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[[caption-width:300:Onward! To all-ages humor!]]

First launched in 2003, ''Marvel Adventures'' is a line of LighterAndSofter comics featuring some of the company's top characters and set outside of the 616 canon that most Creator/MarvelComics characters inhabit. Each issue contains a story that's finished by the end of the last page (though setups for larger larger arcs sometimes occur), and does so in a lighthearted fashion where everything usually [[StatusQuoIsGod gets back to the way it's supposed to be]]. Likewise, its setting allows it to completely ignore such world-changing events from the main comics, such as ''ComicBook/CivilWar''.

Currently, there are two series:

- Marvel Adventures: ComicBook/SpiderMan

- Marvel Adventures: Super Heroes

April 2010 saw the cancellation of practically all the series. The survivors (''{{Spider-Man}}'' and ''Super Heroes'') became renumbered, starting again from #1. 'Marvel Adventures' also dropped from the titles.

Spring 2012 will see those series get canceled in favor of a new line, ''Marvel Universe''. This line includes comics tying into the cartoons ''[[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes]]'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}}''.

Previous series that have been discontinued include ''[[TheIncredibleHulk Hulk]]'', ''ComicBook/IronMan'', ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'', and ''Comicbook/TheAvengers''.
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!!''Marvel Adventures'' contains examples of:

