Marvel Comics is an American publishing company most famous for publishing comic books set in the so-called Marvel Universe, and featuring superhero characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men. Marvel has also published other books based off licensed properties such as The Wizard of Oz, Star Trek, Star Wars and Darkwing Duck.
In 2009, Walt Disney Pictures acquired the company as a subsidiary. How this might affect the potential of further Gargoyles comics in the future is unknown for now.
In 1995, Marvel published an eleven-issue comic book series, Gargoyles, based on the TV series of the same name. Though the stories published aren't considered canon by series creator Greg Weisman, he did plan a story for a later issue which was published eventually as "Reunion".
Other references to Gargoyles
X-Men: Evolution is an animated series that ran for four seasons between 2000 and 2003. In this series, featuring the superhero team known as the X-Men, several of the principal characters (good and bad) are re-imagined as teenagers in high school. Gargoyles crew member Frank Paur directed several episodes of the series.
In the episode "No Good Deed", during a montage of faked heroics by the Brotherhood, Avalanche knocks a stone statue resembling Broadway off a building so that Blob can catch it.
The Spectacular Spider-Man
The Spectacular Spider-Man is an animated series featuring the character of Spider-Man, in his earliest days as a high school student still learning to cope with his powers and his responsibilities. Greg Weisman is producing and story-editing the series.
References to Marvel Comics from Gargoyles
Broadway's trenchcoat and hat disguise is a tribute to Ben Grimm/The Thing of the Fantastic Four on how he would disguise himself in public. Also, the way Broadway knocks out Dracon by flicking his fingers is also classic Thing. []
When attacking Anansi, Elisa calls him Spider-Man.
One of the influences of New York's condition was Days of Future Past as seen in The Uncanny X-Men #141-142.
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