Marvel was initiated in 1939 by Martin Goodman under several corporations and imprints but now known as Timely Comics, and by 1951, it had generally become known as Atlas Comics. The Marvel brand, used over the years, has established itself as the company’s flagship brand.
Marvel has famous superheroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Ant-Man, West, Black Widow, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, and Blade. There are superhero teams like The Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Galaxy of Guardians, as well as Doctor Doom, Magneto, Thanos, Loki, Green Goblin, and Kingpin. Most fictional Marvel characters work in reality called the Marvel Universe, and most places reflect their real location. Many of the important ones are based in New York.
The top-notch comics out of the lot which is considered legendary are:
Wolverine (1982) #4
The award-winning comic book writer Chris Claremont and Frank Miller feature Wolverine going to Japan alone to search for Yukio, only to be lost by Mariko Yashido during the process.
This mini-series of 4 issues helped identify Wolverine outside of X-Men. From the amazing pencil drawings of all comics in the mini-series to the epic narrative by Claremont of the plot, neither giving away neither too much nor too little information, Wolverine (1982) will make one think of comic books as literature.
Marvel Secret Wars (1984)
Marvel Comics’ first issue of Secret Wars features many Marvel’s fan-favorite characters, including Spider-Man, Hulk, Captain America, and others in its 12-part limited series.
Cover artist Michael Zeck did an excellent job of depicting each character’s personality on the comic’s cover photo.
In the first part of the series, Earth’s superheroes are taken into space, where a few of them become villains. This fight against good and evil in this comic makes things extreme. The most amazing part in this issue is that one can witness the first appearance of the Beyonder.
Incredible Hulk (1999) #92
The Incredible Hulk #92 is one of the best Marvel comics of all time, both graphics and plot. In this episode, the Hulk learns a hard lesson. As he walks away, the people of Planet Earth are threatened. So, they send the Hulk into space to protect themselves from any harm it might cause for their safety.
This issue helps clarify who the real Hulk is. Astonishing to some readers, this Marvel character is not the only powerful jerk they may tend to think he is. Moreover, Marvel fans don’t need to understand the Hulk before reading this issue.
Avengers (1963) #4
In the fourth instalment of the Avengers comics, things get chaotic as Thor, Bruce Banner, Captain America, and Black Widow attempt to get back Tony Stark and Pepper Potts to fight the evil demigod Thanos and destroy the Earth and the universe.
For those who want to see Avengers #4 in live-action, you can keep your eyes peeled for Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Avengers: Endgame.
Iron Man: Armor Wars (1987)
In the series Armor Wars by David Michelinie and Bob Leighton, Tony Stark is creative as he tries to create technology that benefits humanity. Stark creates his Iron Man Armor to increase his power and help him more in battle.
Unfortunately, Tony Stark failed to patent his technology. As a result, the villains take over. Nevertheless, Stark must continue to use his technology to find a way to defeat his enemies, which robbed him of a “secret” technological invention.
However, it is essential to note that the movie and the comic have their fair share of differences. As “with great power comes great responsibility.