Thanks to the movies Wolverine,Iron Man and Captain America.In comics Wolverine,Spiderman and Iron Man
You don't think the Spider-Man films are still a force to be reckoned with?
If we go popularity wise:
Spiderman Wolverine Iron Man
Or story wise (most debatable as it completely ignores xmen fantastic four and defenders):
Captain America Thor Iron Man
And if we go team wise (soneone once said that marvel trinity lies in teams):
Avengers Xmen Fantastic 4
But what does this all say? Marvel has no established trinity.
Although I have seen spidey and iron man on almost every app merchandise major cross over cover etc. So we can be sure of these two.
I don't really think Marvel has a Trinity equivalent... To be honest, DC's is really more about longevity of the characters as SM, BM and WW are the only comics that continually published since the inception of comics. They are also representative of Magic, Science and Humantiy, although this concept varies over time as writers change etc... Regardless, the Trinity represent the structure of DC's publishing and how they tend to organize groups of comics and coordinate crossovers and such.
I'd say the Marvel universe really centers around groups rather than individual characters ... Thus you loosely have the Avengers corner of Marvel, the Xmen corner, the Hulk corner and the Spider corner. You can see blocks of comics related to these micro-universes and it's the most natural starting place for most line-wide crossovers and such. If you really want to pic characters I'd say Spider-Man, Hulk, Cap and Wolverine are the cornerstones although Cap/Ironman/Thor are somewhat interchangeable in this role IMO a.
@symbioticspider-man: That's prob only because you don't remember. I am old, I remember. Marvel has never really had a defining hero the way DC has Superman and Batman. Its a list heroes back in the day though were Cap America, Spiderman, Hulk and Ironman. They all had their own cartoons and tv shows long before 99% of the public had any idea who Wolverine is/was. You could prob say the FF too but then the X-men kept growing in popularity until they came on equal footing to the FF and Avengers in the 90's.
Marvel is so diverse that I don't think they have a "Big 3".
They have the Illuminati (Mr. Fantastic/Black Bolt/Iron Man/Charles Xavier/Namor/Dr. Strange) They represent every major family that comprises the Marvel Universe and there isn't a story that is published that doesn't involve them in some part
@veshark: No He is right that's the reason for the DCU's big three.
As for marvel in the universe their big 3 are Steve Rogers , Iron-man and Thor but in popularity it's Spiderman , iron-man and wolverine
This is what I hate about Marvel in comparison to DC. Instead of making Spidey part of the Big 3 in universe as well (like how DC's 3 most popular are their Big 3), they keep regressing him to the point of no-return and wanking their Iron Man, Cap, and Thor.
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