Monday, August 31, 2009

Disney Buys Marvel

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, animals both domesticated and wild, who would have thought a mouse and a spider could be friends?

And so the news of the day is that Disney has bought Marvel for an estimated $4 billion. Disney's belief, a rather sound one, is that Disney has the market on little girls cornered with Princesses, Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Wizards of Waverly Place and all that, but they have a big hole when it comes to boys. Well that hole has just been stuffed by about 5000 superheroes courtesy of Marvel.

My immediate reaction is that this is great news for both companies. And for those people skeptical about how Disney will handle the Marvel stable of characters, look at Pixar. They've been doing just fine since coming under the Disney umbrella.

So what's your opinion on the buyout, dear reader?

Spider-Man Mickey Mouse Head courtesy of Foxy Man, who also created the picture below. I'm not sure how to comment on it except that it reminds me of a mix between Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and a commercial for some bathroom cleaner.

Later Fiends,


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