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Iron Man

Iron Man
Iron Man is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. He made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963). Publication history[edit] Premiere[edit] Iron Man's Marvel Comics premiere in Tales of Suspense #39 was a collaboration among editor and story-plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, story-artist Don Heck, and cover-artist and character-designer Jack Kirby.[2] In 1963, Lee had been toying with the idea of a businessman superhero.[3] He wanted to create the "quintessential capitalist", a character that would go against the spirit of the times and Marvel's readership.[4] Lee said, I think I gave myself a dare. In his premiere, Iron Man was an anti-communist hero, defeating various Vietnamese agents. Themes[edit] First series[edit] Later volumes[edit]

The Avengers (2012 film) Marvel Studios film Plot Rogers, Stark, Romanoff, Barton, Thor, and the Hulk rally in defense of New York City, and together the Avengers battle the Chitauri. The Hulk beats Loki into submission. Romanoff makes her way to the generator, where Selvig, freed from Loki's mind control, reveals that Loki's scepter can shut down the generator. Fury's superiors from the World Security Council attempt to end the invasion by launching a nuclear missile at Midtown Manhattan. Cast Production Development Pre-production Filming Part of The Avengers film set on East 9th Street in Cleveland, Ohio Part of The Avengers film set on Park Avenue in New York City Post-production Music Marketing Trailers Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Cobie Smulders, and Clark Gregg promoting the film at the 2011 New York Comic Con Tie-in comics Promotional partners Video game Release Theatrical Home media Reception Box office United States and Canada Records The following are records set by the film upon its theatrical release. Other territories

Spider-Man When Spider-Man first appeared in the early 1960s, teenagers in superhero comic books were usually relegated to the role of sidekick to the protagonist. The Spider-Man series broke ground by featuring Peter Parker, the high school student behind Spider-Man's secret identity and with whose "self-obsessions with rejection, inadequacy, and loneliness" young readers could relate.[4] Unlike previous teen heroes such as Bucky and Robin, Spider-Man had no superhero mentor like Captain America and Batman; he thus had to learn for himself that "with great power there must also come great responsibility"—a line included in a text box in the final panel of the first Spider-Man story but later retroactively attributed to his guardian, the late Uncle Ben. Publication history Creation and development Regardless, Lee received Goodman's approval for the name Spider-Man and the "ordinary teen" concept, and approached artist Jack Kirby. One of the first things I did was to work up a costume.

Punisher The Punisher is a fictional character, an antihero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Gerry Conway and artists John Romita, Sr., and Ross Andru, with publisher Stan Lee providing the name. The Punisher made his first appearance in The Amazing Spider-Man #129 (cover-dated Feb. 1974). Publication history[edit] First appearance[edit] The Punisher was conceived of by Gerry Conway, writer of The Amazing Spider-Man, who helped design the character's distinctive costume. Stan Lee, then Marvel's editor-in-chief, recalled in 2005 that he had suggested the character's name: Initial series[edit] In the early 1980s, artist Mike Zeck and writer Steven Grant proposed creating a Punisher series. Decline[edit] In 1995, Marvel canceled all three ongoing Punisher series due to poor sales. Revivals[edit] MAX imprint[edit] Promotional art for Punisher vol. 6, #44 (March 2007), by Tim Bradstreet.

Avengers (comics) The Avengers is a team of superheroes, appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The team made its debut in The Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963), created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby, following the trend of super-hero teams after the success of DC Comics' Justice League of America.[1] The team debuted in The Avengers #1 (Sept. 1963), using characters created primarily by writer-editor Stan Lee with penciller and co-plotter Jack Kirby. Other spinoff series include West Coast Avengers, initially published as a four-issue miniseries in 1984, followed by a 102-issue series (Oct. 1985–Jan. 1994), retitled Avengers West Coast with #47;[5][6] and the 40-issue Solo Avengers (Dec.1987–Jan. 1991), retitled Avengers Spotlight with #21.[7][8] "And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves united against a common threat. —Prologue from The Avengers used in the 1970s[14]

