Monday, August 31, 2009
Disney buys Marvel? HAHAAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
As all of you comic book readers out there already know, Disney has announced that it's buying Marvel, and everything that goes with it, for four billion bucks. For some reason, I find that incredibly funny. Not really sure why.
DC, to me, has always seemed more "Disney-ish" than Marvel -- and yet DC is owned by Warner Brothers, home to the perpetually cool and hip Bugs Bunny. Marvel seems more Bugs-friendly than DC, and yet now Marvel is going to be part of the House of Mouse empire. Mickey Mouse hanging out with the Punisher? Somehow, that doesn't seem right. Its successful forays into dark entertainment aside (Fantasia? Nightmare Before Christmas?), Disney still seems just a little too warm and fuzzy for Marvel.
Not to say that the DC characters are necessarily warm and fuzzy, or unhip (THE BATMAN, anyone?). They've just always seemed more family-oriented (and therefore Disney-oriented) than the Marvel ones. Blame it on Superman. He started the whole trend. I can see Spider-Man hanging out with Bugs Bunny MUCH more easily than I can picture him with Mickey Mouse (though the idea of Batman hanging out with Mickey Mouse is pretty darned funny).
This whole thing is making my brain hurt.
So, does this mean The Incredibles are now Marvel super-heroes? I'm expecting fractured family angst (and the kids showing up on an X-men team) any day now!