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22 Curiosities and secrets about the Marvel Universe that you might not know

Updated on January 5, 2015

More than a giant in the world of comics, Marvel Comics already had a hard time. Marvel is a business, and like any company, there has its secrets that often remain hidden, some good, some not so much. Let me to you some of them. There are 22 secrets found on the "mutant plant" that might surprise you. Check Out:

1. Stan Lee has processed the Marvel

Stan Lee, who worked for Marvel as a writer and was creator of several characters of the company, processed the Marvel in 2005. He felt hampered by Marvel Comics decision not to split the profits with him after 60 years with the company.

2. Michael Jackson almost worked in theaters as "Spider-Man"

In the early 1990s, Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics just so he could act as Spider Man in a movie of the hero that would be produced by himself.

3. Marvel proved in court that his action figures were mutants, and not human

Because of the strange American laws, the import of toys that resemble human beings receive a higher tax taxes than those who do not remember. Marvel went to court arguing that, because of their action figures X-Men be mutants and non-human, should be exempted from the higher tax. In the final they won the cause.

4. The Venom has cost Marvel 220 U.S. dollars

Venom, one of the villains of Spider-Man, was a hero concept created by a fan that Marvel bought for 220 U.S. dollars. Imagine the regret of the creator when he finds out how Marvel invoice with it!

5. The roar of Hulk in The Avengers was older than you think

During the production of the film The Avengers (2012), they failed to recreate the original Hulk roar, so they decided to recreate it with Lou Ferrigno recordings (the actor of the original TV series The Incredible Hulk shown between 1978-1982 ).

6. Marvel has helped a boy with hearing disabilities to regain their hearing.

In 2002, a boy of 4 years old suffering from hearing loss did not want to wear a hearing aid because, according to him, superheroes do not wear hearing aids. To encourage him to use his hearing aids, Marvel Comics created a superhero with a hearing aid called Blue Ear.

7. Do you know Squirrel Girl? It is the superhero of the bushy tail

There is a superhero from Marvel called Squirrel Girl, which believe it or not, has won Doctor Doom flooding his aircraft with a swarm of squirrels.

8. Marvel created a version of Thor shaped frog

Marvel has a superhero called Throg. He is a sapo that has the power of Thor and is in a superhero group called "Pet Avengers." The Throg not wash your feet, do not wash because they do not want ...

10. Marvel already teamed up with DC to create "new" characters

In 1996, Marvel and DC Comics created the Amalgam Comics. They joined her two superhero universes into one, resulting in characters like Darkclaw (BatmanWolverine), Super Soldier (SupermanCaptain America) and Iron Lantern Green (LanternIron Man).

9. And a version of Spider-man called Spider-Ham

In 1983, Marvel published a comic book called Spider-Ham. It was carried by a "Spider-Pig" called Peter-Porker.

11. Stan Lee has worked in DC

In addition to writing for Marvel, Stan Lee also wrote 15 comics for DC Comics, reimagining popular superheroes such as Batman and Superman.

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12. Marvel used the Samuel L Jackson image for Nick Fury without the permission of actor

When the character of Nick Fury was re-introduced in Ultimate Marvel comics, he has been redesigned to look like Samuel L Jackson, without the actor's permission to use his image. Marvel wanted to be smart, but Samuel was outsmart them. After Samuel have noticed the likeness of the character itself to him, he got in touch with Marvel to make a deal with the company ensuring that the future Marvel movies character of the paper were passed only for him.

13. A character who never dies. Never.

Mr. Immortal is a Marvel character without special powers, except immortality. Already tried to kill him in various ways, such as bleaching, choking, stabbing, drowning, crushing, dehydration, explosion, poisoning, decapitation, irradiation and incineration. It's no use, nothing kills the guy.

14. Marvel created another company, just to clean up the mess of his characters

There is a virtual company created by Marvel called Damage Control. It specializes in the repair of damage caused by conflicts between superheroes and supervillains. The series of comics of Damage Control was established in 1989 and there are several published figures.

15. The reason Spider-Man does not appear in other Marvel movies

The reason Spider-Man was not present in the Avengers movie is because Marvel had sold the rights to the character for Sony.

16. Besides singer, Eminem is also a character in the Marvel universe

It's not a bad thing.

17. The word "Zombies" has been registered by Marvel

From 1975 to 1996, Marvel had recorded the word "zombies". Maybe after understanding that it made no sense only recorded the word, in 1996 they decided to record the "Marvel Zombies" words.

18. Marvel created a mysterious character 11 days before the September 11 attack

Eleven days before the September 11 attacks, a character called Jihad was coincidentally introduced in the Marvel Universe. It is a character who was determined to conquer the world.

19. Darth Vader was inspired by Dr. Doom Marvel character

Had you noticed similarity?

20. The spider who bit him Spider-Man in the movie had his body painted by hand

The spider that bit Tobey Magquire in the movie Spider-Man, was chosen from a "Olympics of Spiders", and then painted with body paint, as time allowed not to create a spider costume for a spider.

21. Marvel already has a "girlfriend" to Mystic, but was forbidden to disclose it

Marvel created a character named Irene Adler who was to be mistress of the Mystic character. Marvel, however, at the time could not permitted to disclose a gay relationship in their magazines, so they made them simple friends, but later, when it became something "normal", the company finally announced that they had an affair.

22. The Agent Coulson has killed an army of HYDRA soldiers. Guess what?

The Agent Coulson has defeated alone an entire unit HYDRA soldiers. When asked about which weapon he used to do this, he showed a pen. That yes would make a good commercial for BIC.

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      Tiago Damião 2 years ago from Torres Novas

      @teaches12345 Marvel is my favourite Comic Company. It's amazing the type of characters that they do, and the histories! Love Spider-man :D

      @manatita44 Amazing! I saw many cartoons when I was a kid, and Marvel were one of them. ;)

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      My son is an artist and has done many of these. I like your childlike apppoach. A great virtue and spiritual quality. You seem knowledgeable about marvel. Much love.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I rea these comics as a teen years ago and enjoyed them much. I have watched all the new Marvel movies to date and look forward to future flicks. Thanks for sharing this interesting information on the Marvel Universe. Quite a lot of facts new to me!

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      Tiago Damião 2 years ago from Torres Novas

      Yes, Squirrel Girl was supposed to be! But in fact, she beat Dr. Doom! Amazing isn't it? Appearances are deceptive. She is strong.

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      Cheeky Kid 2 years ago from Milky Way

      Oh, you forgot to mention that "Franklin Richards" is the one who controls the entire Marvel universe. He is one of the most powerful human mutants; and he probably knows that you wrote this and forgot about him. Hehehe.

      By the way, I found these facts quite enjoyable especially the bit about Squirrel Girl; she's supposedly one of the weakest Marvel character/mutant.

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      Tiago Damião 2 years ago from Torres Novas

      Thanks. :)

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      Tiago Damião 2 years ago from Torres Novas

      Thanks. :)

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      TheBrit 2 years ago

      Great post, interesting facts. I remember reading the Marvel as a kid.