Monday, August 31, 2009

Disney to Buy Marvel Comics for $4 Billion

I checked the calendar, and it's not April 1...
Disney to Buy Marvel Comics for $4 Billion
Published: August 31, 2009

The Walt Disney Company said Monday that it would buy the comic book giant Marvel Entertainment for about $4 billion.
With the acquisition, Disney will acquire more than 5,000 Marvel characters, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and the X-men.
I suppose we need to brace ourselves for "Spider-Mickey," "Minne Mutant," "Wolverduck," the "X-Muppets," and "Purple Pluto."

Read the entire story at the New York Times website.

Tip of the hat to Mike "ComicsDC" Rhode!

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