Post by InvaderJes on Aug 31, 2009 22:32:11 GMT -5
This just in: Disney purchases Marvel Comics for $4 billion! Internet goes completely freaking monkey turds! Uninformed fans make ignorant statements!
Honestly- people are reacting as though it's going to be renamed Disney Comics, with content comparable to Clubhouse Disney. I'd be willing to bet that Marvel will get to carry on pretty much as they have been. Disney will be Disney, Marvel will be Marvel, and ne'er the twain shall meet.
I'd be happy if this lead to a Darkwing Duck revival, though!
This is certainly an exciting development. I saw Conan poking fun at it last night, with these pictures:
"The Incredible Duck"
All kidding aside, I don't think this will change Marvel in a bad way. Disney is a franchise powerhouse and I think it'll be good for both companies in the long run. I doubt they'll want to make any drastic changes (if any) to the tested and proven Marvel formula. The interesting thing will be to see how Marvel's current partnerships and licenses with be affected. Universal Studios theme park and Sony's right to the Spiderman movie franchise, in particular.
Smart move Disney, and $4 Billion seems like a steal considering the possibilities.