Marvel – History, Movies and Casino Games

There are probably very few people in the world who are not familiar with characters from the famous Marvel Comics. Just to name a few, Marvel has introduced to the world characters such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine, the Fantastic Four, and Guardians of the Galaxy. The New York-based publishing company, which was founded in the late 1930s, has published a myriad of highly successful comic books that quickly became popular both in the United States and abroad. Many of these comic books were turned into films as well.  And, as it turns out, there are even casino games inspired by Marvel, on the Titanbet Casino UK website!

 

The History of Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics did not actually start out as Marvel Comics. The company was founded in 1939 under another name - Timely Publications. Its founder was Martin Goodman, a former publisher of pulp magazines. The first comic was published in October 1939 and included the characters the Human Torch and Namor the Sub-Mariner; it was a great success and sold 900,000 copies within two months. In the following years, some more Marvel superheroes had emerged for the first time. One of them was Captain America, who first appeared in 1941.

 

 

Captain America shield

 

Following WWII, superheroes started becoming less popular. The company, which by now had changed its name to Atlas Comics, started expanding into more genres like Westerns, horror, crime, espionage, funny animals, sports and even Bible stories. Many of these genres were inspired by popular TV shows of that time.

1961 was the first time the comics were officially published under the name "Marvel Comics". This year also marked the return of the superheroes, with the introduction of the first superhero team in Marvel's history, The Fantastic Four. Other superheroes (and antagonists) who originated in those years were the Green Lantern and Flash, followed by Thor, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Magneto, Loki, Doctor Octopus and more. The time was ripe was these characters and the popularity of Marvel Comics soared – by 1968, 50 million comic books were being sold a year.

Over the years, the company grew steadily and underwent numerous changes (such as acquiring companies, being sold to other companies, and even being on the edge of bankruptcy). Today the company is known as Marvel Worldwide Inc. Its parent company, Marvel Entertainment, was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2009.

 

Films Inspired by Marvel Comics

Naturally, the much-loved protagonists and antagonists of Marvel have inspired many films. The first film inspired by Marvel, which was actually a serial film released in 15 chapters, was Captain America, in 1944. Then, after a lull that lasted nearly 40 years, more Marvel-inspired were released during the 1980s and 1990s, such as The Punisher, a new version of Captain America, Blade, The Fantastic Four and several more. The new millennium saw an explosion of Marvel films: the X-Men series, the Spider-Man series, the Iron Man series, Thor: The Dark World, and many more.

Hugh Jackman playing wolverine

 

Marvel Slots and other Casino Games 

Now you can enjoy your favourite Marvel characters while playing Marvel casino games, and find out how well you know Marvel heroes!
Titanbet Casino brings you all the popular characters in a variety of awesome casino games you can play at home. It's another satisfying way to celebrate the timelessness of Marvel Comics. Whichever slot game you choose:

Spider-Man, Iron-Man, The Avengers, X-Men, Thor, or any other Marvel-based game – you are sure to enjoy some great action and thrill. Nothing compares to reconnecting with your favourite characters from Marvel! 

 

 

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