.In my mind, Jack T. Chick is by far the most successful Christian publisher of comics.
Though Archangels had a very successful run, I think a key to success is longevity. Do the titles stand the test of time. Every year at San Diego at least one person usually asks about Archangels, however, people continue to pick up the Chick tracts. Several people always have some comment about Chick and his tracts continue to be a popular draw at the CCAS table.
Concerning the Illuminator, Don Ensign, Kevin Yong, and I wrote an extensive article about the Thomas Nelson/Marvel collaboration that appeared in the New Creation newsletter. We might post that article on the New Creation blog.
Is there any information on Power Mark? ... I'm giving them credit for what I believe to be a 12 issue run and then manga size TPB reprint. great stuff.
I haven't a clue as who would own the rights to the Illuminator. I would assume it would be Thomas Nelson... I seriously doubt that TN knows that it owns the rights.