And that’s about it for our ability to track comics industry companies based on stock market filings. In its two publicly traded incarnations — separated by bankruptcy — Marvel’s reports were themselves collectibles, and showed detail on its publishing operations that will likely be harder to come by in Disney filings.
Motley Fool, which has provided heaping gobs of Marvel analysis over the years, says goodbye to the stock with a look back and also suggested ways Disney could use Marvel’s properties to get ahead. “Pixar can render Marvel properly,” suggests Rick Munarriz. “Animated treatments of some of Marvel’s more obscure franchises will help Marvel, in turn, reach younger audiences, ideally without alienating its fan base.” (Is Devil Dinosaur and Moon Boy around the corner?)
Anyway, it’s been a long ride since that first public offering in 1991: Our own Marvel timeline has just been updated. For more about Marvel’s stock history, check out Dan Raviv‘s detailed tome, Comic Wars: Marvel’s Battle For Survival.
Comichron founder John Jackson Miller has tracked the comics industry for more than 25 years, including a decade editing the industry’s retail trade magazine; he is the author of several guides to comics, as well as more than a hundred comic books for various franchises.
He is the author of novels including Star Wars: Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Dawn, Star Trek: Discovery – The Enterprise War, and his latest release, Star Trek: Discovery – Die Standing. Read more about them at his fiction site.
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