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  • 1. Benito F Perez BSEE/MSINSS
  • 2.  
  • 3. Source: Internet Movie Database http://www.imdb.com/boxoffice/alltimegross The popularity of Sci-Fi genre Dark Knight (2008) $500 million Spider-man (2002) $400 million Table 1 Rank Title & Year USA Box Office Revenue (100 Million $) 1 Avatar (2009) 760 2 Titanic (1997) 600 3 Dark Knight (2008) 533 4 Star Wars: New Hope (1977) 460 5 Shrek 2 (2004) 436 6 ET: The Extra Terrestrial (1982) 434 7 Star Wars I: Phantom Menace (1999) 431 8 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) 423 9 Toy Story 3 (2010) 414 10 Spider-man (2002) 403
  • 4.
    • A Model of Compatible Profiles
      • Comic conventions used as focus groups
    • A Model of Preferred Projects
      • Walt Disney Co. buys Marvel Comics for $4.2 billion
    • A Model of Symmetrical Projects
      • Time Warner Bros. creates DC Entertainment
    • A Conceptual Model Leading to Target Conditions
      • Independent comic book publishers
  • 5.
    • What purpose do super-hero based comic books serve relative to super-hero based comic book films?
  • 6.
    • Null : H 0 : X 1 = X 2
    • H 0 : There is no relationship between super-hero based comic book box office sales and super-hero based comic books
    • Research : H 1 : X 1 ≠ X 2
    • H 1 : There is a direct relationship between super-hero based comic book box office sales which is likely to develop from the specific purpose of the two (2) largest super-hero based comic book publishers as they design compatible preference profiles
  • 7. Source: Diamond Distributors http://www.diamondcomics.com
    • Super-hero based comic book films since 2007:
      • Iron Man (2007) Marvel Studios – Paramount Pictures
      • Spider-Man III (2007) Sony Columbia Pictures
      • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) 20 th Century Fox
      • Incredible Hulk (2008) Marvel Studios – Universal Pictures
      • Dark Knight (2008) Warner Bros.
      • Iron Man 2 (2010) Marvel Studios – Paramount Pictures
    Table 2 Year Rank Title [Character(s)] Publisher 2002 1 Ultimates (Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four) Marvel 2003 1 Batman (Batman) DC 2004 1 Superman (Superman) DC 2005 1 All Star Batman & Robin (Batman, Robin) DC 2006 1 Civil War (all major characters – cross over) Marvel 2007 1 Captain America (Captain America) Marvel 2008 1 Secret Invasion (all major characters – cross over ) Marvel 2009 1 Amazing Spider-Man (Spider-Man) Marvel
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  • 9.
    • Quantitative statistical method of numerical figures
    • Source: Diamond Distributors http://www.diamondcomics.com/public/default.asp?t=1&m=1&c=3&s=816&ai=90603&ssd
    • Qualitative compilation of open-ended survey responses
    • Case study (Jones 2004)
    • Source: MEN of TOMORROW: GEEKS, GANGSTERS and the BIRTH OF THE COMIC BOOK
  • 10.
    • The top selling super-hero based comic books are formed from the preferred profile compatibility of both major super-hero based comic book publishers –
    • Walt Disney Co.
      • Marvel Entertainment
    • Time Warner Bros.
      • DC Entertainment
  • 11.
    • Six (6) major film studios
      • Walt Disney Co.
      • Time Warner Bros.
      • 20 th Century Fox
      • Sony Columbia Pictures
      • Paramount Pictures
      • Universal Pictures
    • Comic Conventions will provide content from the independent publishers for the other four (4) major film studios without super-hero based comic book characters
  • 12.
    • Campbell, Joseph. (2008) “The Hero With A Thousand Faces.” Novato. California. New World Library.
    •   Carter, James. (2010) Graphic Novel Reporter.
    •   Child, Ben. (March 2010) Kick-Ass changes comic book films forever in a single blow. The Guardian UK
    •   Denmead, Ken. (2010) Comics-Based Movies Keep On Comin’. Wired Magazine.
    •   Goldman, David. (August 2009) Disney to buy Marvel for $4 billion: Walt Disney Co. will purchase the comic book company behind X-Men and Spider-Man. CNNMoney.com
    •   Gordon, Charles., Gordon, Lawrence. “ Field of Dreams.” (1989)
    •   Jones, Gerard. (2004) “Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.” New York. NY. Basic Books.
    •   Jordan, Amos A., Meese, Michael J., Nielsen, Suzanne C., Taylor Jr, William J. “American National Security.” (2009)
    •   Katz, Jeff. “ X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” (2008)
    •   Mamet, David. (2007) “Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business”. New York, NY. Vintage.
    •   Pappademas, Alex. (22 July 2009). Comics Snobbery in the Penny Press. GQ Magazine.
    •   Raviv, Dan. (2002) “Comic Wars: How Two Tycoons Battled over the Marvel Comics Empire – And Both Lost.” New York. NY. Broadway.
    •   Rogers, Vanetta. (February 2010) The COMIC BOOK MOVIE DECADE - The Men Behind the Movies. Newsarama.
    •   Salkind, Alexander., Salkind, Ilya.,
    • Spengler, Pierre. “ Superman: The Movie. ” (1976)
    •   Schumpeter, Joseph. (April 2010). The Film Business: Rich Pickings for the Sharks. The Economist.
    •   Schuker, Lauren, A.E. (22 August 2008). Warner Bets on Fewer, Bigger Movies; DC Comics Characters Play a Big Role; Superheroes Are a 'World-Wide Export'. The Wall Street Journal.
    •   Schuker, Lauren, A.E., Smith Ethan. (1 September 2009). Warner Bros. Takes DC Comics MoreClosely Under Its Wing.
    • The Wall Street Journal.
    •   Shankman, Sabrina. (23 July 2009). C omic - Book Fest Plugs New Superheroes – Film Producers Flock to San Diego Convention in Hunt for Next Batman Franchise. The Wall Street Journal.
    • Szalai, George. (October 2010). Warner Bros. Expects to Release at Least One DC Superhero Movie Each Year. The Hollywood Reporter.
  • 13.
    • Contact Information:
      • Benito F Perez
      • Co-creator/head writer
      • Phi3 COMICS
      • (915) 355-6822
      • www.phi3comics.com
      • [email_address]