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Did Fox Kids help Marvel games become popular during the 90’s?

When it came down to superhero based video games from the 90s its no secret that Marvel was more popular than DC during that time period. When you think about legendary titles from the arcade era of gaming; we got to see countless classics from Capcom & Konami that featured Marvel characters mainly from the X-Men series. During the 90’s we got to see high profile titles such as X-Men Arcade, Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men: Children Of The Atom, X-Men vs Street Fighter, Marvel vs Capcom and more. While the X-Men comic book series was hot throughout a majority of the 90’s; the X-Men animated series which started on Fox Kids back in ‘92 also heavily contributed to the growing popularity of the series within 90’s decade. Fox Kids was very popular during the 90’s and it was the same network that also featured the Spider-Man animated series which was about as popular the X-Men animated series. The original Fox Kids network was almost as popular as Cartoon Network’s Toonami which started airing in ‘97. Fox Kids was extremely popular with many kids across America which introduced them to famous Marvel characters such as: Wolverine, Spider-Man, Cyclops, Magneto, Venom and more. It should also be noted that Marvel still had its hardcore fan base that had been following the comic book series for years prior to the start of the 90’s. To say that Fox Kids helped Marvel video games become more popular than DC during the 90’s would be an understatement. Even though the Batman Animated series from ‘92 was also on Fox Kids at one point; Batman games were not nearly as popular in the 90’s as they were during the late 00’s-early 10’s. Also, when it came down to video games Batman was pretty much the only mainstream superhero from DC that received a series of titles across multiple gaming platforms.

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