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1Pepper Potts's

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.

2. According to the 2010 Marvel comic series ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’, the secret organization began in ancient Egypt as the Brotherhood of the Shield, and over time, has included members such as Issac Newton and Leonardo da Vinci.

3. 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.

4. According to a former Disney chairman, the notoriously controversial C.E.O. of Marvel Entertainment, Ike Perlmutter, thought nobody would care that Terrence Howard’s character was replaced by Don Cheadle in the Iron Man franchise, “because black people ‘look the same.’” As of 2015, Perlmutter no longer oversees the development of Marvel Studios.

5. 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.

6Fury's Big Week

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”

7. Due to the production schedule of Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man had to be written into the film many months before he was available for Marvel Studios to legally use. Had Sony denied access to the character, co-director Anthony Russo admitted that they “never had a Plan B.”

8. When Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were creating villains for the Marvel Comic Books they turned to the Bible. Out of that inspiration came Galactus (God) and Silver Surfer (Satan).

9. 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.

10. 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.

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11Bucky Barne's death

Marvel has used the “death” of Bucky Barnes as a canon excuse for why the company has virtually no young sidekicks, as no responsible hero wants to endanger a minor in a similar fashion as Captain America did during WWII.

12. Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics in the early 1990' so that he could play Spider-Man in his own produced movie

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. Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson was not intended to reappear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe past the first Iron Man film. It wasn’t until a contract dispute with Samuel L. Jackson caused Nick Fury’s role in Thor to be dropped, and Clark Gregg was asked to reappear in a larger role.

15. Thor was created for Marvel by Stan Lee as an attempt to design someone more powerful than the Hulk. He realized that the only thing stronger than the strongest man would be a God.

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16Doctor Doom

Due to his status as ruler of Latveria, Doctor Doom has diplomatic immunity in America, despite being one of the most villainous characters in the Marvel universe. This once resulted in Captain America acting as Doom’s bodyguard whilst he visited the United States.

17. Kevin Feige, who eventually became the President of Marvel Studios and mastermind behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was hired on to the first X-Men film as an assistant, but was given an associate producer credit when another producer discovered he was “a walking encyclopedia of Marvel.”

18. 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.

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

20. 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.

21Old man Logan

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.

22. The ‘X-Men’ comic series was originally considered a second-tier title by Marvel and was even canceled in 1969. The series didn’t gain popularity until after it was rebooted in 1976, featuring a mostly new team that included Storm and Wolverine.

23. 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.

24. 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’.”

25. The Punisher, a popular Marvel anti-hero, first appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man #129” as an antagonist hired to assassinate the Web-Slinger.


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