Superheroes on and off the page

November 07, 2013

We’ve long been fascinated by super heroes, but why? According to Bill Rosemann, an editor at Marvel comics, it’s because they are relatable. This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Rosemann about what makes a super hero super and why they’ve captivated us for decades. Rosemann also talks about Marvel’s newest character, Ms. Marvel, a Pakistani-American character from New Jersey who is muslim.

Then, in the second half of this hour on Focus, Meadows talks with Mark Hughes, a comic book aficionado and contributing writer for Forbes. We’ll talk with him about the rise of the super hero on screen and how companies like DC and Marvel have expanded their stories across the media landscape.

What do you think makes a super hero “super?” Post in the comments section below!

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comic books
books of big business in comic book superhero characters are even bigger business
talking about that business today on focus mg meadows in the hours
starts with Bill Rossman season editor with Marvel Comics The Avengers arena
storyline wrapping up now in the Marvel Ultimate Universe is one of his projects


Roseman will talk about what goes into creating a superhero character
why do I have such a piel a piel is in the movies later on focus
discuss the superhero movie business with Mark you screenwriter
Walter writes about superheroes movies and superhero movie what’s another puppy
program continues after the news
welcome to focus a Meadows today’s program looks at comic books in


send superheroes later in the program all talk about superhero movies with
with Marcuse who writes about superheroes in the movies but first interview with
view with Marvel Comics editor bill Rossman which was recorded yesterday
superheroes are fictional creations with the Rollie planner culture is very real
free real bill rose Reno something about that he’s an editor and writer of Marvel Comics
what makes a company that brings you Spiderman the X Man In The Incredible Hulk mothers
bill be talking about superheroes on of the page this coming Tuesday


at 7 p.m. At the Illinois State University bone Student Center brown
Brown ballroom normal and Bill Roseman welcome to focus
Jenna to pleasure to speak with you and I 20 okay you know
part of the sinking about thinking I been having about superheroes is just
what type of person gets depicted as a superhero in comic books
so it’s interesting to read a night should know that this is music came down
down on the day were recording on Wednesday November 6th at Marvel Israel


is rebooting The Miz Marvel character as a Pakistani American teenage girls who is
who is a Muslim cheese on I was interest the sea she’s not even marvel
Marvel’s first Muslim Carriker but it certainly a rare occurrence in western
Western comics why the decision to do this knowing that it is going to cause controversy
what Marvel has ever on the side away from controversy
its not that we pursue it by step Mobile has a history of always being
being on the forefront when it comes to representing all types of people


atomic clocks go back to the 60’s Stanley injector be working
four stories and Stanley and John Romita Jr
Spiderman stories before that was telling you to go in a story
the artist would draw a African American
characters Dillons pharmacy overhead
look up on an interview American tour the result
Peter with his high school and talks to a kid with a white


that was a bit revolutionary so sweet things to reflect
I’m all over the side of the field everyone to be represented
Anneliese it’s more realistic the grounds of the stories in the world around us
always lyrics fantasy lights built upon a very solid foundation
Asian of the real world and that’s where the power of Marvel Comics more than any other company
is compass come from is it based on a bedrock of the world
world outside your window Admiral of complexity and interest


best on the other companies don’t have to come down to the new Miss Marple series
I have to say that a reboot I’m off the character
conversate a TV using the name again recently we had a stripper
promoted miss Marvel Carol Danvers round of the 60’s and 70’s
Carol Danvers was Ms Marvel name of horse back in the 70’s
24503 your goat weed considered a what
what is earned it Ralph for dentures breakfast maker Captain Marvel


white wine maker for the full name of Captain Marvel
so fluffy years has been Captain Marvel
look at that name something a lot of people
Elf on a tween
the blacker and Edinger Santa Ana and Steve said to the Sun
why don’t you love talking about women
when was the girl in and I’m looking up to 20 to be another I’m super hero in


people in popcorn train a character for you when you are 12 years old
the Sun really um and worked with rattan
Wilson and artist Adrian off on a & I
came up with this character that is marble shooter alter ego is
is Apopka steiny of Muslim girl
because they went to jail talk about what is it like to be the other
what is it like to not be part of the mainstream


