LobsterJ wrote:Who was it that was arguing with me earlier this year that Bendis makes more money than Kirkman?
It's tough to say without knowing what their pay is from Marvel and Image, respectfully. Based on other media alone, though, I would say Bendis is slightly ahead.
Yeah, Walking Dead is a huge hit on TV, and he's involved with Thief of Thieves or whatever... but Bendis is on the Marvel Studios advisory committee, and is involved in developing the Marvel MMO video game, along with Powers' TV show development on FX and a regular paying gig teaching comic writing at Portland State University.
Kirkman is also publishing his comics through Image, so the publisher takes a cut of the profits of every book to cover publishing and marketing costs.
I would say the biggest x-factor of the debate would be how much Kirkman is making from his executive duties as COO of Image, which might be a considerable boost for him.
Either way, I would say both are easily at or near the top of the industry in terms of money, and neither is hurting for it. Not sure why it should be a race to see who makes more or whatever, though.