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DC and Marvel duke it out in "Slugfest"

Oct 2, 2017
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a multibillion-dollar industry getting even bigger!
Like the Incredible Hulk (Marvel) and Superman (DC), the comic book publishers have very different personalities. DC is more "buttoned down" and Marvel is "free flowing."
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'Lego Batman' producer wants to make everything awesome (again)

Feb 9, 2017
Dan Lin says this time, there's more pressure to build a successful franchise.
Dan Lin, producer of "The Lego Batman Movie,"
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Batman v Hollywood

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Apr 20, 2016
They said it couldn't be done: Making superheroes into movie stars. Forty years ago, Hollywood told 27-year-old Michael Uslan a Batman movie would never succeed. More than a dozen big-budget superhero movies will hit the big screen in the next few years. Holy impossibility, Batman!
Burt Ward as Robin, Adam West as Batman and Cesar Romero as The Joker, in a still from the 1960s "Batman" TV show, 1967.
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The economics of a blockbuster

Feb 15, 2016
More tentpoles are pitched in studios, leaving smaller films in the dark.
Kung Fu Panda 3 has hauled in millions worldwide. 
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The comic book battles behind the big screen

Mar 20, 2015
Licensing and keeping these colorful characters is a complicated plot of its own.

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How superheroes deal with personal finance

Oct 19, 2012
Everyone has to worry about personal finance, even superheroes. What financial worries and risks do they face -- from taxes to emergency funds and everything in between?
Everyone has to worry about personal finance, even superheroes. What financial worries and risks do they face -- and what about taxes?
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