Marvel Comics was started in 1939 by Martin Goodman, but the true Marvel era began in 1961, the year that the company launched The Fantastic Four and other superhero titles created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and many others.
Marvel counts among its characters such well-known superheroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Wolverine, Black Panther, Ant-Man, Wasp, Doctor Strange, Deadpool, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, and The Punisher.
Superhero teams also exist, most famously the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, as well as supervillains including Doctor Doom, Magneto, Thanos, Ultron, Doctor Octopus, Green Goblin, Red Skull, Loki, Venom Galactus, and Kingpin. Most of Marvel's fictional characters exist and operate within a single reality known as the Marvel Universe, with most locations mirroring real-life places, with the majority of the superheroes and villains based in New York City.
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A full list of Marvel superheroes and supervillains would be impossible to include here, so here are a few of our favourites:
8-Ball, Abyss, Aero, Agent Orange, Ajax, Abdul Alhazred (the Mad Arab, master of the Necronomicon), Angel, Ant-Man, Anti-Venom, Azazel, Bakuto, Bantam, Baron Brimstone, Barracuda, Basilisk, Battleaxe, Batwing, Beast, Beetle, Bella Donna, Berzerker, Black Ant, Black Knight, Black Mamba, Black Panther, Black Widow, Blackout, Blade, Blackwing, Blink, Blitzkrieg, Blizzard, Blob, Blockbuster, Blood Spider, Bloodwraith, Bombshell, Brothers Grimm, Brute, Bulldozer, Bullseye, Cable, Luke Cage, Calamity, Caliban, Callisto, Calypso, Cannonball, Captain America, Captain Atlas, Captain Marvel, Captain Britain, Captain Planet (and the Planeteers), Captain Ultra, Captain Savage, Captain Universe, Carnage, Cat-Man, Chameleon, Chance, Zhou Cheng, Chewie, Chimera, Chtylok, Cipher, Citizen V, Clash, Cloak, Clown, Cobra, Colonel, Colossus, Conan, Copperhead, Corrupter, Cottonmouth, Crimson Commando, Crippler, Crossfire, Crossbones, Crusader, Crusher, Cutthroat, Cyber, Cypher, Cyclops.
Daredevil, Deacon, Dead Girl, Death, Death-Stalker, Death's-Head, Deathlok, Deathwatch, Demolition Man, Destiny, Destroyer, Devastator, Diablo, Diamondback, DJ, Doctor Doom, Doctor Druid, Doctor Faustus, Doctor Nemesis, Doctor Octopus, Doctor Strange, Domino, Dreadknight, Dreadnought, Dusk, Earthquake, Echo, Eel, Egghead, Elektra, Enchantress, Eternity, Exodus, Executioner, Ezekiel, Falcon, Fang, Fantasia, Father Time, Feral, Firebird, Firearm, Firestar, Fixer, Flashback, Flint, Flipside, Flux, Flying Tiger, Foolkiller, Force, Forge, Frankenstein's Monster, Freakshow, Freak, Frenzy, Friday, Friction, Frogman, Fury (Nick Fury), Fusion, Gaia, Gambit, Gamora, Gargoyle, Gatecrasher, Gauntlet, Gazelle, Geist, Gemini, Genesis, Ghost, Ghost Girl, Ghost Rider, Ghoul, Gideon, Giganto, Gladiator, Gladiatrix, Glob, Glowworm, Golden Archer, Golden Girl, Golem, Goliath, Goom, Gordon, Gorgon, Grasshopper, Graviton, Green Goblin, Jean Grey, Grim Reaper, Grindhouse, Groot.
Hammer, Hangman, Harness, Harpoon, Hate-Monger, Haven, Havok, Hawkeye, Haywire, Hazmat, Headsman, Helix, Hellrazor, Hercules, Hex, Hindsight, Hitman, Hobgoblin, Holocaust, Hood, Hornet, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Human Fly, Human Torch, Hummingbird, Huntsman, Hurricane, Hyperion, Ice Man, Impossible Man, Inferno, Infinity, Iron Fist, Iron Man (Tony Stark), Jack Frost, Jack O'Lantern, Jackal, Jackhammer, Jigsaw, Jolt, Joystick, Justice, Kamikaze, Kangaroo, Karma, Karnak, KIA, Kid Colt, Kid Cassidy, Kid Omega, Kindred, Kingmaker, Klaatu, Komodo, Kraken, Krang, Kronos, Kull, Lacuna, Lady Bullseye, Lady Grey, Lady Lark, Lady Lotus, Lady Octopus, Lasher, Laughing Mask, Leap-Frog, Leatherboy, Ganke Lee, Leech, Leo, Libra, Leper Queen, Lightspeed, Lilith, Lionheart, Lockheed, Lockjaw, Locust, Lodestone, Loki, Longshot, Lord Chaos, Lord Deathstrike, Lord of Light, Lucifer.
Mad Dog, Machine Teen, Madman, Maelstrom, Magma, Magneto, Malice, Mantis, Master Mind, Matador, Mauler, Mayhem, Meanstreak, Medusa, Mephisto, Merlin, Metalhead, Midas, Mimic, Mirage, Mister Fear, Mister Hyde, Mister X, Mockingbird, Mongoose, Morpheus, Murmur, Mutant Master, Nightcrawler, Nighthawk, Nightshade, Nuke, Nyx, Oddball, Odin, Old Man Logan, Omega, Ooze, Oracle, Osiris, Outlaw, Overkill, Owl, Ozone, Ozymandias, Pandemic, Peter Parker, Patriot, Phobos, Pink Pearl, Pisces, Professor X, Prometheus, Prowler, Punisher, Pyro, Quicksand, Quicksilver, Radioactive Man, Razorback, Red Raven, Red Shift, Red Sonja, Ricochet, Ringmaster, Riptide, Rocketeers, Rogue, Sabretooth, Sandman, Scarecrow, Scorpion, Scream, Sentinel, Sepulchre, She-Hulk, Shiva, Shockwave, Shotgun, Sidewinder, Silver Surfer, Slipstream, Slingshot, Solo, Spider-Girl, Spider-Man, Spitfire, Squidboy, Starfox, Tarzan, Thanos, Thing, Thor, Thunderstorm, Thunderbird, Titan, Tombstone, Ultimo, Ultron, Valkyrie, Vamp, Van Helsing, Venom, Viper, Vulcan Vulture, War Machine, Warlock, Warpath, Wasp, Whiplash, White Wolf, Wild Thing, Willow, Wipeout, Wiz Kid, Wolverine, Wonderman, Wraith, Zero, Zeus, and too many more to mention.