nausiated

    Continuing on with Project 11/61, I have created Expanded History profiles for both Ant-Man and the Wasp as they were both guest stars in . It was took me about 10 days work on both characters. As with other major characters I've only done their fir…

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    Jamie

    This had bad idea written all over it from the start. Billy had a dream. A dream to get drunk and talk about comics; specifically, about Detective Comics #27. This is easily the most fun we've had filming our show and we hope you'll enjoy it, too!

    Wh…

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    SaturnoSubaru

    I have a question...

    August 29, 2014 by SaturnoSubaru

    My question is:

    Why isn't Onslaught in the Omega Level characters category? As long as I know, he's still one of the most powerful foes mutants( or maybe the entire Marvel universe) has ever faced. So, why he isn't in this category ( Maybe he even de…

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Marvel Comics began life as "Timely Publications" in 1939, with comic books featuring Captain America, Namor the Sub-Mariner and the original Human Torch. Legendary comics writer Stan Lee was hired as an office assistant in 1939. Within two years, the 19-year-old Lee was promoted to editor of the Marvel Comics line, a post that he would keep until 1972.

Everything changed in 1961, when Lee and artist Jack Kirby created The Fantastic Four -- a new style of superhero comic that focused on the characters' internal drama as well as their heroic adventures. The style was a huge success, and the Lee/Kirby team went on to create the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, the Mighty Thor, the X-Men and the Avengers. The prolific Lee worked with artist Steve Ditko to create one of Marvel's greatest success stories, Spider-Man. Stan Lee's Marvel revolution extended beyond the characters and storylines to the way in which comic books engaged the readership and built a sense of community between fans and creators.

The Marvel Universe

Today, Marvel has broken the barrier of comics, attracting new fans thanks to their notorious presence in animated series, video games and movies, of which Marvel's heroes are blockbuster stars, with Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and the Avengers becoming regular features of the summer movie season.

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