* AcademyOfEvil: The self-defense classes Peter Parker attends so he can learn a few moves and give himself justification to stand up to bullies when he's not Spidey is soon revealed to be one of Taskmaster's facilities to train potential soldiers.
* AccidentalAthlete: In ''Marvel Adventures Spider-Man'' #34, Peter Parker is recruited as a shortshop for his high school baseball team after he's seen using his super-powers to deftly catch and return a wayward ball. Team pitcher Flash Thomson is enraged because he suspects Parker's skills are due to illegal drugs, while the Green Goblin wants to eliminate Parker so his son's rival team can win instead.
* {{Adorkable}}: Spider-Man's mutant girlfriend, Chat. And for that matter, Spidy himself especially when Chat decided to reveal her crush to him by mentioning that she was with her boyfriend (knowing Pete was Spider-Man) before Spider-Man rescued her.
* AdmiringTheAbomination: Comicbook/DoctorStrange has one of these moments. ("Such ''magnificent'' power. It could destroy us at ''whim''.")
* AIIsACrapshoot - It took ''seconds'' for Ultron to go into CrushKillDestroy mode.
--> "Well, that's an all new 'Everything Goes Wrong' speed record!"
** Also, the creation of Vision. Huge lightning storm + experimental programs + Storm + combat practice robots = Lethal sentient robot.
* AllYourPowersCombined - As in other universes, the Super-Adaptoid has the ability to copy powers and personalities. Quicksilver uses this to defeat it, as having it copy CaptainAmerica gives it enough good guy mojo to reject its creator and run off to become a hero.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Wolverine nails Gorg in the gut, which takes the wind out of the enemy leader, and allows for a follow-up headbutt to take Gorg down for the count.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever - Giant Girl, of course. Ant Man and Erik Josten as well, but only for one issue.
* BigEater: The Hulk and the Thing. Spider-man tried with a load of hot dogs, but not quite in their league
* BitingTheHandHumor - So many. A fan favorite is Doc Samson's [[OneMoreDay "Needs a wife" assessment of Spider-Man]] when the Avengers go in for therapy.
** Some believe that it was these little instances that led to the imprint enduring so much ExecutiveMeddling.
* BrokenAesop
* BoisterousBruiser - Amazingly enough, [[{{TheIncredibleHercules}} Hercules]] manages to be even ''more'' this than his 616 counterpart is.
* CarFu
* TheCasanova - Both Tony and Storm. While Tony has his civilian [[{{GirlOfTheWeek}} ladies]] and Black Widow, Storm's hooked up (in the past) with T'challa and Hawkeye, and currently with Thor, as well as getting a LesYay scene with Giant Girl.
* CelebrityBlog: Nova spends most of ''Super Heroes'' v2 #1 pondering if Magneto has a Twitter account.
* ChessWithDeath - Except it's chess with Galactus. More on trope entry.
* TheChewToy - Unlike most cases where Wolverine is ''everywhere'', fandom didn't really mind him being a major member of the team, mostly because the writers ''loved'' playing him up for gags like Spidey's "Kick Me" sign, the aforementioned pummeling by Odin, the slingshot trick (Spidey again), etc.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment - IronMan being subjected to the CuteButCacophonic pit of space kitties as penalty for losing a round of Kree karaoke. Apparently, they're loud enough to even outdo the suit's sound filters, as he ends up mostly deaf for several pages.
* CuteBruiser: Though her first comic scene in "Lover's Leaper" had Thundra lash at Luke Cage with her chain, another scene a while "earlier in the story" ask him and Hawkeye, "Which one of you two is Luke Cage?" Looking happy to date Luke in the beginning.
* CuteMachines: When Doc Ock gets separated from his artificially intelligent tentacle harness, the device is left wandering around, sort of at loose ends. Spidey adopts it as a pet. When Doc returns for it, it suffers a brief crisis of loyalty; after all, Spidey has been so ''nice'' to it.
* DatingServiceDisaster: After Hawkeye accidentally uploads ALL the personal data of the male Avengers, not just his, to a dating site owned by Batroc the Leaper, the villain gets the others to go on dates with several ladies. It catches up to Batroc and the other Avengers when the ladies get stood up to Batroc's multi-booking the guys for many dates at the same time. Once Luke tells the ladies what ''really happened'' they aren't pleased about it at all...and HilarityEnsues after the ladies yell at Batroc "Get Him!" and a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown is hinted at by Cap and the others.
* DeadpanSnarker - Spider-Man especially, but everyone has at least one moment of getting to be this. Even Captain America.
* DemotedToExtra: Spider-Man rarely actually contributes to the plot as an Avenger.
* DrivesLikeCrazy - [=KaZar=] is a ''terrible'' driver, as Spidey will rant about when provoked. Did come in handy, though, when he managed to land a Quinjet on Stegron and his forces completely by accident.
* DrivingTest - Spidey's Spider-sense gives him an advantage...sort of.
* EngineeredPublicConfession - Captain America vs. Loki. "Did you just humiliate a deity in front of three million potential worshipers?!"
* EvilLaugh - For a hero, Storm's surprisingly good at it. Though she was playing a witch who could control the weather, it could be her [[LargeHam needing to make it convincing.]] (Which was part of Wolverine's plan, "just like we said!")
** Also used by Tigra when demonstrating her nonexistent cat-controlling powers.
* ExecutiveMeddling - Despite previously having ordained that all MarvelAdventures comics were their own self-contained series, thus eliminating the possibility of ContinuitySnarl or ContinuityLockout, Marvel recently decided that they wanted to have the series be more "relevant" to each other. This lead to ''Avengers'' being axed and ''Super-Heroes'' replacing it as the "canon" team book, with a complete reboot to allow it to tie more to previous stories and the ongoing ''Spider-Man''.
* FiveManBand: The Marvel Adventures version of the Avengers. It changed often through the series depending on who was in action though.
** TheHero: Shared by Captain America and Storm. (Possibly Big Good Duumvirate?)
** TheLancer: Wolverine and Iron Man take this role. Invisible Woman in the Super Heroes version of the team.
** TheBigGuy: Hulk figuratively, Giant Girl and (against Erik Jostens) Ant-Man literally. Later Luke Cage. Thor in the Super Heroes version.
** TheSmartGuy: Iron Man mostly, though later Ant-Man does his part.
** TheChick: Spider-Man, and Tygra later. Nova in the Super Heroes version.
* FluffyTheTerrible - To an EldritchAbomination, "Bob" is creatively exotic.
* FunPersonified - The whole line, but fans especially loved Batroc's appearance. He's just enjoying fighting the Avengers guys ''so much'' that you have to grin along.
* GeniusLoci - Ego the Living Planet. [[CasanovaWannabe Who turns up in the solar system to hit on the Earth.]]
* GenreSavvy - "Will anyone ever remember I'm really smart?!"
