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Marvel began publishing further superhero titles featuring such heroes and antiheroes as the whom?
A: The Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, Ant-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, Daredevil, and the Silver Surfer.

Along with the superheros came such memorable antagonists as whom?
A: Doctor Doom, Magneto, Galactus, Loki, the Green Goblin, and Doctor Octopus.

These comic book characters had locations that mirror real-life cities such as what?
A: New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Lee and Steve Ditko generated the most successful new series in what comic book series?
A: The Amazing Spider-Man.

Marvel's comics had a reputation for focusing on characterization to a greater extent than what?
A: Most superhero comics before them.

The Amazing Spider-Man suffered from what?
A: Self-doubt and mundane problems like any typical teenager.

Unlike the perfect, handsome, athletic heroes found in previous traditional comic books Marvel often portrays their superheroes as what?
A: Flawed superheroes, freaks, and misfits.


What did some Marvel heroes look like?
A: Villains and monsters

In 1968, how many comic books was Goodman selling per year?
A: 50 million.

In the fall of 1968, he sold Marvel Comics and his other publishing businesses to whom?
A: The Perfect Film and Chemical Corporation.

In 1971, what did the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare approach  Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Stan Lee about?
A: They wanted to do a comic book story about drug abuse.

Lee wrote a three-part Spider-Man story portraying drug use as what?
A: Dangerous and unglamorous.

Goodman retired as publisher in 1972 and installed who as the publisher?
A: His son, Chip.

Soon after, Lee succeeded him as publisher and also became Marvel's what?
A: President for a brief time.


While Stan was president, he appointed as editor-in-chief Roy Thomas, who did what?
A: He added "Stan Lee Presents" to the opening page of each comic book.

When did Marvel pull ahead of rival DC Comics?
A: In 1972.

Goodman increased the price and size of Marvel's November 1971 cover-dated comics from 15 cents for 36 pages to what?
A:  25 cents for 52 pages.

The following month, Marvel dropped its comics to what?
A:  20 cents for 36 pages.

Marvel held its own what, in spring 1975?
A: Comic book convention, Marvelcon '75.

At the 1975 event, Stan Lee used a Fantastic Four panel discussion to make what announcement?
A: That Jack Kirby was returning to Marvel after having left in 1970 to work for rival DC Comics.

In October 1976, Marvel created a superhero specifically for what market?
A: The British market.


The new superhero debuted exclusively in the UK with what name?
A: Captain Britain. 

Who became Marvel's editor-in-chief in 1978?
A: Jim Shooter.

How long was Shooter's tenure as editor-in-chief?
A: 9 years.

During that time the Uncanny X-Men and Daredevil became what?
A: Critical and commercial successes.

Marvel lost ground to DC in the latter half of the decade as many former Marvel stars did what?
A: Defected to the competitor.

In 1986, Marvel's parent, Marvel Entertainment Group, was sold to whom?
A: New World Entertainment.

Within three years it was sold to MacAndrews and Forbes, owned by whom?
A:  Revlon executive Ronald Perelman.

Marvel launched the successful 2009 line of comics set in the what?
A: The Future.

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