TITLE

Up, up and away

AUTHOR(S)
Russo, Tom
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Daily Variety;6/21/2005, Vol. 287 Issue 57, pA1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the power of superheroes to make huge profits in entertainment licensing. Worldwide licensed retail sales reported by Marvel Enterprises Inc.; Percentage of all entertainment licensing revenue accounted to comics-related licensing; Struggle of comicbook publishers to attract younger readers to boost a stagnant, aging core readership.
ACCESSION #
17432347

 

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