** "The Avenging Seven" had Wolverine organizing the final battle against Gorg:
*** He punts Dr. Banner to some taunting trolls, who get him mad enough to change into the Hulk.
*** Giant-Girl he just tells her to smash and yell.
*** Storm becomes an evil witch who can control the weather, complete with EvilLaugh.
*** Cap, Spidey and Iron Man join Wolverine to smash through to Gorg.
*** Calling out Gorg, it only takes one fierce punch to stomach and a headbutt to take out Gorg.
* GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel - A Watcher manages to not get in trouble for acting instead of watching when he returns a dimension-hopping Johnny Storm home. His method of getting out of it is by pointing out that with all the dimension-screwing Johnny was causing, he missed out getting to watch several interesting timelines (including one where the ''Aztecs'' somehow won WWII) unfold.
* GoombaStomp[=/=]GiantFootOfStomping - The U-Foes found out the hard way that this is an effective tactic when Giant Girl got dropped on them. As did the Absorbing Man, courtesy of the Hulk.
* GoshdangItToHeck - It's a LighterAndSofter genre written for all ages, what do you expect?
* GroinAttack - Cap, of all people, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome does this to the Wrecker with his shield at one point.]]
* HatePlague: Hate-monger's hate ray.
* HauntedHeadquarters - Before finding out Vision was actually a case of AIIsACrapshoot, the Avengers thought a ghost had infiltrated their base to kill them.
* HeroesGoneFishing - The villains probably wouldn't end up getting beaten half the time if they weren't constantly interrupting perfectly normal activities, such as godly dating or a friendly game of basketball.
* HeroInsurance
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat - Due to an unstable time portal, Spider-Man, Ant-Man, Hulk, and Tigra meet Sgt. Nick Fury's Howling Commandos in ancient Egypt.
--->'''Spider-Man''': We're the ''Avengers.'' From the ''future!'' Man, that was ''cool.'' I ''always'' wanted to say that.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Deadpool fights Nova by throwing pretzels at him.
* IntimidatingRevenueService - The Avengers fear the taxman more than supervillains.
* INeedToGoIronMyDog
* JiveTurkey - The aforementioned Goom, who learned all his English from shows like MTV Raps.
---> '''Spider-Man:''' This is so messed up.
* LargeHam - Doctor Strange does it intentionally, as inflated confidence and a cheery outlook actually help his powers. Later, he convinces Spidey to give it ago as well as part of a ruse to trick a blind reality-devouring monster, and Spidey's a natural.
** Also used in the "fight" between Tigra and Rhino, complete with over-the-top self-narration and CallingYourAttacks.
* LighterAndSofter - Than the 616 continuity.
* LogicBomb - Reed Richards vs. alien supercomputer. Reed 1, computer 0.
* MagicPants - Gleefully lampshaded in Avengers. "I'd rather not, I just got a new suit. ... Yes, it's purple."
* {{MST}} - The historical film of Captain America. "So if it's cool, you said it, and if it's cheesy, the filmmakers added it in."
* MustHaveCaffeine: When Doctor Strange is gliding around from one dimension to another doing his morning rounds, he has a paper cup of coffee in his hand. It's fun to imagine the Sorcerer Supreme stopping by Starbucks before checking in on Nisilette the Unimaginable.
* NarrativeProfanityFilter - While watching a newsreel of Captain America's service in World War II, Cap mentions that a particularly cheesy line was added in by the filmmakers after the fact. When asked what he ''really'' said, Cap embarrassedly notes, "I can't say with ladies present."
* NeverSayDie: In Super Heroes volume 2 #4, Deadpool is never referred to by his code name. Someone would always refer to him as "Wade Wilson. Better known as-" before being interrupted mid-sentence.
* OhCrap - Many, but two are especially priceless: the panel where Spidey realizes Captain Stacy just suckered him into revealing his identity to him in Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man, and the reaction of an intergalactic conqueror when he discovers that he and his army are all roughly 1/100th the size of Earthlings in Marvel Adventures: Avengers.
* PhlebotinumBomb
* ThePowerOfHate: Hate-monger ([[spoiler: aka Karl]]) believes that this is what allows evil organizations to function and coordinate effectively.
* RippleEffectIndicator: After Tigra and her fellow Avengers return, in a cabinet in the Tower of London is a statue of Bast, Egyptian cat goddess...in ''Tigra's'' likeness donated by a pre-SHIELD Sgt. Nick Fury and his Howling Commandoes.
* ShootingSuperman: Baron Zemo attempts to defy Captain America by punching him. However, he only has ordinary person strength and hurts his knuckles.
* ShoutOut: Mixed in liberally with the BitingTheHandHumor.
-->'''Iron Man:''' Like we'd ever [[PlanetHulk shoot the Hulk into space.]]
** The series also has it fair share of non-biting the hand shout outs, including a future version of Black Widow mentioning that Nova [[ComicBook/{{Annihilation}} "is going to grow up."]]
** Non-Marvel references make it in as well.
-->''(the man in the Zemo costume is unmasked)''
-->'''Spider-Man''': [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo It's the amusement park owner! And he would have gotten away with it too, if not for us meddling kids!]]
* {{Soaperizing}}
* SpannerInTheWorks
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Sophia "Chat" Sanduval
* SpoofAesop
--> "The lesson is: trust no one."
--> "That's ''not'' the lesson."
* StalkerWithACrush - Surprisingly enough, ''yes''. Erik "[[{{Thunderbolts}} Atlas]]" Josten's sole appearance in the ''Avengers'' title involved him making it look like Hank Pym had intentionally vanished so that he could get closer to Giant Girl while Pym was missing.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike
* [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bastards]] - The Baston-Karians, boy howdy: "Why are you still here? You are finished saving our world, are you not?"
* UnsoundEffect - Everywhere, but especially when it comes to Hulk and Batroc. "GAMMABOOOOM!" and "[=LeThumpt=]!" indeed.
* WhatAreYouInFor
* WouldntHurtAChild - At one point the Avengers have a showdown with Loki's Masters of Evil, who have gathered at a middle school, which Loki levitates into the air. Cap is paralysed with horror at the thought of all the kids in the school endangered or killed, only for the Wrecker to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this trope: "There weren't no kids in there! [[EvenEvilHasStandards Whaddya think we]] [[WouldHurtAChild are,]] monsters?"
* YouAndWhatArmy - Poor Jamie Madrox. He so badly wants to use this gag on somebody.
* YouMeddlingKids - Spider-Man uses this in an Avengers adventure after unmasking Baron Zemo.
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* GroinAttack - Cap, of [[TheMessiah all]] people, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome does this to the Wrecker with his shield at one point.]]

