In 1939 there was a magazine publisher named Martin Goodman. Goodman was highly recognized for his comic books. One day while he was working he decided to launch his own company. He was the editor, managing editor, and business manager. He had his hands in everything and made sure it stayed in the family by hiring his brother as the publisher. It was then they came out with their first comic book introducing superheroes The Human Torch and The Sub-mariner. That issue alone was the start of something big. By the next year the company was bigger than it started. They then introduced to the world a superhero they called Captain America. The company was growing but Goodman was not satisfied. He decided he wanted to expand into a wider variety of genres and did just that. That was when Atlas Comics came along. With this company he started following popular trends in TV and movies. They started publishing children's books. Their struggles inspired them to change to Marvel Comics. After great success with these comics he decided to sell the company. The success of it led to them making Marvelous Movies.
Spider-man, Ironman, Wolverine, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Nick Fury, and Black Widow became the top heroes in the Marvel Universe. Along with them there was many more. There were over 100. They were selling millions of comics per year. Still the publisher was not satisfied. He wanted more but did not want to publish it anymore. That fact did not keep him from doing it but soon after his long time friend (Stan Lee) succeeded him as publisher and became president of the company. Lee and a few other writers created a series of titles and placed them and events in one book. They assembled the leaders as a team and called them the Avengers. They made the publishers share a world and called it MARVEL UNIVERSE.
Marvel earned great success over the years. That success led to DC COMICS.These comics introduced us to characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash and many more. Years later a team was formed and they called it the JUSTICE LEAGUE. The basic concept started with reality. They wanted it to be a comic but more realistic. The Characters prove it. Superman had powers but looked like a regular guy, so did batman. That was the main concept of the comics. They too became successful and started what is now called DC UNIVERSE.
Marvel Universe vs DC Universe
In 1992 they ran into a little stumbling block. Some of their hits left them to form Image Comics. Those same hits that left came back. Late that year they ran into another slump. That slump kept increasing year after year and by the middle of the decade they were forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Two brothers who personify the universes decided to challenge each other duels. There was the birth of Marvel vs DC Universe.
Comic Writer and Publisher Stan Lee took over as editor in chief. He surely was the choice to replace Goodman because he was the face of Marvel Comics. He soon left the company and became it's chairman emertrius. He was also on the editorial board. The company kept expanding and the rivalry with DC Comics did as well. In 2002 the DC Universe extended. They started to make movies. They Brought in Wolfgang Peterson, Akiva Goldsman, J,J Abrams and Kieran Mulroney to write and produce some movies. For batman they brought in actors Christian Bale (Batman) and Brandon Routh (Superman). In the past the batman character was played by Micheal Keaton, George Clooney and Val Kilmer. Superman was played by Christopher Reed. Good movies in the past and present but they cannot really compete with those by marvel. Marvel introduced us to great movies such as Iron man, Green Lantern, and Captain America. They also introduced us to better movie series. To me one of the best ones is The Avengers. There are so many great ones but I still had to narrow it down. In my opinion what makes them so great is the writers. In each one of them the great Stan Lee has a cameo. I love DC Universe films but Marvel Universe is crushing them with these Marvelous Movies.