Marvel is a name of an entertainment company, a comic book publisher, and a primary universe shared by the characters created by Marvel comics. Marvel was created in 1939 by Martin Goodman and has a long history of creating some of the most popular comic book characters in the world such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and many more. In addition to comic books, Marvel is also a well-known publisher of other media as well such as television series, films, video games, podcasts, and other animated content.