Twitter Drinks From the Firehose as We Moneyball the Market for Comic Book Movies

Three Fools take to the air to tell you how to profit from the rising influence of geek culture.

Tim Beyers
Tim Beyers, Ellen Bowman, and Nathan Alderman
Apr 17, 2014 at 9:08PM
Consumer Goods

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) purchases social data specialist Gnip for an undisclosed sum. Will the deal provide meaningful value for shareholders, or is it a mere add-on for a business that's become increasingly dependent on advertising?

Then, Amazon.com purchases digital comic book retailer comiXology. Is this the end of your local comics shop? What can fans and investors expect from Amazon.comics?

Finally, on the heels of an exciting new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, we discuss the moneyball behind making successful comic book movies. Will Marvel's mighty mutants pass the test for Twenty-First Century Fox? What about the studio's new deal with comic book writer Mark Millar? What are the odds an adaptation of his "Superior" will outperform at the box office?

Ellen Bowman, Nathan Alderman, and Tim Beyers have these stories and more in this week's episode of 1-Up on Wall Street. Click the video to watch now, and then be sure to follow us on Twitter for more segments and regular geek news updates!