Marvel Comics Trivia Questions and Answers

Free fun trivia quiz questions about Marvel Comics mostly the early years.


Marvel Comics Trivia Questions and Answers

Marvel Worldwide Inc., is a what?
A: An American publisher of comic books and related media.

In 2009, what company acquired Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Worldwide's parent company?
A: The Walt Disney Company.

In what year did Marvel start?
A: 1939.

What name did it start out as?
A: Timely Publications.

By the early 1950s what had it become known as?
A: Atlas Comics.

Marvel's modern incarnation dates from what year?
A: 1961.

What happened in 1961?
A: The company launched The Fantastic Four, and other superhero titles.


Who created the superheros?
A:  Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and many others.

Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, Daredevil, and Dr. Strange are based in what city?
A: New York City.

Where have the X-Men been historically based?
A: In Salem Center, New York.

Where have the Hulk's stories often been set?
A: In the American Southwest.

In 2013 Marvel held what share of the comics market?
A: 33.5%.

Its competitor,  DC Comics, had what share?
A: 30.33%.

Who founded the company later known as Marvel Comics?
A: Martin Goodman.


Goodman, a pulp magazine publisher was expanding into what popular new medium?
A: Comic books.

Launching his new line from his existing company's offices at 330 West 42nd Street, New York City, he officially held the titles of what?
A: Editor, managing editor, and business manager.

Who was officially listed as publisher?
A: Abraham Goodman.

Marvel Comics #1 (cover dated Oct. 1939), included the first appearance of Carl Burgos' what?
A: Android superhero the Human Torch.

It was the first appearances of Bill Everett's anti-hero Namor the what?
A: The Sub-Mariner.

Timely by the following year had its own what?
A: Staff in place.

The company's first true editor, writer-artist Joe Simon, teamed with artist and emerging industry notable Jack Kirby to create what?
A: Captain America, in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941).


It was a major sales hit, with sales of  how much?
A: Nearly one million.

Goodman hired his wife's cousin as a general office assistant in 1939. What was his name?
A: Stanley Lieber.

When Simon left the company in late 1941 who did Goodman make editor?
A:  Lieber.

Lieber was by then writing pseudonymously as what?
A:  "Stan Lee".

What did the post-war American comic market see?
A: Superheroes falling out of fashion.

Goodman's comic books dropped them for the most part and expanded into a what?
A:  A wide variety of genres.

According to Stan Lee, the company survived their first two decades chiefly because they did what?
A: They produced work quickly, cheaply, and at a passable quality.


The first modern comics with the Marvel brand were what science-fiction anthology?
A:  Journey into Mystery #69 and the teen-humor title Patsy Walker #95 (both cover dated June 1961).

What did each display on its cover?
A:  An "MC" box.

DC Comics had success in reviving superheroes in what time period?
A; The late 1950s and early 1960s.

The introduction of modern Marvel's first superhero team, in The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. 1961),[28] began doing what?
A: Establishing the company's reputation.