Politics 10 October 2012 Marvel's 1990s financial reports are the best thing about that decade Print HTML In the course of learning that Marvel Comics presents some great life lessons for people hoping to not drive a $40m company into bankruptcy, I also found out something less instructive, but more fun. During their years as a publicly traded company, Marvel had to release quarterly and annual reports – which they did so in the form of short comics, featuring their characters fighting bad guys while speaking "to camera" about the companies finances. I'm a big fan of the covers to the Q3 1991 and the Q3 1993 reports, but the interiors – via the Comics Journal – are even better. One of the quarterly reports. › Why I support the 40 per cent quota for women on boards Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. Subscribe More Related articles Chinese loan sharks are using nudes as collateral. Is this the grim future of revenge porn? Tea Leavers and Champagne for Remain: what your shopping basket says about your EU stance “I’m a big boy”: What happened when MPs grilled Philip Green about the BHS scandal?