The Shadow wrote:I dunno about that... outside of fanboys who knew Blade was a Marvel comic character from the 1970's who last had a series in the '90s?
I'd argue X-Men was the real Renaissance of comic movies. It came out July 13, 2000... Blade was released first, in August 1998, but who knew it was based on a comic? X-Men had comics, a cartoon series and merchandise behind it.
Honestly, I think that's part of the point.
If Blade, an unknown comic character with no real fanbase, could be a successful franchise, then bigger properties could be a success.