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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Ant Man
137000
5’10” | 1.78 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #35 (September 1962)
Ant Man
178.000
1962.00
137000
3D
Ant Man
10.25” | .26 m
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Baby Groot
26.000
2017.00
130000
3D
Baby Groot
6’0" | 1.83 m
Fantastic Four #52 (July, 1966)
Black Panther
183.000
1966.00
2300000
3D
Black Panther
5’5” | 1.64 m
Tales of Suspense #52 (April, 1964)
Black Widow
164.000
1964.00
238000
3D
Black Widow
6’1” | 1.85 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March, 1941)
Captain America
185.000
1941.00
422000
3D
Captain America
5’7” | 1.70 m
Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March, 1968)
Captain Marvel
170.000
1968.00
1900000
3D
Captain Marvel
6’2” | 1.88 m
Infinity: Free Comic Book Day (May 2013)
Corvus Glaive
1.880
2013.00
13000
3D
Corvus Glaive
Deadpool
385000
6’2” | 1.88 m
The New Mutants #98 (February 1991)
Deadpool
1.880
1991.00
385000
3D
Deadpool
6’0" | 1.83 m
Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
Doctor Strange
183.000
1963.00
154000
3D
Doctor Strange
Drax
17000
6’3” | 1.91 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February 1973)
Drax
1.910
1973.00
17000
3D
Drax
5’9” | 1.75 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Ebony Maw
1.750
2013.00
27000
3D
Ebony Maw
Falcon
84000
5’10” | 1.78 m
Captain America #117 (September 1969)
Falcon
178.000
1969.00
84000
3D
Falcon
Gamora
91000
5'7" | 1.70 m
Strange Tales #180 (June 1975)
Gamora
170.000
1975.00
91000
3D
Gamora
Ghost
1600
5’6” | 1.68 m
Iron Man #219 (June 1987)
Ghost
1.680
1987.00
1600
3D
Ghost
Groot
97000
7’10” | 2.39 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #13 (November 1960)
Groot
239.000
1960.00
97000
3D
Groot
Hawkeye
92000
5’8” | 1.73 m
Tales of Suspense #57 (September, 1964)
Hawkeye
173.000
1964.00
92000
3D
Hawkeye
Hela
32000
5’9” | 1.75 m
Journey into Mystery #102 (March 1964)
Hela
1.750
1964.00
32000
3D
Hela
2’7” | .79 m
Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. 1973)
Howard the Duck
0.790
1973.00
90000
3D
Howard the Duck
Hulk
184000
8'2" | 2.5 m
Incredible Hulk #1 (May, 1962)
Hulk
250.000
1962.00
184000
3D
Hulk
Iron Man
383000
6’1” | 1.85 m
Tales of Suspense #39 (March, 1963)
Iron Man
185.000
1963.00
383000
3D
Iron Man
6’0" | 1.83 m
Jungle Action #6 (September 1973)
Killmonger
1.830
1973.00
44000
3D
Killmonger
Korg
36000
7’7” | 2.31 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (1962)
Korg
2.310
1962.00
36000
3D
Korg
Loki
141000
6’2” | 1.88 m
Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962)
Loki
188.000
1962.00
141000
3D
Loki
Mysterio
111000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Amazing Spider-Man #13 (June, 1964)
Mysterio
180.000
1964.00
111000
3D
Mysterio
Nebula
144000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Avengers #257 (July 1985)
Nebula
180.000
1985.00
144000
3D
Nebula
6’2” | 1.88 m
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #1 (May, 1963)
Nick Fury
188.000
1963.00
54000
3D
Nick Fury
Odin
106000
5’8” | 1.73 m
Journey into Mystery #86 (November 1962)
Odin
1.730
1962.00
106000
3D
Odin
Okoye
25000
5'7" | 1.70 m
Black Panther #1 (November 1998)
Okoye
1.700
1998.00
25000
3D
Okoye
5'7" | 1.70 m
Tales of Suspense #75 (March 1966)
Peggy Carter
170.000
1966.00
49000
3D
Peggy Carter
5’9” | 1.75 m
Tales of Suspense #45 (September 1963)
Pepper Potts | Rescue
1.750
1963.00
41000
3D
Pepper Potts | Rescue
5’5” | 1.64 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Proxima Midnight
1.640
2013.00
25000
3D
Proxima Midnight
5’11” | 1.80 m
The X-Men #4 (March 1964)
Quicksilver
1.800
1964.00
89000
3D
Quicksilver
6’2” | 1.88 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Red Skull
1.880
1941.00
43000
3D
Red Skull
3’1” | .95 m
Marvel Preview #7 (Summer 1976)
Rocket Raccoon
95.000
1976.00
60000
3D
Rocket Raccoon
6’5” | 1.96 m
Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967)
Ronan the Accuser
1.960
1967.00
22000
3D
Ronan the Accuser
5’6” | 1.68 m
The X-Men #4 (March 1964)
Scarlet Witch
168.000
1964.00
146000
3D
Scarlet Witch
Shuri
29000
5’5” | 1.64 m
Black Panther #2 (May 2005)
Shuri
1.640
2005.00
29000
3D
Shuri
5'7" | 1.70 m
Amazing Fantasy #15 (August, 1962)
Spider-Man
170.000
1962.00
147000
3D
Spider-Man
Stan Lee
271000
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 28, 1922 (Birthday)
Stan Lee
180.000
1922.00
271000
3D
Stan Lee
6’2” | 1.88 m
Marvel Preview #4 (January, 1976)
Star-Lord
188.000
1976.00
80000
3D
Star-Lord
5’4” | 1.63 m
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Teenage Groot
163.000
2017.00
2300
3D
Teenage Groot
Thanos
1100000
8’3” | 2.52 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February, 1973)
Thanos
252.000
1973.00
1100000
3D
Thanos
Thor
518000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Journey into Mystery #83 (August, 1962)
Thor
191.000
1962.00
518000
3D
Thor
Ultron
48000
7’7” | 2.31 m
The Avengers #54 (July 1968)
Ultron
2.310
1968.00
48000
3D
Ultron
Valkyrie
153000
5’4” | 1.63 m
The Avengers #83 (December 1970)
Valkyrie
163.000
1970.00
153000
3D
Valkyrie
Venom
389000
5’9” | 1.75 m (Variable)
The Amazing Spider-Man #252 (May 1984)
Venom
1.750
1984.00
389000
3D
Venom
Vision
85000
6’3” | 1.91 m
Avengers Vol. 1 #57 (published August, 1968)
Vision
191.000
1968.00
85000
3D
Vision
Vulture
117000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Amazing Spider-Man #2 (May 1963)
Vulture
1.750
1963.00
117000
3D
Vulture
6’1” | 1.85 m (Armor); 5’8” | 1.73 m (Actor)
Iron Man #118 (January 1979)
War Machine
185.000
1979.00
65000
3D
War Machine
Wasp
121000
5’6” | 1.68 m (Variable)
Tales to Astonish #44 (June 1963)
Wasp
168.000
1963.00
121000
3D
Wasp
6’0" | 1.83 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Winter Soldier
183.000
1941.00
117000
3D
Winter Soldier
Wolverine
253000
6’3” | 1.91 m
The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974)
Wolverine
1.910
1974.00
253000
3D
Wolverine
Wong
6400
5’10” | 1.78 m
Strange Tales #110 (July 1963)
Wong
1.780
1963.00
6400
3D
Wong
War Machine | James "Rhodey" Rhodes
Collection of scaled height drawings of War Machine and other MCU characters

