When Marvel originated they offered a more grounded alternative to DC. Instead of outlandish stories about Batman running around his made-up city in suspenders because he’s been turned into a toddler or Superman finding a new form of kryptonite that gives him a third eye (both actual stories), Marvel offered stories set in real places with heroes who battled real-world problems and their own shortcomings along with supervillains.
However, we’re still talking about a world where side-effects of radiation poisoning include a six-pack and a proclivity to wear spandex so absurdity is never far off, and Marvel have certainly had their fair share of completely bonkers stories over the decades. There have been casual chats with deities, weird mutations and horribly uncomfortable time-travel crimes. And that’s just the superhero stuff.
Coming up with new stories is hard so sometimes it’s easier to just fire up a random word generator and pick whatever comes up. Or at least, that’s the only thing that explains how these Marvel comics came to be.
A lot of them are bad, some of them have their own peculiar charm, but the important thing is that all of them are absolutely insane.