experiences you go through this Harkins back to our very
very first characters I’m thinking of Parker
what is not the chalk popular kid he was the notebook
bookworm misanthrope in the corner that this room
this reminds me of the small media storm a couple of years ago when your company
the published in on the in Ultimate Spider Man storyline in the Marvel Ultimate University
which Spider Man was both black and gay he was


alternate a line Colt Spiderman
and Beyond for Spiderman movie come out
dragon and the Beast cast Art University fresh
how to go back and read on line
commit and the Restless update
different from a regular to while pregnant Parker young
mainstream mobile I’m headed to kill a puppy


ultimate wind made of a Rolex Akron fights and
save his family and friends from the Green Goblin in San Jose
what is sacrifice is a heroic actions inspire
inspired Miles Morales um
that was the system that grew out of a media
coverage of it um he is half of half black half Hispanic
that yes that cause a similar reaction remember the day after


day of the week did that receives hate mail to the office
150 Brown old is kids Spiderman comics
yeah I’m wondering the the response you get both positive and negative does to
does suggested superheroes and these is an answer
terminals most popular characters in a lot of people of grown up with the really rez
resonate with a lot of people why do you think that it’s because
816 Philly Dante mean it Steve


very muscular characters running around in very bright costume
unmask doing these amazing Pineville North wall mirror
over 12 building leaders of all ages
the more you read the story the more interesting
Tristan and complex stories are the more you can
can relate to these characters and they truly
have something to say to a big don’t just entertain a wonderful thing


looking for 23 minutes you are taking away from your everyday world George Strait
extracted from your problems problems with a wonderful week you come come out
come out on earth everything much new movie comes out that give people something to look for
42 on pet stores can be buried inspiring
fire someone to want to be there best very aspirational
Marvel characters have problems challenges and feet
clay physical challenges wheelchair blind or they have


psychological motion challenges they are outside picked on
and yet face with these challenges anything because of them
heroes rise up and they do the right thing and
so yes very taxis character to pay for sin
very very young brother what is the more they read in order to get the field complex
interesting stories are these kids can stay with them all the life
the company to domesticate member we were some of the New York Stock Exchange


Florida president with the Americas Houston
grand rental to trade stocks for living there any big ebony p****
it was Captain America and one Soccer League
leave and showed his tattoo shoulder tattoo
Captain America tattoo help getting through his arm experience
Braison very real impact analysis
TruMotion spot a response from people you must have grown up with


comics yourself I suspect I did tell me about your coming
comic 3d Experience W reading and went before read
Mike released from Earth memories were looking for the cartoon
Hotel Allegro the reruns of the Spiderman cartoons from the 60’s
and then I’ll come on every corner cela
for whatever reason the clip with my brain like nothing else
Ohio ToysRUs


novels enjoy Virgin Media TV shows movies
movies played in a minute but I’m probably always have a special fast
Asian self and I remember when I was in first grade
Brookfield came to my school boss reprints
tobacco 3.0 first 20 elements
read them and I wanted a Spiderman want to be Peter Parker
he was he was smart


outsider Anthony had a cool job in the city
city NE have desire cute girl the one date with any had problems
problem understand and
pill to need a man Peter Parker field in any other girl because
is close to my age
hero special a place in my heart and brain
read comics


before I can read in high
high school and never stopped up read comics
comics high school in dating in your money for for dates
what happens is Delta College or or then get a job
comeback Maine reader is between 25 and 45
the Maine
never stop dreaming


Tristan and dumb
13 had to stay to know when you read words
one side of your brain when you look at pictures of other side
when you read comic books unique combination of words and pictures
brain stimulated Jefferson kit self
how to remove from reading comic books to twerking
king of the business I wasn’t English major in college


