Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 85
  1. #61
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Suffolk, England
    Posts
    3,113

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Earl View Post
    A couple of things to take into consideration is that while Disney owns Lucasfilms, Lucasfilms really made its money by licensing its properties to various other companies--such as Dark Horse--that pay them, invest in the production of product, and then submit that product to Lucasfilms Licensing for final approval. Depending on the nature of the licensing deal, these other companies may also have to pay Lucasfilms a percentage of any profit from the sales of the product too. In that regard, it may be less profitable for Disney to have that level of corporate synergy between Lucasilms and Marvel unless Star Wars comics sell about as well as Marvel's top books. If the license stays with Dark Horse, it still will be under authorization from Disney (through Lucasfilms). If the license goes to Marvel it may very well be with a mandate to merge the two universes together someway.
    Why would it be? Marvel licensed Star Wars before for years, and it was always treated as a standalone property. Same with Star Trek and Tarzan when Marvel published them.

  2. #62
    Non-fanboy C. Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    St. Louis, MO. U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,731

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tony ingram View Post
    Why would it be? Marvel licensed Star Wars before for years, and it was always treated as a standalone property.
    Back then, Marvel and Lucasfilms weren't owned by the same company. You could very well ask why would Disney want to move Star Wars from Lucasfilms to Marvel when they really control it either way through Lucasfilms.
    Last edited by C. Earl; 12-25-2012 at 04:32 AM. Reason: second thought
    Always remember this stuff isn't real.

  3. #63
    BANNED
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Suffolk, England
    Posts
    3,113

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Earl View Post
    Back then, Marvel and Lucasfilms weren't owned by the same company. Times have changed since Marvel last had the property too.
    Still not seeing any reason why they'd integrate the two universes. They produced a licensed John Carter comic recently. Wolverine was noticeable by his absence.

  4. #64
    Non-fanboy C. Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    St. Louis, MO. U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,731

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tony ingram View Post
    Still not seeing any reason why they'd integrate the two universes.
    Is there any reason why they wouldn't if they could? When corporations own things they can do whatever they want with them.
    Always remember this stuff isn't real.

  5. #65
    Senior Member The Adventurer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,114

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Earl View Post
    Is there any reason why they wouldn't if they could? When corporations own things they can do whatever they want with them.
    Because it makes no sense from their shared universe's perspective to do so. And Marvel has rarely taken the effort to merge their imprint lines with the core Marvel Universe previously.

    They are not DC.

  6. #66
    Non-fanboy C. Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    St. Louis, MO. U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,731

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by The Adventurer View Post
    Because it makes no sense from their shared universe's perspective to do so. And Marvel has rarely taken the effort to merge their imprint lines with the core Marvel Universe previously.

    They are not DC.
    In that regard, it makes no sense for Lucasfilms to move Star Wars to Marvel. The Disney corporate synergy already exists with Lucasfilms controlling the license.
    Always remember this stuff isn't real.

  7. #67
    Senior Member The Adventurer's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,114

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Earl View Post
    In that regard, it makes no sense for Lucasfilms to move Star Wars to Marvel. The Disney corporate synergy already exists with Lucasfilms controlling the license.
    It makes perfect sense. Because the whole reason Disney bought Marvel was to bring a publishing arm in-house. The whole point is so Disney doesn't have to license stuff out to others. The more controlling interest they have in-house the better, from their perspective anyway.

  8. #68
    Non-fanboy C. Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    St. Louis, MO. U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,731

    Default

    l
    Quote Originally Posted by The Adventurer View Post
    It makes perfect sense. Because the whole reason Disney bought Marvel was to bring a publishing arm in-house. The whole point is so Disney doesn't have to license stuff out to others. The more controlling interest they have in-house the better, from their perspective anyway.
    Actually it's more profitable to license stuff out to others--you've got people paying you to produce products rather than you investing in the production of products. The more stuff you license, the more money you make without having to invest anything. Lucasfilms has made more several times money through licensing than anything else. And Disney already has controlling interest through Lucasfilms.
    Always remember this stuff isn't real.

