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Power of 50

Superheroes Celebrate 50th Anniversary!

Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Avengers still save the day, but here’s how these Marvel Comics crusaders can use their talents in an encore career. Check it out, Iron Man

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En españolAmerican superheroes had a banner year in 1963. "The Amazing Spider-Man" comic book hit newsstands in the spring, and the original X-Men (Professor Xavier, Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Marvel Girl aka Phoenix) and Avengers (Iron Man, Ant-Man, Thor, Hulk) debuted that autumn. Captain America joined the latter group a few months later. … Back to Article

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