Marvel

1939 -
Country:
United States
Indicia / Colophon Publishers:
116
Brand Groups:
40
Brand Emblems in Use:
223

Total Number of Series:
9971
Total Number of Issues:
54013
Number of Current Series:
429
Show Covers by Month:
using on-sale date or using publication date
Web Site:
http://marvel.com
Notes:
Marvel was started in 1939 by Martin Goodman under a number of corporation and imprint names that have collectively become known as Timely, and by 1951 had generally become known as Atlas. The "Marvel era" began in 1961, the year that the company launched The Fantastic Four and other superhero titles created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and many others. The Marvel brand, which had been used over the years, was solidified as the company's primary brand.

Marvel counts among its characters such well-known superheroes as Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Ant-Man, the Wasp, Black Widow, Wolverine, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Blade, Daredevil, the Punisher and Deadpool. Superhero teams exist such as the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and the Guardians of the Galaxy as well as supervillains including Doctor Doom, Magneto, Thanos, Loki, Green Goblin, Kingpin, Red Skull, Ultron, the Mandarin, MODOK, Doctor Octopus, Kang, Dormammu, Annihilus and Galactus. Most of Marvel's fictional characters operate in a single reality known as the Marvel Universe, with most locations mirroring real-life places; many major characters are based in New York City. Additionally, Marvel has published several licensed properties from other companies. This includes Star Wars comics twice from 1977 to 1986 and again since 2015.

Distribution variants:

Whitman: For issues cover dated February 1977 to around May 1979, Marvel produced non-newsstand editions that were sold mainly in packages. Some, but not all of these, were sold by Western and, because of the branding on the similar DC and Gold Key comics, are generally known as Whitman variants. For the most part they have a square diamond price and either a barcode or a white space where the barcode should be. Some issues from this time have the narrower diamond but it is not currently known if this means they were distributed differently or if it was simply because of the design of the original cover. There is definitely uncertainty between the end of the Whitman comics and the beginning of the Direct comics.

Direct: Starting with issues cover dated around April 1979, Marvel started producing non-newsstand editions to be sold in the direct market. For the most part they have a narrower diamond price and the barcode has a line through it (until February 1980 when they started putting a Spider-Man head and eventually other artwork in the UPC box area).