Publishing to come to the longshot only a few
Publishers south end of all of us
jobs near publisher Buck Island College Hospital
no someone to editor in Silver Spring Break will make my friends with on Mexico
go to find the Sun I want to New York City an interview pass around
and I wanna know your name Steve
national to call me and he was in charge of a in house


magazine a mother produce that cover drunk on you
all that I had sex at school for the paper and Elsa Newtown
places to write articles for Marvel’s in Houston
Phoenix Wright
I got into a fight opened up the writing copy for sales catalog
if you got into marketing my back on that all but it was it was
it was my way yet market for about 8 years


and then the left work for the competition for DC Comics and the
the seven years ago
search David calling me back since you have work for the 2
two major coming companies in the US is there a basic difference
different culture the two places are in their product that you can easily describe
because there is Kellin 21 jump from company the company
um Flint creators and tauriel behind the desk so


Pendleton swing back and forth far is what the overall
Gold is division but I will say this time
DC characters can a Superman
Batman the flash note
most of the Hilton for credit back in the 30’s and 40’s
and so they were mostly just amateur status
who invented during the Great Depression Eliza characters


word world in costume on
Little Caesars
who they were the mass of 1 exploring data
Marvel characters m********** on the 60’s
Country Place who was the rise of the team
culture was it was a time of a people of the battle for civil rights
for quality and I was also during the Cold War


Warren the fear of the bomb interesting elements going on in the real world
influence of the creators to all the Marvel characters
Armada made for time and were made very differently
and as opposed to the DC characters that focus on the turkey
water in costume on the model 58 on the very much
explored the character of a cold so firstly really dumb
Doug into who is Peter Parker who is Tony Stark who are the Fantastic Four


404 the hours
erratically different way of looking at a super heroes and just falling back
company has for me it is very different DNA of
when they started under 450 really dead come to life in the comic books
what now that’s in your current position you do player
huge Rowland finding the superhero said to be the one to register as a kid
is a kid what defines a hero are there basic ingredients as you is


as you create characters for comic books what the number one
one man tries far as the Marvel heroes
with great power comes great
great responsibility what other words for Parker’s first in by the spider
he shows his powers for his own self esteem
talk shows trying to make money and he he did not
not stop a burglar Grande Pines Golf


Peter what’s the temperature
churches very selfish in South America map and then when his
uncle died you re like the blood was on his own hands changed his will
is 100 I need to use my powers
no one else in soccer weather tied in with my aunt
died on the blueprint for all the Marvel characters that have
I have a transformer to the moment not only when they get the power to forgive


undergoing arc with a baby the beginning or not perfect
never are perfect again today against selfishly and then look at
lookout the word realize I missed helped anyone can be strong when can be smart
smart to use ability to help others that summer
that’s a sort of and I was nothing I think it talk I’d seen of your system
circulating on YouTube talked about someone who has a certain physical power
are the b*** also a moral center receiver just describing


exactly characters like Spiderman a beloved not because of you
building a half off because of their the moral character
when Spiderman capture the villain in the weather
define doesn’t leave a bill to charge the police
is Chrissy of your friendly neighborhood Spider Man
does the speed of a flea expecting no reward that’s that
that’s that’s the third saying is Adam and and that’s where the constant coming no one knowing


no one seems to be working as themselves when they were superhero
number one in the mask a striking have as a history
popular Rose hits the message to get your attention the human bean
anyone can you go to the face first when is a master lock
f****** at the block in the face tickets for tension in neck is that also then
is in the identity on top of that cost in the
the mask symbolize The Secret Lives


begins when your a kid there is the world if you don’t World News
what does the child when the world that that don’t think they know everything
kids R kids no more then adults think they do
can you get your tears mean to have live separate from your phone
when you have an interior lights you have if you have thoughts
the world around you um any many people think all my gosh
anyone do when new the real me into my world


that is reflected in the Super Hero where’s the coffin 2
protector love 112 my villains
find out who I am so freakin me for my loved also the
things that I am Spiderman
I will be over my life is exposed and that is it
connect with and then makes me think of course comic books are out the history of the end
the industry and the marvelous well as any other company has published comic


comic books in all sorts of genres but the one that
that is certainly dominating a dominating today is the super
superhero genre is there a particular reason do you think for them to be
how to be so considering all the stories to be told in all the markets are are for those
for those stories in other media questions about boys why
Supergirl when to use a comma
are not a genre medium medium TV just like filmed


