Marvel Comics

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Marvel Worldwide Inc.
Marvel's logo

Type Print media publisher
Status Active
Led by
  • C.B. Cebulski (editor-in-chief)
  • John Nee (publisher)
Founder(s) Martin Goodman
Founded 1939
New York City, New York, United States
Also known as
  • Timely Comics (1939-1950)
  • Atlas Comics (1951-1960)
Parent company Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Worldwide Inc., commonly referred to as Marvel Comics, is an American company that publishes comic books and related media. One of the two largest and oldest still-operating American comic book publishers alongside DC Comics, Marvel's vast library of characters includes the likes of Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the X-Men, and many more. Most of its characters inhabit a fictional shared universe known as the Marvel Universe, and several have been adapted to other media such as television and film, including the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe film and TV franchise. Since 2009, Marvel has been owned by The Walt Disney Company after it acquired its parent company, Marvel Entertainment.

From 1977 to 1979, Marvel Comics published Godzilla, a comic series that integrated the character into the Marvel Universe of Earth-616. After losing the rights to Godzilla, Marvel was forced to abandon the character, but continued to use its original characters that debuted alongside him. A mutated version of the monster appeared unnamed in several comics in 1985 and 1986. Godzilla, somehow no longer mutated, canonically reappeared in Mighty Avengers #1 in 2007. Most recently, Godzilla was referenced by Marvel via multiple pictures in Monsters Unleashed (vol. 3) #6 in 2017. Marvel currently holds the comic rights to the Ultra Series, and has published multiple miniseries using the license.

Selected publications

Unlicensed appearances of Godzilla

Verbal mentions of Godzilla

While this section aims to be comprehensive, due to the broad subject matter, it is always ever-growing.

See also



    • #53, p. 19: "Hey! Look--over there! A couple more of them refugees from Godzilla!"
    • #132, p. 2: "Not a chance, Godzilla. We said we'd sign up for the duration, but that doesn't mean--"
  1. p. 16: "I don't care if he's the nephew of Godzilla!"
    • #91, p. 11: "Don't try it, Pietro! You know you're no match for Godzilla."
    • #109, p. 5: "Nice show, Godzilla. Now put your paws straight up--"
    • #194, p. 18: "Y-you wouldn't want to miss Godzilla."
  2. p. 8: "Godzilla's vanished completely!"
  3. p. ?: "Sure. Like the jerk done up in a lizard suit for "Godzilla vs. Megalon"!"
    • #95, p. 8: "That--that thing's still comin'! Throwin' off our shells like he was Godzilla!"
    • #96, p. 3: " so much with...imitation Godzilla...about to walk...all over him."
    • #121, p. 13: "Aw, geez, we might as well just give up! This is like shooting rubber bands at Godzilla!"
    • #1, p. 57: "Look, Jack, if Godzilla there wants to crack this ship open..."
    • #2, p. 45: "Careful with Godzilla, there!"
  4. p. 15: "But why not look on the bright side. I could have been Godzilla. Or the Thing, even."
    • p. 16: "I gave him my best shot--the one I used to flatten Ronan--but that refugee from Toho Studios isn't even fazed."
    • p. 17: "Pleasant dreams, Godzilla."
  5. p. 8: "Great... just great! I get one lousy furlough from Godzilla duty, an' this has to happen!"
  6. p. 14: "[Batragon, Lepirax, Cenitpor, and Ghilaron] were slain--by a rather extraordinary agent and Demonicus was captured."
  7. p. ?: "Dum Dum, if that big green, fire-snortin' lizard is loose again, I quit!"


This is a list of references for Marvel Comics. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. "'Ultraman X Avengers' Brings Together the Greatest Hero of Japan & Earth's Mightiest Heroes". 22 May 2024.


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