Marvel Comics

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.

Collection of Marvel Comics heroes battling Thanos as a group

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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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Rocket Raccoon
37" (3’1”) | .95 m
Black Widow
65" (5’5”) | 1.64 m
Spider-Man
67" (5'7") | 1.70 m
Captain Marvel
67" (5’7”) | 1.70 m
Hawkeye
68" (5’8”) | 1.73 m
Mysterio
71" (5’11”) | 1.80 m
Black Panther
72" (6’) | 1.83 m
Iron Man
73" (6’1”) | 1.85 m
Captain America
73" (6’1”) | 1.85 m
Star-Lord
74" (6’2”) | 1.88 m
Nick Fury
74" (6’2”) | 1.88 m
Thor
75" (6’3”) | 1.91 m
Hulk
98” (8'2") | 2.5 m
Thanos
99" (8’3”) | 2.52 m

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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 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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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. Thor is 6’3” | 1.91 m tall 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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Captain Marvel
Drawings of Captain Marvel in standing and flying postures with height dimensions

Captain Marvel, real name Carol Danvers, is a cosmically powered superhero and galactic protector that appears in Marvel Comics. Often appearing in relation to the superhero teams of the Avengers and the X-Men, Captain Marvel is one of the strongest heroes with powers that include energy projection and absorption, space flight, and superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability and reflexes. Captain Marvel was introduced by Marvel in Marvel Super-Heroes #13 in March, 1968. Captain Marvel has a height of 5’7” | 1.70 m in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 5’11” | 1.80 m in the comics.

Illustrations of Captain Marvel in multiple flying postures
Captain Marvel, real name Carol Danvers, is a cosmically powered superhero that appears in Marvel Comics. Captain Marvel is one of the strongest heroes with flight and energy projection powers. Captain Marvel is 5’7” | 1.70 m tall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 5’11” | 1.80 m in the comics.
Illustrations of Captain Marvel in multiple flying postures
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Name: Carol Danvers
Height: 5’7” | 1.70 m (MCU); 5’11” | 1.80 m (Comics)
First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes #13 (March, 1968)
Powers: Energy projection and absorption; flight; superhuman strength, speed, stamina, endurance

First Appearance
1968

Drawings include:
Captain Marvel standing (passive), flying (helmet), flying (fighting), flying (hover)

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Mysterio
Elevation drawings of Mysterio standing and flying

Mysterio, real name Quentin Beck, is a master illusionist and supervillain that often faces off with Spider-Man in Marvel Comics. With origins as an actor and skilled special effects and robotics technician, Mysterio uses misdirection, holograms, and effects to disorient his enemies. Mysterio initially appeared as a villain to Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man #13 in June, 1964 and arrived in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Spider-Man: Far From Home in 2019. Mysterio is played in the MCU by actor Jake Gyllenhaal with a height of 5’11” | 1.80 m.

Pair of illustrations of Mysterio fighting in standing and flying positions
Mysterio, real name Quentin Beck, is a master illusionist and supervillain in Marvel Comics. With origins as an actor and skilled special effects and robotics technician, Mysterio uses misdirection, holograms, and effects to disorient his enemies. Mysterio has a height of 5’11” | 1.80 m.
Pair of illustrations of Mysterio fighting in standing and flying positions
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Name: Quentin Beck
Height: 5’11” | 1.80 m (MCU); 5’11” | 1.80 m (Comics)
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man #13 (June, 1964)
Powers: Illusion expert; master hypnotist; roboticist; hand to hand combat

Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal

First Appearance
1964

Drawings include:
Mysterio standing, flying, flying (attack), standing (attack)

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Hulk
Dimensioned drawings of Hulk standing casually and flexing

The Hulk, real name Bruce Banner, is a transformed green-skinned muscular superhero that appears in Marvel Comics. Created by accidental exposure to experimental gamma radiation, the Hulk is in constant conflict between being an uncontrollably strong superhuman and the intelligent and weak alter ego of Bruce Banner. Often teaming with the Avengers, the Hulk is nearly invulnerable and has superhuman strength, stamina, and anger. The Hulk was introduced by Marvel in Incredible Hulk #1 in May, 1962. The Hulk has a height of 8’2” | 2.5 m in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 7’-8’ | 2.13-2.44 m in the comics.

Pair of illustrations of Hulk leaping in front and side elevation views
The Hulk, real name Bruce Banner, is a transformed green-skinned muscular superhero that appears in Marvel Comics. Created by accidental exposure to experimental gamma radiation, the Hulk has a height of 8’2” | 2.5 m in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 7’-8’ | 2.13-2.44 m in the comics.
Pair of illustrations of Hulk leaping in front and side elevation views
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Name: Bruce Banner
Height: 8’2” | 2.5 m (MCU); 7’-8’ | 2.13-2.44 m (Comics)
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk #1 (May, 1962)
Powers: Invulnerability and regenerative healing; superhuman strength and stamina

First Appearance
1962

Drawings include:
Hulk standing (passive), standing (flex), leaping (front), leaping (side)

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