Who is the oldest Marvel character?
The Asgardians are the oldest beings in the Marvel Universe.
Some Asgardians are almost a thousand years old while some more powerful ones have been there since a million years.
The All-father Odin even once led the Avengers in 1,00,000 BC alongside Ghost Rider.
What was the very first Marvel comic?
Timely’s first comic book was Marvel Comics no. 1 (cover dated October 1939), which featured several superhero characters, most notably the Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner.
Who came first Marvel or DC?
It was founded in 1934 as National Allied Comics, first published the title Detective Comics in 1937, and officially changed its name to DC in 1977. Marvel began in 1938 as Timely Comics, published the title Marvel Comics in 1939, became Atlas Comics in 1951 and Marvel Comics in 1961.
When did Timely Comics become Marvel?
Marvel was first known as Timely Comics. It was set up in 1939 by New York magazine publisher Martin Goodman. From 1951 the company’s comics were printed under the name Atlas but this was changed to Marvel in 1961.