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Marvel Comics is a company that makes "superhero" comic books. Its top rival is DC Comics. In 2009, The Walt Disney Company bought Marvel for US$4 billion.

Some of their characters include:

As well as some of their villains too:

Marvel has also made films and cartoons about the characters, which has made them even more popular.

Marvel used to be a company called Timely Comics in the 1940s and then Atlas Comics in the 1950s. The first comic published with the name "Marvel Comics" was Fantastic Four #1 in November, 1961.