Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:MVL.DL)

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The Company operates in the licensing, publishing, toy and film production businesses in both domestic and international markets.

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Player Avatar greenwave3 (< 20) Submitted: 7/30/2008 5:55:30 PM : Underperform Start Price: $34.74 MVL.DL Score: -68.05

Overbought at these levels, $34.95 at close. I don't think superhero movies are given moneymakers. The more characters they introduce in movies, the further diluted their franchise and credibility will be. Plus they're trading at a ridiculous multiple to book value, PEG, etc.

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Member Avatar HeatVision (57.21) Submitted: 9/29/2008 4:26:17 PM
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I agree, especially since only the iconic superheroes movies make money. Superman/Batman, etc. Two of which Marvel does not own.

Member Avatar scentedflame (88.29) Submitted: 10/10/2008 1:08:34 PM
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HeatVision,Marvel's characters ("iconic" or not) have TROUNCED Superman and Batman money-wise. The highest grossing superman movie (superman returns), is ranked 89th all time. The spiderman trilogy ranks 8, 11, and 16 for movies 1, 2, and 3 respectively all time. Iron Man is currently 21st highest all time.The last two X-men movies (57th and 77th) rank ahead of Superman returns (85th) and Batman Begins (89th) in domestic gross. The Dark Knight is a raving success being 2nd only to Titanic. It is the only Batman/Superman movie to gross more than the SIX aforementioned Marvel titles.Marvel films represent 4 of the highest 21 domestic grossing films of ALL TIME. Superman and Batman represent 1 of the highest 80 domestic grossing films. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/domestic.htm"The more characters they introduce in movies, the further diluted their franchise and credibility will be."I don't see how that would be the case unless they released crappy movies, which they have shown with their first two in house films that they are not likely to do. Iron man was a great movie. As long as the new introductions make for a good movie, I don't see them having a harmful effect on Marvel's credibility or franchises. In fact, I think their Marvel Universe idea is brilliant because completely separate movies can have ties to each other because they take place in the same world (Marvel Universe).

Member Avatar greenwave3 (< 20) Submitted: 11/26/2008 6:56:29 PM
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I don't see how having two successful films guarantees success in the future... There is way too much growth built into present prices. Don't expect as many people to go out and spend $8-10 a pop to see movies in this economic climate.

Member Avatar somewierdguy (< 20) Submitted: 1/5/2009 11:24:56 AM
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"Don't expect as many people to go out and spend $8-10 a pop to see movies in this economic climate"In bad times, people want to escape. During the great depression the movie industry made a mint because for a nickle/dime people could forget their worries for an hour or so. I don't see human nature changing much in a paltry 80 few decades.

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