Marvel's Business

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    So Marvel will get more creative control over their movies, bigger profits and of course, bigger risks.
     
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  3. iloveclones spooky....

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    Here's those Q4 numbers:

    http://www.marvelcomics.com/company/showarticle.htm?id=65

     
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    Great to hear that they settled with Stan the Man. That was an ongoing embarrasment. The story about Marvel producing its own movies is exciting and scary all at the same time.
     
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    I didn't know if this subject has ever been kicked around before, but this thread seemed like a nice place for it.

    I just finished reading Comic Wars, by Dan Raviv, about Marvel's jaunt through bankruptcy court. Really strange to read about what was going on behind the scenes. Also strange to find myself feeling sympathy for the "little guy" in the story (people worth $100s of millions) "Little" because the guys they're up against are worth b-b-b-billions. Have to admit that parts of it went way over my head, but written clearly enough for a non-business person to follow. Anyone else read this, and what did you think? Here's a link to some info on it if you're interested:

    http://www.randomhouse.com/features/comicwars/index.html
     
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    I bough this book at Barnes and Noble last weekend because it was in the discount area. I haven't read it yet. Once I do, I'll pop back in here and give my opinions.
     
  7. iloveclones spooky....

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    Looking forward to it, DBM. I also saw this at Barnes and Nobles, but opted to sign it out of the library. If I can find it in a bargain bin, I may just buy it, though, just so I can reference some of the numbers. Anyone who thinks that Marvel was at it's worst creatively in the mid-90s should check it out. There's a part in there that talks about Marvel (pre-bankruptcy) "contracting" out some of the titles. I'd be curious to find out which titles/issues.
     
  8. iloveclones spooky....

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    Donald Thomas pointed out this article by Mark Carlson over in the Spidey Forum, so I thought I'd give a link and copy some of the numbers. Also, does anyone know where there might be a year by year listing of sales or top sales?

    Funny Business: A History of the Comics Industry


     
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    A retailer writes about publishers announcing sell-outs.

    http://www.newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=35590
     
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    http://www.comicon.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=36&t=004035

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    woops, I posted this in it's own thread. Oh well :0
     
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    Well, most people would have probably never noticed it here and we would have missed all the fun *****ing that will surely follow. :( :o
     
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    Me and a friend actually sent in audition tapes for the Avengers movies. The write-ups seemed more like the Ultimates. I tried out for Hank Pym, and my friend tried out for Natasha Romanoff (she's Russian......my friend I mean).

    Reading through those numbers, I was curious: Does anyone around here actually own stock in Marvel?

    33.5-10=29.2 ????? And I thought I was bad at math ;)
     
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    I requested that my broker include it in my portfolio out of sheer fanboy-ness. I couldn't tell you at all how much I have though because it's mixed in with a variety of stuff.
     
  16. iloveclones spooky....

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    I would've loved to have seen this conversation.(In my mind, I'm picturing you, not in a suit and tie, but a Punisher t-shirt.)
     
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    From The Beat
     
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    I see these numbers other places, but it never seems to be all of them. So here's all of them:


     
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    And the beat goes on...
     
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    Last but not least (boy, I see why people pick and choose....)

     
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    For all the griping, I didn't expect numbers that big. No wonder they do these things. I wonder what the numbers would be for something people like. (That's my subtle way of asking for numbers of other crossovers)

     
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    Were there variant covers on the House of M titles? Those will inflate the sales numbers to look like more people are buying it.
     
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    I'm not sure. I don't think so. I never really look for those things, so I don't know if they're there. But inflated or not, those numbers surprised me a little. What kind of numbers does DC's crossover do?
     
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    From ICv2.

     
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