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 the powersource of the Avenger's Helicarrier?

In The Avengers, SHIELD owns a massive air-borne aircraft carrier (called the Helicarrier). Is the power source for this massive vehicle known and if yes, what is it? MCU-based answers would be ...
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Has Daredevil ever accidentally killed anyone?

One of Matt Murdock's key personal rules is that he never kills anyone, even if they deserve it. This plays a big part, for example, in the Netflix series Daredevil, where he struggled over his ...
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When Spider-man revealed his identity during the civil war, why did Osborn say he broke the rules?

Specifically, this moment (Civil War, Front Line #2) when he revealed his identity to the press and started to take questions. What makes this puzzling is that we see Norman get furious for a few ...
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How does Gordon see?

A friend of mine teased me that Gordon sees like Neo sees code or at least like blind Neo in the machine city (Note: Here, Neo is from Matrix and this sentence isn't part of the question, so I am not ...
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What are Raina's superpowers?

After the exposure to Terrigen Mist, Raina has got spikes all over her head, but it's merely her physical appearance. It's by no means her superpowers. In the last episode S01E17 of Marvel's Agents of ...
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Has The Hulk ever been controlled using mind-control?

I'm interested to know whether or not The Hulk has ever been controlled using any form of mind-control, or ever been an 'enemy', but not of his own volition. Has The Hulk ever been controlled using ...
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Trying to identify a comic book about something called the Stark Islands

I am having a hard time recollecting the name of a comic book. I guess it was released in 2006. It was about some Stark Islands. All I remember properly is that it had a kid who was a rockstar and ...
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How true to the comics are Matt Murdock's powers in the 2015 Daredevil TV show?

In the 2015 Netflix series Marvel's Daredevil, Matt Murdock was blinded in a car crash containing chemicals. This crash heightened his other senses to the degree that he is able to piece together a ...
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Why do people keep referring to Marvel Earth-616? [duplicate]

I see it in a lot of answers. What implications are attached to Marvel Earth-616?
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Having read Iron Man's original origin and seeing it mutate over the years, is it still considered canon?

After he was kidnapped by Red Chinese and aided by a Red Chinese prisoner professor, an injured Tony Stark was able to construct his first Iron Man armor. But before he could get it charged up, the ...
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Is Skye's mother based on a character from the comics?

As it says in the title: Is Skye's mother based on a character from the comics? Her father, Cal, has been confirmed to be Mister Hyde, is her mother based on another comic character? Related ...
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Why did the sleeping gas affect Dynamic Man?

Towards the end of Marvel's The Twelve series we learn that Dynamic Man So how is it that the sleeping gas used by the Nazis in the beginning knocked him down as well?
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Why do you need to be powerful to wield an infinity stone? [duplicate]

On the Guardians of the Galaxy movie it is stated that, in order to use and control an infinity stone, one must be a powerful being (without defining exactly what that means) or else be destroyed by ...
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Have Scarlet Witch's MCU powers been seen in the comics?

The recently released Marvel character descriptions state: Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen)is the beautiful and mysterious twin sister of Pietro. Possessing the powers of mental ...
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Who is this purple-skinned character?

Who's this purple-skinned guy on the left? I know The Leader is the guy on the right. Could it be Sinestro?
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Has Spider-Man ever sold or financially profited from his webbing?

It's a pretty incredible invention / discovery on Peter Parker's part, according to Wikipedia: Shortly after getting his powers, Peter Parker develops a special synthetic polymer adhesive that has ...
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Was Agent 33 designed with this villain in mind?

As of the latest episode of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD ("Love in the Time of HYDRA"), former HYDRA operative Agent 33 is hanging out with Ward and now has Has anyone involved with the show mentioned ...
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Why was the female Thor not given another name?

The character Thor, with Thor being his birthname I would guess, eventually "retires" as he loses his power to wield his hammer Mjolnir...and his arm. In the recent comics, it seems that a woman (not ...
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Why did Lady Sif forget who she was?

In S02E12 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Later, we came to know that Now, the question is: Why couldn't she recall her name and planet? Do the Asgardians not have their name assigned in ...
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How was Bifrost Bridge shattered in Ragnarok?

In the Ragnarok events (Marvel Comics), Bifrost Bridge is shattered. How did this happen? Also, providing Bifrost isn't used to travel across realms in comics, what's the significance of this?
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Can Bifrost Bridge be operated without Heimdall?

Range of Bifrost Bridge is infinite and it can reach all 9 realms. But, it looks useful only with the existence of Heimdall who can see everywhere in 9 realms (good for targeting) and can hear ...
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Can Bifrost selectively reject something/someone from its radius?

When Bifrost Bridge is opened, it's visible and it is Cylindrical with a huge radius to accept multiple people. I have never seen someone calling Heimdall to beam up these and these people. They all ...
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How does the superpower distribution of Asgardians work?

Here's what I have observed about Asgardians as per Marvel Cinematic Universe, few comics and the Internet materials: There is an infantry class which are great warriors and much stronger than ...
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Has Galactus ever been depicted attempting to lift Mjolnir?

I was reading this question and it got me to thinking - Galactus is a being driven solely by need, with no moral or ethic quandaries about what he does, and no malice or "evil" is driving his actions. ...
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Are there novels in the Marvel comic universe?