just like poetry just like medium medium
do anything you want we can do Western field 16
well um
is there an alternative model self
Stearns and romance monster come on in the 60’s
the Marvel version struck a chord captured lightning in a bottle
characters that were invented back then who are still the search for books today


very special vidi vici materials what you’re still be written for coming
comic books on ebooks on paper but I’m thinking of all the other media that marvel
Marvel product out a piercing in the comic book characters appear in are those
are those things which are now on your mind as you develop characters and storyline
Joey lines the idea that it’s a that it may I didn’t mean
Maine work through say TV and movies that it may be on paper
also be online um do do any of these effect


House house house stories and characters may appear
Marvel database three-dimensional entertainment company
how many people now and North Ave movies Tom and soul
yes we do we know that we have film we have TV shows like video game
we have offered a licensed products so on
what is always on your mind are there maybe other opportunities character
characters from the Crypt comic week with first time make the best c**


the best story and let an envelope to tell the story they want
I want to tell in the long run develops into something else
great we try not to let that get in the way of telling the best
best story possible yeah I was I was thinking maybe this could be our final question
going back to two of the dreams you have when you are reading comics as a kid
if you were a superhero what what quality what you want to have
and let me let me let me follow that up because this is Marvel what personal problems would you be


would you be willing to contend with what you know
reply I see myself as a Peter Parker character will see yourself
your cells as an underdog who deal with college town
perfect Wives train do the best bank
and in a kilogram relieve more more Ground zeroes
no I wrap my head around the characters who were on offense
Ace or fighting other dimensions I wasn’t Spiderman and daredevil


double characters who were in New York City
everyday problems combined with a crazy superhuman problems
what’s the purpose for powers I would like
everyone says they want to fly I wouldn’t mind
teleporting I would have to commute to and from work everyday
what’s a power that would be unable to help people and you know I supposed to first
McAllen like any Marvel character who has


physical or emotional calendar ultimately it’s worth it
fly to our lives here and now the Rosen you are a trooper
true romantic I gotta be if I’m spending all my days with a cat
Captain America and Ironman will a bill I’m just want to let people know when you’ll be speaking at
Illinois State University in normal in a brown ballroom of the bone Student Center that’s
that’s Tuesday November 12 at 7 p.m. To talk is free and open
open to the public and a bill sent you very much for being with us on focus today


thank you very much and recorded at interview yesterday
MGM Meadows is focus will be back with more live talk about superheroes
heroes with film writer mark use this is focus on wyll
what time can focus on wyll im Jim meadows in today
today were talking about comic books and comic book characters Superman
Batman Ironman in the inventor of ventures for infants these are the starting
starting characters in some of the highest grossing movies of the last couple of years


years looking for the farther back over the last 35 years
been several big budget movies showing the adventures of characters on a bike
buy DC and Marvel Comics somebody’s movies in Viva turned critical
Medical respect what is there financial earnings that ensure that there will be more
more superhero movies in the future including a new us or movie that
thats 2 out on Friday March uses a screenwriter im self write about soup
super heroes in movies in many places including articles for Forbes


Marshalls welcome to the program thank you happy be here and I’m
how much does a trip to fan to business magazine is interested in superhero movies
I guess I should tell us how successful commercially they become
yes I just uh since 2008
Aphrodite look at how many of the modern superhero films has broken
the 1 billion dollar barrier Batman is twice
The Avengers Superman just a corset top 600


550 million Ironman this year did 1.2 billion
the lights is definitely lucrative business Walmart in the time of the only
only movies about comic book heroes were low budget serials Ames Strictly of kids
kids so how did we get to the point where superhero movies a big budgets
&& storylines MA actually working more than one level
I think you can you can see the change beginning in about the 60’s or 70’s prior to that you have
you had that the comic code 45 in comic books that the cell


