More Thoughts on the Avengers Movie, Particularly Money
May 14, 2012

The Avengers continues setting box-office records. Last weekend, its second in U.S. release, it brought in over $100 million, which set a second-weekend record and took it to one billion dollars overall. It’s now the 11th biggest moneymaker ever, and it’s still climbing.

But there’s more to life than money. Tom Spurgeon reminds us that the film wouldn’t exist without the contributions of many creators. His recognition of the men behind the movie provides short profiles of the comic artists and writers who came up with these characters and their team combinations.

Bryan Hitch Ultimates

The Bryan Hitch-drawn Ultimates served as inspiration for the movie version of the Avengers.

Tom Spurgeon also checked in with two charities benefiting from fan giving in connection with the film. The Hero Initiative has taken in almost $3000, while the Jack Kirby Museum received $1300 last week.

Meanwhile, in KC’s latest Westfield column, he praises the film for getting the blend of humor and action right. KC also looks back at some other superhero movies that weren’t quite so successful, descending instead into silly.

6 Responses  
Thad writes:  

A couple great posts by Spurgeon there.

I would add Adi Granov to the list as that’s his Iron Man armor in the movies — though, unlike most of the other people on that list, he actually adapted his design for film personally and as such is getting credit and compensation for it.

Johanna writes:  

Oh, you should email Tom with that information. He was looking for additional input.

Thad writes:  

Yeah, I dropped him a line; haven’t heard back but that post’s getting a lot of linkage and I imagine he’s got plenty of E-Mails to sift through.

Jim Perreault writes:  

Nice article ; and it does explain some of the random comic creators who got credits at the end of the film.


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