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For questions about all Marvel Comics' and Marvel Studios' properties or the company as a whole, including decisions made by the studio regarding those properties. Only use with [comics] tag if limiting answers to comics, not movies or other works, use with the [marvel-cinematic-universe] tag if asking about that medium specifically. Otherwise add relevant media, character or series tags.

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 publishers; their main rival is DC Comics.

The company was founded in 1939 as Timely Comics. In 2009, Marvel Worldwide and its parent company, Marvel Entertainment, were purchased by The Walt Disney Company.

Superheroes from Marvel’s comic books have also appeared in films, television series, games, live shows, novels, and theme parks.

Use this tag for questions about all Marvel Comics' and Marvel Studios' properties or the company as a whole, including decisions made by the studio regarding those properties. Only use with if limiting answers to comics, not movies or other works.

For questions relating to the shared-universe of films and TV shows based on Marvel characters, also use the tag.

Use in conjunction with the specific work tags i.e. and character tags where appropriate.

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