Centre comics end and kind of captain of the kid friendly level
hand it if you have a lot more Tampa name which was reflected the chorus in the 60’s Batman
and series in the 70’s that you had a new generation of writers and artists
who really took the story that you know we can we can change things Marvel trees the hole
the whole revolutionary group of characters I like the Fantastic Four Iron Man
M&B for complicated people that carried into the 80’s and then you got Watchmen
Eminem The Dark Knight Returns knows what kind of watershed moment mainstream focus on


effective comic worth Sirius medium and I was at 19
1978 I think 1978 Superman the movie came along it was like
gone with the wind compare to the 60’s Batman series I
and it people were starting to see that you know that there’s a bigger audience for this if you take it
take it seriously and that and then Batman 89 was really kind of the clincher they
it showed you can make a dark adult superhero movie and audiences will show up
show up and they showed up to the tune of an excess of 400 million dollars at the box office and more than that


merchandising and I should know if you have a question for Marcuse don’t wait call now
now we can talk about comic book movies at 1 800 2229
9455 1 800 222 wyll you can email last
wyll dash talking the progress
progress of the evolution special effects on Justin terms of spectacle
must have also played a role in what comic book movies 10 look like Yahoo
yeah if you draw actually I think that’s the modern comic books


if you look at the 90’s things kind of stuttered a little bit in the mid-nineteenth
92 had the Batman and Robin movie and a lot more ass
successlink amp kind of approach the superheroes for a bit but the world
the world you series like The Crow and the blade 350 QX really carry the torch
forks for more serious movies more serious approach to Comic Sans
what happened in around 2000 you had at the late 90’s early
early 2000 visual effects made a huge leap forward


and when that happens you could finally portray the x-men for example or Spiderman
realistic weight on film you didn’t have to have a lot of rope and wire in
helping the camera on its side of a look like a walking up a wall and when you can present
present believably it fits it added to the delusion of religion for the audience in the box
the body into that kind of thing you could suspend disbelief and I think that played a huge role
role in helping really galvanized support in the spotlight Main Street Pub
public beach movie I’m thinking about a visa superhero movies


the business 10 point and I was thinking you could make a movie about a totally
original superhero that it never appeared before in other media
I can’t really think of an example of right now is it maybe
talk about the emphasis on well established characters from Publishers with well established
Starbucks marketing network sure its not essential to pre sell the character
characters and have been pre existing comics obviously doesn’t hurt but the dough
don’t forget we have actually had some very successful superhero film that had no loot


prior comics Hancock for example with a big success
what did the close to her about thinking about half a billion dollars that accept the 400 million
sure the box office with Will Smith you have the incredible from Pixar which was a
which was animated but that’s considered by a lot of people to be one of the best superhero films of all time
I’m breakable with Bruce Willis a wonderful movie
movie thats that really love by fans SAS a serious realistic take on superheroes
girls in just recently you had the found footage films Chronicle about teenagers


teenagers get superpowers and a half that was a big success with a great movie
I’m not you don’t have to have that the I think the end
and if you look at Marvel films kicked off their movies with Ironman and Captain America
guy and the port Inn on the level of Superman or Batman a lot of people
what really know you’re with me now that got hit man in guardians of the galaxy coming up I think the Maine
mainstream public figure it out we love these movies are certain brand
brands like Marvel or DC specially Marbles really Bradenton FL


self when you see that Marvel logo you’re going to show up even if that character
character you don’t know who that is so is this point I could probably start introducing originally
original characters in the film to don’t exist in comics and most of the public
go to see these movies now wouldn’t really know you know im probably wouldn’t care
carros long as its good I’m wondering the when they do I make plans for
where these movies Marvel and DC is it part of the business plan for the
for the love not just at other revenue stream that will come from the movie


what’s the revenue stream Apple come from all the ancillary products connected to the movie
the movie as you know as soon as well as the chick that might give to the original comic books
book series itself off definitely yes definitely I have for just one
one great example again at the first Batman film 1989 Tim Burton Batman
Batman made in excess of 400 million dollars the worldwide box office most people don’t know that
no that made more than that on merchandising
so can I have been so can a movie that


