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Comic wars: how two tycoons battled over the Marvel Comics empire--and both lost / Dan Raviv.

Raviv, Dan, 1954- (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780985437855 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0985437855 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : BookBaby : 2004.

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As ferocious and fateful as any battle in the pages of Marvel Comics, this is the true story of the life-or-death struggle for Marvel -- choked by bankruptcy in 1996 because of high-powered money men who did not care at all about Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Captain America, or the other iconic heroes of the comics. Coming meticulous investigative reporting with entertaining story-telling, COMIC WARS exposes the actions and motives of two Goliath-style corporate raiders (Ronald Perelman and Carl Icahn), two innovative Davids (Avi Arad and Ike Perlmutter), and some of the world's biggest banks. It is the rollicking true tale of a unique Wall Street showdown, of a surprising emergency from the ashes, and of Marvel's triumphant reinvention as the producer of hit Hollywood movies: the Spider-Man films, Iron-Man, The Hulk, Captain America, the X-Men series including Wolverine, and the crowning glory of The Avengers.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Perelman, Ronald.
Icahn, Carl C., 1936-
Marvel Comics Group > History.
Comic books, strips, etc. > United States > History and criticism.
Electronic books.

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