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* GroinAttack - Cap, of [[TheMessiah all]] all people, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome does this to the Wrecker with his shield at one point.]]
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* HatePlague: Hate-monger's hate ray.


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* ThePowerOfHate: Hate-monger ([[spoiler: aka Karl]]) believes that this is what allows evil organizations to function and coordinate effectively.
27th Apr '14 3:46:48 AM DannWoolf
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* AcademyOfEvil: The self-defense classes Peter Parker attends so he can learn a few moves and give himself justification to stand up to bullies when he's not Spidy is soon revealed to be one of Taskmaster's facilities to train potential soldiers.

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* AcademyOfEvil: The self-defense classes Peter Parker attends so he can learn a few moves and give himself justification to stand up to bullies when he's not Spidy Spidey is soon revealed to be one of Taskmaster's facilities to train potential soldiers.
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* AcadamyOfEvil: The self-defense classes Peter Parker attends so he can learn a few moves and give himself justification to stand up to bullies when he's not Spidy is soon revealed to be one of Taskmaster's facilities to train potential soldiers.

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* AcadamyOfEvil: AcademyOfEvil: The self-defense classes Peter Parker attends so he can learn a few moves and give himself justification to stand up to bullies when he's not Spidy is soon revealed to be one of Taskmaster's facilities to train potential soldiers.
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* AcadamyOfEvil: The self-defense classes Peter Parker attends so he can learn a few moves and give himself justification to stand up to bullies when he's not Spidy is soon revealed to be one of Taskmaster's facilities to train potential soldiers.
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* CuteMachines: When Doc Ock gets separated from his artificially intelligent tentacle harness, the device is left wandering around, sort of at loose ends. Spidey adopts it as a pet. When Doc returns for it, it suffers a brief crisis of loyalty; after all, Spidey has been so ''nice'' to it.
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