Since its creation in the late 1930s, Marvel has become one of the biggest and highly recognisable brands of our time. Marvel Comics, as they are now known, started their comic revolution in 1961 when writer and editor Stan Lee decided to create characters with human flaws and place them in situations which were relatable to the reader - a new
concept and one that would open Marvel to a whole new audience.
To fit into these new situations, Marvel created a host of iconic characters including Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Daredevil, and Spider-man. In addition to comics, Marvel has also seen success in other media including games, TV, and cinema. In 2008, Marvel released Iron Man, which created its Marvel Cinematic Universe, ignited a whole new interest in comic book characters, and brought in a new generation of fans.
Following their acquisition by Disney in 2009, the studio as has seen a stream of blockbuster movie releases including Captain America, Thor, and Black Panther. With plans to release further movies in the future, Marvel's popularity shows no sign of slowing down.