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Postby Anomic on Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:15 pm

More info for those interested... just been trawling though the Time Warner annual report 2005 (owners of DC comics) unfortunately the report lumps all publishing in together (books, magazines and comics) however the outcome is that even lumped together this is a small portion of the companies profit and as the next article suggests DC might not even be that profitable – the $$$ are in the rights to characters for their Filmed Entertainment division. Anyway enjoy…


ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005
Commission file number 001-15062

TIME WARNER INC

(source)http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1105705/000095014406001556/g99294e10vk.htm

DC Comics

"DC Comics, wholly owned by the Company, publishes more than 50 regularly issued comics magazines featuring such popular characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and The Sandman. DC Comics also derives revenues from motion pictures, television, product licensing and books. The Company also owns E.C. Publications, Inc., the publisher of MAD magazine" (P. 13)


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27 Jun 2006 (Reuters News)

http://www.investor.reuters.com/Article ... ay&src=cms

“Just look at DC Comics. The business generated by the comic books themselves is relatively minuscule. DC Comics is reported as part of the publishing business on Time Warner's financials, so an external observer can't even be sure that DC is profitable on its own “ (Paul DeMartino)
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Postby Anomic on Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:39 pm

Marvel unlike Warner Bro’s (DC) don’t lump anything else in their publishing category – “publishing” for marvel is comics, graphic novels etc.

Marvel Annual Report 2005

http://www.marvel.com/company/pdfs/Annu ... 032886.PDF
“Sales from the Publishing segment increased $6.4 million to $92.4 million for the year ended December 31,2005 primarily due to $5.1 million of higher sales of trade paperbacks and comic books into the direct market channel.” (p. 21)
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