History Creator / MarvelComics

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Around 1947, it became part of a holding company founded by Goodman known as [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magazine_Management Magazine Management]], which also published men's adventure and erotic magazines, some of which later became pornographic magazines, as well as humor, celebrity and movie magazines. This company, although later important, was obscure to the public and even its employees; as one-time Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas once said: "I was startled to learn in '65 that Marvel was just part of a parent company called Magazine Management."


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Goodman later sold Magazine Management to the Perfect Film and Chemical Corporation in 1968, which renamed itself Cadence Industries in 1973, at the same time renaming its magazine subsidiary as the Marvel Comics Group. The latter was the first step taking into turning Marvel into the comic book giant it is today.
23rd Apr '17 9:20:20 PM pepsimax
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Also, surprisingly for the modern reader, events proceeded in approximately real time for the first few years, with one year passing the comics for every year that passed in the real world -- Spider-Man and the Human Torch both started off as teenagers in {{high school}}, but over a few years, graduated and went on to college. Also, when Namor was reintroduced, the writers actually came up with an explanation as to where he had been for 20 in-universe years. However, around 1968, things were stretched out by the introduction of 'Marvel time', in which a year in the comics corresponded to three years in the real world. This had morphed into full-blown ComicBookTime by about 1980.


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Also, surprisingly for the modern reader, events proceeded in approximately real time for the first few years, with one year passing the comics for every year that passed in the real world -- Spider-Man and the Human Torch both started off as teenagers in {{high school}}, but over a few years, graduated and went on to college. Also, when Namor was reintroduced, the writers actually came up with an explanation as to where he had been for 20 in-universe years. However, around 1968, things were stretched out by the introduction of 'Marvel time', in which a year in the comics corresponded to three years in the real world. This had morphed into full-blown ComicBookTime by about 1980.

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7th Dec '16 4:22:53 PM Xtifr
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'''Marvel Comics''' is one of the two biggest comic publishers active in the United States today, the other being Creator/DCComics.

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'''Marvel Comics''' Marvel Comics is one of the two biggest comic publishers active in the United States today, the other being Creator/DCComics.
23rd Nov '16 12:56:12 AM Digifiend
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1st Nov '16 10:48:24 AM nightkiller
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In 1971, Marvel further innovated by violating UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode. Lee, at the urging of the Department of Health, wrote a ''Spider-Man'' story with an [[DrugsAreBad anti-drug message]]. Since the Code forbade ''any'' mention of drugs, doing this story was a radical action in comic publishing. When the story proved a success despite opposition, it opened the door to comics unapproved by the Code, ushering in the so-called UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}} and bringing sex and violence to the medium. Despite early successes in the 70s and 80s, Marvel began losing sales to DC after 1986, both as a result of many of its writers and artists defecting to the latter, and DC's shocking deconstructions ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' and ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', as well as the epic ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. It suffered a further setback in 1992, when seven of its top writers and artists left to found Creator/ImageComics, and in late 1996, Marvel filed for bankruptcy protection.

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In 1971, Marvel further innovated by violating UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode. Lee, at the urging of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare wrote a ''Spider-Man'' story with an [[DrugsAreBad anti-drug message]]. Since the Code forbade ''any'' mention of drugs, doing this story was a radical action in comic publishing. When the story proved a success despite opposition, it opened the door to comics unapproved by the Code, ushering in the so-called UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}} and bringing sex and violence to the medium. Despite early successes in the 70s and 80s, Marvel began losing sales to DC after 1986, both as a result of many of its writers and artists defecting to the latter, and DC's shocking deconstructions ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' and ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns'', as well as the epic ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths''. It suffered a further setback in 1992, when seven of its top writers and artists left to found Creator/ImageComics, and in late 1996, Marvel filed for bankruptcy protection.
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11th Oct '16 2:34:25 PM pepsimax
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26th Jan '16 1:06:17 AM aye_amber
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23rd Jan '16 10:08:50 AM nombretomado
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Atlas changed its name to Marvel Comics in 1961, and the first comic published under the new name was issue 3 of the scifi anthology ''Amazing Adventures''. Following DC's successful revival of superheroes in 1958--1960, Goodman had one of his staff writers, Creator/StanLee, come up with their own superhero team, the ComicBook/FantasticFour. This team {{subverted}} many existing superhero tropes by eschewing secret identities (and, for some time, costumes), having a monster as a member of the team, and having the personalities of the members clash regularly. With UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode in full force, Marvel began aggressively creating more and more superheroes, drawn from the considerable energy and talents of Creator/StanLee, Creator/JackKirby, and SteveDitko. It was during this time that many of their most popular characters were introduced.

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Atlas changed its name to Marvel Comics in 1961, and the first comic published under the new name was issue 3 of the scifi anthology ''Amazing Adventures''. Following DC's successful revival of superheroes in 1958--1960, Goodman had one of his staff writers, Creator/StanLee, come up with their own superhero team, the ComicBook/FantasticFour. This team {{subverted}} many existing superhero tropes by eschewing secret identities (and, for some time, costumes), having a monster as a member of the team, and having the personalities of the members clash regularly. With UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode in full force, Marvel began aggressively creating more and more superheroes, drawn from the considerable energy and talents of Creator/StanLee, Creator/JackKirby, and SteveDitko.Creator/SteveDitko. It was during this time that many of their most popular characters were introduced.
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