Marvel Comics

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Name: Marvel comics
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Creator:
Date(s): 1939-present
Medium: Comics
Country of Origin: United States
External Links: Marvel Comics official site

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(This article is about fandom surrounding Marvel comics. For fandoms centered on movie versions of Marvel properties, see X-Men Movieverse, Iron Man Movieverse, Captain America Movieverse, Thor Movieverse, and The Avengers Movieverse. See also The Avengers and X-Men.)


Marvel Comics fandom was active on the internet before fandom became a presence on LiveJournal, existing primarily on mailing lists. One of the largest sites, CFAN, was maintained from approximately April 1999 to June 2003[1].

Marvel fandom is now much smaller than it was in its heyday, although films such as X-Men and Iron Man have brought many media fans (who were not previously comics fans) into the fandom. Many media fans were also brought into the fandom by Joss Whedon's writing stints on Astonishing X-Men and Runaways.

Outside Mainstream Continuity

See List of Marvel Universes‎

Popular mini-fandoms that are published by Marvel, but are not part of their mainstream continuity include Marvel 1602 and Supreme Power.

The Marvel Ultimate Universe universe is an imprint that was launched in 2000. It basically "reset" many of Marvel's key titles from the beginning, starting over with a clean slate and showing the characters in high school and college, gaining their powers and encountering each other and antagonists for the first time.

However, this was not just a simple re-telling; many changes were made as the stories progressed, resulting in a truly alternate version of the Marvel universe. Some changes were made in order to simplify confusing canon, such as Spider-Man's Clone Saga. Some characters were altered to create greater diversity; the Ultimate version of Nick Fury is African-American and Piotr Rasputin is gay. Other changes were more like complete re-imaginings of the characters, such as Orson Scott Card's work on Ultimate Iron Man.

Popular Pairings

On LiveJournal

Popular pairings in livejournal-based Marvel fandom currently include:

Pairings that were popular in the past have included:

  • Gambit/Rogue (hugely popular for some time, thanks to a UST filled on-again-off-again canon relationship)
  • Wolverine/Rogue (a pairing which owes most of its popularity to the first three X-Men movies)
  • Rictor/Shatterstar (The New Mutants, X-Force)
  • Northstar/Iceman (this pairing gained popularity after Northstar, a canonically gay character, admitted he had a crush on Iceman)

Other popular Marvel pairings include Scott/Jean, Scott/Emma, Tony Stark/James Rhodes, Kitty Pryde/Piotr Rasputin, Kitty Pryde/Pete Wisdom, Peter Parker/Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker/Matt Murdock, Matt Murdock/Foggy Nelson, Tony Stark/Whoever Tony Stark Wants, Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes.

Fanworks

Examples

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Some non-Steve Tony and non-Avengers examples should be added

Fics

Vids

  • If I only could by TheMadMoro (1:40). Tony Stark's reaction to death of Captain America. (10/2011)
  • Sleepwalker by pencilnecklace (3:30). Civil War slash vid. (07/2011)

Archives

Mailing Lists

  • Outside the Lines[3] (all comics based fic was allowed, but OTL was dominated by fic for Marvel, and in particular the X-Men.)

Communities

Resources

References

  1. CFAN on the wayback machine [1]
  2. See jane_elliot in epic_recs. All That Remains by Kijikun (NC-17), 22 June 2010. (Accessed 07 June 2012)
  3. Outside the Lines hub
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