Comic Wars by Dan Raviv
Marvel's Battle for Survival

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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.

About Dan Raviv

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Currently a national correspondent for CBS News, Dan Raviv has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Overseas Press Club of America and has written articles for major newspapers worldwide. The coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Every Spy a Prince, as well as Friends in Deed and Behind the Uprising, he lives with his family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Published April 9, 2004 by Levant Books. 321 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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