Can You Buy Marvel Comics Stock?

January 10, 2024

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Are you interested in buying Marvel Comics stock? Unfortunately, you won’t be able to do so because Marvel Comics is a private subsidiary that is wholly owned by Disney. Disney bought Marvel Comics back in 2009 for over $4 billion. The only way that you can invest in Marvel is by indirectly investing in Disney stock.

Here is everything you need to know about investing in Marvel Comics stock and how to do it indirectly. Let’s talk about how you can invest in Disney, and indirectly Marvel Comics and why it could be a good idea.

Indirectly Investing in Marvel Comics Stock

While everyone knows that the MCU has stalled in popularity recently, it would be folly to believe that comic book films are dead and will never become popular again.

Marvel Comics started out as Atlas Comics in 1939, changed its name to Timely Comics temporarily, and then officially changed its name and logo to Marvel Comics in 1961. Marvel Comics owns over 8,000 core character IPs like Spider-Man, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The Punisher, Captain America, Dr. Doom, and so on.

However, when you count all of the one-off characters, supporting characters, villains, and variants, Marvel Comics technically owns over 80,000 characters as IPs. Since the inception of the MCU in 2008 with the first Iron Man film the business world has seen the value of adapting Marvel Comics IPs for film, TV, streaming, animation, video games, theme park experiences, merchandising, and more.

Disney Stock and Market Capitalization

As of the writing of this article, one share of Disney stock had a market value of over $89.30.

Disney has a current market capitalization of over $177 billion. Maret capitalization is a reference to the total value of all the outstanding shares related to Disney and all of its subsidiaries.

Invest in Disney, Invest in all of Its Subsidiaries

While you can invest in Marvel Comics stock indirectly by investing in Disney, you will also invest in all of Disney’s other subsidiary companies.

Invest in Disney and you can invest in other subsidiary companies like:

  • Marvel Comics
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney+
  • ABC Channel
  • 20th Century Studios
  • 20th Century Animation
  • Lucasfilm (Star Wars)
  • Hulu
  • ESPN
  • Pixar
  • Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Searchlight Pictures
  • National Geographic
  • 14+ Disney-themed theme parks, hotels, cruises, resorts, and experiences

$30 Billion in MCU Profit Successes

Everyone knows that the MCU is basically in standby mode after a string of critically and financially disappointing films. The MCU will not release any new films until 2025, although Deadpool 3 featuring Hugh Jackman is still slated to be released this year. 

It is a popular trend to pile on and criticize Disney’s recent MCU failures, but it is important to keep things in perspective. 2023’s The Marvels only profited Disney about $205 million, which makes it Disney’s first certifiable flop.

However, it is important to remember that since 2009, when Disney acquired Marvel Comics, the MCU has grossed Disney almost $30 billion in profits. The Marvels is the only cinematic flop that Disney experienced in 15 years. 

Such facts are important to keep in perspective if you want to invest in Marvel Comics stock.

How to Indirectly Invest in Marvel Comics Stock

Disney is a publicly traded company and you can invest in Marvel Comics stock indirectly by investing in Marvel.

If you want to invest in Disney then you can do it through a private broker or an online brokerage firm or stock sharing platform.

You can invest in Disney via online brokerage firms like:

  • eToro
  • IG
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Charles Schwab
  • Robinhood
  • E*Trade
  • Fidelity Investments

Of these, Robinhood is probably the best for newer investors. It has an excellent tech stack and lets you make investments for as little as $1.  You can find them here.


You should not just invest in Marvel Comics stock on a whim. Consult with a financial expert or stock trader before making such a decision.

Are you looking to diversify an existing stock portfolio? Do you have full confidence that Disney can continue its mostly cinematic streak of successes past 2025?

Are you interested in investing in Marvel Comics stock purely out of hype? Have you had the time to fully research how investing in Disney can help you to fully realize an investment on your initial return in the next few years?

Are you looking for a quick return on your investment?

It can take years or decades before you can see a return on any investment.

Confer with an expert and ask yourself a lot of questions before you start investing.

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