Marvel Comics is one of the two major comic book publishers in the United States along with DC Comics. Marvel is owned by Disney. Popular Marvel characters include Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, The Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men and The Incredible Hulk. Nearly all of Marvel's most famous characters were created by Stan Lee.
In recent years, many successful film-adaptations of Marvel Comics characters have been made including Captain America starring Chris Evans, the Iron Man movies starring Robert Downey Jr. and Thor starring Chris Hemsworth.