War Machine, also known as James Rupert “Rhodey” Rhodes, and the Iron Patriot, is a fictional superhero, and Air Force lieutenant colonel in Iron Man and the extended Marvel franchise. Originally forced to don Tony Stark’s War Machine suit after Tony goes for an inebriated joyride as iron man, James Rhodes eventually accepts his place on the Avenger’s team. Like Falcon, he is physically human and skilled in combat from his years in the Air Force. With the suit, his powers include flight and unibeam and repulsor casting, as well as having guns and stunners.

War Machine is portrayed by Don Cheadle in the MCU with an armored height of 6’1” (1.85 m) and a human height of 5’8” (1.73 m). The comic book height of War Machine in armor is 6’6” (1.98 m) and unsuited human height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of War Machine in various postures
War Machine, also known as James Rupert “Rhodey” Rhodes, and the Iron Patriot, is a fictional superhero, and Air Force lieutenant colonel in Iron Man and the extended Marvel franchise. With the suit, his powers include flight and unibeam and repulsor casting, as well as having guns and stunners.

War Machine is portrayed by Don Cheadle in the MCU with an armored height of 6’1” (1.85 m) and a human height of 5’8” (1.73 m). The comic book height of War Machine in armor is 6’6” (1.98 m) and unsuited human height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of War Machine in various postures
War Machine | James "Rhodey" Rhodes
Height:
6’1” | 1.85 m (Armor); 5’8” | 1.73 m (Actor)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Height (Comics)
6’6” | 1.98 m (Armor); 6’1” | 1.85 m (Person)
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Portrayed by (MCU): Don Cheadle

Powers
Powered armor suit; supersonic flight; energy repulsors and weapons; life support
Real Name
James Rupert "Rhodey" Rhodes
First Appearance
Iron Man #118 (January 1979)

Drawings include:
War Machine front elevation (assorted), side, fighting, flying

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Ebony Maw
Series of scaled illustrations of Ebony Maw compared to various related Marvel characters

Ebony Maw is a fictional villain and member of the Children of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and the extended Marvel franchise. He thrives on spreading pain and suffering throughout the galaxy, and uses Thanos’s mission to do so. His primary power is telekinesis (and by extension levitation). He is also highly skilled at torture and public speaking, where he evangelizes to communities that Thanos’s plan is for the benefit of all, even though half of them will die. He dies after Tony Stark and Peter Parker blast a hole in the side of the spaceship, sucking him into the dark vacuum of space.

