Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Marvel's 'unseen superheroes'

The Motley Fool has a suggestion for the average investor wanting to stay ahead of the curve on Marvel stock: Follow the behind-the-scenes goings on of Marvel Studios, and its "unseen superheroes":

"... [I]t's impossible to guarantee anything in Hollywood. But the deck can be stacked by having a great script and a development team to assist the writer and director in making the story the best it can be. At Marvel Studios, those tasks fall to Avi Arad, Ari Arad, and Kevin Feige. Based on the movies we've seen so far, these guys know how to put a winning package together.

"Even better, the average investor can stay apace with the goings-on of these unseen superheroes. At fan sites such as Harry Knowles' legendary Ain't It Cool site, insiders post script and movie reviews in advance of their release. These fans are the base Marvel really wants to hit. If they diss Marvel's projects, then Marvel has a problem. For now, however, Marvel's Marvelous Management Men have the situation well in hand, and that's good news for shareholders."