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The company that started it all. The Company was run by Martin Goodman
, established in 1939. Ironicly, the very first comic that Timely Comics published was named "Marvel Comics", the name that the company would later take on as their company-name. Timely Comics is famous for creating iconic comicbook characters who are still published to this very day, such as Captain America
, the Original Human Torch
. The company published mostly super hero comics untill they no longer became profitabele in the late 1940's. In the 1950's the company changed it's name to Atlas
, publishing mostly Horror and Detective comics untill the early 1960's when the company again changed it's name. This time into Marvel
Comics, a name that would last and continues to build up on the foundations that where layed here by Timely Comics.