Marvel Studios, LLC (originally known as Marvel Films from 1993 to 1996) is an American motion picture studio. The company is based at “The Walt Disney Studios” in Burbank, California and is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios. It is a wholly owned division of “The Walt Disney Company”.
Marvel Comics was founded by Martin Goodman and registered in 1939 under the name Timely Publications. Goodman was a publisher for pulp magazine who wanted a share of the ever increasing pie of the comic books genre. During the initial days, he officially held the titles of editor & managing editor, as well as that of a business manager. This while Abraham Goodman was officially the publisher.