Growing up I liked the idea of comic books and graphic novels, but I never could read them. I think it was just a matter of patience - they didn't seem to move fast enough for me. Plus I would read a ...
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Identify comic book story about alien who lived several lives

I read the story in the '50s. The story was probably in a DC comic. A college professor uses hypnosis to discover people's past lives (like Bridie Murphy). He discovers that one of his subjects is ...
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Inhumans vs Mutants on Marvel Universe

What's the difference between those two? Aren't Inhumans supposed to be an evolution of the human race "forced" by the Kree? Which is almost the same as Mutants, the natural evolution of the human ...
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Can you guarantee an Inhuman baby?

Historically, Inhumans have selectively bred with each other to prevent unwanted mutations. But the Inhumanity storyline has shown us that there were Inhumans on Earth who never knew they were ...
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Why has no one noticed the un-misted Inhumans before?

Marvel Universe explains the origin of the Inhumans: At the beginning of the Kree-Skrull War, millions of years ago in Earth time, the alien Kree established a station on the planet Uranus, a ...
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Who is “financially speaking” the poorest superhero in the Marvel Universe? [closed]

Generally, it is shown that Peter Parker struggles to make ends meet, so for me Spider-Man is the poorest superhero in Marvel Universe. Peter Parker is shown to do odd jobs like pizza delivery to ...
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What happens when Wolverine's head is removed?

In the situation where Wolverine has his head cut off (which I am sure would be no simple task, most likely requiring an adamantium weapon of some form) - What would happen? Would his head regrow ...
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Are there any instances in Marvel or DC universe where an important event has occurred in India? [closed]

Being an Indian I am curious to know if any important events of Marvel or DC Universe to have occurred in India? As we see in Avengers movie where Bruce Banner has gone low profile in Kolkata, India. ...
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Where can I go to find reliable Marvel reading lists? [closed]

Where can I go to find reliable Marvel reading lists? I'm trying to put together House of M for my significant other, and I'm not sure where to start. I'll also be putting together other Marvel.. ...
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In Back In Black, did the Kingpin really underestimate Spider-man in a pure hand-to-hand fight?

In the Back In Black story arc (right after the Civil War), I understand that Peter's probably never been this angry before, but wouldn't Fisk (Kingpin) have anticipated an epic beatdown? The way he ...
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Why does Wolverine wear a mask (in the comic/animated versions)

The most common reason a comic character wears a mask is to hide his identity. The mask could also serve a secondary pupose. Batman's has scanners and stuff. The movie version of Captain America wears ...
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Are the new Marvel Star Wars comics Legends canon?

Has there been any word on what level of canon the new Star Wars comics being produced by Marvel are? Specifically, are they in continuity with the new movies and the Rebels TV show or are they ...
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Can Angel/Archangel swim?

Warren Worthington III, the X-Man known as both Angel and Archangel, has the mutant ability of flight via feathered and/or techno-organic wings. His mutant powers include superhuman strength in his ...
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What race is Drax the Destroyer's Body?

So in the comics, Mentor and Kronos put Arthur Douglas's spirit into a new, more powerful body in order to help defeat Thanos, but (speaking as someone who hasn't read the comics but is interested in ...
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Do superheroes/villains with super speed get tired due to running?

I mean a average human can run at his full speed for 15 to 20 mins before getting tired. Trained athletes can go on running for much more time without tiring out. Do Superheroes like Quicksilver or ...
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Why is there Iron in Iron Man's name when there's nothing iron about it?

Iron Man's armor isn't made of iron. Then, why is his name Iron Man? I am looking for in-universe answer. Was the armor of Iron Man made of iron in initial comics?
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Does Marvel Comics have any superheroes/villains from the American Civil War?

I was just wondering if Marvel Comics has had any superheroes or villains whose origins begin around the period of the American Civil War. Also, as a corollary I'd like to know if any of them survive ...
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Recommended reading order for Marvel comics

I'm a big fan of comic books but I would say my overall knowledge of the Marvel universe is below average for a comic book fan. I know a lot of origin stories but would like to be able to get into ...
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Are any Marvel Universe superheroes or supervillains professional athletes? [duplicate]

Just out of curiosity, are there any superheroes or super-villains in the Marvel Universe who are excellent in sports? By “excellent in sports”, I mean they must be playing a sport at a professional ...
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To which naturally occurring diseases or health issues is Wolverine immune? [duplicate]

Is there any proof in canon which mentions Wolverine being invulnerable to diseases? Diseases like heart conditions, brain conditions or commonly-occurring ones like Cholera, Typhoid and so on. Has he ...
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What’s the worst injury ever inflicted to Wolverine? [closed]

From all the canons that I have read or seen, I have seen Wolverine facing two worst injuries: Being split into two by The Hulk. Skin burning down by nuclear explosion (in The Wolverine movie) Is ...
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Why is Thor's hammer blue in his Age of Ultron poster?

I saw some of the posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron recently, and one was of Thor holding his hammer. Now, intriguingly, his hammer is shown blue as in the picture below: It appears like the ...
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How did Thanos die prior to the events of The Infinity Gauntlet?

In the beginning of The Infinity Gauntlet comics, Mistress Death brought Thanos back to life (based on what Silver Surfer told Dr. Strange). But, how did Thanos die in the first place?
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Why did Green Goblin ask Aunt May to complete the prayer?

In Spiderman (2002), when Green Goblin attacked Aunt May, she was chanting a prayer. Green Goblin asked Aunt May to complete the prayer before attacking her. Why did he do that?
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Which Marvel character had a bomb in his heart which would explode when his heart stopped?

I remembered a Marvel Comics story I read a while ago. I read it in the 90s but I think it had been published long before that, any time between the 60s and 80s. It was a story of a superhero team. I ...