There are superhero t-shirts and action figures and posters and lunchboxes and toothbrushes and pez dispensers and pencil cases and cereal brands. And costumes and pajamas and underwear and collector's edition DVD box sets. And dinnerware and trading cards and cookie jars.
Yes. Cookie jars. And despite all of this, the market for superheroes and superhero accessories still has some large, and profitable, gaps. Here are the top five product ideas that have been inexplicably ignored by comic book companies.
Someone lucky enough to have the scratch paid $317,200 for a rare copy of the first comic book featuring Superman. The issue of Action Comics from 1938 features a cover showing the Man of Steel lifting a car and its original price tag of 10 cents. (There are only about 100 copies known to exist.) The lucky bastard who sold it originally purchased the copy in the '50s at the marke
Given the enormity of the problems facing America right now, a lot of people are hoping President-Elect Barack Obama will turn out to have superhuman powers. He may not, but at least he's got a friend who does
Sonic The Hedgehog has achieved something few comic book characters from the 1990s have: his title has survived for over a dozen years! Why? Chalk it up to a fiercely loyal fan base (comprised of a surprising number of adults in addition to children) who take their hero as seriously as fans of Star Trek! The comic books offer fans adventures which go beyond the video games and animated cartoons to expand the Sonic universe-- and the personalities of the characters who populate it.
The Fantastic Four have explored the Negative Zone, faced death and even defeated the mighty Galactus...so what kind of threat could possibly be more than the Fantastic Four can handle? Set in the near future, The Last Fantastic Four Story is all-new epic that will show you a different side of Marvel's First Family and they may not survive the experience! Stan Lee, the icon himself, returns to the Fantastic Four and teams with one of the greatest modern comic book artists, John Romita Jr., to bring you the kind of cosmic a
It's the end of the week explosion! I have a new career as a police officer...well...it's more like I'm in charge of the neighborhood watch...and by that I mean I'm really enjoying calling the cops on the kids in my building for playing with illegal fireworks. D
Impact Books, the how-to write and draw comics, graphic novels, manga and fantasy art imprint of F+W Publications, Inc., is giving unpublished and undiscovered artists a chance to have their artwork featured in an upcoming book!
Impact: Rising Stars of Fantastic Art will collect the best 145 submitted unpublished pieces of art for this brand-new book publishing in July 2008! Superstar fantasy artist John Howe (Lord of the Rings) will check out the winning entries, personally, and write the foreword for the book.
Any artist -- young, old, big or small -- is eli
I'm officially old. The kids in my neighborhood were lighting off some serious illegal fireworks last night. They were aiming roman candles at each other, running down the street carrying fountains, and I think they lit a trashcan on fire. I