Marvel Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its vast library of superheroes and supervillains. Founded in 1961 by Martin Goodman and eventually growing into the vast media company Marvel Entertainment, which was purchased by the Walt Disney Company in 2009, Marvel characters appear in popular culture through their original comic book format, but also movies, television shows, cartoons, and toys. The Marvel roster of superheroes was primarily created by Steve Ditko, Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby. Marvel Comics occur within the Marvel Universe which places the major characters within the contexts of existing places and cities around the world.

Who is the most popular Marvel character?

Spider-Man is the most collected comic book character followed by the X-Men, Iron Man, Captain America, and the Incredible Hulk.

Who were the first Marvel characters?

Some of Marvel’s first superhero characters were Namor (1939), the Human Torch (1939), Black Widow (1940), Falcon (1940), Vision (1940), and Captain America (1941).

When was Marvel Comics founded?

Marvel Comics was founded on February 19, 1961 by pulp magazine publisher Martin Goodman.

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Thor
Pair of dimensioned drawings of Thor standing and walking

Thor, real name Thor Odinson, is the Asgardian god of thunder who wields the magical hammer, Mjolnir, in Marvel Comics. A founding member of the superhero team the Avengers, Thor possesses Asgardian traits of long-life and superhuman strength, speed and durability. Using Mjolnir, Thor gains the ability to fly, manipulate the weather, and can channel the power of electricity into the hammer. Thor was introduced by Marvel in Journey into Mystery #83 in August, 1962.

Thor has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’6” (1.98 m) in the comics.

Multiple illustrations of Thor engaged in battle with standing and flying poses
Thor, real name Thor Odinson, is the Asgardian god of thunder who wields a magical hammer in Marvel Comics. A founding member of the Avengers, Thor has superhuman longevity, strength, speed and durability and is able to fly with the assistance of his hammer, Mjolnir.

Thor has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’6” (1.98 m) in the comics.

Multiple illustrations of Thor engaged in battle with standing and flying poses
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Name: Thor Odinson
Height: 6’3” | 1.91 m (MCU); 6’6” | 1.98 m (Comics)
First Appearance: Journey into Mystery #83 (August, 1962)
Powers: Longevity; superhuman strength, speed, durability; wielding Mjolnir grants flight, control of electricity, manipulation of the weather

First Appearance
1962

Drawings include:
Thor standing (front), standing (side), walking (front), flying (attack)

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Black Panther
Multiple illustrations of Black Panther standing casually with height measurements

Black Panther, real name T’Challa, is the superhero king of the African nation of Wakanda that appears in Marvel Comics. Through the usage of ancient Wakandan rituals and usage of a heart-shaped herb, Black Panther shares in the wisdom and experiences of past Black Panthers and possesses enhanced strength, speed, reflexes, durability, agility, and stamina. Additionally, T’Challa is a genius inventor and tactician that utilizes a custom vibranium suit for durability in battle. Black Panther was introduced by Marvel in Fantastic Four #52 in July, 1966.

Black Panther has a height of 6’ (1.83 m) in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the comics.

Pair of drawings of Black Panther in battle postures of standing and jumping
Black Panther, real name T’Challa, is the superhero king of the African nation of Wakanda that appears in Marvel Comics possessing enhanced strength, speed, reflexes, agility, and stamina. Additionally, T’Challa is a genius inventor and tactician that utilizes a vibranium suit for battle durability.

Black Panther has a height of 6’ (1.83 m) in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the comics.

Pair of drawings of Black Panther in battle postures of standing and jumping
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Name: T’Challa
Height: 6’ | 1.83 m (MCU); 6’ | 1.83 m (Comics)
First Appearance: Fantastic Four #52 (July, 1966)
Powers: Connection to the collective knowledge and experience of every previous Black Panther; enhanced strength, speed, reflexes, agility, durability; Vibranium suit; genius inventor and strategist

First Appearance
1966

Drawings include:
Black Panther standing (front), standing (side), standing (fighting), jumping (kick)

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Hawkeye
Pair of drawings with height dimensions of Hawkeye standing with his bow

Hawkeye, real name Clint Barton, is a master marksman and archer that appears in Marvel Comics. Typically appearing as a foundational member of the superhero team the Avengers, Hawkeye makes up for his lack of true superpowers with extensive hand-to-hand, acrobatic, and battle training which he augments with customized trick arrows. Hawkeye was introduced by Marvel in Tales of Suspense #57 in September, 1964.

