Marvel Worldwide, Inc., often referred to as Marvel Comics and formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, is an American company that publishes comic books and related media. It is one of the largest comic book publisher; their main rival is DC Comics.

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What is Prester Omega?

In Defenders Vol 4, Strange and the Other find the Concordance Engine, and it was guarded by Prester Omega, who is extremely powerful. So who exactly is Prester Omega? Is he from the Marvel-616 ...
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What are the shiny circles on Thor's costume?

Anyone have any idea what they are or what they're for? I'll take a Marvel Universe explanation or even a Norse mythology answer. Thank you!
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What is the “canonical” size of The Hulk?

I've noticed that in the recent Hulk movies his size varies from movie to movie. I've heard, but don't know for a fact that the size of the Hulk seemed to change during the 2003 Eric Bana Hulk movie. ...
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Does Marvel's Taskmaster have a limit to the number of skills he can duplicate at one time?

The Taskmaster has the superhuman ability to duplicate the physical skills or abilities of individuals as long as the skills are not superhuman in and of themselves and he has time to study the ...
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How many people have been called Captain America in the mainstream Marvel Universe?

In the canon Marvel Universe (Earth-616) Steve Rogers (Captain America) has lost his super-soldier serum and has passed the mantle of Captain America to Sam Wilson (the Falcon). There is great ...
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When was A.I.M. declared a sovereign nation?

In recent comics like Avengers and Avengers Undercover it is mentioned that A.I.M island is a nation and so the avengers can't attack them. When did this happen, is it explained in another comic, or ...
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How did Squirrel Girl defeat Thanos?

I was in a Marvel forum, and I saw a picture of Squirrel Girl with a defeated Thanos, and the Watcher saying that it was the real Thanos, and that she had saved the universe. I'm not sure if that is ...
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When did Weapon X give Wolverine his adamantium

Note: I am ONLY interested in the main Earth-616 comic continuity. No movies, cartoons or alternate universes. As I understand it, Wolverine worked with Team X sometime after, or at the tail end of ...
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What started the multiverse collapse?

In New Avengers #2, Reed Richards presents the crisis to the Illuminati. He describes that the current issue with 'incursions' started when 'an event' occurred on a parallel Earth, which caused the ...
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What did Dr. Strange say to scare Red She-Hulk?

In issue 2 of The Defenders volume 4 (written by Matt Fraction), Red She-Hulk needed to be scared in order to revert back to her human form (Betty Ross). Dr. Strange whispers something in her ear to ...
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Why didn't Phil introduce himself as being with S.H.I.E.L.D from the beginning?

When Phil Coulson first introduces himself to Pepper Potts, he says the following: Agent Phil Coulson: I'm Agent Phil Coulson with the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics ...
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Who are the characters in the Marvel Universe Wiki background?

I was browsing the Marvel Universe wiki and liked the cool background but do not know all the characters are. I can only name some of them: Spider-man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Iron Man ...
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Does the attempted invasion of Midgard by Frost Giants figure into any Nordic myth?

As we learn in the first Thor movie and in episodes of Agents of SHIELD, many of the stories of the Norse gods on Earth were likely influenced by early interactions with Asgardians. Lady Sif mentions ...
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How Did Tony Stark Recover the Mark I Armor?

In Iron Man (1), Tony is shown escaping the terrorist camp in the Mark I armor. He crash lands in the desert, and leaves the scraps of armor there. In fact, the terrorists are shown recovering it ...
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Who invented the Marvel Multiverse numbering system?

I've found conflicting sources over who initiated the idea of Marvel's Multiverse having numbered universes. Some say Alan Moore's Captain Britain was the first to use Earth-616, whereas others ...
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What happens to parts of Mystique that are cut off?

In the original X-Men movie, Mystique takes the form of Wolverine, including the appearance of having Adamantium claws. The claws are clearly not actual Adamantium though, as Wolverine is able to ...
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How does Ultimate Avengers fit into the other Avengers story arcs?

I'm trying to figure out how to start reading the Avengers comics, and have found some pretty good suggestions - however, I'm a little confused about how all of the story arcs fit together. Do the ...
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Old Man Logan - how did the Hulk end up as a villain?

I don't read a lot of comics, and most of those I do are from DC or indie publishers. However, I recently picked up Old Man Logan just because I liked the art (that's the only usual reason I read any ...
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How were Wolverine's memories “implanted”?

Over the years, Wolverine has learned that many of his memories were false and implanted. It seems as though most of this memory tampering was done by Professor Cornelius and his staff during the ...
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What was Galactus feeding on in planets?

Often Galactus fed on planets with lifeforms, but the lifeforms could leave and he would still feed. Also not every planet he eats needs to have life. So what is he looking for in a planet?
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How long did Silver Surfer arrive at a planet before Galactus?

How long did Silver Surfer arrive at a planet before Galactus would arrive to consume it? Would they have enough time to prepare or leave or cover themselves in ranch dressing?
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What is the list of comics series about Thanos (Marvel Comics) and the Infinity Gauntlet?

I just remembered about my childhood comics and remembered The Infinity series involving Thanos in the 90's. After a quick search I found out that the series continued well after I stopped collecting ...
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Why doesn't Quicksilver create sonic booms?

In both the comics and X-Men: Days of Future Past, Quicksilver is described as being able to break the sound barrier. Wikipedia explains sonic booms: A sonic boom is the sound associated with the ...
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Have any Marvel/DC superheroes died of natural causes?

Reviewing an answer on another question, someone posited that Professor X is a mutant, and thus not subject to normal rules of mortality. This isn't really true, but it brought up an interesting idea, ...
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Why hasn't Captain America been promoted?

