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In a normal economy, reporting that your company profits remaind flat during the first quarter would generally cause stock prices to slip.  However, in this economy, a flat quarter is actually good news – especially if you are Marvel.  Even though there was a slight slip of 2% in profits, revenue climbed 75% to $197 million. Marvel’s film production segment contributed $90.4 million, with two-thirds of that coming from DVD sales of “The Incredible Hulk” and the rest from “Iron Man” DVDs. The remainder of Marvel’s revenue came from licensing ($80.8 million) and publishing ($25.8 million). During the conference call,

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