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The Man of Steel: Financial Success of Superman

THE MAN OF STEEL FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS TO TODAY IT'S A BIRD. IT'S A PLANE. IT'S SUPERMAN! COME SOAR THROUGH THE FINANCIAL SUCCESSES IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR SUPERHERO. SUPERMAN MOVIES THROUGH THE AGES SUPERMAN HAS HIT SUPERSTAR HOLLYWOOD STATUS. 1978 -1981 SUPERMAN SUPERMAN II US GROSS- US GROSS * $134,218,018 -Budget * $55,000,000 $108,185,706 * Budget * $54,000,000 1983 -1987 SUPERMAN III SUPERMAN IV US GROSS - US GROSS * * $59,950,623 -Budget * $39,000,000 * $15,681,020 * -Budget * $17,000,000 * 2006 SUPERMAN RETURNS Man of Steel US GROSS Budget *$175,000,000 * *$200,120,000* Budget *$232,000,000* How much is this new film going to make? DID YOU KNOW? Superman: The Movie was written by Mario Puzo, who also penned The Godfather. In one of the issues a trap created by the Cyborg-Superman caused Superman to split into Superman Red and Superman Blue who represented different aspects of his personality. Both Supermen deeply loved Lois Lane and fought over her affections. TOP 5 SUPERMAN ISSUE REVENUE-MAKERS SINCE 2009 THOUGH COMIC BOOKS ARE BRINGING IN LESS MONEY THAN THE FILMS THESE DAYS SUPERMAN IS STILL SELLING TONS OF PRINT COPIES! SUPERMAN SUPERMAN 2011 2010 * SUPERMAN * * SUPERMAN * Vol-3 Issue#1 Issue#700 Revenue- * Price * Revenue-) * Price * {$430,560, $2.99 $356,785) $4.99 SUPERMAN SCUPERMAN UNSEEN! UNKNOU 2011 2012 SUPERMAN * SUPERMAN * Vol-3 Issue#2 Vol-3 Issue#3 * Price * -Revenue-] Revenue- * Price * $286,442) $2.99 $234,715 ) $2.99 SUPERMAN TEERETOR 2009 * SUPERMAN ★ Secret Origin Issue #1 Revenue- * Price * S230,622 $3.99 THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN The top-selling day in comics history was the release of * THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN * In 1992 - Revenue- THAT'S MORE THAN THE TOP 5 SUPERMAN COMICS $30,000,000 FROM THE LAST YEARS, COMBINED! TOP 5 YEARS FOR OLD SCHOOL SUPERMAN THE YEARS FROM 1960-1987 WERE PRIME YEARS FOR COMIC BOOKS AND FOR SUPERMAN IN PARTICULAR. RMAR SUPEUo AMAZING NEW S SUPERMAN PLEASE ONTONA 1987 1971 * $121,394 * * $105,487 * REVENUE REVENUE Main villain: Main villain: Lex Luthor & President Marlo Sand Superman Superman took on climate change The first print run of The Adventures of Superman He warned of how a scientist -Superman experienced a major reboot had predicted Krypton would be destroyed but nobody listened. 1965 1979 * $98,859 * $98,510 * REVENUE REVENUE Main villain: Main villain: IThis year didn't appear to Master Jailer have a main villain PERMAN 1 Master Jailer grew up in Smallville with Superman and resented his popularity. SUPER Lex Luthor becomes Lex Luthor Kent, Superman's adoptive brother 1983 $98,859 · REVENUE Main villain: Alex Mason aka The Planeteer - This year came right after the movie Superman III was released 1 Supergirl movie hit the screens the same year. 1A year later Superman IV came out FUN FACTS ABOUT THE SON OF KRYPTON YOU MIGHT KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THE FINANCES BEHIND THE SUPERMAN INDUSTRY, BUT HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE HERO HIMSELF? SEETHING ENGRON IN ONE OF THE ISSUES THE MAIN VILLAIN, SLEEZ, CONTROLS PEOPLE'S MINDS AND MAKES SUPERMAN MAKE A PORNO WITHA HIS BODY IS ABLE TO TURN SUNLIGHT (FROM A YELLOW SUN) INTO POWER, LIKE HE The Green Machine Superman Porn WAS COVERED IN SUPERHEROINE SOLAR PANELS. SUPERMAN'S STRONG MORAL FIBER PREVENTS HIM FROM ON HIS OWN PLANET, SUPERMAN IS JUST A REGULAR GUY FOLLOWING THROUGH. TME, THE STRANGE COSTUME DE FROM HIS KRYPTONIAN SWADOLING-CLOTHES MADE A COLORBUL SPLASH AGAINST THE METROPOLIS ORIGINALLY SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS WAS THE FIRST EVER COMIC TO PRINT A 900th ISSUE COULD ONLY LEAP OVER SKYSCRAPERS IN A SINGLE BOUND. NOW HE CAN FLY. IN THAT ISSUE NOWADAYS KRYPTONIANS LIKE SUPERMAN RENOUNCES Red & Yellow Sun SUPERMAN CAN ONLY FLY UNDER THE YELLOW SUN. HIS US CITIZENSHIP TO BE SEEN AS MORE OF A GLOBAL ICON THAN A Global Icon AS HE HOLED IMSELE THROUGH HE A IN TO0-POOT JUST AN AMERICAN ONE IN SUPERMAN: RED SON, KAL-EL'S IDEALS TURN HIM INTO A SUPERMAN HAD LONG HAIR THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE 1990s. SOVIET SOCIALIST HERO AFTER HE CRASH LANDS IN THE Fashion Statement Super Socialist UKRAINE INSTEAD OF KANSAS, SUPERMAN CREATORS JOE SHUSTER AND JERRY SIEGEL WERE PAID JUST $130 FOR THE ORIGINAL SUPERMAN STORY. RC. COMICS HAS MADE OVER $1,000,000,000 ON SUPERMAN. IN 1992, AN ISSUE ENTITLED "DEATH OF SUPERMAN" CAME OUT. SUPERMAN OF COURSE CAME BACK LATER BUT THEY STOPPED THE TITLES FOR A FEW Sold for $130 IN 1975, DC AGREED TO PAY THEM $20,000 EVERY YEAR FOR THE REST OF THEIR UVES. Superman Dies MONTHS AND INSTEAD RAN FOUR REPLACEMENT SUPERMEN, THE "S" ON SUPERMAN'S SHIRT IS THE KRYPTONIAN SYMBOL FOR "HOPE". UPSIDE DOWN THIS SYMBOL MEANS "REBIRTH." S Isn't For Superman THE SYMBOL IS SUPERMAN'S FAMILY CREST Which classic Superman issue would you most like to see on the big screen? Designed for: by: Ruby Media E FinancesOnline.com CORPORATION www.RubyMediaCorporation.com

The Man of Steel: Financial Success of Superman

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In honor of Man of Steel’s release, the team at FinancesOnline.com created an infographic that takes a look back on Superman’s super career. From the first release of Action Comics #1 in 1938, whi...

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