Fun Facts About Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics was very close to not existing at all. In 1937 Martin Goodman and his wife were vacationing in Europe and wanted to take the Hindenburg airship back home. Goodman was unable to get two seats next to each other, so the couple took a plane back home. Had they been aboard the airship, they could have perished in the infamous Hindenbrug Disaster. Upon his return to the United States, Goodman founded Timely Comics (which would eventually become Marvel Comics) and hired Stanley Lieber, who we all know as Stan Lee.