Marvel Worldwide, Inc., commonly referred to as Marvel Comics, and formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, is an American company that publishes comic books and related media. In 2009, the Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Worldwide's parent company, for $4.24 billion.
Marvel started in 1939 as Timely Publications, and by the early 1950s had generally become known as Atlas Comics. Marvel's modern incarnation dates from 1961, with the company later that year, launching Fantastic Four, and other superhero titles, created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and others.
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