Onscreen and off, superheroes are big business
The comeback of comic books
- Duration 5:48
- Date Jun 8, 2012
The comeback of comic books
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I wanna read a couple of those live chat following our discussion on protecting your passwords before the -- the program -- stay tuned for that for now -- On the big screen and off the big screen super heroes are good.
Business this year I don't know if you've noticed that -- -- -- Is just rock -- a box office -- wouldn't Mississippi right now is Garrett and it.
He's gonna talk with -- about the power of the superpower hero.
It -- they can never be too powerful right everyone loves a super -- In the box office they are doing amazing three weeks number -- -- even off the screen here in the comic book industry comic books are selling.
Pretty well take a look.
Superheroes are good business these days.
Mobil's latest superhero movie be avengers is dominating the box office -- more than a billion dollars already.
And off the screen -- -- and muscles are also selling pretty well on paper in the comic book industry.
In five years we.
Doubled our business over five years we've grown consistently.
Every year some -- more than -- Comic book sales topped out at more than 660.
Million dollars last year by some estimates.
What makes comics so huge huge is how they survived and even -- jury the digital revolution.
Where other print formats or -- kind of fading or diminishing sales -- looks -- On the rise not only in -- reform have also in the paper format.
While the digital more to for comics is still relatively new in the last year -- digital sales have grown by 450%.
Including more than fifteen million downloads since January.
As for paperback sales.
-- -- 20%.
In -- already sold more than 24 million copies this year but indicative of that growth industry just held its largest ever annual free comic book day.
Giving away three and a half million books in fifty countries assist our Karl we'll say Gardner day.
Free comic -- -- -- more than one million people the local comic shops last year but even with all of these free comic books.
Most retailers say it.
It's their capacity of the year for business guys.
I'm bringing the party do you.
The -- -- -- -- helps create new fans and customers spanning generations.
And capitalizes on the success of superhero movies in Hollywood.
-- It -- that avengers movie is now the number three all time best selling movie.
So -- -- they're continuing to win everywhere they go.
-- it's like hi this is the time to come out with a new comic hero isn't it I mean if you could dream up something this time next -- might -- -- -- Hey look the digital market I'm working on that -- up.
Did you have a sidelines I've been digital market has been picking up in terms of comic that's -- -- I did definitely has here in the last year what publishers started doing is releasing a digital version of comics the same day that the print version came out.
-- something they are experimenting with for a while.
And they decided after looking at him for a few months that it wasn't affecting that and brick and mortar stores say is that they let's do this more so they started doing that.
The mid to late of this last year and it's grown incredibly since -- You know I want to learn just a little bit numbers wise how much the the impact of these movies has had on the bookmark and I understand could you said it.
Last year tops 600 million dollars in comic book sales is up the highest ever.
It's not the highest ever in 1993 was actually the -- for comics where they had sales that -- more than 800 million dollars.
But is since 1993.
It dropped all the way down to about 250 million around a year 2000.
But since 2000 that's when X-Men and Spider-Man another -- for -- -- started coming out it's been on the rise although it -- back up to 650 million today.
But it's a little movies -- an incredibly influential in the comic book market is doing really really well right.
Now all right well it essentially writing and in comic strip hero good luck with that.
Hair -- You know I'm always looking for tag team sidekick -- years.
Yeah that I think some spandex what is -- be wearing -- spandex and muscles.
But I love about line lots of -- -- -- -- writing my friend good to -- Garrett Fanny foxnews.com.
Contributor worth this morning and flow would.
Mississippi take care have a good weekend.
Up before -- let everybody go to the weekend.
The couple thoughts on protecting your passwords.
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-- I get a memory glitch.
And that -- service one reminds us -- somebody already has access to your computer than they can log on to your keys Brooks and get your passwords he asked -- a question I asked Adam Levin as he was walking out and he said that -- exactly right somebody comes behind you.
They do have this.
Evil software that they can put on put on your computer to figure out what your keystrokes -- Got to just got to protect yourself keep rotating those passwords.
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