Marvel Logo – Marvel Worldwide, Inc., better known as Marvel Comics is a publisher of American comic books published by emblematic figures of the genre superhero as Fantastic 4, Spider-Man, Daredevil, Captain America, The Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Wolverine and the X-Men. Although the company appeared in the last months of 1939 under the name Timely Publications, was from the 70’s the company became a major comic book publishers in the country. In August 2009, the multinational Walt Disney bought Marvel Entertainment for 4,000 million U.S. dollars.
The publisher would later be known as Marvel Comics was born in 1939 under the name Timely Publication of the hand of a young businessman of 31 years named Martin Goodman, who had begun his career as an entrepreneur at age 24, with a small publisher of journals pulp call Western Fiction Publishing. Like other editors pulps of the time, Goodman decided to expand its editorial to the booming business of comics in 1939, and it engaged the services of Funnies Inc., a workshop for writers and illustrators specializes in creating comics for publishers who did not have enough money or time to create your own template (comic shop).
Marvel remains a fundamental publishers of the comic world in spite of reduced American comics market. The company takes great strength outside of comic circles through the film adaptations of popular characters such as X-Men, Spiderman, Thor, Blade, Hulk, The Punisher, Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Elektra, Iron Man, Fantastic 4, The Captain America, among other characters. On August 31, 2009, the Disney Company (also owns the ABC) purchased by 4,000 billion Publisher Marvel, and more than 5,000 characters created over the publisher. The chief executive of Disney, Robert Iger, said the purchase “will result in expansion of Marvel” and “saw a great opportunity for the growth of long-term franchise.”