Direct Edition: In July 1993, Marvel started putting a barcode on the issues sold to the Direct market. They included the words "Direct Edition" in the barcode box.
Series Year Issues Covers Published
"Marvel Classics Comics" Featuring Alice in Wonderland 1984 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1984
"Marvel Classics Comics" Featuring Frankenstein [m] 1984 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1984
"Marvel Classics Comics" Featuring Robin Hood 1984 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1984
"Marvel Classics Comics" Featuring Robinson Crusoe 1984 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1984
"Marvel Classics Comics" Featuring The Arabian Nights 1984 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1984
"Marvel Classics Comics" Featuring Treasure Island 1984 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1984
The 'Nam [m] 1986 84 issues (84 indexed) Have 101 (Need 2) December 1986 - September 1993
The 'Nam [b] 1999 1 issues (0 indexed) Add May 1999
The 'Nam [b] 2009 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery 2009 - 2010
The 'Nam Magazine [m] 1988 10 issues (10 indexed) Gallery August 1988 - April 1989
The 'Nam Trade Paperback [b] 1987 3 issues (3 indexed) Gallery 1987 - 1989
The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time [m] 2001 10 issues (10 indexed) Gallery December 2001 - December 2001
100th Anniversary Special: Avengers [m] 2014 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery September 2014
100th Anniversary Special: Fantastic Four [m] 2014 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery September 2014
100th Anniversary Special: Guardians of the Galaxy [m] 2014 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery September 2014
100th Anniversary Special: Spider-Man [m] 2014 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery September 2014
100th Anniversary Special: X-Men [m] 2014 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery September 2014
101 Ways to End the Clone Saga [m] 1997 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery January 1997
15-Love [b] 2011 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 2011
15-Love [m] 2011 3 issues (3 indexed) Gallery August 2011 - October 2011
1602: Witch Hunter Angela [m] 2015 4 issues (4 indexed) Gallery August 2015 - December 2015
1602: Witch Hunter Angela [b] 2016 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery [February] 2016
1872 [m] 2015 4 issues (4 indexed) Gallery September 2015 - December 2015
2 Gun Western [m] 1956 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery May 1956
2001, A Space Odyssey [m] 1976 10 issues (10 indexed) Have 24 (Need 1) December 1976 - September 1977
2001: A Space Odyssey [m] 1976 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 1976
2010 [m] 1985 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery April 1985 - May 1985
2020 Force Works [m] 2020 3 issues (2 indexed) Have 5 (Need 2) April 2020 - 2020
2020 Iron Age [m] 2020 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery May 2020
2020 iWolverine [m] 2020 2 issues (2 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) September 2020 - October 2020
2020 Machine Man [m] 2020 2 issues (2 indexed) Have 2 (Need 2) April 2020 - May 2020
2020 Rescue [m] 2020 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery May 2020 - June 2020
2099 A.D. [m] 1995 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery May 1995
2099 A.D. Apocalypse [m] 1995 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery December 1995
2099 A.D. Genesis [m] 1996 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery January 1996
2099 Alpha [m] 2020 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) January 2020
2099 Omega [m] 2020 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 2020
2099 Special: The World of Doom [m] 1995 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery May 1995
2099 Unlimited [m] 1993 10 issues (10 indexed) Gallery July 1993 - October 1995
2099: Manifest Destiny [m] 1998 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery March 1998
2099: World of Tomorrow [m] 1996 8 issues (8 indexed) Gallery September 1996 - April 1997
3-D Action [m] 1954 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery January 1954
3-D Adventures Weekly [m] 1991 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1991
3-D Tales of the West 1954 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery January 1954
4 [Universe X] [m] 2000 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) October 2000
411 [m] 2003 2 issues (1 indexed) Gallery June 2003 - July 2003
5 Ronin [m] 2011 5 issues (5 indexed) Gallery May 2011 - May 2011
67 Seconds [b] 1992 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery October 1992
A+X [m] 2012 18 issues (6 indexed) Have 45 (Need 2) December 2012 - May 2014
A+X [b] 2013 3 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) [May] 2013 - [May] 2014
A-Babies vs. X-Babies [m] 2012 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 2 (Need 1) December 2012
A-Force [m] 2015 5 issues (5 indexed) Gallery July 2015 - December 2015
A-Force [b] 2015 1 issues (1 indexed) Add [November] 2015
A-Force [b] 2016 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery 2016 - 2017
A-Force [m] 2016 10 issues (7 indexed) Have 24 (Need 5) March 2016 - December 2016
A-Force Presents [b] 2015 6 issues (2 indexed) Have 6 (Need 3) 2015 - 2016
A-Next [m] 1998 12 issues (12 indexed) Gallery October 1998 - September 1999
The A-Team [m] 1984 3 issues (3 indexed) Have 8 (Need 2) March 1984 - May 1984
The A-Team Storybook Comics Illustrated 1983 1 issues (0 indexed) Gallery 1983
A-Z of Marvel Monsters [b] 2017 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2017
A1 1992 4 issues (4 indexed) Gallery 1992 - 1992
AAFES 10th Edition [New Avengers: X Exchange] [m] 2010 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery October 2010
AAFES 11th Edition [Captain America: The First Avenger] [m] 2011 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery June 2011
AAFES 12th Edition [Captain America the First Avenger] [m] 2011 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 2011
AAFES 13th Edition [The Avengers] [m] 2012 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery May 2012
AAFES 14th Edition [Avengers] [m] 2005 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 2005
AAFES 15th Edition [Iron Man] [m] 2013 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery June 2013
AAFES 16th Edition [Thor] [m] 2013 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery November 2013
AAFES 17th Edition [Captain America] [m] 2014 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery May 2014
AAFES 3rd Edition [New Avengers] [m] 2006 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery April 2006
AAFES 4th Edition [The New Avengers: Letters Home] [m] 2007 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery January 2007
AAFES 5th Edition [New Avengers: The Spirit of America] [m] 2007 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery October 2007
AAFES 6 [New Avengers: Fireline] [m] 2008 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 2008
AAFES 7th Edition [New Avengers: An Army of One] [m] 2009 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery 2009
AAFES 8th Edition [New Avengers: The Promise] [m] 2009 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery December 2009
AAFES 9th Edition [New Avengers: Hero Exchange] [m] 2010 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery June 2010
Abominations [m] 1996 3 issues (3 indexed) Gallery December 1996 - February 1997
Abraham Stone 1995 2 issues (2 indexed) Gallery July 1995 - August 1995
Absolute Carnage [m] 2019 5 issues (5 indexed) Have 45 (Need 34) October 2019 - January 2020
Absolute Carnage [b] 2019 1 issues (0 indexed) Add 2019
Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool [m] 2019 3 issues (3 indexed) Have 9 (Need 5) October 2019 - December 2019
Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool [b] 2019 1 issues (1 indexed) Add 2019
Absolute Carnage: Avengers [m] 2019 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) December 2019
Absolute Carnage: Captain Marvel [m] 2020 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 2) January 2020
Absolute Carnage: Immortal Hulk [m] 2019 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 6) December 2019
Absolute Carnage: Immortal Hulk and Other Tales [b] 2019 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 2019
Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors [m] 2019 3 issues (3 indexed) Have 8 (Need 3) October 2019 - December 2019
Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors [b] 2019 1 issues (1 indexed) Add 2019
Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales [m] 2019 3 issues (3 indexed) Have 4 (Need 10) October 2019 - December 2019
Absolute Carnage: Miles Morales [b] 2019 1 issues (1 indexed) Add 2019
Absolute Carnage: Scream [m] 2019 3 issues (3 indexed) Have 8 (Need 5) October 2019 - December 2019
Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety [m] 2019 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 3 (Need 3) October 2019
Absolute Carnage: Symbiote of Vengeance [m] 2019 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 4) November 2019
Absolute Carnage: Symbiote Spider-Man [m] 2019 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery November 2019
Absolute Carnage: Weapon Plus [m] 2020 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery January 2020
The Accused [m] 2016 1 issues (1 indexed) Gallery October 2016
Acts of Evil [b] 2019 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 2019
Acts of Vengeance Crossovers [b] 2011 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 3 (Need 1) 2011
Acts of Vengeance Omnibus [b] 2011 1 issues (0 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) [March 2011]
Acts of Vengeance: Avengers [b] 2019 1 issues (1 indexed) Have 1 (Need 1) 2019

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