For an 80-year-old, this one’s still going strong: shooting lasers out of its eyes, adventuring through space, saving the world in a metal suit.

But this pensioner is Marvel Comics, which is celebrating its anniversary this week, and much like Captain America – who fought in World War Two – it doesn’t age like the rest of us.

Marvel published its in 1939 and today, it’s one of the biggest names in entertainment.

Recent movies like Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame made more than a billion dollars each at the global box office.

Which isn’t bad going for a company that nearly went bankrupt in the 1990s.

‘Flawed heroes’

In the early days, Marvel was known as Timely Comics and featured superheroes like Submariner, an underwater adventurer who’s still in

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