Marvel Entertainment is an American entertainment company, famous for its comics and film productions. Marvel’s headquarter is in New York, United States. Marvel Studios is known as the most successful film production studio and they create their own Cinematic Universe based on original comics from Marvel Comics. Marvel comics is the most famous and popular publisher in the United States. One of the most famous publishers and writers of Marvel Comics is Stan Lee.
1 Michael Jackson Wanted to be Spider-Man
Michael Jackson is moving to fulfill his plan of adding to his enormously valuable Empire via the purchase of Marvel. But it’s not done because of many reasons. If Michael succeeded in purchasing Marvel, he would have been the richest and the wealthiest human being on the planet. Michael Jackson’s full intention was to play Spider-Man in a movie. If he played the role of spider-man, Jackson might have taken this character to another level with his innovative dance moves.
2 Marvel Trademarked the Word ‘Zombies’
From 1975 to 1996, Marvel owned the rights to the word ‘Zombie’. Marvel company attempted to trademark the word ‘zombie’ in comic book titles after publishing ‘Tale of the Zombie’ in 1973. But the trademark was approved two years later, In 1975 the series was coming to an end. Later, Marvel lost the trademark in 1996. Marvel once again registering the words Marvel Zombies to protect its comic series of the same name.
3 Deadpool is a Spoof of Deathstroke
Deadpool first appeared in 1991 and Deadpool’s name was Wade Wilson. Deathstroke debuted in 1980 and Deathstroke’s was Slade Wilson. Deadpool even started out with the same sort of personality as Deathstroke, that is rather grim and sardonic, the opposite of Deadpool’s eventual personality. But Deadpool is more popular, more insufferable, more entertaining, with a better healing power, more disgusting and finally more flirtatious than the Deathstroke. As Joshua Shelton says, Deadpool is an unabashed ripoff of Deathstroke.
4 Venom was Created by a Fan
Venom was created by a great spider-man fan named Randy Schueller. Marvel conducts a competition for aspiring comic book writers and artists. Randy Schuller mailed the idea to Marvel. A few months later he got a letter from Marvel’s own editor-in-chief at the time James Shooter telling him that he wanted to buy his idea. Marvel purchased his idea for $220.
5 Marvel Created a Superhero Named Throg. He is a Frog that Has the Power of Thor
Simon was a great football player, who lost his wife and unborn child. In a depression, Simon went from mystics to fortune-tellers trying to find out the truth. When Simon could not pay for one’s services, she cursed Simon and turned him into a frog. Simon was accepted by a frog community in Central Park, where he met Thor after the thunder god had been turned into a frog by Loki. After this adventure, Simon found a sliver of Mjolnir and became Throg.
6 Darth Vader was Inspired by Marvel’s Doctor Doom
In fact, one of the greatest villains in the history of world cinema, Darth Vader, may have been heavily influenced by one of Jack Kirby’s creations, Doctor Doom. The similarities between Doctor Doom and Darth Vader are hard to ignore. Looking at the two characters side-by-side, there are some noticeable similarities. The flowing cape, the size, and the menacing presence.
Beyond writing an all-time classic with The Godfather, Mario Puzo is also responsible for Superman, one of the first great superhero movies. Well before he had his big break, Puzo had been writing freelance, doing anything from editing to writing for men’s adventure magazines. Since Marvel was owned by the same publisher as one of those magazines, Puzo managed to connect with Stan Lee. Wanting to make some more money, he asked Lee if he could try to write a comic script. Lee recounts that Puzo claimed he could write a whole novel before he figured out how to script a comic.