  9. #69
    14 Time Rita's Champion SUPERECWFAN1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Somewhere In....AMERICA!
    Posts
    50,349

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Earl View Post
    l
    Actually it's more profitable to license stuff out to others--you've got people paying you to produce products rather than you investing in the production of products. The more stuff you license, the more money you make without having to invest anything. Lucasfilms has made more several times money through licensing than anything else. And Disney already has controlling interest through Lucasfilms.
    Of course Disney wants total profits from Star Wars. They get paid for the license...but not the big sales piece. This move gives them complete ownership and the whole sales pie in a way. Its why they moved some books from Boom over time . They could get paid for using the characters sure. But the complete sales pie was them handing it to Marvel and making $$$$. Plus Marvel is a way bigger enterprise than Dark Horse. They realize with the right push Star Wars could sell a shitload of books there and make way more money and exposure before the next sequels.
    "Heads up-- If Havok's position in UA #5 really upset you, it's time to drown yourself hobo piss. Seriously, do it. It's the only solution." - Rick Remender

    Sucks 200 character limit.

  10. #70

    Default

    I think that Dark Horse is more capable than Marvel when it comes to Star Wars comics, Dark Horse can produce more Star Wars comics than Marvel can and Dark Horse already has plans for lots of series in the future, Brian Wood's Star Wars can run for many years, same with Star Wars Legacy, Dawn of the Jedi has only begun, same with Agent of the Empire, Dark Times, Knights Errant and Dark Horse can do a tie-in to the new movies just as well as Marvel, if not better. Disney makes more money if Dark Horse is doing 4 series at one time than if Marvel does 1 tie-in to the movies. And if there is a surge in popularity after the new movies Disney makes even more money if Dark Horse has 4 series plus a tie-in running.

    Also I had an idea what Disney and Dark Horse could do if Disney wants to make money of Star wars the best way possible right now. All they would have to do is make a commercial for the Star Wars the clone wars comics that Dark Horse has already made and put it at the end of every Star Wars the clone wars episodes. The show is moving to Disney XD or whatever it's called so it wouldn't be a problem for Disney, it wouldn't cost them anything. Dark Horse would benefit from it and at the same time Disney would benefit from it. And maybe if a kid goes to a comic book shop because he saw a commercial for Star Wars comics on TV and sees a cool spiderman or batman comic and buys that one too, Comic book shops benefit from it too. Getting kids to comic book shops is what this industry needs the most.

  11. #71
    Non-fanboy C. Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    St. Louis, MO. U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,731

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERECWFAN1 View Post
    Of course Disney wants total profits from Star Wars. They get paid for the license...but not the big sales piece. This move gives them complete ownership and the whole sales pie in a way. Its why they moved some books from Boom over time . They could get paid for using the characters sure. But the complete sales pie was them handing it to Marvel and making $$$$. Plus Marvel is a way bigger enterprise than Dark Horse. They realize with the right push Star Wars could sell a shitload of books there and make way more money and exposure before the next sequels.
    But there's no quarantee that will happen. In fact, Disney was making more money with the properties they had at Boom than they are now with Marvel. And I'm also doubtful that Marvel will sell more books since I doubt there are that many people reading Star Wars comics in general. If Marvel can get some big names behind it like Bendis or make Star Wars something that can appeal to readers who would otherwise buy Avengers or X-Men, that would help.
    Always remember this stuff isn't real.

  12. #72

    Default

    Apparently this is more than a rumor. This article says it's been confirmed with both Dark Horse and Marvel. Too bad.

    http://goodereader.com/blog/electron...comic-license/
    My Audio Drama Blog

    Decoder Ring Theatre:
    Home of the Red Panda and Black Jack Justice

  13. #73

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MadMikeyD View Post
    Apparently this is more than a rumor. This article says it's been confirmed with both Dark Horse and Marvel. Too bad.

    http://goodereader.com/blog/electron...comic-license/
    Dark horse said that they won't say anything until January the 1st regarding the rumors, so we'll just have to wait and see.

  14. #74
    Non-fanboy C. Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    St. Louis, MO. U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,731

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Blastermaster View Post
    Dark horse said that they won't say anything until January the 1st regarding the rumors, so we'll just have to wait and see.
    That's the best approach.
    Always remember this stuff isn't real.

  15. #75
    Senior Member AJBopp's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    2,790

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Earl View Post
    But there's no quarantee that will happen. In fact, Disney was making more money with the properties they had at Boom than they are now with Marvel.
    I don't know about Boom, but as tight-lipped as Mavel is about sales it's hard to believe this could be said with any degree of confidence that it is based in something other than personal preference of how one wishes the world was. If there's some data to support this, I'd be interested to see a link that pointed to it.
    In my opinion is implied in every post. Please make an effort to remember that.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •