The Marvel Universe for Beginners

Comic books is one of the most popular forms of entertainment for many people and has been for many years. Through comics, people can explore different universes with superheroes that they are inspired by and look up to. There are tons of different comic book types that are very well known, one of the most famous being Marvel Comics.

The characters introduced in the Marvel Universe are some that many of us have grown up with. We know the adventures of Spider-Man, the Hulk, and Iron Man as well as the villains, such as the Green Goblin and Magento. Depending on which side you feel more comfortable with depends on the amount of evil you have inside of you 🙂

Marvel Comic books are extremely well-known today and many of the comic books have been turned into full-length movies, such as X-Men, Spider-Man, and the Daredevil. Judging from the amount of money that these movies have raked in, it seems that comic books and superheroes are not dead. They have a unique way of reaching into our lives and inspiring us, such as Captain America!

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Comic books and their characters aren’t just for young people anymore, both young and old people enjoy and are entertained by them on a daily basis. They will continue to be influential in the future just as they were in the past. They will make us laugh, cry, and enjoy every minute of our favorite comic books.

The next time you’re out buying comic books, you will most likely encounter the Marvel Comics because they are undoubtedly some of the most famous characters in the comic book industry. They may not be the same as the past because Marvel has to keep current with the times, but the charm that they bring will be equal as to the past. Comic books may look and feel different today, but they normally follow the same story-lines. You may find comic books that feature well-known characters in an original story-line, but in a different series. Sometimes Marvel likes to do that, such as the Avengers and the individual characters.

So the next time you are out buying entertainment, pick up a comic book (even if it’s on your iPad). You will enjoy every minute of the action that is revealed before your eyes.

Get more information about Marvel Comics at http://www.marvel.com

The Beginning of Marvel Comics

Marvel Comic characters are some of the most notable and recognizable fictional characters in entertainment today. Recently there has been a large surge in superhero movies and the main characters that are being chosen are Marvel characters, such as Iron Man, the Hulk, and the rest of the Avengers. Most people don’t realize it, but there is a story behind these characters, a fairly long one at that.

It’s important to note that Marvel hasn’t always been Marvel Comics; at one point the company was known as Timely Comics, which published it’s first comic in October, 1939. This issue was about a sub-mariner named Namor and a robot who was known as the Human Torch (not the human torch of the Fantastic Four). It’s pretty interesting to note that this first issue of Marvel Comics is valued at $330,000 today, WOW! If that’s not a sign that these comics are valuable and that they are important in the comic-book culture then I don’t know what is.

MarvelMystery12Martin Goodman founded the company in 1939 and in 1941, Stanley Lieber was brought on as the interim editor. Most people won’t recognize his name, but they will recognize his pseudonym, Stan Lee, a prominent force behind Marvel who has created some of the most popular Marvel characters.

After World War 2, sales declined because superheroes were going out of style and they weren’t as popular. This prompted Marvel Comics to change gears and focus on different story-lines, such as horror, romance, and comedy. This changed during the 1960s when there was a massive revival in superhero popularity, prompted by DC’s Justice League of America. Marvel Comics had it’s own version of the Justice League, which was equally as popular, known as the Fantastic Four.

After this there was a revival in Marvel Comic characters, many that you may know today, such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Daredevil, and the X-Men. There was quite a bit of competition at the time, but with those characters and more, Marvel declared itself as a company to be reckoned with and as one of the largest comic book companies in the world, which still stands true today.

What made Marvel Comics so different is that they put in a lot of time and effort in creating their characters. Many people are able to easily see flaws in comic book characters, but not in Marvel characters and this is because they were created so well and were so though out.

The process of telling stories via comic books has caused Marvel Comics to influence and revolutionize the industry and make people enjoy and believe in superheroes once again. They way Marvel Comics has done this is truly inspiring.

Superheroes in the Marvel Universe

Marvel Comics has created a very loyal fan base that has charmed people all over the world, children and adults alike. They have created superheroes that people look up to and admire, even ones that have boosted the morale of an entire country, such as Captain America. A lot of these superheroes have moved on from comic books to the big screen, such as Tony Stark, Thor, and Spiderman, just to name a few.

Captain America, Iron Man, and the rest of the Avengers have given great messages to people on how we can do good in the world and grow up to be patriotic to our country. They also show us the struggles of life, such as the X-Men, who were different than “normal” people. They give us hope and show us that being different isn’t a bad thing, just that most people are scared of things that are different from themselves. It’s not a stretch to say that there is a positive message in each and every Marvel Comic book.

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There have been quite a few notable Marvel Characters that have gone on to become big cash cows for the company. These include the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, and Daredevil, which have all had major motion pictures made about them. Among movies, there have been spin off television shows, action figures, memorabilia, and more. They are extremely valuable if you are a collector as well because some of the older merchandise is actually worth thousands of dollars these days. You can find pretty much anything online related to Marvel Comics and their characters.

I for one love Marvel Comics and I hope you do too because they are a great form of entertainment for people of all ages.

War of Heroes – A New Genre of Gaming

Marvel Heroes was a game released back in 2007 that took place in the Marvel Universe. It was an MMORPG and it was great because you got to play as your favorite childhood heroes in a massively multiplayer, online video game. I really enjoyed the game because it was an awesome experience, very well built, and the community of Marvel fans is absolutely fantastic.

The game comes equipped with everything that gives Marvel fans exactly what they want in a Marvel video game. First of all, it’s free which you can’t beat! It’s good for the game and the community because it will build a loyal fan base fairly quickly. Also, the number of players will be a lot higher, much higher than most paid MMORPGs. The competition may be pretty fierce too, which is why I think this will become a great game for all types of players.

Probably the coolest feature of the game, and the one I’m most excited about, is getting to play your favorite Marvel characters. From Thor to Spiderman, and even Tony Stark, you get to play your favorite characters from the Marvel Universe. I’ll probably be playing quite a few different ones just to get a feel and see who I really enjoy playing as. But right now I’m leaning towards Tony Stark (as I’m sure quite a few other people are as well), which leads me to my next point.

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There may be quite a few Tony Starks running around in the game. This may be a deterrent to some people, but what I like to think is that you will be able to customize your character so you’re not exactly the same as tons of other people. To customize your character you are probably going to have to spend some serious in-game currency, but what else will you use it on. Just buy certain accessories and make your character truly yours and you will be good.

Another awesome feature of the game is that you will get to visit some awesome places in the Marvel Universe, probably places that you’ve read about in the comic books. Places like Avengers Tower and Savage Land are two places that I will most definitely be visiting. You’ll probably recognize tons of other places and little features if you’ve been following the comics quite a bit, I know I will.

All in all, I really enjoyed the game and I hope you do too. It’s a great game although it’s started to slow down from the bigger games like World of Warcraft. If you enjoy the Marvel Comic books I am 100% certain that you will enjoy Marvel Heroes.