Disney Acquires Marvel Entertainment in $4 Billion Merger

Disney owns everything!  Wheee!

I don't know what the comic book fans will think about this, but I'm curious to find out.  I hope this doesn't mean Marvel's properties will be sucked into the Disney vortex.  Please don't make Spider-Man move in with the Jonas Brothers.


Miss M said...

This is my second time I'm writing this comment. :(. Btw I am commenting as a comic fan (albeit DC's) plus a girl who loves to read about Disney empire (and making fun of the so-called Disney Stars)

Anyway rather than worrying about what Disney do, you have to remember that Disney is a reallllly big company who owns practically everything. They have several major studios under their hands, technically Disney are the guys who made 'Reservoir Dog' (I use this movie as an example of a popular!violence!blood! flick), and you didn't see any freaking Mickey Mouse in it.

Sure there will be a change, it happens, but I think it won't affect much to Marvel's end products. Disney don't suddenly change everything to be republican-and-kid friendly once they own stuffs.

Maybe there will be cross over comics here and there in the future, but Donald &co did marvelous job in Disney / Square Enix cross over games.. which was a rather great series of games without the need to make them so 'childish'. If the artist & writer do it right, I think Mickey and Spiderman can do in the same page, why not? But maybe I am delusional here... *laughs*

To be honest I'm more interested about the total fanboys' reaction to this, comic book nerds' anger are scary.

In the end of this comment, I'm sorry for my bad English and I love this blog so much!

Daniel Thomas MacInnes said...

Thanks a lot, and your English is perfectly fine! Glad to have you around.

Chris Sobieniak said...

Darn, I was hoping for a Japanese company to buy 'em out!

Daniel Thomas MacInnes said...

I was rooting for Matsumura Fishworks and Tamaribuchi Heavy Manufacturing Concern, myself.

That's "Mister Sparkle" for those playing at home.

rubi-kun said...

Pixar doing a Marvel movie... No wait! Pixar doing a Marvel movie DIRECTED BY TERRY GILLIAM! The mind reels at the awesomeness!

JanPan said...

I wouldn't worry about it too much. I was always quite pleased at how Disney handles its own comics. I don't know if you ever ready any of the Donald Duck comics by Carl Barks or Don Rosa, but they're excellent.
I highly recommend The Life And Times Of Scrooge McDuck. To date it's still my favorite comic book ever.

Chris Sobieniak said...

For someone of my age, I can remember when it was still possible to find Disney comics a few houses away from me at a food mart when Gladstone was putting them out. Prior to all that, it had been Western Publishing's "Gold Key" that was putting out these books into the early 80's.

Gemstone had it for a while, but the license has since expired I believe. A new comic license was obtained through Boom Studios. Walt Disney Comics & Stories #699 will be coming out in October or such (might want to wait until the big 7-0-0), and thankfully will be at a cheaper price than the slightly paperback-style books Gemstone was putting out before (those books i could only ever find at the usual comic/RPG shops).

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