Did you know that Doctor Doom is not a real doctor? Or that Marvel gave Optimus Prime his name? Or that Captain America drew Captain America? Or that Marvel created a character to slaughter Doctor Who's Daleks?

We've uncovered some of the strangest and most wonderful facts from more than fifty years of Marvel Comics history to provide you with tidbits to amuse, educate, and inform --- including weird-but-true facts about Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, the X-Men, Doctor Strange, and the big guy himself, Groot.

For more delightful comics facts, check out our gallery of 50 DC facts:

 

 

Can't get enough trivia? Check out dozens more comics facts about your favorite Marvel characters via our ongoing video series, ‘You Think You Know Comics.’ Watch brand new episodes every Tuesday on YouTube.

 

12 Facts You May Not Know About Ant-Man

12 Facts You May Not Know About Daredevil

12 Facts You May Not Know About Black Widow

15 Facts You May Not Know About Doctor Strange

12 Facts You May Not Know About The Avengers

12 Facts You May Not Know About The Guardians Of The Galaxy

12 Facts You May Not Know About Wolverine

13 Facts You May Not Know About Ultron

12 Facts You May Not Know About Deadpool

 

Is there an important Marvel Comics fact that you think we've missed, or a DC fact that you think we should include for our follow-up? Do you have a suggestion on the next subject for our 'You Think You Know Comics' videos? We'd love to hear about it. Share your suggestions in the comments below.

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