Marvel Entertainment, LLC (Marvel) or Marvel Comics, formerly Marvel Enterprises and Toy Biz, Inc., is an American entertainment company formed from the merger of Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. and Toy Biz, Inc. The company is responsible for the creation of the X-Men, Wolverine, Deadpool, New Mutants, X-Force, Gambit as well as the Avengers, Spider-Man, Punisher, Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Moon Knight, Fantastic Four, Guardians of the Galaxy, Inhumans, and Defenders.
In 2009, The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment, Inc. for $4 billion. It has been a limited liability company (LLC) since then.
To date, Marvel is the highest-grossing brand of all time, its films having grossed a total of $4,094.6 million.