Considering that he's performed exceptionally for many years, has proven leadership capabilities and is highly intelligent, why haven't they given him a higher rank?
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Has Charles Xavier ever exhibited the ability to freeze minds/time in the comics?

In the X-Men movies, Professor Charles Xavier exhibits the ability to freeze minds, effectively stopping time for people on a fairly large scale, freezing everyone in the Oval Office and an entire ...
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Does adamantium conduct electricity?

Are there any canon references to adamantium conducting electricity? (I started thinking about this after reading How vulnerable is Wolverine to electricity?)
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What is the earliest mention of an alternate reality in Marvel comics?

Over the years, Marvel has explored a lot of characters and possibilities using alternate realities. Now, there are a whole lot of alternate universes in the Marvel Multiverse, and characters now ...
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How does Mystique change height?

If mass and matter cannot be created nor destroyed, then how does Mystique get taller or shorter, for example when she Do her atoms and organs simply rearrange themselves? Does she become more ...
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What happened to Mr. Blue after he was infected in The Incredible Hulk?

In The Incredible Hulk, Mr. Blue became infected with Hulk's blood just after Abomination was created. Also, Mr. Blue's head started to show some kind of mutation. What happened to him? What troubles ...
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Have Dr. Strange's powers ever been explained as anything besides magic?

In my previous question about psychics, it was pointed out that Stephen Strange was name-dropped in Winter Soldier as one of the people Hydra was keeping an eye on as possible threats. Obviously, in ...
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Who was in the X-Men: Days of Future Past post-credits scene?

At the end of the film X-Men: Days of Future Past, there's a short scene after the credits. In it, Who was this character, and why were they featured in the post-credits scene?
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Who is the most powerful character Hulk has defeated ever? [closed]

I am asking it just out of curiosity. In The Marvel universe/multiverse who is the most powerful character whom The Incredible Hulk has defeated ever on his own (without someone's help)? This ...
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Reading order for Wolverine's history

I want to learn the history of Wolverine from the beginning. What comic issues should I read and in what order to understand how he became what he is (what he actually is) and he came to the present ...
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What is Wolverine's full name?

I know his name is Logan, but I don't actually know if it's his first name, or last name, or if he even has a first and a last name. To my understanding he ran away from his parents and chose to name ...
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What are the other versions of earth in the Marvel universe/multiverse?

Under the marvel-comics tag I have seen many questions on earth-616. Are there any other versions of earth as well? How do they differ from each other?
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Looking for a Deadpool comic where Deadpool poses as Batman

I'm looking for a Deadpool comic issue (or one where he was featured in). I remember a panel (quite big) where Deadpool tried to look like Batman, but in a funny way. He had cat ears, a sheet (?) as ...
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Which Marvel cosmic entities are unique in the multiverse?

On many occasions we've seen a "Galactus from another universe", which seems to indicate that each universe has its own Galactus. On the other hand, the Living Tribunal is supposed to maintain the ...
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Agent Sitwell's agenda in The Consultant?

After the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier we now know that Jasper Sitwell was a HYDRA operative and that HYDRA themselves had totally compromised S.H.I.E.L.D, possibly from very early on ...
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Does Bruce Banner/The Hulk suffer from dissociative personality disorder?

When I read questions, see comments, and in general when anyone talks about Bruce Banner and The Hulk these days, there's always a separation of identity between the two. There's "The Hulk" and ...
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Who was the enemy of Spider-Man who acquired Spider-Man's powers and said “Where were these powers when I was in High School”?

About a decade ago, I saw in a Marvel encyclopedia-style book a frame from an issue of one of the Spider-Man series. In it, an enemy had pretty much defeated Peter Parker using the same powers as he. ...
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How can the Venom symbiote live off Electro?

In the video game Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, the Venom symbiote spreads all over New York City, infecting some of Spider-Man's villains; one of these is Electro. His boss battle requires you fight ...
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What makes Thor “worthy” to lift the Mjolnir? [duplicate]

How is "worthiness" defined in the context of lifting the Mjolnir? What makes Thor worthy to lift the Mjolnir?
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Novels set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

I've recently started reading some of the Star Wars extended universe novels, and have really started to enjoy them. I'm also a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the storylines and ...
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Are there any actual gods in Marvel comics?

There are many beings that have very big powers. There are beings that are worshipped as gods (Asgardians; and I would lump Azazel into that as well since Marvel seems to imply that he's - while a ...
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Is Loki actually a god?

In comics, Loki is nicknamed the God of Mischief for his casting of illusions. But is he really the God of Mischief in the comics, or is this simply a nickname given to him because he is the adopted ...
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When Magneto removed the adamantium from Wolverine's body in X-Men #25, why does Xavier call him “Magnus”?

Born Max Eisenhardt, Magnus was one of Magneto's aliases, used after being in concentration camps, and living with Magda (the mother of the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver) after an outbreak of his ...
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How can Loki's default appearance be like Asgardians/Humans? [duplicate]

Loki is by-birth a blue frost giant. A frost giant's appearance isn't like that of Asgardians/Humans. In Thor movie, Casket of Ancient Winter was able to transform Loki to original form temporarily. ...
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Iron Man 2: The purpose of Tony's chest reactor?

In Iron Man, it is obvious that Tony Stark's chest-mounted ARC reactor serves two purposes: Keep the shrapnel out of his heart, and Power the Iron Man suit. However, in Iron Man 2, we see that the ...
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TV's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. vs The Comic Books

Without revealing any spoilers concerning information beyond that which has been televised thusfar, can someone please answer how closely related the TV show Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is to the ...