can a movie that maybe didn’t do so well at the box office
pick up you know still be considered a success because of what
did merchandise it would happen if its locked at the boxoffice a would be tested
tough to college success necessarily but in general yeah you sure it’s possible
possible that the look at Watchmen for example the watchman which I think is a very underrated movies
what movie was terrific and that it’s one of the best superhero films ever made
my opinion I didn’t do that well at the box office b***


fails of the graphic novel for the content of Watchmen comic they sold millions of call
copies new copies of that in the years leading up to the release of the film
just off of the buzz in the interesting that project of course on DVD in Blu ray
blue write the Prophet levels are so much I leave at work profit margin
uncensored something to make these these DVD’s in there selling them and even though you here
hear the DVD market kind of personality but at the end of the days
the profit margins to wide enough Harry Potter Harry Potter films made between


between 250 and 500 million dollars on Blu ray and DVD the film
film does well enough merchandising your nose in a long as they can help to break even
even or squeak out just a couple bucks in my pocket the box office can make that up at home
on home entertainment merchandise in both DC and Marvel now course in a part of pig
big media companies that do also on movie studios DC part time warmer
summer Warner in Marvel part of Disney how do you think they’re the two of companies
companies are doing at the market producing in marketing movies made from their c**


comic books I fink doing great a person like I think marvel
feliz cumple completely ahead of the game I wrote about this on forms online
I’m just a few days ago that I believe marble right now is dominating Marvel Disney or dominate
dominating the the superheroes on right now what is everything what
whats the things are they doing right well has the biggest thing they done I think
think is when you look at what Marvel Marvel approaches the movie Facing fearless
I have so much confidence in their products and they are so sure that you’re going to love


going to love it doesn’t excitement its like they can’t wait to make another one of these movies
movies just so you can see what happens next and how often do you really get that feeling from the movie
movie studio making Bieber live action comic book this is the Marvel films are like a car
comic book coming to life on the speak screen look like if I moved on the pages in Chile
sleep and embrace that they wearing on their sleeve a you know I told
I told me respect and get the Warner Brothers approach that you know the Batman films were saying we’re going
we’re going to transcend the genre this is not a typical superhero movie but there’s also something


IMDB said for the fact that the Marvel says we’re not going to act like we need to trance
transcend comic books comic books are great it’s a completely valid wonderful story
storytelling medium and there’s no need to try to transcend you know they wear that on their sleep
sleep and because of that they have the brand of the movie does ma
Marvel the Avengers but that mark O’Brien think is like
like a Disney when you hear Disney you think family film people buy into it not
not just the film itself but the Brian Disney Bryant and Marvel has done that


that first superhero film the cheese that level and their marketing every one of the
one of the film title max in all of the marketing strategies tie together
and I think they been brilliant about keeping that really work
organized and and knowing where they’re going to always want to step ahead
the five and ten step ahead of this point in one brothers catching up in Warners
I think that it to their credit they look at what’s happening with Marvel make said you know
Marvel Studios make only superhero Warners makes a lot about the kind of movies


they don’t have to try to match Marvel movie from movie taking a different approach
going to go a little slower going to try for realism approaching their movies instead
and that’s great you have the you have it wouldn’t be a sign of everything
everything with the same so you know III appreciate the third Taking of different approaches to display
this point Marbles marketing as far and away dominating Jean where have the Marvel movie
full movies been showing up in terms of how the Box Office does I don’t think I’ve seen things
Thor and Captain America movie showing up the same on the top gross


grocers for instance what do they need to but that’s a good point
the one hand I don’t think I think what model did they approach to the Avengers coming
and they were confident The Avengers would be a hit and what they did is a b****
said we’re not going to look at on a film by some basic we have we’re going to invest in
in all of these movies together and as long as all of these movies together
gather combined return on investment that’s what really matters to them
The Avengers made a billion and a half dollars because of all the ground what they like


late before even if none of those movies from self made a billion dollars it didn’t matter because
because the payoff with the Avengers 1/2 billion the new they were building a brand
brand new built in a patient with pay off in the film
exactly were pretty successful you know the first Ironman broke half a billion dollars the second Iron Man
Ironman broke 600 million forget about 450 million
Captain America did I think 360 270 million I believe I will
worldwide the Whole Foods really the one under performing movie at the box office


box office but it was still great movie and Marvel didn’t Lincoln die
compare that to Warner Brothers reaction when Green Lantern kind of flounder
floundered they put a halt all the plans of head completely
Wheatley rethink what they were doing superhero movie when Green Lantern made about
about the same amount of money fault model didn’t even blink bright on going
next movie in the next movie because it didn’t matter if one of those movies Dumbledore
the rest good help it back up and now you know what happened in the aftermath of the


