Marvel's Comics History

Marvel Comics was founded by pulp-magazine publisher Martin Goodman in 1939 as an eventual group of sub companies under the umbrella name Timely Comics. Its first publication was Marvel Comics #1 (Oct. 1939), featuring the second appearance of Carl Burgos’ android superhero, the Human Torch, and the first generally available appearance of mutant anti-hero Namor the Sub-Mariner.

While no other Timely character would be as successful as these three, some notable heroes (many continuing to appear in modern-day special appearances and flashbacks) include the Whizzer, Miss America, the Destroyer, the original Vision, and Angel.

One character that was created during the time of World War Two was Captain America. This character became a giant hit with Timely Comics. This character, along with a few others, were continuously battling the enemy, which during that era was the Nazis and a few other bad guys as well.

Many ideas and interest began to change at the end of the war. The characters would go on to change as once costumed super heroes that were so popular were now declining and it was other characters that were taking their place. Then Timely Comics changed it's name to Atlas Comics.

Atlas changed the theme from war time heroes to things like horror. After a wile the heroes returned to battle the communist instead of the Nazis. then the Company of Atlas Comics went through some political problems and then needed to change once again. The code authority was then formed and started regulating the comic books along with their content.

After that that period the comic book heroes again returned to battle evil. The silver age now began adding in some new artwork and amazingly inovative story lines to the books. All of the older super heroes were now rplaced by newer versions of themselves and now were with more personal backgrounds and stories.

In the year of 1961 Marvel Comics emerged and so did the Fantastic Four. This group of super heroes would go on to become popular and stay one of their franchise comics for some time.

Over the years comic books would continue to grow in popularity and would create many newand exciting characters never ssen before. Soon many of these comic book heroes would make it into movie. This would help to bring the story book charters to life and give viewer a greater attachment to the characters. There are quite a few movies that owe Marvel Comics for their success in the movie business because many of the super heroes that came from the comic books became even more popular through films or movies.