Ms. Marvel Carol Danvers[edit] Sharon Ventura[edit] Karla Sofen[edit] Kamala Khan[edit] Kamala Khan, created by Sana Amanat, G. References[edit] Elektra (comics) bandied about the idea [of bringing back Elektra] in a casual fashion now and again, but neither of us wanted to do it as a gimmick. On the rare occasion I thought I had a legitimate angle to use her, Ralph was cool to the idea. But as we geared up for what would become Fall From Grace, Ralph out of the blue said, "What about bringing back Elektra?" This upset Frank Miller, who claimed that Marvel had previously promised him that the character would not be used in any publication.[7] She has since appeared in two eponymous ongoing series and several mini-series. Elektra was born on a Greek island near the Aegean Sea to Hugo Kostas Natchios and his wife Christina Natchios. Two contradictory accounts of her family history have been given. When a nine-year-old Elektra was assaulted by kidnappers, the men were all killed by Orestez, who had grown into an accomplished martial artist after leaving home. Cover to Daredevil Vol. 1 #168, Elektra's first appearance (misspelt as "Elecktra").

Hulk (comics) The Hulk first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1 (cover dated May 1962), written by writer-editor Stan Lee, penciled and co-plotted by Jack Kirby,[6] and inked by Paul Reinman. Lee cites influence from Frankenstein[7] and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Lee also compared Hulk to the Golem of Jewish myth.[7] In The Science of Superheroes, Gresh and Weinberg see the Hulk as a reaction to the Cold War[9] and the threat of nuclear attack, an interpretation shared by Weinstein in Up, Up and Oy Vey.[7] This interpretation corresponds well when taken into account alongside other popularized fictional media created during this time period, which took advantage of the prevailing sense among Americans that nuclear power could produce monsters and mutants.[10] Arie Kaplan calls Hulk "schizophrenic Lee gave the Hulk's alter ego the alliterative name Bruce Banner because he found he had less difficulty remembering alliterative names.

Doctor Doom Publication history[edit] Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962) wearing his trademark metal mask and green cloak. Creation and development[edit] Like many of Marvel's Silver Age characters, Doctor Doom was conceived by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. With the Fantastic Four title performing well, Lee and Kirby were trying to dream up a "soul-stirring…super sensational new villain Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962), Doctor Doom's first appearance. Due to the rush to publish, the character was not given a full origin story[5] until Fantastic Four Annual #2, two years after his debut.[6] While the Fantastic Four had fought various villains such as the Mole Man, Skrulls, the Miracle Man, and Namor the Sub-Mariner, Doctor Doom managed to overshadow them all and became the Fantastic Four's archnemesis.[11] 1980s-1990s[edit] 1981 saw Marvel and DC Comics collaborate on another project. Inventions[edit]

Wolverine (comics) Marvel editor-in-chief Roy Thomas asked writer Len Wein to devise a character specifically named Wolverine, who is Canadian and of small stature and with a wolverine's fierce temper. John Romita, Sr. designed the first Wolverine costume, and believes he introduced the retractible claws, saying, "When I make a design, I want it to be practical and functional. I thought, 'If a man has claws like that, how does he scratch his nose or tie his shoelaces?'" The character's introduction was ambiguous, revealing little beyond his being a superhuman agent of the Canadian government. Wolverine's next appearance was in 1975's Giant-Size X-Men #1, written by Wein and penciled by Dave Cockrum, in which Wolverine is recruited for a new squad. Wolverine appeared as a regular character throughout the 2010-2013 Avengers series, from issue #1 (July 2010) through its final issue #34 (January 2013). Wein said on the X-Men Origins: Wolverine blu-ray special features[which?]

Maria Hill Publication history[edit] Joe Quesada, who was Marvel's editor-in-chief during her first appearance, describes the character thus: "[Hill] is such a strong personality, she's like a force of nature and quite frankly, while perhaps not immediately loved by all involved, she's certainly as strong and imposing a figure as Nick Fury. Right now I feel that people view her as the outsider but [while] I don't think she's any harsher than Fury has ever been, what's different is that we aren't quite clear about her motives".[dead link][2] Maria Hill appeared as a supporting character in the 2010–2013 Avengers series, from issue #1 (July 2010) through its final issue, #34 (January 2013), but only appeared sporadically after the first half of its run. Fictional character biography[edit] Introduction[edit] She earns Iron Man's respect when she ignores the President's orders to nuke an island the Avengers were on at the time. Civil War[edit] Deputy Director[edit] 2008 – 2010 storylines[edit] MC2[edit]