Benito F Perez BSEE/MSINSS
 
Source: Internet Movie Database  http://www.imdb.com/boxoffice/alltimegross The popularity of Sci-Fi genre  Dark Knight (2...
<ul><li>A Model of Compatible Profiles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comic conventions used as focus groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>What purpose do super-hero based comic books serve relative to super-hero based comic book films? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Null : H 0  : X 1  = X 2 </li></ul><ul><li>H 0 : There is no relationship between super-hero based comic book box ...
Source: Diamond Distributors http://www.diamondcomics.com <ul><li>Super-hero based comic book films since 2007: </li></ul>...
 
<ul><li>Quantitative statistical method of numerical figures </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Diamond Distributors  http://www.di...
<ul><li>The top selling super-hero based comic books are formed from the preferred profile compatibility of both major sup...
<ul><li>Six (6) major film studios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walt Disney Co. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Warner Bros. </li...
<ul><li>Campbell, Joseph. (2008) “The Hero With A Thousand Faces.” Novato. California. New World  Library. </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Contact Information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benito F Perez  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-creator/head writer </li>...
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Comic Books and Film

  1. 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
  3. 4. <ul><li>A Model of Compatible Profiles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comic conventions used as focus groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Model of Preferred Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walt Disney Co. buys Marvel Comics for $4.2 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Model of Symmetrical Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Warner Bros. creates DC Entertainment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Conceptual Model Leading to Target Conditions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent comic book publishers </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>What purpose do super-hero based comic books serve relative to super-hero based comic book films? </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Null : H 0 : X 1 = X 2 </li></ul><ul><li>H 0 : There is no relationship between super-hero based comic book box office sales and super-hero based comic books </li></ul><ul><li>Research : H 1 : X 1 ≠ X 2 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  6. 7. Source: Diamond Distributors http://www.diamondcomics.com <ul><li>Super-hero based comic book films since 2007: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Iron Man (2007) Marvel Studios – Paramount Pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spider-Man III (2007) Sony Columbia Pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) 20 th Century Fox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incredible Hulk (2008) Marvel Studios – Universal Pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dark Knight (2008) Warner Bros. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iron Man 2 (2010) Marvel Studios – Paramount Pictures </li></ul></ul>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
  7. 9. <ul><li>Quantitative statistical method of numerical figures </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Diamond Distributors http://www.diamondcomics.com/public/default.asp?t=1&m=1&c=3&s=816&ai=90603&ssd </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative compilation of open-ended survey responses </li></ul><ul><li>Case study (Jones 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Source: MEN of TOMORROW: GEEKS, GANGSTERS and the BIRTH OF THE COMIC BOOK </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>The top selling super-hero based comic books are formed from the preferred profile compatibility of both major super-hero based comic book publishers – </li></ul><ul><li>Walt Disney Co. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marvel Entertainment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time Warner Bros. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DC Entertainment </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Six (6) major film studios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walt Disney Co. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Warner Bros. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20 th Century Fox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sony Columbia Pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paramount Pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universal Pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comic Conventions will provide content from the independent publishers for the other four (4) major film studios without super-hero based comic book characters </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>Campbell, Joseph. (2008) “The Hero With A Thousand Faces.” Novato. California. New World Library. </li></ul><ul><li>  Carter, James. (2010) Graphic Novel Reporter. </li></ul><ul><li>  Child, Ben. (March 2010) Kick-Ass changes comic book films forever in a single blow. The Guardian UK </li></ul><ul><li>  Denmead, Ken. (2010) Comics-Based Movies Keep On Comin’. Wired Magazine. </li></ul><ul><li>  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 </li></ul><ul><li>  Gordon, Charles., Gordon, Lawrence. “ Field of Dreams.” (1989) </li></ul><ul><li>  Jones, Gerard. (2004) “Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book.” New York. NY. Basic Books. </li></ul><ul><li>  Jordan, Amos A., Meese, Michael J., Nielsen, Suzanne C., Taylor Jr, William J. “American National Security.” (2009) </li></ul><ul><li>  Katz, Jeff. “ X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” (2008) </li></ul><ul><li>  Mamet, David. (2007) “Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business”. New York, NY. Vintage. </li></ul><ul><li>  Pappademas, Alex. (22 July 2009). Comics Snobbery in the Penny Press. GQ Magazine. </li></ul><ul><li>  Raviv, Dan. (2002) “Comic Wars: How Two Tycoons Battled over the Marvel Comics Empire – And Both Lost.” New York. NY. Broadway. </li></ul><ul><li>  Rogers, Vanetta. (February 2010) The COMIC BOOK MOVIE DECADE - The Men Behind the Movies. Newsarama. </li></ul><ul><li>  Salkind, Alexander., Salkind, Ilya., </li></ul><ul><li>Spengler, Pierre. “ Superman: The Movie. ” (1976) </li></ul><ul><li>  Schumpeter, Joseph. (April 2010). The Film Business: Rich Pickings for the Sharks. The Economist. </li></ul><ul><li>  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. </li></ul><ul><li>  Schuker, Lauren, A.E., Smith Ethan. (1 September 2009). Warner Bros. Takes DC Comics MoreClosely Under Its Wing. </li></ul><ul><li>The Wall Street Journal. </li></ul><ul><li>  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. </li></ul><ul><li>Szalai, George. (October 2010). Warner Bros. Expects to Release at Least One DC Superhero Movie Each Year. The Hollywood Reporter. </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Contact Information: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benito F Perez </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-creator/head writer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phi3 COMICS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(915) 355-6822 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.phi3comics.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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