The King of Pop considered buying Marvel to play Spider-Man, according to Stan Lee.
Artist Dave Cockrum's resignation letter made it into Iron Man No. 127, as Jarvis' resignation.
George Lucas drew inspiration from Marvel's Doctor Doom for Darth Vader.
After "Tale of the Zombie," Marvel trademarked "zombie" but later realized enforcement was difficult.
Marvel's fictional company, Damage Control, cleans up superhero and supervillain messes.
Deadpool, originally a spoof of DC's Deathstroke, evolved into a smartass anti-hero.
Nick Fury's resemblance to Samuel L. Jackson predates the movies.
DC and Marvel merged characters in Amalgam Comics, creating unique hybrids like Dark Claw and Super-Soldier.
Spider-Ham, a pig parody of Spider-Man, is a real Marvel Comics character.
Throg, a frog version of Thor wielding Frogjolnir, shares powers with the Thunder God.
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