Marvel Comics has been around for many years, an impressive 80 to be exact. They first got their start in 1939 under the name Timely Publications, and it wasn’t until 1961 that they were officially known as Marvel Comics.
Their first publication, Marvel Comics #1, saw fantastic success with its two thrilling characters, the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner. The first issue sold a whopping 900,000 copies and took off from there. Since the first publication we have been introduced to a multitude of amazing and heroic characters across the Marvel universe.
Some other famous characters we met early on include Captain America who first appeared in 1941 and was considered a patriotic super soldier who would fight the Axis powers of WWII. The Fantastic Four showed us the power of teamwork in 1961, while Spiderman first soared into our hearts in 1962 followed by his nemesis the Green Goblin in 1964.
The Guardians of the Galaxy began in 1960 with the creation of Groot and was complete in 1976 with the additions of Star-Lord and Rocket Raccoon. Deadpool, the character who was guaranteed to make you laugh while saving your life, was added to the Marvel line-up in 1991.
AAAStateofPlay.com created this timeline of 101 Marvel character comic book debuts, celebrating some of the most popular characters to ever be featured in an issue of their comic books. With 80 years of impressive character designs under their belt, we can’t wait to see who Marvel Comics comes up with next!