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    Nov. 10, 2005

    Little super about Marvel Q3, '06 outlook

    Marvel Entertainment shares took a beating Wednesday after the superhero company said that next year's earnings would fall far short of Wall Street expectations. Marvel, in announcing third-quarter financials that also missed analyst predictions, said that it would earn just 37 cents-52 cents per share next year on revenue of up to $300 million. Analysts were expecting about $1.13 per share on about $415.5 million in revenue. The company, best known for such lucrative movie and comic brands as Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four and The Hulk, said the 2006 shortfall can be attributed to what looks like "a difficult year for both toys and licensing." (Paul Bond)
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: Marvel Superheros take a beating

    Marvel is getting slammed by superior stories at DC and the recent launch of DC comic movies like Batman and the upcoming Superman movie which are far more iconic and will certainly cut into Marvel's huge grip over the market in recent years. I am not surprised especially since Avi Arad has done such a poor job with the slate and continues to promote and push lame characters into the movie spot light and seeking sequels in the face of waining demand. (see Elecktra, Daredevil, and the upcoming Hulk 2 and Punisher 2)


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