The marvel era began in 1961, with launching Fantastic Four along with others created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and much more. The Marvel brand became the company’s staple brand.
Their works were inspired by James Bond films and how the visual effects were of such. This leads to Chris Clearmont and artist John Byrne collaborating on The Uncanny X-Men in 1975. Introducing characters like Wolverine and Mystique with unique stories that made the X-men one of Marvel’s best sellers.
During the early 2000’s a new group of writers including Brian Micheal Bendis, Jonathan Hickman, and Ed Brubaker became well known for their controversial takes on their superhero’s. Such as Daredevil, Captain America, and The Fantastic Four.
In the later 2010’s new artist took a take on Hawkeye and Spider-Man even writing up a new character, Silver Surfer. This also led to more woman superhero’s with the popular Ms.Marvel coming out. In the 2010’s most profits came from video games and merchandise sold in stores. People were buying due to it’s string of extremely successful movies.
The films although different in some ways from the original comics, still able to resonate with audiences of all ages and demographics. The films are based in a world where all superheroes and people live together in a shared universe. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it came to be known, grew into one of the most successful franchises in film history. Its success created a wave of new television programs, beginning with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013– present) on ABC, Daredevil (2015–18), Jessica Jones(2015– ), and Luke Cage (2016–18).
Marvel Studios, the company’s film and television division, continued to set records with movies such as Avengers, but also packed theaters with films about unknown heroes such as the Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Ant-Man (2015), and Doctor Strange (2016). By 2016 more than a dozen films had been released from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the franchise’s global box office receipts had topped $10 billion overall.