84 Phenomenal Marvel Universe Facts That Are Just Other-Worldly

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1Throg

Marvel created a superhero named Throg. He is a frog that has the power of Thor and is in a group called the Pet Avengers.


2. In the Marvel Universe, the cleanup from major battles is handled by Damage Control, a joint venture of Tony Stark and the Kingpin. They even had their own series in the late 80’s.


3. In one of the Marvel’s “What if?” series, Hulk and She-Hulk get married “and their lives became much like those on ‘I Love Lucy’.”


4. Mr. Immortal is a superhero who exists in the Marvel universe with no special powers except immortality. He has been killed in ways including crushing, burning, self-impalement on giant novelty scissors, bear trap, cannon, chainsaw, piranhas, ferrets, spear, and python.


5. There is an issue called The Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe, where he kills every single Marvel superhero and villain, including himself.


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6The Pentagon

The Pentagon halted its cooperation with Marvel Studios on ‘The Avengers’ because they did not appreciate that they would have to answer to the secret organization like S.H.I.E.L.D.


7. In Marvel’s Earth-616 continuity alone, Jean Grey, a founding member of the X-Men, has died fourteen times.


8. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the events in ‘Thor’, ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and ‘Iron Man 2’, all take place within seven days, collectively referred to as “Fury’s Big Week”


9. The Thing of ‘The Fantastic Four’ was once killed after being possessed by Dr. Doom. Grief-stricken, Mr. Fantastic decided to revive him by stealing the Thing’s soul from Heaven. While there, the Four were invited to meet God, who was designed to look like Marvel artist, Jack Kirby.


10. During the “Old Man Logan” Marvel series by Mark Millar, the Hulk reproduced with She-Hulk because Bruce Banner knew she was biologically compatible to carry his offspring, despite her being his cousin.


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11Combo Man

Marvel once published a single-issue comic titled ‘Combo Man’, about a boy who was able to transform into a superhero amalgamation of Magneto, Hulk, Wolverine, Daredevil, Iron Man, the Punisher, Carnage, Spider-Man, the Human Torch, Captain America, and Cyclops after being bombarded by energy and eating a Combo.


12. In the Marvel comics series “Spider-Man: Reign”, set 30 years in the future, it is revealed that Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker’s wife, has died from cancer brought on by Peter’s radioactive semen.


13. In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, Black Widow shot and killed Tony Stark’s butler, Jarvis, after he walked in on the two of them having sex, revealing her true sinister persona.


14. Stan Lee once posed nude for a book about the behind the scenes details of the Marvel offices, with just a book covering his privates. Marvel prevented the photo making it into the book, though, and it wasn’t released for 29 years.


15. In a special four-page supplement of a 1985 ‘Chicago Tribune’ comics page, Spider-man revealed he was sexually abused as a child by one of his older friends, a story produced by Marvel Comics in cooperation with the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse.


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16James Gunn

After James Gunn announced Marvel’s legal team wouldn’t let him use the Sneepers species in Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 2, fans began to protest the decision on the internet en masse. This led Marvel to admit that it wasn’t that big of a deal, with Gunn stating to “keep an eye out for at least one Sneeper” in the sequel.


17. In the Marvel Comics Universe, the infamous pirate Blackbeard is actually The Thing of the Fantastic Four. After the team is sent back in time, Reed Richards places a pirate hat, eye patch and beard on The Thing in order to disguise him, inadvertently creating the pirate legend.


18. In the Ultimate version of Marvel Comics, Tony Stark believes The Falcon to be the second smartest man on the planet, above Bruce Banner and Reed Richards and only after himself.


19. Marvel originally planned for Bruce Banner to turn into Grey Hulk when under the Scarlet Witch’s spell in Avengers: Age of Ultron, as the character reached a higher level of anger than previous films, though this idea was scrapped in post-production.


20. The original Guardians of the Galaxy cameo planned for Stan lee involved Groot stumbling across the former Marvel Comics president in one of the Collector’s display cases, who would then flip off our heroes.


21Daredevil new trilogy

Before the rights to Daredevil reverted back to Marvel Studios, Fox intended to make a new trilogy of Daredevil films set in the 1970s and ‘80s. The tone of each movie would have been inspired by the popular music of the period: classic rock, punk rock, and new wave respectively.


22. Galactus, the often antagonistic Devourer of Worlds in Marvel Comics, was inspired by God, with the Silver Surfer based on a fallen angel.


23. Marvel has licensed their characters She-Hulk and Rogue (of the ‘X-Men’) to be used in romance novels aimed at alluring women to read comics.


24. After the 1973 storyline, “The Night Gwen Stacy Died,” premiered in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ comics, Stan Lee promoted his intention to bring her character back soon after. Forty years later, the character has yet to return in Marvel’s main continuity (aside from failed clones), as her death is regarded as one of the most significant moments in Marvel’s history.


25. In Marvel’s mainstream comic’s continuity, Pepper Potts conceives a child with Happy Hogan, but she suffers a miscarriage after being assaulted by Iron Man’s enemies.

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