Comic Book Triumph
By Xander Morley
Edited by: Giavanna Cardona-Simmons
You may have heard about a little movie called Avengers: Infinity War. It’s popular and has been destroying all of records. This movie was the fastest movie to ever pass 1 Billion at the box office and it was in only 11 days! Superhero movies are the hot topic in hollywood right now, they have been since Iron Man came out in 2008 and they show no signs of slowing down. With dozens of movies being made about superheroes, Marvel and DC alike, it’s not a surprise that they’re winning at the box office. Since these movies started becoming hits, comic sales have increased too. In 2014, two years after the first Avengers movie, comic sales were up to 870 Million a year, 600 million dollars up from the year 2000!
These movies have made comic heroes a big deal, and to think that in the 90’s, Marvel was going broke (hence why we don’t see the X-Men with the Avengers, due to selling rights to make money). Disney bought Marvel in 2009 for 4.24 billion dollars. Disney then bought Star Wars and most recently, 21st Century Fox as a whole. Mickey Mouse and Co are the reason most of these movies are blowing up, due to its availability and likeness towards children, so just about anybody can watch these movies. If Infinity War has shown anything, it’s shown that nerds and geeks alike are getting the recognition of these heroes like they’ve been trying for almost a century.
Everyone is lined up to see these movies, money is being spent, these things are successful. It’s not gonna slow down for a long time and many people probably don’t mind that, especially Disney and Marvel, because they’re making money!