Early establishment as Timely Comics
Marvel Comics marked the beginning of the Marvel universe history which has been blasted across our screens with Iron Man, The Avengers and Captain America. The comic was first published under Timely, an early incarnation, which was later renamed Atlas in the 1950s, eventually becoming Marvel in 1961. The initial release of Marvel Comics provided the first interaction with the original Human Torch, and Namor the Sub-Mariner the mutant and ruler of Atlantis. The Submariner was initially created for “motion pictures funnies weekly” a comic book which never saw the light of day.
The Human Torch and the Submariner came together in Marvel mastery comics in 1940, essentially marking the arrival of a universe of heroes who could easily interact and work together against a common enemy. As a character, the Submariner was, however, seemingly unstable, always reconsidering his allies.
In 1941, Joe Simon who edited Marvel Mystery Comics Issue 8, teamed up with the legendary Jark Kirby to create the Captain Americacomics. In this issue, you discover Steve Rogers, a young 4-F patriot handed a second chance by the “super soldier” formula, combined with Vita rays, which make him a superman. Captain America later got a boost from his side kick Bucky Barnes and a group of patriotic boys dubbed the Sentinels of liberty.
The Human Torch, Captain America and the Submariner were the basis of Comic marvel’s success, although there were some other heroes spread across the Golden Age. Marvel comics most popular characters teamed up in the All Winners Squad, which managed only two appearances but essentially formed the foundation of retroactive continuity, started by Roy Thomas and Stan Lee among others.
In 1963, with Issue 12 of the Fantastic Four, and the first issue of Spider Man, there is a battle between the Thing and the Hulk as Spiderman meets Fantastic Four,which eventually sets the stage for a shared universe, in which all the Marvel characters are able to join each other’s series. A large number of heroes came together to form the Avengers, founded by Iron man (Tony Stark) and overseen by the US government.
A version of the All-Winners-squad, which had a team of super heroes who did not get along well, but were brought together by a common enemy in the Nazi regime, was named the invaders. Roy Thomas delved into Marvels past by imagining a situation where the super heroes will come together to operate as a true team even with their glaring differences, against a common enemy. The book had the three original champions; the Human Torch, Captain America and the Submariner and other new heroes brought in by Thomas including Golem, Union Jack and Spitfire. Invaders highlighted various infamous and famous moments of the Second World War and remain the bases of the modern movies series that draw inspiration from Marvels history.
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby started revisiting Timely comics in 1965, telling new tales of Captain America set in the 1940s. This set the stage for many other writers to create more stories from similar roots with a modern twist. The humble beginnings of Marvel Comics has now become a world wide media phenomenon adored by fans.
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