The Avengers Iron Man came back to make 1.2 billion dollars Iron Man 3 made 1.2
billiard store looks like it’s going to open somewhere between 80 and 100 million dollars
domestic its already made of 130 million dollars over seat with contract for at least
atleast 600 million worldwide attaches fire little bit better
better and performs a little stronger domestically exit 700 million domestically store is going to perform
perform like Superman what does that tell you Marvel definitely doing something right
something right now what’s the role of the global marketing how these movies perform


the global market now account
mount for 60 to 70 percent of a movie talks office now a days if you’re talking about
talking about Film Center in the top 50 performers top 30
ready to 5400 let your box office is about 60 to 70 percent in the top 10 or 20 movie
free movies consistently 2/3 to 70 or even 77075
5 percent of the box office this is interesting were talking about a really of Augusta
just a really American products something to say to me that says America like super


superheroes but they really depends on on bond on bond
on the money to make outside of America yes very much so end and you begin
surprise actually be at the superheroes specially Marvel superheroes like Iron Man
Spiderman are you have been popular popular for decades in a in
in Asian countries for example I’m and I think what’s happening
is that end with really really help sidelights worth mentioning that the expanse
expansion everyone thinks the 3ds bad 3ds not bad at all 3d reach the plateau demesne


domestically a kind of surgeon at the front in a kind of people like okay we’re open
open all the other end of settled about what 30 to 40 percent now
overseas still building 3d theaters I love 3d and people turn out to be
movies in the willing to pay the extra ticket price to see in 3d really help
does that box office quite a bit so into you know we can’t really good nor the fact that the ticket sales
als played the little bit for math and that helps a lot
that at the end of the day they love the characters because it’s mythology


I don’t see a lot of filmmaking that represents mythology anymore set
least that’s what these are you know this is when you read Roman and Greek mythology superhero the night with the Tsar
are in the world kind of hungry for that kind of thing I believe and other Fantasy element
elements in the sci-fi elements that the humor big world
did it takes place it’s not just said in America you know that’s a distinction between DC and Marvel news
movies is very often the DC movies Dolphin American city where is
what Marvel travels all over a little bit you know you want it all over my face


it’s all over well there’s some questions a new superhero movie coming out tomorrow
tomorrow Thor the dark world have you had a chance to see it I did
get iPod screen a couple weeks ago and it was really great
I think uh it takes all the things that were great about the first movie
Movie Edit it in Kansas from it’s not just said on earth set on
the film takes place in a lot of different world the true it’s really really fun it’s really
exciting effects with great so you recommend this one


ally definitely recommended that I don’t know if you saw the news
Marvel an ounce with Netflix this morning the developing 4 new superhero TV series
exclusively for streaming on Netflix now that’s where you go that’s that’s another thing I do
daredevil Jessica Jones Iron Fist Luke Cage and the defenders
why do you think this is going to make another differences
differences far is the media spread of of Superheroes definitely
when you look at Netflix the worldwide they have $10 million second what is the subscriber


40 to 60 million people I believed worldwide its it’s getting outrageous
kiss and the agents of shield this week was the number one program on TV
on Tuesday night among males 18 to 49 years old note 2
huge block of demographics right there a on technology
you know it’s not just in movies anymore developing Marbles going to have superheroes
hero team up the building for the team up TV series that’s what the defenders
Anderson will be a mini series like The Avengers but with different set of characters


are spreading everywhere and I can’t rolling across the different mediums
mediums in platforms is really important thing marvel look at the situation saw
future of television is in is in a mixture between the streaming online
what kind of content production and the traditional TV model number already moving into that the
the really at the gate Justin in a in a final minute really just have a minute left
left so I hope I’m not springs something to complicated comic book some cells back to the old
Fulton paper what role do they do they start playing in a big business


