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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How would you build a power plant? [on hold]

If you were a supervillain in the Marvel universe, and figured out how to enslave all of the characters, what's the best way to build a power plant to produce cheap infinite power? (For example, ...
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Which comic book cover has had the most homages?

Often you'll see covers paying homage or parodying a famous comic cover. For example: or or So, which cover has been...well...covered the most?
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When and why did the shape of Captain America's shield change?

In his first appearances, Captain America's shield is an elongated triangle with three peaks at the top: Joe Simon's first sketch of Captain America Cover of Captain America issue #1, 1941 ...
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How is the timeline of Marvel established amid the multiverse, reboots, etc?

A bit of a vague question, I know. Stay with me. I like superheroes and comics, but I'm not a huge buff. One thing that I never seem to be able to figure out is how the timelines of comics (I'll ...
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What was the first use of white eyes?

To clarify think about storm how her eyes turn pure white. Often when you see Batman or Wolverine in costume their eyes are just white (no eyes). When did this first become a thing? First usage of ...
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Are Pym/Cross Particles used up?

While we don't see experimentation with Pym Particles, we do see experimentation with Cross Particles. We see Cross zap (for lack of a better term) various subjects with Cross Particles to (attempt) ...
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How does Ant-Man shrink?

Do the comics or the film specify if Ant-Man's suit works by: Shrinking the volume of all of his atoms (including subatomic particles) proportionately - possibly shrinking their mass as well, or ...
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What are the differences between Ant-Man and The Atom?

I recently saw "Ant-Man" and was able to get a general understanding of Ant-Man's powers and limitations. I've also read DC comics for years, and while I know about the Atom and have a general ...
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What are the safe limits of the Ant-Man suit?

Typically, Ant-Man shrinks to roughly the size of an ant (I bet you never guessed that!) for most of his adventures. We learn in the movie that the Ant-Man suit can only safely shrink so far due to ...
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How does Hank Pym's (Earth-616) Yellowjacket suit allow him to fly?

How does the Yellowjacket suit fly? I remember the books saying that the disks on his shoulders enabled him to fly/hover thru vibration, I think. That always struck me as an unsatisfying answer ...
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Is Yellowjacket's weaponry powered by Pym Particles, or something else?

In addition to the shrinking power, Yellowjacket has fairly powerful laser weapons with little to no cooldown time (is "lasers" the right term?), which seem like a formidable piece of technology all ...
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In the Marvel universe, do we know how the Norse people discovered Thor, Odin, Asgard, etc

It's probably never really touched at all, but do we know how the Norse people knew so much about the Asgardians? They know the names and exploits of dozens of Asgardians, their births, their ...
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Do Pym Particles do this in the comics?

In Ant Man, it is implied that prolonged exposure to the Pym Particles can begin to affect your brain. Is this true in the comics? Does exposure to Pym Particles make people insane?
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How long do the events of the future take?

In Days of Future Past, Wolverine spends roughly 4-5 days in the body of his younger self in 1973. He is sent/held there by Kitty, who must maintain her concentration while projecting Wolverine back ...
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Where was Tony Stark born?

I have just learned that Tony Stark was born on Long Island, but I haven't been able to find any information about where on Long Island he was born. Long Island is, as the name suggests, fairly ...
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How and when does Howard Stark die?

In the first scene of Ant Man, we see Howard Stark alive and healthy in 1989. So when did he die? And how? Is the answer different in different timelines? Note: This is not a spoiler because you ...
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Is the film line up of The Avengers taken from the comics?

In the two recent films The Avengers/Avengers Assemble and Avengers: Age of Ultron, we see the following people make up the team of The Avengers: Iron Man Thor Captain America Hulk Black Widow ...
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Height of Groot VS Swamp Thing [duplicate]

Trying to figure out who could end up being taller Groot or Swamp Thing. On these infographics it shows both their heights as varying. Do either of them have a limit? ...
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Why do mutants get their specific powers?

There are a few sort of groups of power origins in comics: Genetic from birth (e.g. mutants, aliens), granted/endowed by external means (e.g. Spider-Man, Fantastic Four), or learned/reliant on ...
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Is Wolverine really a wolverine?

One of the theories that gets passed around once in a while is that Wolverine was, at least at one point, intended to actually be a mutated talking wolverine (the animal) instead of a mutant ...
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Star Lord's mix tape and Walkman

As a preface to this question, I'm asking this under the assumption that Star Lord uses both of these items very regularly and as such they are subject to wear and tear. We can see that the cassette ...
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Do Asgardians use magical energies?

In the first Thor movie, Thor described their society as having technology so advanced it's like magic. Does that mean that Asgardians actually do access the same energies that Marvel magic-users, ...
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In the Marvel universe(s), is Midgard just Earth, or does it include the non-godly space stuff (e.g. Kree, Skrull, Shi'ar, etc.)? [duplicate]

We got here because the people who wrote the Norse legends didn't take space aliens into account, so the Marvel writers had make up god/alien interactions themselves. There are indications in Thor: ...
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Could Reed Richards survive a point blank gunshot to the head?

The image in this answer shows Reed's body stretching under a massive impact. I'm wondering what sort of impact would be too much for him to sustain, that would overload his stretching powers. A gun ...
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What did Bruce Banner whisper to General Ross in Hulk #3?

In Hulk #3 (2008), Tony Stark is watching video footage of when Doc Samson & General Thaddeus Ross visited Bruce Banner at his cell under Gamma Base. At the end of the visit, Banner whispers ...
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Does Mr. Fantastic have to wear fantastic clothes?

