They’ve Got Issues: The Story of Marvel

The company risked its entire catalog of characters on the bet that they could make it in the movie business.


Episode Notes

Marvel has stumbled as a company many times throughout its history, even going bankrupt in the 1990s. But not unlike many of its characters, it’s reemerged stronger than before.

Podcast production by Jess Miller and Cleo Levin.


About the Show

Navigating the marketplace is the original choose-your-own adventure. Thrilling Tales of Modern Capitalism takes a company in the news, and looks at its history to figure out why it finds itself in its present circumstances. Host Seth Stevenson brings you stories you may not have heard about the brands that shape how you live and work. And whether they’ve succeeded or failed, these companies have been on more of an adventure than you may have imagined. All episodes