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 super-powered character have they become?

In S02E10 of MARVEL's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Is there a corresponding character in the MARVEL Universe that resembles what she became or has there any official word as to which, if any, ...
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Why is Namor part of the Illuminati?

I understand why everyone else is there (power / intelligence), but I've been reading New Avengers and Namor doesn't seem to do anything but screw stuff up and generally be a butt. He doesn't even ...
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Where does Captain America get his bulk from?

In both the movies and comics Cap gains his peak human strength via the supersoldier serum and a does of vita rays, resulting in the rapid development of his super buff body: While the most ...
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Are these characters from the comics?

In "What They Become..." (S02E10), Skye's father mentions that her given name is and he, himself, is referenced once as Do these names have any significance or refer to any existing Marvel ...
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Where do Terrigen Crystals come from?

Where do the Inhumans get their Terrigen Crystals? Do they mine them on Earth? Are they synthesized somehow? I did some quick googling, and didn't find this documented. Randac was the Inhuman ...
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Why did the Obelisk affect some characters, but not others?

In Agents of SHIELD S02E10, What They Become, we see Afterwards, 2 of them are affected, but not Tripp. Why wasn't he affected, why were What happened in this scene? Is this explained by ...
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Comic Identification: When did Hulk have a beard?

I'm not sure if this is even real or not - a friend just posted it on facebook. He's not a comic reader though, just liked the image I guess. Anyone know if this is from an actual story arc and which ...
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Is there an anti-magical material similar to DC Comics “Nth Metal” in the Marvel Universe?

Is there any Marvel Universe material or substance that has similar 'anti-magical' properties similar to those found in the Thanagarian Nth Metal in the DC Animated Universe?
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Magic as a Superpower

I was looking at superpower wiki and I got to thinking. Is it a underated power? Is it possible to duplicate the most frequent/popular superpowers in the primary Marvel or DC comic continuities? ...
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For how long Groot needs to be in pot before he could walk? [duplicate]

In the end of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket put a part of Groot in a pot and it worked. Groot literally grew up a little in the pot. Say it baby Groot, or simply undeveloped Groot, how long ...
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Why do Marvel Comics' Celestials appear to have humanoid forms?

According to this and their depictions in the comics, Celestials can remain levitated in the air and maneuver in any directions. If they could just fly anywhere they want and constantly remain ...
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Is touching the Diviner necessary?

In the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode The Things We Bury, we see Reinhardt expose a series of people to the Diviner/Obelisk. When one specific person touches it, This is the unnamed character ...
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How was the Proto-Adamantium in Captain America's shield forged? [duplicate]

I would like to know what combination of ingredients resulted in the formation of Proto-Adamantium?
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Is Anna Maria a child?

It is my understanding that when Otto Octavious' mind was in Peter Parker's body he fell in love with Anna Maria. This lead me to wonder approximately how old is Anna Maria supposed to be. I didn't ...
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Is it known what the markings mean on Drax The Destroyer's body?

Especially in the MCU, the markings on Drax' body are quite extensive (and very cool-looking I might add). They have a heavy leather-like texture. From what I could find, Drax's body is alien and ...
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What was the fate of Hitler and the non-HYDRA Nazi party in the MCU?

The MCU Wiki article about HYDRA says that the organization, under the command of Johann Schmidt, broke away from Nazi leadership in 1943. (We see a scene related to this in Captain America: The ...
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Has Wolverine ever changed the silicon seals in his hands?

According to the 1991 Marvel Trading Cards set, Wolverine has "silicon seals" in his hands which "must be periodically replaced". This card, however, is from before it was revealed that Wolverine ...
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How does Thor know what Banner is thinking?

In the chapter four (Thunder) of The Ultimates, by Millar, Hitch and Currie, Bruce Banner and Nick Fury travel to Norway to talk to Thor. Banner gets upset and calls Thor a "delusional crack-pot" and ...
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Does being worthy negate the weight of Mjolnir?

We know that Thor's hammer has a weight, and that the weight is irrelevant to the ability to wield Mjolnir - but rather how worthy the wielder is. However, most of the people who have canonically ...
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What is the mutagen responsible for mutation in the Marvel Universe?

Unless I'm much mistaken, all of mutants in Marvel Earth are this way because of single mutated X-gene. We also know (or is that "suspect") that the ultimate source of that mutation was an experiment ...
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Why doesn’t Quicksilver’s speed cause a sonic boom, lethal to anyone around him? [duplicate]

In X-Men: Days of the Future Past movie, Quicksilver played speed god in Pentagon kitchen to save his new friends (this looked much much faster than his speed demo at home). Due to that speed, ...
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How does Kitty Pryde know/learn to control her time travel power

In the film Days of Future Past it is explained that only the person that is sent back remembers the other timeline, and Kitty Pryde herself does not remember the other timeline. Given this, everytime ...
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Who is the artist for the Kitty and Peter pages?

All-New X-Men issue 25 has a ton of guest artists, each doing a page or two. In the issue, there's a two page story of Kitty and Piotr that's in an adorable art style. Since the pages don't have ...
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I can't remember the name of this super villain

I'm trying to figure out the name of this super villian, here is what I remember: Super Strength (yawn) Looks like he could be somebody's dad (he had a really nice looking sweatshirt, and I think a ...
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Can Deadpool be killed?

Thanos cursed Deadpool to not die anymore. He already had his head decapitated, but after his head was put back in place, he returned to life. Has anyone read anything about it? I mean, how to finish, ...
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Who's faster? Quicksilver or Flash?

