|Founded||1939 (As Timely Comics)|
|Also known as||Altas Comics|
|Known employees||Stan Lee, Jack Kirby|
|Area Marvel comics are found||worldwide|
|Headquarters||417 5th Avenue, New York City, New York, U.S.|
Marvel Comics is a comic company that was first founded in 1939 by Martin Goodman. Throughout the life of the company, some well known cartoonists were hired, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Stan and Jack made the company famous by inventing several superheroes, such as Spider-Man, Daredevil, Iron Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider, Doctor Strange, The Punisher and Thor.
When DC Comics reinvented superheroes, Marvel did the same. Unlike DC Comic's superheroes that seemed almost perfect (Superman and Batman), Stan Lee and Jack Kirby invented those with flaws. Both invented The Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Ant-Man, X-Men and Dr. Strange for heroes and created well known supervillains, such as Doc Ock, Green Goblin and Galactus. As all of the Marvel characters lived in the one 'universe', all of the supervillains have fought against a superhero that they usually are not known with. For example, Doc Ock is typically one of Spider-Man's enemies, but he has fought against the X-Men as well.
The Spider-Man series became one of Marvel's famous inventions, with several comics, TV incarnations and 3 movies.
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