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Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Willis on Wednesday. 34 Replies

Over on the BEAT I wrote the following:"RM Rhoades said the new Cap Marvel was “a really popular female character among women.”I can’t claim it’s not true, since I don’t keep close tabs on sales…Continue

WHO SAID WHAT?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gene Phillips on Saturday. 8 Replies

For years I've been working on a Wiki-project involving superheroes and superhero-like characters, and one of the things I've been doing is collecting "cogent quotes" of particular characters. So I…Continue

Whatever Happened to the "Carmichael Thinker?"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) Oct 6, 2013. 1 Reply

The last time I saw FIRESTORM's Cliff Carmichael, he'd been turned into the new Thinker in SUICIDE SQUAD.  About the time the book ended, he left the Squad.  Did he ever turn up again?Continue

Batman's Best Battles

Started this discussion. Last reply by ClarkKent_DC Sep 16, 2013. 2 Replies

What do you deem the Bat's best fights-- preferably on his own, without Robin or the JLA-- whether against solo enemies or a group?Continue

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Gene Phillips replied to Chris Freiberg's discussion The World's Strangest Heroes... The Doom Patrol!
"I was on a listserve years ago, and someone posted a reminiscence by Al ("Smart Answers to Stupid Questions") Jaffee. To the best of my recollection, Jaffee said that when he worked for Lee at 1950s Timely, Lee would sometimes toss artists…"
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Richard Willis replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"Captain Comics said: Not meaning to change the subject, but I hear the Valkyries are breaking up. I wonder if we could somehow extend an invitation to them, emphasizing this as a safe place for women. I'm not sure how to do that, or if doing…"
Wednesday
Gene Phillips replied to Chris Freiberg's discussion The World's Strangest Heroes... The Doom Patrol!
"I agree that there's no way to know, but I've always thought "Brotherhood of Evil" is more likely to have been conceived first, and "Brotherhood of Evil Mutants" came a little later, despite the fact that both magazines…"
Tuesday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"Well, we're both right. We were just talking past each other!"
Tuesday
ClarkKent_DC replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"I don't know ... how did the people who moved over from the Comics Buyers' Guide forums find this place?"
Tuesday
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"I just watched the trailer on YouTube. I think it looks pretty darn spiffy."
Tuesday
Captain Comics replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"OIC. You're right, of course."
Tuesday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"I guess what's happening is that I'm not reacting to Gene's questions to us, so much as I'm reacting to the statement he has questions about -- Is Captain Marvel "a really popular female character among women"? And…"
Tuesday
Gene Phillips replied to Chris Freiberg's discussion The World's Strangest Heroes... The Doom Patrol!
"Fred, I agree that X-MEN looks like a FF knock-off. Since it was dated Sept 1963, that means it was on stands more like July of that year. Others may know more than I about production schedules in those days, but I assume X-MEN got into production…"
Tuesday
Captain Comics replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"Whatever deal DC may have once had in place with the Marstons has been defunct for at least two and a half decades now. I was aware that DC had bought out the estate since Legend of Wonder Woman, but thought of it as a relatively recent event. 25…"
Tuesday
Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"While Marvel understandably really really wants to retain the trademark for Captain Marvel, she's had enough series recently (and before her, Genis Mar-Vell) that I don't think the trademark is remotely at risk.* The recent string of…"
Tuesday
Richard Willis replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"In the case of Captain Marvel, one of the reasons to keep reviving books for whoever is called Captain Marvel may be to ensure Marvel retains the trademark. Whatever the time limit is to lose control of a trademark, if they keep reviving the…"
Tuesday
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"I was going to say...that goes for a whole lot of male characters too. I'm not sure Marvel canceling a title is a sign of the unpopularity of a character. They cancel series left and right as soon as they get above eight issues or so."
Tuesday
Dave Palmer replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"When you think about it who from the Silver Age hasn’t made it into movies or film.  Marvel really didn’t have that many superheroes back then, unlike today.  Off the top of my head:  Black Knight, Sting-Ray, Prowler, and…"
Monday
Mark S. Ogilvie replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"In the end Carol is successful right now because marvel keeps saying that she's successful.  Their marketing strategy is based on Carol being popular and successful.  For some reason a few years ago they pulled Carol out and made her…"
Monday
ClarkKent_DC replied to Gene Phillips's discussion Is "Carol Marvel" Really Successful?
"Rob has a point. The mark of a character that's unpopular isn't that they have series that get canceled and revived; it's the characters that never headline a series."
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