We see a lot of information about both of them, but is there a specific speed that each one can reach? I'm trying to figure out the current speed of each one, in the current comics line.
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What's the difference between the Hobgoblin and the Green Goblin?

So this is something I've always been wondering. So what is the difference between the Hobgoblin and the Green Goblin? I honestly have not read a lot of the comics. Most of what I know is from the ...
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Why doesn't Wolverine's healing factor work any more?

On the first issue of the Death of Wolverine, we see Reed Richards telling Wolverine that his healing factor doesn't work any more. I don't know if any other comics lead up to these issues (I ...
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Was Grigory Rasputin a mutant?

We know that a couple of Marvel mutants descended from Grigory Rasputin (e.g. Colossus [Pyotr] and his brother Michael and IIRC their cousins). Yet, none of the Wiki/Wikia pages actually mention of ...
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How big is the intersection between Avengers and X-Men?

We know that some Marvelverse characters were members of both the X-Men and the Avengers at different times. Approximately how big is that intersection compared to one-team-only members? E.g. is it ...
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Why do the people in MarvelVerse dislike X-Men more than other superheroes?

As ScreenJunkies snarkily wisely noted in "Honest Trailers - X-Men Trilogy": In the world where people cheer the Fantastic Four, Avengers, Spider-Man, those same people will inexplicably hate the ...
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What was Captain Britain's reaction to Psylocke's new body?

Was there ever a comic or a storyline that showed their reunion after Betsy Braddock's mind was placed in Kwannon's body?
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In which comics, Phoenix destroyed a planet protected by Herald of Galactus?

I once read a comic in which ruler of the planet was warned about the Phoenix force. But, he told that he was Herald of Galactus and he wasn't scared of anyone. He looked like Thanos, but with big ...
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How tall can Groot grow?

We see in the movie and in several comic books that Groot was able to grow larger. This question came about because I was debating with a friend on who was taller, Ant-Man or Groot, because both can ...
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How many Marvel films can be expected? [closed]

I wonder how many Marvel films could be expected around the "Avengers subject" given the multiple post-credits scenes we already have seen. We already have 2 Infinity Stones after Thor 2 : The Dark ...
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What does Dr. Strange summon from the Blood Bible?

In New Avengers, Dr. Strange summons some tentacle thing from a portal using a spell from the Blood Bible. It's so hardcore even Sun-God is severely weakened permanently. New Avengers #21 What ...
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Is Peter Parker/Spider-Man a stalker in the comics?

In both the 2002-2007 Spider-Man trilogy and the newer Amazing Spider-Man trilogy, Peter Parker is seen stalking his love interest (Mary Jane and Gwen Stacy, respectively) to an unhealthy degree. Was ...
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What happened to Edwin Jarvis after Dark Reign?

In the events of Dark Reign, Jarvis refused to join the dark Avengers and when Dark Reign ended Jarvis still wasn't in the Avengers. So what happened to him? Did he retire or has he appeared among ...
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How did Secret Wars fit into regular comics continuity?

I’ve just read Marvel’s Secret Wars series from 1984/5. (Fun!) In it, a bunch of heroes and villains are transported to the far reaches of the universe, and (in a surprising turn of events for a ...
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What's the reading order for Age of X?

I've seen several discussions regarding the preferred reading order for the "Age of X" storyline but it seems they just listed the release order and quite often, that's not the way it works. As the ...
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What is the Winter Soldier's arm made out of?

The Winter Soldier has a metallic arm, and being a Marvel property it's unlikely to be something as simple and straight-forward as aluminium or steel. So what metal is it made out of?
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Who was the first X-Man recruited by Professor X?

In the comic books who was the first X-Man that Professor X recruited?
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Do Odin and Thor eat and drink?

Do Marvel's Thor and Odin require food and drink (human food and drink) for their energy, or no? Is this shown anywhere in canon sources?
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When did Daredevil's weapon first appear with a rope attached?

I'm trying to find out what the first issue of Daredevil where his batons / eskrima had a rope attached between them more like a manrikigusari? I found someone online mentioned Issue 252 says he ...
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Is there an issue where Deadpool kills off everyone?

I saw this post on Facebook: And I thought that if it was real, it would be a good issue. So, is there any issue where Deadpool kills off everyone, as well as the writers?
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What is required to wield an infinity gem?

In the Guardians of the Galaxy movie it is stressed that a mortal human cannot wield the Infinity Stones. In the comics, however, several humans appear to have wielded one or more Infinity Gems ...
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How does Groot's regeneration work?

While Groot is a formidable brawler, he is not impervious (he is made of wood, after all), and often finds himself reduced to nothing but kindling. Thankfully, planting even a splinter of Groot's ...
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Does Howard the Duck ever cross into Earth 616?

One of the oft-forgotten (possibly intentionally forgotten) facts about Howard the Duck is that he is technically a Marvel Comics character. It was always my understanding that he was only a parallel ...
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Is there an internal reason for Mutants being disproportionately European-descended and/or American populations?

Last I read, mutants were caused by genetic manipulations of Earth's primitive populations by the Celestials, million years ago. Considering that according to current calculation, the time to most ...
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Does Belgium or its inhabitants have any roles of note in DC or Marvel?

As a Belgian myself, i sometimes wonder if Belgium is only known for their chocolates, fries and beer, or if Belgium has a significant presence in DC or Marvel comics outside of those (delicious) ...