ARCHIVE PAGE 921 - December 2017
Archie Fist Fight
Jughead The Hunger, Feb 2018, Pat and Tim Kennedy artwork
Star Wars at $494,565,957 worldwide after 4 days
Star Wars the Last Jedi has already piled up $241,565,957 in domestic numbers.
"Banana Republic" takes on a whole new meaning with Dole and Star Wars
Wonder Woman #39
Wonder Woman #39, cover art by Paul Renaud - Jan 24, 2018 street sale date
New Avengers #1, January 2005, Art by David Finch
Justice League slows to $636,616,917 Worldwide
The take on DC/Warner's intended superhero highpoint of 2017 is at $220,116,917, domestic market gross. Justice League is trailing well behind the take on Wonder Woman ($412,563,408 domestic gross, and $821,863,408 worldwide).
Batman and Robin - 2011
X-Men and Fantastic Four go home?
or, a Mickey Mouse Christmas 2018
December 14, 2017: Looks like Disney has bought up a host of Fox properties in a $52 billion dollar deal which theoretically puts some of Rupert Murdoch's family (Fox owners) on the Disney board and brings Paramount Studios under the sway of the Mouse kingdom.
If this is all true (and it sure likes like it based on the media coverage) then here's Disney's status as content owner supreme:
- Disney stuff
- Star Wars franchise
- Marvel Universe
- Rental agreement to use Spider-Man (otherwise still owned by Sony, cinematically speaking)
- Agreement to use Hulk (otherwise owned by Universal, cinematically speaking)
It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out, since it will end up meaning Sony (which threatens to make movies based on Spider-Man secondary characters since it holds those rights, such as a Silver Sable, Venom, Black Cat, etc.) will be one of the few places still outside of the reach of the Mouse that is still utilizing original Marvel properties without Disney control.
Batman #36, Feb 2018, cover art by Clay Mann
Black Panther Releases February 16, 2018
Batman Plop 1975
Original Page December 20, 2017