100 Marvel Facts You May Not Know

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76Blue Ear

In 2002, a 4-year-old boy suffering from hearing loss didn't want to wear a hearing aid because "Superheroes don't." To get him to wear his hearing aids, Marvel Comics created a superhero with a hearing aid, "Blue Ear" -


77. There is a Marvel Character called Asbestos Lady, who robbed banks with her accomplices, who (like her) all wore asbestos lined clothing. She later died of cancer.


78. Marvel's Deadpool (Wade Wilson) was originally created as a spoof of DC's Deathstroke (Slade Wilson).


79. Loki appeared in Marvel Comics roughly 13 years before Thor.


80. The Doom Patrol, a group of misfit superheroes in the DC universe led by men in wheelchairs that was released a few months before Marvel's X-Men. The author is convinced that Stan Lee knowingly stole the concept since many Marvel and DC writers worked together at the time.


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81Spiderman Marriage

Spider-man married Mary Jane in 1987, for which Marvel held a publicity event featuring actors dressed as Spider-Man and Mary Jane getting married in Shea Stadium


82. Elvis Presley based his trademark haircut as well as some of his costumes after a Marvel superhero, Captain Marvel Jr.


83. From 1975 to 1996, Marvel had trademarked the word, "zombies". Perhaps understanding that this trademark wasn’t enforceable, in 1996 they registered Marvel Zombies.


84. "Deadpool" has regularly broken the fourth wall. (He knew that he was in comic books). This was due to his "Comic Awareness," which was a pun about Captain Marvel's "Cosmic Awareness".


85. Despite all the Gods that roam the universe, Marvel Universe lived under one true God called One-Above-All.


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86Jihad

Eleven days before the 9/11 attacks, a character named Jihad was introduced into the Marvel Universe. He was a character, who was bent on world conquest.


87. In 2003, Marvel Comics announced it was planning to publish a five-part series entitled 'Di Another Day' featuring a resurrected Diana (The Princess of Wales), as a mutant with superpowers.


88. Darth Vader was inspired by Marvel's Dr. Doom


89. Marvel created a character named Irene Adler (after the Sherlock Holmes’ character), who was supposed to be Mystique's lover. Marvel wasn't allowed to portray a gay relationship, so they made them be friends, but later announced that they were a couple.


90. The Wall, a Marvel supervillain who is a sentient chunk of wall with no arms


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91Stephen Colbert

The Marvel Universe, Steven Colbert was a front runner in the 2008 presidential election, and even won the popular vote.


92. Big Hero 6 was based on a Marvel comic where Silver Samurai was member and Hiro creates Baymax, a synthetic bodyguard capable of transforming into a dragon, using the brain engrams of his dead father.


93. In the Marvel Universe, of all the possible timelines and story arcs, the only one that allows humanity to thrive and prosper in a perfect utopia is when Doctor Doom is allowed to become the absolute ruler.


94. The Marvel supervillain Commcast, who with his powers over electronic data transmission is able to amass a vast fortune.


95. Terrence Howard quit the Marvel Franchise after the producers planned to cut his salary by $7 million and give the money to Robert Downey Jr.


96Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics spent 10 years convincing the US Government that X-Men are NOT Human.


97. There's a mutant in the Marvel Universe named 'Eye-Scream' whose only power is to 'transform himself into any flavor of ice cream, including banana-split.'


98. Ultron was the first Marvel character to possess the fictitious alloy, adamantium.


99. Ant-Man made his Marvel debut before Spider-Man, Hulk, Thor, and Iron-Man.


100. The marvel universe doesn't have teenage sidekicks because they are Stan Lee's pet peeve

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