13 Mind Blowing Marvel Facts You Probably Didn't Know

We’ve uncovered some of the strangest and most wonderful facts from more than fifty years of Marvel Comics history to provide you with awesome unknowns to amuse, educate, and inform — including weird-but-true facts about Dead-Pool, Captain America, Iron ManDoctor Strange, and the big guy himself, Groot.

1) Marvel's Deadpool Wade Wilson was originally created as a spoof of DC's Deathstroke Slade Wilson

2) Eminem is a character in the Marvel universe.
3) Iron Man was created by Stan Lee as a challenge to create a hero that no one should like and force people to like him. 
4) Eleven days before the 9/11 attacks, a character named Jihad was introduced into the Marvel Univers. He was a character, who was bent on world conquest.
5) There is a fictional company in the Marvel universe called Damage Control. It specializes in cleaning up the mess that superheroes and super villains leave behind.
6) In the early 1990s, Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics just so that he could play Spider-Man in his own produced movie.
7) The spider that bites Tobey Magquire in Spider-Man was chosen after a Spider Olympics and was then painted with body paint when time didn't allow for a spider costume to be created.
8) In 1983, Marvel published a comic about Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Ham. He was a Spider-Pig named Peter-Porker.
9) The reason Spider-Man wasn't a part of the Avengers movie is because Marvel sold the rights to Sony.
10) Groot is Dutch for large, which is a fitting for a hero who can grow in size.
11) Spiderman comic book about the unprotected sex of the teenagers is basically based on the issue of Spiderman's girlfriend who got killed by Spidey's radioactive sperm.
12) Marvel has a superhero named Throg. He is a frog that has the power of Thor and is in a superhero called The Pet Avengers.
13) Squirrel girl is based on the writer's wife, so yes. She beats everyone, don't know if even The One Above All or not. But, almost every big boss cannot stand a fight against her. 
14) Venom, the Spider-Man villain was a fan-based concept that Marvel bought for $220 dollars.
15) The inspiration for Doctor Strange came from a 1930s Radio program. How cool?

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