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==Marvel Comics==
 
==Marvel Comics==
 
Marvel Comics was founded in August 1962 by Martin Goodman, and after writers and artists such as [[Stan Lee]], [[Jack Kirby]], and [[Steve Ditko]] had made the Marvel superhero comics profitable, Marvel became the company's sole imprint.
 
Marvel Comics was founded in August 1962 by Martin Goodman, and after writers and artists such as [[Stan Lee]], [[Jack Kirby]], and [[Steve Ditko]] had made the Marvel superhero comics profitable, Marvel became the company's sole imprint.
 
==Marvel Comics Group==
 
In 1968, Martin Goodman sold his company Magazine Management, which included Marvel Comics, to the Perfect Film and Chemical Corporation.
 
 
In 1973, Perfect Film and Chemical Corporation was renamed Cadence Industries and Magazine Management was renamed '''Marvel Comics Group'''.
 
 
When the [[video game]] industry began seeking licenses for popular intellectual properties, Marvel Comics Group oversaw video games that were based on Marvel comics.
 
 
==Marvel Entertainment Group==
 
In 1983, Marvel Comics Group was sold to New World Entertainment. On December 2, 1986, New World Entertainment was sold to MacAndrews & Forbes, owned by investor Ron Perelman. Marvel Comics Group was merged with New World Entertainment, resulting in [[Marvel Entertainment|Marvel Entertainment Group]].
 
 
Until 1998, [[video game]]s based on Marvel comics were overseen by Marvel Entertainment Group.
 
 
==Marvel Entertainment Group files for bankruptcy==
 
In December 1996, Marvel Entertainment Group filed for bankruptcy.
 
 
In December 1997, Toy Biz purchased Marvel from the banks that held the rights after the bankruptcy.
 
 
==Marvel Enterprises==
 
In June 1998, Toy Biz and Marvel were merged to bring it out of bankruptcy, resulting in [[Marvel Entertainment|Marvel Enterprises]].
 
 
After its formation, video games based on Marvel comics were overseen directly by Marvel Enterprises.
 
 
==Marvel Entertainment==
 
In September 2005, Marvel Enterprises was renamed to Marvel Entertainment.
 
  
 
==Acquisition by The Walt Disney Company==
 
==Acquisition by The Walt Disney Company==
In 2009, Marvel and its subsidiaries, including Marvel Comics, were acquired by Disney.
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In 2009, Marvel Entertainment and its subsidiaries, including Marvel Comics, were acquired by Disney.
 
 
Later that year, [[Marvel Games]], a division to create and oversee video games based on Marvel Comics properties, was founded.
 
 
 
==Video games overseen by Marvel Comics Group==
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
!style="width:30%;"|Title
 
!style="width:5%;"|Date
 
!Platform(s)
 
!Developer(s)
 
|-
 
|''[[Spider-Man (1982 video game)|Spider-Man]]''
 
|1982
 
|[[Atari 2600]]
 
|[[Parker Brothers]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Questprobe|Questprobe featuring The Hulk]]''
 
| rowspan="2" |1984
 
|[[Acorn Electron]], [[Apple II]], [[Atari 8-bit]], [[BBC Micro]], [[Commodore 16]], [[Commodore Plus/4]], [[Commodore 64]], [[DOS]], [[Dragon 32/64]], [[ZX Spectrum]]
 
| rowspan="3" |[[Adventure International]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Questprobe|Questprobe featuring Spider-Man]]''
 
|[[Acorn Electron]], [[Apple II]], [[Atari 8-bit]], [[Atari ST]], [[BBC Micro]], [[Commodore 16]], [[Commodore Plus/4]], [[Commodore 64]], [[DOS]], [[MSX]], [[ZX Spectrum]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Questprobe|Questprobe featuring Human Torch and The Thing]]''
 
|1985
 
|[[Acorn Electron]], [[Amstrad CPC]], [[Apple II]], [[Atari 8-bit]], [[Commodore 64]], [[DOS]], [[ZX Spectrum]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Howard the Duck]]''
 
|1986
 
|[[Amstrad CPC]], [[Apple II]], [[Commodore 64]], [[MSX]], [[ZX Spectrum]]
 
|[[Alternative Software]]
 
|}
 
 
 
==Video games overseen by Marvel Entertainment Group==
 
{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
|-
 
!style="width:30%;"|Title
 
!style="width:5%;"|Date
 
!Platform(s)
 
