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10 October 2012

Marvel’s 1990s financial reports are the best thing about that decade

By Alex Hern

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.

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