Hawkeye has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’3” (1.91 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Hawkeye engaged in battle standing and jumping with his bow and arrow
Hawkeye, real name Clint Barton, is a master marksman and archer that appears in Marvel Comics. Typically appearing as a foundational member of the Avengers, Hawkeye makes up for his lack of superpowers with hand-to-hand, acrobatic, and battle training which he augments with customized trick arrows.

Hawkeye has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’3” (1.91 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Hawkeye engaged in battle standing and jumping with his bow and arrow
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Name: Clint Barton
Height: 5’8” | 1.73 m (MCU); 6’3” | 1.91 m (Comics)
First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #57 (September, 1964)
Powers: Master archer and marksman; trick arrows; tactician; hand-to-hand combat

First Appearance
1964

Drawings include:
Hawkeye standing (passive), standing (defense), crouched (fighting), jumping (fighting)

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Iron Man
Multiple dimensioned drawings of Iron Man standing casually and firing his hand blasters

Iron Man, real name Tony Stark, is a genius scientist and engineer who uses his wealth and intelligence to create the superhero Iron Man armored suit in Marvel Comics. One of the founding members of the superhero group the Avengers, Tony Stark constantly enhances and improves upon the powers, strength, durability, and weaponry of his Iron Man suits through many specialized iterations. Iron Man was introduced by Marvel in Tales of Suspense #39 in March, 1963.

Iron Man has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’6” (1.98 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Iron Man in multiple flying postures
Iron Man, real name Tony Stark, is a genius scientist and engineer who uses his wealth and intelligence to create the superhero Iron Man armored suit in Marvel Comics. Iron Man is one of the founding members of the superhero group the Avengers.

Iron Man has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’6” (1.98 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Iron Man in multiple flying postures
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Name: Tony Stark
Height: 6’1” | 1.85 m (MCU); 6’6” | 1.98 m (Comics)
First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #39 (March, 1963)
Powers: Genius intellect; powered armor suit with super strength, flight, durability, weapons

First Appearance
1963

Drawings include:
Iron Man standing (passive), standing (fighting), flying (angle), flying (hover)

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Star-Lord
Multiple drawings with height measured of Star-Lord standing and firing his blasters

Star-Lord, real name Peter Quill, is an interplanetary superhero, starship pilot, and galactic protector that appears in Marvel Comics. Often the leader of the superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord is a master strategist and close-quarter combat specialist that often uses jet boots for flight, a helmet for space travel, and a pair of Element Gun pistols. Star-Lord was introduced by Marvel in Marvel Preview #4 in January, 1976.

Star-Lord has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and also 6’2” (1.88 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Star-Lord standing and running with blasters
Star-Lord, real name Peter Quill, is an interplanetary superhero, starship pilot, and galactic protector that appears in Marvel Comics. Often the leader of the superhero team Guardians of the Galaxy, Star-Lord is a master strategist and close-quarter combat specialist.

Star-Lord has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and also 6’2” (1.88 m) in the comics.

Illustrations of Star-Lord standing and running with blasters
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Name: Peter Quill
Height: 6’2” | 1.88 m (MCU); 6’2” | 1.88 m (Comics)
First Appearance: Marvel Preview #4 (January, 1976)
Powers: Master strategist; close-quarter combat strategist; marksman; flight via jet boots; helmet for space travel; Element Gun pistols

First Appearance
1976

Drawings include:
Star-Lord standing (front), standing (side, mask), standing (fighting), running (fighting)

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