!Developer(s)
 
|-
 
|''[[Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann]]''
 
|1987
 
|[[Atari ST]], [[Amiga]], [[Amstrad CPC]], [[Commodore 64]], [[ZX Spectrum]]
 
|[[Mikro-Gen]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Spider-Man and Captain America in Doctor Doom's Revenge]]''
 
| rowspan="3" |1989
 
|[[Amiga]], [[Amstrad CPC]], [[Atari ST]], [[Commodore 64]], [[DOS]], [[ZX Spectrum]]
 
|[[Empire Interactive]]
 
|-
 
|''[[The Uncanny X-Men (video game)|The Uncanny X-Men]]''
 
|[[Nintendo Entertainment System]]
 
|[[LJN]]
 
|-
 
|''[[X-Men: Madness in Murderworld]]''
 
|[[Amiga]], [[DOS]], [[Commodore 64]]
 
| rowspan="3" |[[Paragon Software]]
 
|-
 
|''[[X-Men II: The Fall of the Mutants]]''
 
| rowspan="7" |1990
 
|[[DOS]]
 
|-
 
|''[[The Amazing Spider-Man (1990 video game)|The Amazing Spider-Man]]''
 
|[[Amiga]], [[Atari ST]], [[DOS]], [[Commodore 64]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Silver Surfer]]''
 
|[[Nintendo Entertainment System]]
 
|[[Arcadia Systems]]
 
|-
 
|''[[The Amazing Spider-Man (handheld video game)|The Amazing Spider-Man]]''
 
|[[Game Boy]]
 
|[[Acclaim Entertainment]]
 
|-
 
|''[[The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin]]''
 
|[[Game Gear]], [[Sega Genesis|Genesis]], [[Sega Master System|Master System]], [[Sega CD]]
 
|[[Sega]]
 
|-
 
|''[[The Punisher (Nintendo Entertainment System)|The Punisher]]''
 
|[[Nintendo Entertainment System]]
 
|Acclaim Entertainment
 
|-
 
|''[[The Punisher (1990 computer game)|The Punisher]]''
 
|[[Amiga]], [[Atari ST]], [[DOS]]
 
|[[MicroProse]]
 
|-
 
|''[[The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback!]]''
 
| rowspan="4" |1991
 
|[[Game Boy]]
 
| rowspan="2" |[[Acclaim Entertainment]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Wolverine]]''
 
|[[Nintendo Entertainment System]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Captain America and The Avengers]]''
 
|[[Arcade]], [[Game Boy]], [[Game Gear]], [[Sega Genesis|Genesis]], [[Nintendo Entertainment System|NES]], [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]]
 
|[[Data East]], [[Mindscape]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Spider-Man: The Video Game]]''
 
|[[Arcade]]
 
|[[Sega]]
 
|-
 
|''[[The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (1992 video game)|The Amazing Spider-Man 2]]''
 
| rowspan="4" |1992
 
|[[Game Boy]]
 
| rowspan="3" |[[Acclaim Entertainment]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six]]''
 
|[[Game Gear]], [[Nintendo Entertainment System|NES]], [[Sega Master System]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge]]''
 
|[[Game Boy]], [[Game Gear]], [[Sega Genesis]], [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]]
 
|-
 
|''[[X-Men (1992 video game)|X-Men]]''
 
|[[Android]], [[Arcade]], [[iOS]], [[PlayStation 3]], [[Xbox 360]]
 
|[[Konami Holdings Corporation|Konami]]
 
|-
 
|''[[The Amazing Spider-Man 3: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers]]''
 
| rowspan="3" |1993
 
|[[Game Boy]]
 
|[[Acclaim Entertainment]]
 
|-
 
|''[[The Punisher (1993 video game)|The Punisher]]''
 
|[[Arcade]], [[Sega Genesis]]
 
|[[Capcom]]
 
|-
 
|''[[X-Men (1993 video game)|X-Men]]''
 
| rowspan="2" |[[Sega Genesis]]
 
| rowspan="2" |[[Sega]]
 
|-
 
|''[[X-Men 2: Clone Wars]]''
 
| rowspan="7" |1994
 
|-
 
|''[[The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes]]''
 
|[[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|Super Famicom]]
 
|[[Epoch]]
 
|-
 
|''[[The Incredible Hulk (1994 video game)|The Incredible Hulk]]''
 
|[[Game Gear]], [[Sega Genesis]], [[Sega Master System]], [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]]
 
|[[U.S. Gold]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Wolverine: Adamantium Rage]]''
 
| rowspan="2" |[[Sega Genesis]], [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]]
 
| rowspan="2" |[[Acclaim Entertainment]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage]]''
 
