The Marvel Of Marvel Comics

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Gowen 1 Hunter Gowen Mrs. Galaviz English 12 April 14, 2015 The History of Marvel Comics When is the last time you saw a superhero? There is a fifty percent chance that this person is one of Marvel’s infinite amounts of superheroes and greatly known as the mass producers of comic book heroes and villains, Marvel Comics has become one of the most dominant pop culture icons on the face of the planet (Knutson). Marvel is one of the most influential when it comes to all ages living in the United States because of being operational for so long: the 1940’s and World War II, the 1970’s and the television screen, and even today with the highlights of producing movies. Marvel’s creator, Martin Goodman, first started the company in 1939 (Knutson). At the beginning the company had a different name called “Timely Comics” from 1939 to 1951 (Knutson). The United States had almost recovered from the Great Depression, only in a short amount of time to find itself in another major event, World War II (Knutson). During that time newspapers usually had only a little bit of good news to show readers, who would look in the back pages to try and escape from reality (Knutson). The daily comic strips would, at the same time, uplift and reflect the true spirit of America (Knutson). As World War II began, so did Timely Comics in creating patriotic heroes to bring joy to everyone from the children who stayed home in the United States to the soldiers fighting in the frontline. The first attempt at

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