Anecdotes about Marvel heroes
Let's discover some curiosities about Marvel characters. What secrets do our beloved heroes have?
- Wolverine is a character born from the pen of writer Len Wein and artist John Romita Sr. Over the years, Wolverine has become one of the most iconic characters in the Marvel universe, so much so that he has earned his own comic series and numerous film adaptations.
However, it may surprise you to know that the retractable claws, one of the character's defining features, were not present in the original version of the character. The claws were added later by designer Herb Trimpe, who wanted to give Wolverine a distinctive element that would differentiate him from other characters.
- Iron Man is a character who has had a long evolution over the years. The character was created in the 1960s as a sort of response to America's growing interest in technology and science. The character's appearance was created by artist Don Heck, but it was writer Stan Lee who helped define Iron Man's personality. Lee wanted to create a character who was the complete opposite of the shy and reserved Peter Parker, or Spider-Man. Man. For this reason, Iron Man has been portrayed as an extroverted, arrogant, and often impulsive character.
- Spider-Man is another iconic Marvel character, and his creation was inspired by Stan Lee's chance encounter with an insect climbing a wall. Hence the idea of creating a superhero with abilities similar to those of a spider was born. The creation of the character was then developed together with designer Steve Ditko, who created the iconic red and blue costume. The Spider-Man comic series has become very popular thanks to its authors' ability to portray the character as a normal teenager dealing with the challenges of everyday life, as well as fighting criminals and supervillains.
- Doctor Strange is a character less known to the general public, but his story is equally interesting. The character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and was inspired by the works of magic and mysticism of Aleister Crowley. Ditko worked closely with Lee to create a character who would represent the world of the occult and mystical arts. The character was conceived as a surgeon who, after an accident, discovers that he possesses magical powers and becomes the defender of the world against the forces of evil.
- Deadpool is a character who stands out for his black humor and his use of the fourth wall, i.e. speaking directly to the audience. The character was created as a parody of the DC Comics character Deathstroke, but became so popular that he was later developed into a character.