|-
 
|''[[X-Men: Children of the Atom (video game)|X-Men: Children of the Atom]]''
 
|[[Arcade]], [[DOS]], [[PlayStation]], [[Sega Saturn]]
 
|[[Capcom]]
 
|-
 
|''[[X-Men (Game Gear video game)|X-Men]]''
 
|[[Game Gear]]
 
|[[Sega]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety]]''
 
| rowspan="6" |1995
 
|[[Sega Genesis]], [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]], [[Windows]]
 
|Acclaim Entertainment
 
|-
 
|''[[X-Men: Gamesmaster's Legacy]]''
 
|[[Game Gear]]
 
|[[Sega]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Spider-Man (1995 video game)|Spider-Man]]''
 
|[[Sega Genesis]], [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]]
 
|[[Acclaim Entertainment]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Avengers in Galactic Storm]]''
 
|[[Arcade]]
 
|[[Data East]]
 
|-
 
|''[[X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse]]''
 
|[[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]]
 
|[[Capcom]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Marvel Super Heroes (video game)|Marvel Super Heroes]]''
 
|[[Arcade]], [[PlayStation]], [[Sega Saturn]]
 
|Capcom, Virgin Interactive
 
|-
 
|''[[Marvel Super Heroes In War of the Gems]]''
 
| rowspan="7" |1996
 
|[[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]]
 
|[[Capcom]]
 
|-
 
|''[[X-Men vs. Street Fighter]]''
 
|[[Arcade]], [[PlayStation]], [[Sega Saturn]]
 
|[[Capcom]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Spider-Man: Web of Fire]]''
 
|[[32X]]
 
|[[Sega]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Spider-Man: The Sinister Six]]''
 
|[[DOS]], [[Windows]]
 
|[[Byron Priess Multimedia]]
 
|-
 
|''[[X-Men: Mojo World]]''
 
|[[Game Gear]], [[Sega Master System]]
 
|[[Sega]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal]]''
 
|[[DOS]], [[Game Boy]], [[Game Gear]], [[PlayStation]], [[Sega Saturn]]
 
|[[Acclaim Entertainment]]
 
|-
 
|''[[The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga]]''
 
|[[DOS]], [[PlayStation]], [[Sega Saturn]]
 
|[[Eidos Interactive]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Fantastic Four (1997 video game)|Fantastic Four]]''
 
| rowspan="4" |1997
 
|[[PlayStation]]
 
|[[Acclaim Entertainment]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter]]''
 
|[[Arcade]], [[PlayStation]], [[Sega Saturn]]
 
|[[Capcom]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Men in Black: The Game]]''
 
|[[PlayStation]], [[Windows]]
 
|[[Gigawatt Studios]]
 
|-
 
|''[[X-Men: The Ravages of Apocalypse]]''
 
|[[DOS]], [[Linux]], [[Mac OS]], [[Windows]]
 
|[[WizardWorks]]
 
|-
 
|''[[Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes]]''
 
|1998
 
|[[Arcade]], [[Dreamcast]], [[PlayStation|PS1]]
 
|[[Capcom]]
 
|}
 
  
 
[[Category:computer and video game companies formed in 1962]]
 
[[Category:computer and video game companies formed in 1962]]
 
[[Category:subsidiaries and divisions of Marvel Entertainment]]
 
[[Category:subsidiaries and divisions of Marvel Entertainment]]
 
[[Category:Subsidiaries and divisions of The Walt Disney Company]]
 
[[Category:Subsidiaries and divisions of The Walt Disney Company]]

Latest revision as of 23:03, 22 March 2020

Marvel logo.png
Marvel Comics
Type Subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment
Founded January 12, 1939 (Timely Comics)
November 1951 (Atlas Comics)
August 1962 (Marvel Comics)
Headquarters New York City, New York, USA
Key people Martin Goodman, founder
Industry Comics
Products Comics
Employees not disclosed
Website http://www.marvel.com/

Marvel Comics is a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, which itself is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

Timely Comics

Timely Comics was founded by the publisher Martin Goodman on January 12, 1939.

Atlas Comics

Atlas Comics was founded by Martin Goodman in November 1951, as superhero comics had fallen out of fashion, and he wanted to publish comic books in more genres than Timely Comics had published.

Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics was founded in August 1962 by Martin Goodman, and after writers and artists such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko had made the Marvel superhero comics profitable, Marvel became the company's sole imprint.

Acquisition by The Walt Disney Company

In 2009, Marvel Entertainment and its subsidiaries, including Marvel Comics, were acquired by Disney.