SPIDER MAN - WALT DISNEY MARVEL STUDIOS
Two of the mainstream comic companies include Marvel and DC Comics, together taking some 72% of the sales of superhero graphic novels. With well known (household names) characters that mostly have unreal abilities, unlike, the medieval knight of old, equipped only with a horse suit of armour and a sword. The obvious place from where Iron Man developed. By comparison, John Storm, and his steed, the Elizabeth Swann, are entirely possible, taking known technology to the limit. There are no super powers. Just enhancements, based on computers and genetic modifications. If for no other reason, readers might like a change from flying people, and space adventures, to something a little more down to earth, and yet still mentally stimulating.
Marvel became the first comic book company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1991. The Wall Street Journal announced "Spider-Man is coming to Wall Street"; the event was promoted with an actor in a Spider-Man costume accompanying Stan Lee to the Stock Exchange.
Since 1962, hundreds of millions of comics featuring the character have been sold around the world. Spider-Man is the world's most profitable superhero. In 2014, global retail sales of licensed products related to Spider-Man reached approximately $1.3 billion. Comparatively, this amount exceeds the global licensing revenue of Batman, Superman, and the Avengers combined. Spider-Man is also one of the highest-grossing franchise titles being the highest-grossing American comic book superhero est. $25.6 billion worldwide.
Spider-Man is a superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, he first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) in the Silver Age of Comic Books. He has been featured in comic book, television shows, films, video games, novels, and plays. Spider-Man's secret identity is Peter Parker, a teenage high school student and an orphan raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben in New York City after his parents Richard and Mary Parker died in a plane crash. Lee and Ditko had the character deal with the struggles of adolescence and financial issues and gave him many supporting characters, such as Flash Thompson, J. Jonah Jameson, and Harry Osborn; romantic interests Gwen Stacy, Mary Jane Watson, and the Black Cat; and his enemies such as the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, and Venom. In his origin story, Spider-Man gets his superhuman spider-powers and abilities after being bitten by a radioactive spider; these include clinging to surfaces and ceilings, superhuman strength, speed, agility, jump, reflexes, stamina, and detecting danger with his precognition ability called "spider-sense." He also builds wrist-mounted "web-shooter" devices that shoot artificial spider-webs of his own design that were meant to be used for fighting his enemies and web-swinging across the city. After the personal tragedy of his late beloved Uncle Ben who is killed by a thief whom Peter didn't bring himself to stop, Peter begins to use his spider-powers to fight crime as Spider-Man.
As of the start of September 2015, films based on Marvel's properties represent the highest-grossing U.S. franchise, having grossed over $7.7 billion as part of a worldwide gross of over $18 billion. As of May 2019 the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has grossed over $22 billion.
MARVEL COMICS US SUPERHEROES - A TO Z
And superhero teams:
Guardians of the Galaxy and
MARVEL COMICS BRITISH SUPER HEROES - A TO Z
Blade, Eric Brooks (Vampire Hunter Born Soho, London MI-13* [Wesley Snipes] British SuperHero, Marvel)
Captain Midlands, 'Rambling' Sid Ridley (British Army Super Soldier Program MI-13*)
Dr Druid, Anthony Ludgate (Raised England, studied magic Harvard Medical Degree, British Superhero)
Dr. Faiza Hussain (England, London - Sword Of Arthur Excalibur Stone [Marvel Disney])
Elsa Bloodstone, Monster Hunter (Marvel Comics)
Elizabeth 'Betsy' Braddock (Super heroine Captain Britain, mutant Psylocke Amulet of Right Excalibur Knights)
* Military Intelligence, Section 13 (MI-13), is the United Kingdom's (fictional) agency set up to deal with paranormal occurrences and is part of its intelligence machinery alongside MI5, MI6, GCHQ, and DI. MI13 is directed by the JIC (Joint Intelligence Committee). The service is directed to protect Britain from mystical, extra-terrestrial and superhuman threats.
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