Monday, August 31, 2009
If you haven't heard the news, you should probably check out this link. So, it looks like Disney is going to wind up purchasing Marvel Entertainment for 4 billion dollars... I'm not sure what I think about this... I've always liked the fact that Marvel was its "own" company, unlike DC, which is a part of the WB conglomerate. To me, that always made Marvel seem more "edgy" then the WB's DC. Will this new ownership have any real effect on Marvel? I don't know, I kind of doubt it. I doubt Disney is going to change a successful company like Marvel too much. I'd imagine there will be some reorganization at the top of Marvel, mainly little things like name changes for certain executive positions, but I can't imagine much else changing. Hopefully Disney will stay out of the creative side of Marvel and not try to tone down the product in any way. The day we get a Wolverine/Mickey Mouse crossover is probably the day I finally go stark raving mad and end up in a padded room! Well, that's what I think, let's hear what you guys think about this mega-sale!