Thursday, March 3, 2016

Deadpool Kills The Fantastic Four



By +Tim Beyers


Of all the numbers that describe how big a hit Deadpool is for Fox the most important is $134,109,323. That's how much profit the merc with a mouth has brought in for the studio -- after you include over $82 million in losses from Fantastic Four.

The story gets even more interesting if you compare Deadpool to the wider universe of +Marvel movies. Let's break it down by the key statistics, brought to you by Box Office Mojo and The Marvel Movie Report:

  • Total box office = $619,260,644 (14th)
  • Domestic box office = $290,439,707 (10th)
  • Estimated box office profit = $216,630,322 (4th!)
  • Estimated box office profit margin = 34.98% (1st!)

To put this in narrative perspective, Deadpool has made more box office profit than any of the Spider-Man films. Or Guardians of the Galaxy. Or Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Or X-Men: Days of Future Past, which at just over $99 million had held the record for box office profit for a Fox-produced Marvel movie.

Hearty congratulations to Ryan Reynolds, director Tim Miller, and everyone else involved in bringing the merc with a mouth to the big screen.

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Will Elektra Add Spark to Season 2 of Daredevil?

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By +Tim Beyers


Elodie Yung brings the assassin to life in the forthcoming +Netflix series from +Marvel So far, the two-week-old trailer featuring #ThePunisher has more than three times as many views.

And yet, from the looks of the trailer, it's #Elektra that seems poised to get more time on screen. Less clear is how this newest season of DD will connect to other parts of the extended #MarvelTV universe. Fans and investors aren't likely to be disappointed. Just as Marvel is doing its best to connect the dots between movies, comics, and broadcast TV, the Netflix shows will get their own brand of connective tissue. 


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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Everything Geek for January 2016



By +Tim Beyers


Experiment time! Thanks to my pal +Tony Tellado our monthly video chat and podcast -- Everything Geek -- now broadcasts live via Blab. I've embedded the code here in hopes that readers will not only tune in, but also leave comments for me here at +The Full Bleed. Let us know what you think!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

How to Make a Profitable Indie Comic Book


By +Tim Beyers


Welcome to the show notes for issue 50 of +The Full Bleed. This business issue goes between the panels to explain the one thing you can do to improve your odds of earning profits from your indie comics project. Specifically, we address:
  • Why creative brilliance and finding the right team may not be as important as you think, especially when the web is rich with resources to help you find potential partners. The community at Comics Experience, for example.
  • How the principles in Eric Ries' The Lean Startup can help you determine when to pay for resources to get your work into the world.
  • How $12 and a little creative planning led to the birth of The Full Bleed, all while preserving ownership of and control over the enterprise.
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ALSO, A QUICK WORD ON ISSUES: While I've been able to keep up my intended twice-a-week cadence at the YouTube channel, I've had a tougher time getting the show notes ready for publish here. My apologies for that. I hope to catch up over the next two weeks, in time for this site's 1-year anniversary.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

How to Make Awful Comics That No One Will Read

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Superman has changed recently, and that should be a good thing. Credit: DC Comics via Fox.
By +Tim Beyers


Back with another curated post. This time, we tackle a story published by Fox over the weekend. Police in New Jersey are apparently upset that the latest issue of Action Comics has Superman punching a cop:
Patrick Colligan, president of the NJ State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, told FOX411 the comic is disgraceful. "They want to sell comics," he said. "Unfortunately it's at the expense of some very great cops out there every day protecting the public.” ... Colligan ... argued comic books should go back to the basics. “Comic books are taking on social issues lately and maybe they should get back to taking on superheroes and making people laugh,” he said. Representatives for writers Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder did not return a request for comment.
My analysis: First, Aaron Kuder is an artist. Let's get that right, OK? Second, you'll get nowhere making comics that are so vanilla they offend no one. If you're here, you're either a fan or a creative entrepreneur with distinct tastes. Some work you'll love. Other work you'll hate. That's perfectly fine. In fact, it's preferable. As a creator, you should only be interested in serving the audience that's interested in your take on the characters in your book. Everything else is noise.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Does It Matter if Fox Kilłs the Gambit Movie?

Would it be so bad if Fox is unable to bring Gambit to life  on the big screen? Credit: Marvel.
By +Tim Beyers


For most of the history of this project, I've been curating stories about the business of comics and genre entertainment at Scoop.it. That won't change. What will change is how stories get to that feed. They'll start here, on the blog, and then get repurposed to other channels. (Special thanks to the folks at Inoreader for making this easier.)

Today's story comes from The Beat by way of TheWrap:
Tonight, TheWrap reported that Channing Tatum might be leaving 20th Century Fox’s Gambit production. Tatum, who was slated to star as everyone’s favorite mutant with a gimmick, is apparently still in talks with the studio, but “something is up” and time is running out, as the movie is scheduled to be release on October 7th, 2016.
My analysis: Fox is being extra cautious, which is exactly as it should be when you look at the numbers in the Marvel Movie Report. Over 11 films, the studio's average box office profit margin for Marvel properties is just 0.80%. And that's with productions costing an average of $125.1 million to make. For perspective, Ant-Man's $130 million budget makes it the cheapest of the MCU films. Letting Tatum leave Gambit to go direct something else is better than agreeing to a money-loser of a deal.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

How to Use Social Media to Market Your Comics Project

Are you pitching to a crowded room, or an empty one? Credit: Leanne W.Smith.
By +Tim Beyers


Welcome to the show notes for issue 42 of +The Full Bleed. This week's business issue goes between the panels to explain how focusing your efforts on social media can help with building an audience. Specifically, we address:
  • Why it's important to know where your audience is when you aren't communicating with them, and who they connect with. The latter is crucial intel for when you are creating new content. By including something not just for your readers but also for their friends, you make your story shareable. 
  • How using social marketing tools such as Buffer to publish content at ideal times can boost engagement and grow your audience. You can also use these tools to make it simpler to repurpose old content to reach readers who have yet to discover you.
  • How focusing your social marketing efforts at times and in places where your readers are most comfortable can make it easier to develop the sorts of long-lasting relationships that form a fan base. 
Ready for the issue? Click the video to watch now and then add us to your pull list. You don't want to miss the next industry issue, in which we assess DC's performance at this year's San Diego Comic Con.

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