Marvel Comics Trivia Questions and Answers
Marvel Worldwide Inc., is a what?
A: An American publisher of comic books and related media.
In what year did Marvel start?
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?
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.
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.
Its competitor, DC Comics, had what share?
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?
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
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
A; The late 1950s and early 1960s.
The introduction of modern Marvel's first superhero team,
in The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. 1961), began doing what?
A: Establishing the company's reputation.