Mouserine by KidKalig aka Khary (like Atari) Randolph.
Not a Dream! Not A Hoax! Not an Imaginary story! Multimedia giant Disney acquired Big Two comicbook publisher Marvel Comics for a reported $4 Billion today.
not a bad deal to net the rights to some of the most well-known characters in the world! Marvel's competitor, DC Comics is already owned by Warner Brothers.
"This transaction combines Marvel's strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor with Disney's creative skills, unparalleled global portfolio of entertainment properties, and a business structure that maximizes the value of creative properties across multiple platforms and territories," said Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. "Ike Perlmutter and his team have done an impressive job of nurturing these properties and have created significant value. We are pleased to bring this talent and these great assets to Disney."
"Disney is the perfect home for Marvel's fantastic library of characters given its proven ability to expand content creation and licensing businesses," said Ike Perlmutter, Marvel's Chief Executive Officer. "This is an unparalleled opportunity for Marvel to build upon its vibrant brand and character properties by accessing Disney's tremendous global organization and infrastructure around the world."
hopefully this will mean better marketing of comics in general, which would seem to be a good move for any company whose business is the generation of intellectual property. we'll see about that, but according to my sources, Marvel Editor-In-Chief Joe Quesada is reporting the publishing side will be unaffected. i would assume there will be some effort to strengthen Marvels place in the publication of comics for kids, or that Disney would publish spinoff comics through Marvel instead of licensing them out. also it remains to be seen what it'll mean for Marvel's videogame licenses with Activision, Sega and others...
what do you guys think about this deal?