Marvel Comics Trivia Questions and Answers
Along with the superheros came such memorable antagonists
A: Doctor Doom, Magneto, Galactus, Loki, the Green Goblin, and Doctor Octopus.
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
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.
Lee wrote a three-part Spider-Man story portraying drug use
A: Dangerous and unglamorous.
Goodman retired as publisher in 1972 and installed who as
A: His son, Chip.
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
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.
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
A: Captain Britain.
Who became Marvel's editor-in-chief in
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
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
A: The Future.