Reed Richards can safely stretch up to 1500 feet, and I assume (feel free to correct me) that the clothes he was wearing when he was first bombarded with the cosmic rays were altered along with him, ...
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Can Iron Man's armor in Sentry mode, or Iron Legion, hold Mjolnir?

If Iron Man isn't inside his suit of armor, and is allowing his AI to control it, or if Iron Man is using his AI-controlled extra suits and bots, can the armors/bots then lift and wield Mjolnir? I ...
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Which Earth-616 Marvel character has the highest kill count?

In the Marvel universe, there are a lot of heroes who kill their opponents quite regularly. We occasionally see questions about this aspect of the universe - such as "How many people has Daredevil ...
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Looking for a sci-fi horror comic book about a cyborg

Can anyone help me find an old sci-fi horror comic - I read it at least 25-35 years ago - not being able to remember the title has been driving me crazy for months. Here's what I remember of the ...
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How far can Mr. Fantastic/Plastic Man/Elongated Man stretch?

Is it an infinite amount or do they eventually start tearing?
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Are Spider-Man & Deadpool the only characters who have met alternate versions of themselves? [closed]

As I understand it, Spider-Man has met alternative versions of himself on several different instances, such as the Noir, 2099, & Ultimate alternates, at one point teaming up with them and other ...
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Are there any rules/guidelines regarding Spider-Man's appearance?

This question stems from the recent controversy over the new choice of Spider-Man for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There are people who claimed it was unfair that they chose another white Spider-Man ...
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When was Thor first portrayed as an advanced alien, not a god?

As so many fans are so fond of pointing out, the Asgardians in the MCU are not actually gods, but rather a super-advanced alien race. Their "magic" is merely technology, their lives are limited. Any ...
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Is Wolverine an organ donor?

I was curious about the nature of Wolverine's healing abilities and some of its oddities. I've heard that Angel can provide limited healing via blood donation. Are there any canon examples of ...
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Has Thing ever bled?

I'm not sure exactly to what extent his body is composed of rock. In order to be alive I'm assuming he has organs and blood and such. His tongue and eyes look human enough and they require blood ...
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Can Daredevil distinguish colors?

In the recent Netflix Daredevil series, when receiving his first official armor at the end of the first season, Matt is told that "the red parts" offer one kind of protection, while "the black parts" ...
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is Psylocke's Psi Blade visible to others?

In either 616 or Ultimate universe, is Psylocke's psionic blade visible to normal people? Since it's psychic energy, I've always just guessed it was only visible to those with physic preys Powers, ...
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Is there a comic detailing how the dystopian future in X-Men: Days of Future Past came about?

I like reading about dystopian storylines, so I'm wondering if there's a comic that shows how humanity started descending into chaos after the Sentinels became activated.
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Does the 2000 series Marvel Boy take place on Earth-616?

There is a 6-issue mini series from 2000, by Grant Morrison, called Marvel Boy, which focuses on the adventures of a new character (who is never called Marvel Boy) named Noh-Varr. Noh-Varr himself is ...
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Has Daredevil every purposely killed someone, knowing what he was doing?

I know on principle Daredevil doesn't kill, and I know there are just a few cases where he has accidentally killed someone, but I was wondering if there were any times where he, without a doubt, ...
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Has the Marvel Cinematic Universe made any mention of S.W.O.R.D.?

Especially since it seems a lot of intergalactic stuff is heading towards Earth I wonder if SHIELD's outer space sibling has made any appearances yet.
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Help me identify this Marvel timeline/universe

This is only a brief question, as the information I have to go from is literally just this picture I stumbled on googling Marvel pics for my laptop background. The site hosting it was a dead end (just ...
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Have Spider-Man and The Hulk ever fought in the comics?

Just wondering if Spider-Man and The Hulk have ever fought in the comics, and who won if they have?
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How does Ant Man size up against other Marvel heroes?

To what extent has Ant Man interacted with other Marvel heroes such as the X-Men, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, etc.? Has he fought alongside them (or perhaps against them) in any of ...
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What do we know about Cyclops' eye dimension?

So while reading through some old questions and answers I came across this answer: http://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/33326/44765 In it, it is said that Cyclops doesn't feel recoil from his eye beams ...
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Is the “Hulked Out Heroes” storyline canon?

I haven't read the storyline yet, but I have seen some rather compelling bits and pieces of it, and based on what I have seen, I really want this to be canonical, not a "What If?" type of alternative ...
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Do stories about a Batman-like character exist in the Marvel Universe?

Reading through an old issue of Black Panther, I came across this panel: (from Black Panther (1998) #56). This is a pretty obvious reference to Batman villains Penguin and Riddler; it's not even a ...
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Has any Marvel superhero crossed into the Star Wars universe

Marvel at one point was putting out one-off comics that had to do with a What If scenario in which one of their main characters did something completely against that characters main tenents. During ...
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Has the Hulk ever held any Infinity Stone?

Is The Hulk powerful enough to wield any of the Infinity Stones? In The Avengers/Avengers Assemble, he is shown to dominate a fight with both the Asgardians - Thor and Loki. Does that in any way ...
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Has Magneto ever abducted an enemy and held them hostage for any length of time?

I am currently working on an X-Men fan fiction story which acts as a modern retelling of the original Stan Lee/Jack Kirby stories. After after having the X-Men defeat Magneto the first time, I was ...