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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Can The Thing survive deep water, yet require oxygen?

I've recently re-read the AvX: VS series. I noticed in #1 the brawl between The Thing and Namor, which happens in deep water. Thing seemed to have no issue with lack of air, and walked out of the ...
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Why did early Marvel writers change Thor from his legendary red-haired appearance in Norse mythology?

I'm doing a project on Norse mythology. Many early descriptions of Thor suggest that he was "fierce-eyed, red-haired and red-bearded" I was wondering why Marvel changed Thor's physical appearance so ...
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What's the position of Stark Industries in business world? [on hold]

@BrianS just commented me here that Stark Industries is Forbes 25 company. Is it true? In real world, I don't see any weapon selling company in Forbes 50 list. In Pinball FX2 game (Ironman table), ...
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Why didn't Thor grieve for his mother, Frigga

After Kurse kills Frigga, Odin rushes to his fallen wife and begins to mourn as he holds her corpse tightly in his arms, whilst Thor just stands there behind him with a disinterested demeanour, as if ...
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Limits of Mystique's shapeshifting

I've read that Mystique can turn into animals and inanimate objects, but could she turn into something really small, like a bug? What are the limits of her shapeshifting powers?
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Why did they require Fury to unlock the information?

Why were they unable to unlock the information?
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When did Captain America start to fight super villains?

Due to setup of Captain America, it feels like he was designed to fight against ordinary Earth crimes and underworld. When did he first face a super villain or an alien threat? Was it the first ...
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Why wasn't Malekith able to see through Frigga's illusion?

This is arguably a plot hole but when Malekith and Kurse barged into Frigga's room looking for the Aether, after a brief skirmish, he approaches Jane and proceeds to extract the Aether from her body ...
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In comics, has S.H.I.E.L.D. ever been in this state? (Spoilers for Captain America 2 and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

In Marvel's Cinematic Universe, it has been shown that Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the last episode (S01E17) of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have actively shown this. Marvel once ...
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How was Loki able to visit Earth without Bifrost? (Thor 2011)

During Thor's interrogation, Agent Coulson exits the room and Loki enters and informs him that his father Odin had passed away and that he cannot undo his banishment. Not only does he communicate with ...
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Whο was the first hero to kill a super villain in Marvel comics?

Who was the first hero to ever kill a super villain in Marvel comics? Someone told me that it was Wolverine who killed Sabretooth, but I can't seem to find the issue. Edit: Not a simple villain, but ...
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How old is Captain America when he receives the 'Super-Soldier Serum'?

Steve Rogers is said to have been born in the 1920's. WWII started roughly in 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Germany. Rogers attempts to enlist in the US Army in 1940, however due to his frail ...
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Does Gambit have a forgotten power of creating illusions?

A long long time ago I read a comic book, in which Gambit was training against Wolverine in the Danger Room and Jubilee was in the control chamber. After a little fight Gambit's eyes start blinking, ...
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Which of Marvel's mortals can survive a nuclear bomb?

It's popularly known that Wolverine has survived a nuclear bomb blast. And I just learned that Hulk has been directly hit by a nuclear bomb. Other than these two, how many of Marvel's mortals have ...
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Can Mystique shapeshift into non-humanoid animals in the comics?

In X-Men: Evolution, Mystique is shown to shapeshift into a wolf and an eagle. The powers and abilities of characters have been a little different for many characters when jumping between mediums and ...
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Is Roderick Kingsley supposed to be a dig at a Marvel Executive?

I've been catching up with Superior Spider-Man, and can't help but wonder if Roderick Kingsley, the original Hob-Goblin, is supposed to be an analogue for a real-life person within Marvel ...
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What's the recommended reading order for Fall of the Mutants (X-Men)?

I've been searching the net for some definitive (or even a suggestion) for a reading order for this X-Men crossover but I'm coming up blank. The best one I saw was from this site but I'm a bit ...
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What's the reading order for X-Men Second Coming?

I'm a bit confused with this story arc. The chapters are clearly defined on the cover but I'm unsure where X-factor/Hellbound/Blind Science comes into the picture as they are part of "Second Coming: ...
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How can Banner suddenly control the Hulk? [duplicate]

In the movie The Avengers (2012), after the helicarrier has been damaged by the possessed-by-Loki Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Bruce Banner transforms into the Hulk and attacks (and almost kills) the Black ...
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What is that alien in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

At the end of the recent T.A.H.I.T.I. episode, Are there any indications in any of the Marvel comics who that alien is?
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What comics cover the Iron Man origin story?

Starting to get into some comics and I would really like to read the Iron Man origin story. While I am aware that "Tales of Suspense #39 (1959)" is the original Origin story, has it been re-written ...
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Generally speaking, how much does the Incredible Hulk weigh?

Once he transforms from his puny human form, how much does the Incredible Hulk weigh?
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Where to start with Guardians of the Galaxy?

My only experience with comic books has been reading Watchmen and Y: The Last Man. I want to get into the Marvel universe starting with the Guardians of the Galaxy, what is a good place to start and ...
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What is the relevance of Norway in the stories about The Avengers?

In Marvel's movies about the Avengers there are several references to Norway. Both the Tesseract (Captain America) and The Casket of Ancient Winters (Thor) are found there. Also in The Avengers movie ...
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Why is the use of lightning in modern day characters usually associated with villains and/or with being bad? [closed]

Think about it: Electro from Spiderman, the Emperor from Star Wars, Zuko's sister Princess Azula from the Airbender series all use lightning and are considered almost explicitly to be bad. I'm sure ...
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In comics, does S.H.I.E.L.D. have tech to revive dead?

In Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, Dr. Streitan told Coulson that Coulson was dead for days after Loki stabbed him. So, certainly, S.H.I.E.L.D. has tech to revive deads. The TV series ...
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When does Illyana Rasputin train with Doctor Strange?

Issue 7 of Uncanny X-Men: Volume 3 ends with Illyana approaches Doctor Strange, Issue 8 picks up and Illyana is with the team and no mention is made of what happened between these two issues. ...
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What is the criteria for receiving an official Marvel universe designation (Movies/TV)?

The Marvel Multiverse seems to be inconsistent in its inclusion of officially recognised continuities, or their Universe designation number at least. The wiki could of course be lacking in ...
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What makes up Midgard?

Marvel Universe describes Asgard as: a small planetary body that serves as home to the Norse gods such as Thor, and their ruler, Odin. It exists in another dimensional plane and is about the size ...
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Telepathy vs. Telekinesis in Marvel Universe

I've been wondering why Professor X, generally considered to be one of the most powerful mutants, was susceptible to physical attacks to his head and body by people using helmets to block his ...
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How are the events in “Wolverine and the X-Men” integrated into to AvX storyline?

I am reading "Wolverine and the X-Men" comic, and many of the early issues (#9 to #18) seemed to be dealing very heavily with "Avengers vs X-Men" storyline, Hope, Phoenix, etc... My strong sense is ...
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Where does Beast bring 5 original X-Men from past to present?

In a "Previously" blurb of "Wolverine and the X-Men #24", they say: "Beast, ... made a desperate play of bringing the original five X-Men from the past to the present". But I read every single ...
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Why does Deadpool always have a yellow speech bubble?

When Deadpool was created and introduced by Rob Liefeld, he was a quirky assassin, but spoke with normal speech bubbles (colors matching everyone else in the scene). Every time I've seen him in ...
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Is Mistress Death (Marvel) of the Endless (Sandman)?

So Sandman refernces seem to be showing up thick and fast in my current comic readings!! In the Thanos series, the titular Mad Titan converses with Mistress/Lady death, who bears a striking ...
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Who is Wolverine promised to?

In Uncanny X-Force issue 12, the team goes to the Age of Apocalypse universe, where they meet the alternate-universe-counterparts of the X-Men, including Jean Grey. Logan muses over his unrequited ...
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Are there any Marvel characters who can instantly heal others from injuries? [closed]

Who aren't also mutants, massively powerful mages, or cosmic entities?
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Are the MCU films based on canon storylines?

I realize that this isn't going to provide a straight 'yes/no' answer, but I believe it could yield a correct answer nontheless, if appropriate detail is provided... How much of the already released ...
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Why does the word “Mapone” have this effect on Bullseye?

Daredevil: End of Days opens amidst a brutal battle between Daredevil and Bullseye. Daredevil is on the losing end of the fight and says the single word "Mapone". During Ben Urich's quest to find ...
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Would adamantium be superior to vibranium? [duplicate]

In the Marvel comics, there are two particular metal elements that have remarkable traits: vibranium and adamantium. Vibranium, which is supposedly indestructible, is what Captain America's shield is ...
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When does Daredevil: End of Days take place?

Daredevil: End of Days deals with Ben Urich trying to piece together Matt Murdock's life before he was killed by Bullseye. A number of his old friends, teammates, allies, and foes show up. Everyone ...
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What are the main differences between the numerous Avengers comics

I am thinking of subscribing to some marvel comics ready for the "All new Marvel now" line. I've been looking through the release schedules and there are 7 different Avengers comics. Avengers, ...
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Which is more indestructible, Captain America's shield or Thor's Mjölnir? [duplicate]

Captain America's shield is composed of an alloy of Adamantium-Vibranium & Thor's Mjölnir is forged with Enchanted Uru.
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Will Marvel's next film include Iron Man and the X-Men together?

At the end of the movie The Wolverine, when Logan was about to enter a security metal detector, there was an ad on the TV screen which shows “TRASK” industries. That’s an anagram of “STARK” ...
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Why do different actors play different versions of Spider-Man?

First came the Spider-Man series starring Tobey Maguire. Now he's played by Andrew Garfield (in The Amazing Spider-Man). Why didn't they just make a new generation, such as the first Spider-Man's ...
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When/How did Wolverine learn about his past?

After a decade-ish hiatus from reading comics, I've recently started reading again. (Marvel Unlimited was the greatest birthday gift ever!) Before stopping, one of the last arcs I had read was the ...
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Did any mainstream female comic character deliberately deconstruct “fanservice attire” trope?

Typical DC or Marvel comics heroine would wear incredibly fan-servicy yet absolutely impractical clothing. The was of course deconstructed in a number of places (my favorite being the amazing "Evil, ...
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Does Peter Parker regain his body again in Superior Spiderman?

I just started reading the Superior Spiderman comics and I am not up to date with the latest issues. I was wondering if Peter Parker ever regains his body in or does Dr Oct take his body forever?
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When does “extra dimensional space” appear?

I am a bit puzzled because the concept of beings from extra dimensions or from extra dimensional space seems mentioned in comic already in the sixties, at least. That is previous to the use of d=26 ...
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'One Above All' - is he everything there is in the omniverse in terms of ability, skill, power, etc?

Does the One Above All have every single skill, ability, power etc. Also is he the most powerful, strongest, fastest, most flexible, agile, etc.
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Do children inherit their parents' powers in the X-Men universe? [duplicate]

In the X-men universe, when two mutants have a child, does the child inherit their parents' powers? If this is the case, does the child inherit only one parent's power or both, or do they develop ...