Marvel and DC um are they straitjacketed buy some of the dictator
what’s happening in movies and TV with the characters are is this a place where they can work
where people can take risks not there still taking with pink what happens is it the most
the more successful the movies are there of course going to be a little more pressure in the comics
try to mirror that because stand seat in the movies in a kind of but for the most part if you look at the
look at the comic books at UC little pillow for just like the movies are taking influence from the car
the comics the comet take a little influence from what works best in the movies butter is the end of the day


end of the day there still out there keeping it separates specially right now pcs common
comic books are completely different than what they do with the film
bands that you can get it you can get out different kind of superheroes from different places
places that whenever you’re takes preferences Walmart using Q for joining us on focus today
is today to talk about superheroes in movies and TV thank you very much
can I put my pre s*** and things to build rosebud of Marvel Comics for talking to a surly are in the Pro
the program changing military is Nexus is focus on wyll


university laboratory High School in Urbana former US servicemen and women
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part for the changing military listen to the struggles of women seeking men
Sirius producer leave hey there a true story written by uni high student visa Saigon
women’s involvement with the US military dates back to the Revolutionary War
when they worked primarily as cooks long dresses and nurses however


ever since World War 2 the roles in the military have undergone a major transformation
information during that wore women volunteers for Vita crucial support services
verses to soldiers on the front lines Joe Knappenberger volunteer with the Red Cross
crossdressing World War 2 members the strong ties deformed with the soldiers
she survived the respect it looks like they want their sisters sweethearts weather Zac
answer you know if there was a house if I had a roof
when they’re moving along a cheese it we got is good is anybody dead


our relationship is very friendly they love to see s Israel
we love to see that because we were doing what we like them but they wanted Atlas
mutual admiration I guess you could say during and after World War 2
opportunities for women to serve in the military steadily grew all the women were not
not officially allowed to serve in combat modern warfare blurred the distinction between Honda
combat and non combat roles the growing presence of women challenge the mail
the male dominated environment of the military truck insurance serve in the Navy


Navy during the 19 nineties I made some good friends military male friends never good people
were straight up Goodman and honor have their own private opinions
paintings of women in the military or what have you never let me know what they were actually
got the job done on the way to the didn’t cause anything 3 devices
overall dress still in military minds that that was just getting used to women walking around
round the old guard was still there so to speak about the attitude a 10 can a bull run
what can they do these things there is a constant of a struggle to prove on self confidence


steak made mistake for all of a kind and no one is ever going to forget it for the low
Lotte double standard out there for the behavior of woman and whiskey myself
Jerry Young who served during the Iraq war observe the difficulties faced by women
women in the transition from civilian to military life the difference between a male
male to male military role is theoretical enough that different you know Mail
from there and sincere and hurts to be my little fighter my little slugger something like that the social
socialize to have more aggressive more confrontational type polls status


what is lot in the military you want to type of aggression be because of what you do females
princesses and then you go into the military and you need to be a little s***
Ruger despite opposition women have continued to make progress in the military
February 2013 the long standing ban on women from level combat
combat with lifted giving service women more opportunities Shores experience for
firsthand hostility towards the idea of women in combat 1 guy was Tommy a woman c**
combat no way that such as bad and I’m like whatever in common with everyday


when you think about all the rapes a have to fend off an old garbage I have to deal with
you think women are the ivory tower with ATT violence you know that they don’t see the ugly
ugly side of a society women fighting in war since we’ve had Wars mini
NEA armies have woman in them and they have come and they use them im leaf


tomorrow in part 5 R Series changing military look at the struggle
go to integrate gays in the military can hear more in a documentary from the front lines
the home front inside use of the military 1942 2012 the hour
how long program produced by university laboratory high school students air Saturday November 9th at 6
6 p.m. On AM 580 with rebroadcast on November 11th at 10 a.m.