Ebony Maw is portrayed by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in the MCU with a height of 5’9” (1.75 m). The comic book height of Ebony Maw is 5’10” (1.78 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ebony Maw with labeled height
Ebony Maw is a fictional villain and member of the Children of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and the extended Marvel franchise. He thrives on spreading pain and suffering throughout the galaxy, and uses Thanos’s mission to do so. His primary power is telekinesis (and by extension levitation).

Ebony Maw is portrayed by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in the MCU with a height of 5’9” (1.75 m). The comic book height of Ebony Maw is 5’10” (1.78 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ebony Maw with labeled height
Ebony Maw
Height:
5’9” | 1.75 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Height (Comics)
5’10” | 1.78 m
Weight:
Area:

Portrayed by (MCU): Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Powers
Genius intellect; telekinesis; pyrokinesis; high-tech equipment; psychic abilities
Real Name
First Appearance
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)

Drawings include:
Ebony Maw front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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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
Black Panther
Height:
6’0" | 1.83 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Height (Comics)
6’0" | 1.83 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Chadwick Boseman

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
Real Name
T’Challa
First Appearance
Fantastic Four #52 (July, 1966)

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

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Howard the Duck
Series of scaled illustrations of Howard the Duck compared to various related Marvel characters

Howard the Duck is a fictional anthropomorphic duck in the film Howard the Duck and a variety of Marvel comic. First appearing in Adventure into Fear, he even had his own comic book series. He lives on the planet Duckworld and through an accident finds himself in our world, with only his unique martial arts skills to help him. He has had adventures with Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, and the She-Hulk, among others. The live-action adaptation was one of the earliest Marvel adaptations and won four Razzie awards (not a good thing). It is listed as one of the worst films of all time.

Howard the Duck is portrayed in the MCU and the comics with a height of 2’7” (.79 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Howard the Duck with labeled height
Howard the Duck is a fictional anthropomorphic duck in the film Howard the Duck and a variety of Marvel comic. First appearing in Adventure into Fear, he even had his own comic book series. He lives on the planet Duckworld and through an accident finds himself in our world.

Howard the Duck is portrayed in the MCU and the comics with a height of 2’7” (.79 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Howard the Duck with labeled height
Howard the Duck
Height:
2’7” | .79 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Height (Comics)
2’7” | .79 m
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Voiced by (MCU): Seth Green

Powers
Master of Quack-Fu
Real Name
Howard Duckson
First Appearance
Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. 1973)

Drawings include:
Howard the Duck front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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Valkyrie
Set of drawings comparing the height of Valkyrie to other MCU characters

Valkyrie, also known as Brunnhilde, is a fictional warrior, Asgardian, and the last surviving member of the Valkyrior in Thor: Ragnaork, Avengers: Endgame and the extended Marvel franchise. Valkyrie’s powers include thick skin, immunity to disease, slow aging, and the ability to transport a dead body to the afterlife. In addition, she is a skilled swordswoman, fighter, and equestrian. She prefers to carry just two weapons: an iron spear, and an enchanted sword named Dragonfang, which Doctor Strange returned to her. Valkyrie’s preferred mode of transportation is a flying horse. Her character is originally based on the Norse mythological figure Brynhildr.

Valkyrie is portrayed by Tessa Thompson in the MCU with a height of 5’4” (1.63 m). The comic book height of Valkyrie is 6’3” (1.91 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Valkyrie in assorted poses
Valkyrie, also known as Brunnhilde, is a fictional warrior, Asgardian, and the last surviving member of the Valkyrior in Thor: Ragnaork, Avengers: Endgame and the extended Marvel franchise. Valkyrie’s preferred mode of transportation is a flying horse.

Valkyrie is portrayed by Tessa Thompson in the MCU with a height of 5’4” (1.63 m). The comic book height of Valkyrie is 6’3” (1.91 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Valkyrie in assorted poses
Valkyrie
Height:
5’4” | 1.63 m
Width:
Length:
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Height (Comics)
6’3” | 1.91 m
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Area:

Portrayed by (MCU): Tessa Thompson

Powers
Asgardian strength, durability, longevity, speed
Real Name
Brunnhilde
First Appearance
The Avengers #83 (December 1970)

Drawings include:
Valkyrie front elevation (assorted), side, fighting, pegasus

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