The Marvel Of Marvel Comics

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Gowen 1 Hunter Gowen Mrs. Galaviz English 12 April 13, 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 amount of superheroes and greatly known as the mass producers of comic book heroes and villains. Marvel itself has become one of the most dominate 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. First Marvel’s creator, Martin Goodman, first started the company in 1939 …show more content…

He was created by Dan Barry in January of 1940 (CBS, “John”). As his origin goes in Timely Comics there was a rumor of a fighting American soldier from way back during the Civil War (CBS, “John”). John Steele obtained his abilities from an unknown source or occurrence (CBS, “John”). After the Civil War and beyond, Steele joined the United Sates Army to fight in World War I being known as Private John Steele (CBS, “John”). As the War was going on, Steele was captured and taken prisoner by the Germans keeping Steele in stasis during the rest of the war (CBS, “John”). The scientists that studied and conducted experiments on Steele would outcome the experiments that would create the infamous Captain America and Luke Cage also known as Power Man (CBS, “John”). The next superhero that was created from the cause and effect of World War II is known none other than the infamous Captain America. Before the hero was called Captain America he was known as Steve Rogers. Steve was born in New York City in the lower east side of Manhattan during the 1920’s (Wikipedia, “Captain”). As soon as Steve watched the terrifying footage of the Nazis as they raided and stripped everything in Europe (marvel.wikia), Steve could not just stand around and do nothing so Steve wanted to

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