Marvel

Website review by
Susan Yudt, Common Sense Media
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A bit of violence and cursing, and a lot for sale.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Positive Messages

Message boards encourage users to be helpful and respectful; most comply.

Violence

Flaming skulls, killer clowns, and assorted weaponry.

Sex

A few scantily clad cover babes, but nothing explicit.

Language

A few problematic comments on blogs: "F--K YEAH," "anyone who don't like wat i say suck it, f--k it, and do it all nite long."

Consumerism

Lots of prompts to buy Marvel comics, toys, and video games.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Marvel comics have ratings that range from "all ages" to "explicit content, 18+" for its MAX imprint of adults-only comics. Marvel doesn't offer MAX downloads or subscriptions online, so kids won't find any nudity, strong sexual content, or drug use on this site. Message boards are free of bad language and rude behavior, but the site's blogs may not be squeaky clean. Parents also need to know that the site is product heavy, sending users to toybiz.com to buy Marvel toys and to a Marvel e-commerce site to subscribe to comics.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7, 11, and 12 year old Written byBjbrin May 20, 2015

I love it and can't get enough of it!!!!!!!

I think they're a super fun way of getting kids like me reading and maybe even drawing and writing comics, but if you're under 12 maybe try Phoenix C... Continue reading
Adult Written byTakumi July 5, 2013

Sexual Content in 9+ (or "A") Rated Marvel Comics - Brief Synopsis

I wanted to pipe in and simply add that, within the 'The Invincible Ironman' series in the very first book, there is a page and a half or so of what i... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byTheGeekWave September 30, 2016

Fun comicbooks for all ages

Okay there are 5 marvel comics ratings they mean different things that what I will write, but here is what they SHOULD MEAN all ages 2+ T 10+ T+ 12+ Parental A... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byBTG geek March 11, 2016

Great comic company for tweens and above

I am a reader of many marvel comics titles they have easily veiwed rating titles, T is ages 9+ but some titles have slightly more mature themes. T+ is ages 12+... Continue reading

What's it about?

Years before Tobey Maguire donned Spidey tights, the Webbed One crawled through the pages of Marvel Comics, home to 5,000+ superheroes and villains. Fans can follow Spidey, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and others on MARVEL.COM, which features blogs, videos, newsletters and more -- all devoted to the Marvel gallery of characters.

Is it any good?

In addition to the meaty stuff for Marvel fans, the site also features plenty of plugs for Marvel toys, video games, and comic book subscriptions. Users need to register to do a lot of the fun things on the site, like download wallpaper, view digital comics, or post on message boards (kids younger than 13 have to get a parent's permission to register).

The coolest feature is the Marvel Universe -- a wiki, or community encyclopedia, of all people, places, and things Marvel. Registered users can add or edit entries; posting guidelines include helpful tips on writing clearly and succinctly.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether comics have the same effect on kids as "real" images. Does a shocking or inappropriate drawing make more or less of an impression than a photo or video of the same nature? Families can also talk about their favorite superheroes. What admirable qualities do they have?

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