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April 30, 2012 12:11 AM   Subscribe

Not every fund manager has a comic book made about them. Mark Mobius, the legendary emerging markets investor, has.
posted by infini (18 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's apparently not a true comic unless it uses comic sans.
posted by item at 2:26 AM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


On closer inspection, never mind. I was blurry-eyed.
posted by item at 2:28 AM on April 30, 2012


I will wait for the third issue, when Spider-Man shows up.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:56 AM on April 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


After looking at the three panels that they actually allow you to see I was so depressed by the entire thing that I had to look at three videos of cats doing cat things to recover.

Even the chapter descriptions just make me want to weep: "other fund managers kept investing in the rising market. He said he had a premonition that tragedy was going to strike soon..." I keep imagining some delighted child being handed this and thinking it's going to be FUN, and then they read this chapter description and their little excited faces crumples. Don't cry little child! Dr. Mobius will leverage a buyout and won't that be fun! And trying to make Mobius look like Dr X isn't fooling anyone.
posted by lesbiassparrow at 3:00 AM on April 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


I am disappointed by the lack of MÅ“bius in this Mobius comic.
posted by Mezentian at 3:05 AM on April 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


So, a Mobius strip?
posted by Segundus at 3:17 AM on April 30, 2012 [8 favorites]


Wish I'd thought of that for the title, Segundus.
posted by infini at 3:24 AM on April 30, 2012


George Soros has one too, apparently:

Kaoru Kurotani
posted by R. Mutt at 4:21 AM on April 30, 2012


And ... Warren Buffett too!
posted by R. Mutt at 4:24 AM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


(That would have made a better FPP imho "If your life becomes manga, are you a successful investor?")
posted by infini at 4:35 AM on April 30, 2012


I await the issue where he's horribly disfigured in an exotic derivatives accident. Then, as an act of revenge, he unleashes his army of high frequency trading bots on the world's commodity markets...


Wait, that's sort of actually happening now, isn't it?


So, I guess the question is: will we have Spidey snaring him in sticky webs, Batman dangling him off a tall building somewhere, or Wolverine putting him down like a mad dog?

posted by TheWhiteSkull at 4:37 AM on April 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


Hmmm. Warren Buffet is the "World's Most Successful Investor." George Soros is the "World's Most Powerful Investor," but Mobius is just the "Father of Emerging Market Funds?" When the three of them fight Galactus, I know which one is going to get beaten out by the latest herald....
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:49 AM on April 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


So I am guessing if this gets put in the newspaper comics section it would be called the Mobius strip?

ha.ha.ha.

*cough*
posted by littlesq at 6:08 AM on April 30, 2012


and damn missed Segundus comment...
posted by littlesq at 6:09 AM on April 30, 2012


Actually, I am now thinking of Mobius as the leader of a teen super-group with shrub-related powers called "The Hedge Fund." No evil can escape their yew and holly attack! Plus, you know, he already has the "bald mastermind" thing going on.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:26 AM on April 30, 2012


Not every fund manager has a comic book made about them.

That's because villains rarely, if ever, get their own books.
posted by doctor_negative at 8:56 AM on April 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


I stopped buying Mobius comics when DC revamped him and got rid of his red shorts.
posted by MegoSteve at 9:33 AM on April 30, 2012


How and why does this happen to these investors? I mean do they commission these or someone comes up to them and says, listen... got a few thousand bucks?
posted by infini at 9:43 AM on April 30, 2012


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