Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know what Marvel is.

You’ve read their comics at some point, seen their artwork, or at the very least you’ve been bombarded with their superhero movies at the cinema (in a good way).

But after seeing this infographic I never realized how little I actually knew about the masterminds behind the super heros in tights.

Did you know that Marvel was originally named Timely Comics? Or the fact that they were bankrupt at one point? Or my all time favorite, Michael Jackson almost owned Marvel?

Well I wont spoil it for you, so check out the infographic, trust me you’ll be really surprised at some of these facts.

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