SUPERHERO

SUPERHERO

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG  25th AUGUST 2018

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

 

Grandchildren are amazing full stop. I could do a list of a million reasons why they are amazing. On that list would be an entry that said they teach me so many things I never knew.

 

For example, I have never been into Superheroes. But I now have two grandsons into them in a big way and I am expected to know each and every Superhero and their special powers, and have an intelligent conversation about them.

 

I also have a granddaughter whose August Summer Holiday homework is about Superheroes.

 

So guess what, I am now a Superheroes expert.

 

When I was young comics were frowned upon. You had to read books, comics were viewed as trash. I guess not trash because ‘trash’ is an American word and it was not correct to use Americanisms.

 

All that has changed ‘trash’ as a word is ok, and comics have come of age.

 

There is even a comic book (although they call them ‘graphic novels’) long listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, Nick Drnaso (USA) – Sabrina (Granta Books) is the first ever graphic novel to be long listed for the Man Booker Prize, Drnaso was selected by judges who were captivated by his work about a woman who disappears and the 24 hours that follow. With illustrations, this artist presents a tale of violence and fake news conspiracy.

 

Yes, comics are part of the culture in children’s books as far as I am concerned, but not the Man Booker nominated one, of course.

 

So with all that in mind I thought we’d look at some superhero lists and facts.

 

DC AND MARVEL COMICS 20 BEST SUPERHEROES

  1. SUPERMAN
  2. SPIDER-MAN
  3. CAPTAIN AMERICA
  4. FLASH
  5. GREEN LANTERN
  6. BATMAN
  7. CAPTAIN MARVEL
  8. NIGHTCRAWLER
  9. ROBIN
  10. WOLVERINE
  11. PHOENIX
  12. PUNISHER
  13. FANTASTIC FOUR
  14. IRON MAN
  15. CAPTAIN MARVEL
  16. CATWOMAN
  17. SPIDER-MAN (BLACK COSTUME)
  18. NOVA
  19. DAREDEVIL
  20. WONDER WOMAN

 

THE 10 HIGHEST-GROSSING SUPERHERO FRANCHISES IN THE US

 

  1. “Thor” – $417,317,200 total grossed
  2. “The Fantastic Four” – $442,956,700 total grossed
  3. “Guardians of the Galaxy” – $748,524,200 total grossed
  4. “Captain America” – $885,789,500 total grossed
  5. “The Avengers” – $1,152, 807, 900 total grossed
  6. “Iron Man” – $1,170,893,400 total grossed
  7. “Superman” – $ 1,970, 034, 900 total grossed
  8. “Spider-Man” – $2,091,535,500 total grossed
  9. “X-Men” – $2,418,989,300 total grossed
  10. “Batman” – $3,462,641,900 total grossed

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SUPERHERO COMICS SOLD

 

COMIC TITLE                                                                    PUBLISHER                        PUBLISHED        CUM. SALES

The Beano (British comic magazine)                              DC Thomson                        1938 – present     1 billion

Superman                                                                             DC Comics                           1938 – present     600 million

Batman                                                                                 DC comics                            1939 – present     460 million

Spider-Man                                                                           Marvel                                   1963 – present     360 million

Asterix                                                                                   Franco-Belgian comics       1959 – 2010         352 million

Peanuts                                                                                  Charles M. Schulz               1950 – 2000         300 million

Lucky Luke                                                                          Morris, René Goscinny       1946 – present     300 million

X-Men                                                                                   Marvel                                   1963 – present     270 million

Captain America                                                                 Marvel                                   1941 – present     210 million

Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin                                            Egmont Group                     1929 – 1976         200 million

Action Comics (American comic magazine)                 DC Comics                           1938 – present     160 million

Garfield                                                                                 Jim Davis                              1978 – present     135 million

Avengers                                                                               Marvel                                   1963 – present     135million

Astro Boy                                                                              Shōnen                                  1952 – 1968         100 million

Casper the Friendly Ghost                                                 Harvey Comics                    1949 – present     100 million

Wonder Woman                                                                  DC Comics                           1941 – present     Not Known

The Dandy                                                                            DC Thomson                        1938 –  2012        Not Known

The Incredible Hulk                                                            Marvel                                   1962 – 2013         Not Known

CHECK OUT THE LIST OF SUPERHEROES    SUPERHEROES LIST

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over she began to fly

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…being married to Wonder Woman

 “I told my mother I’ve got this dead bee in my sink: what do I do? “Get a spoon and flush it down the toilet.” Then I said, I’ve done that – now, what about the bee?” – GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

Mark Watson, Edinburg Fringe 2018

LOVE IS…

Love is…syncronicity

TRACK OF THE DAY

Supergirl – Graham Bonney

Highest Chart Position: No.19 28th April 1966

 

©2018 Phil M Robinson