Disney Taking Over World… er, Marvel

by Meghan Watt

The last thing I want to do is turn this slowly dwindling site into an RSS feed, but I figured this topic needed to be addressed.  Disney, beloved makers of Little Mermaid and bipolar teen idols, announced today that it will buy Marvel for $4 billion in cash and stock.

While Disney will gain the rights to 5,000 Marvel characters through the trade, Marvel will have access to all of the publicity and advertising that can transform a measely trio of brothers into “OMG Nick Jonas is soooo hott!”

The deal is expected to close by the end of the year, so we can all look forward to a bright future for X-Men and the gang, probably in monetary form.  I, on the other hand, see this marriage as a beautiful union of what was always meant to be:

certaindeathAnd yes, this did take entirely too long.