Marvel Comics

Outlined logo graphic of 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

Common Questions

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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Spider-Man
Pair of drawings of Spider-Man standing in his standard and Iron Spider suit
Spider-Man, real name Peter Parker, is a superhero with enhanced strength, speed, agility, and various spider skills after being bitten by a radioactive spider in Marvel Comics. Spider-Man has a height of 5’7” | 1.70 m in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 5’10” | 1.78 m in the comics.
Drawings of Spider-Man climbing the side of a surface and hanging upside down from a web
Spider-Man, real name Peter Parker, is a superhero with enhanced strength, speed, agility, and various spider skills after being bitten by a radioactive spider in Marvel Comics. Spider-Man has a height of 5’7” | 1.70 m in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 5’10” | 1.78 m in the comics.
Drawings of Spider-Man climbing the side of a surface and hanging upside down from a web
Spider-Man

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Name: Peter Parker
Height: 5’7” | 1.70 m (MCU); 5’10” | 1.78 m (Comics)
First Appearance: Amazing Fantasy #15 (August, 1962)
Powers: Genius intellect; superhuman strength, speed, reflexes, agility; spider-sense; clings to surfaces; web shooters

Drawings include:
Spider-Man standing (passive), standing (active), climbing wall, upside down on web

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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. 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
Iron Man

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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

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

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Captain America
Multiple drawings of Captain America standing with height measurements
Captain America, real name Steve Rogers, is a World War II super-soldier that appears in Marvel Comics. With superhuman strength, speed, agility, and healing from the Super-Solider Serum, Captain America has a height of 6’1” | 1.85 m in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’2” | 1.88 m in the comics.
Illustrations of Captain America dashing from the front and from the side when in battle
Captain America, real name Steve Rogers, is a World War II super-soldier that appears in Marvel Comics. With superhuman strength, speed, agility, and healing from the Super-Solider Serum, Captain America has a height of 6’1” | 1.85 m in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’2” | 1.88 m in the comics.
Illustrations of Captain America dashing from the front and from the side when in battle
Captain America

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Name: Steve Rogers
Height: 6’1” | 1.85 m (MCU); 6’2” | 1.88 m (Comics)
First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (March, 1941)
Powers: Super-Soldier Serum granting super strength, speed, agility, reflexes; hand-to-hand combat expert; Vibranium-steel Shield

Drawings include:
Captain America standing, walking, dashing (front), dashing (side)

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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 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
Hulk

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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

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

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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 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
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
Thor

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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

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

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Thanos
Drawings of Thanos standing with the Infinity Gauntlet with measurements for height
Thanos, also known as the Mad Titan, is one of the most powerful galactic supervillains that appears in Marvel Comics. Thanos has a height of 8’3” | 2.52 m in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’7” | 2.01 m in the comics.

Multiple illustrations of Thanos in battle action with the Infinity Gauntlet
Thanos, also known as the Mad Titan, is one of the most powerful galactic supervillains that appears in Marvel Comics. Thanos has a height of 8’3” | 2.52 m in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 6’7” | 2.01 m in the comics.

Multiple illustrations of Thanos in battle action with the Infinity Gauntlet
Thanos

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Name: Thanos
Height: 8’3” | 2.52 m (MCU); 6’7” | 2.01 m (Comics)
First Appearance: The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February, 1973)
Powers: Superhuman physiology of Eternals granting strength, speed, durability, agility, longevity; genius tactician; plasma energy projection

Drawings include:
Thanos standing (passive), standing (gauntlet), standing (fighting), crouch (fighting)

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Black Widow
Illustrations of Black Widow standing and walking with height measured
Black Widow, real name Natasha Romanoff, is a trained female secret agent and superhero that appears in Marvel Comics. Associated with the superhero teams S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers, Black Widow is 5’5” | 1.64 m in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 5’7” | 1.70 m in the comics.
Drawings of Black Widow engaged in battle with jumping and crouching postures
Black Widow, real name Natasha Romanoff, is a trained female secret agent and superhero that appears in Marvel Comics. Associated with the superhero teams S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Avengers, Black Widow is 5’5” | 1.64 m in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 5’7” | 1.70 m in the comics.
Drawings of Black Widow engaged in battle with jumping and crouching postures
Black Widow

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Name: Natasha Romanoff
Height: 5’5” | 1.64 m (MCU); 5’7” | 1.70 m (Comics)
First Appearance: Tales of Suspense #52 (April, 1964)
Powers: Secret agent; hand-to-hand combat specialist; slowed aging; master marksman and weapon specialist

Drawings include:
Black Widow standing (batons), walking (front), jumping (fighting), crouched

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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 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 superhero team the Avengers, 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

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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

Drawings include:
Hawkeye standing (passive), standing (defense), crouched (fighting), jumping (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 possessing enhanced strength, speed, reflexes, agility, and stamina. 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. 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

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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

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

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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 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
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
Captain Marvel

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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

Drawings include:
Captain Marvel standing (passive), flying (helmet), flying (fighting), 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 has a height of 6’2” | 1.88 m in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 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 has a height of 6’2” | 1.88 m in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the comics.
Illustrations of Star-Lord standing and running with blasters
Star-Lord

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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

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

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Rocket Raccoon
Pair of dimensioned illustrations of Rocket Raccoon standing alone and with a large weapon
Rocket Raccoon is an anthropomorphic raccoon skilled in starship aviation, engineering, and marksmanship that appears in Marvel Comics. Typically a core member of the superhero team the Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon has a height of 3’1” | .95 m in the MCU and 4’ | 1.22 m in the comics.
Drawings of Rocket Raccoon in shooting and jumping battle postures
Rocket Raccoon is an anthropomorphic raccoon skilled in starship aviation, engineering, and marksmanship that appears in Marvel Comics. Typically a core member of the superhero team the Guardians of the Galaxy, Rocket Raccoon has a height of 3’1” | .95 m in the MCU and 4’ | 1.22 m in the comics.
Drawings of Rocket Raccoon in shooting and jumping battle postures
Rocket Raccoon

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Name: Rocket Raccoon
Height: 3’1” | .95 m (MCU); 4’ | 1.22 m (Comics)
First Appearance: Marvel Preview #7 (Summer 1976)
Powers: Starship aviator and engineer; marksman and hand-to-hand combat; field commander and tactician; attributes of an Earth raccoon

Drawings include:
Rocket Raccoon standing (passive), standing (weapon), standing (fighting), jumping (fighting)

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