Breaking News

August 31st, 2009 by Kyle

Announced this morning: Disney is buying Marvel Entertainment in a deal valued at $4 billion dollars.

You know, when I said that Marvel needs a “personality” at it head, I didn’t mean Bob Iger.

Well, I guess we know what we’ll be talking about for most of next week’s podcast.

P.S. So Steve Jobs is on the board of Disney, which now owns Marvel… digital comics distribution, anybody? Just in time for a digital comics application to be the killer app on the upcoming Apple tablet?

And yes, digital comics have been tried before. But not by people with Apple’s combination of aesthetic sensibility, technical knowledge, and business sense.

P.P.S. It seems the merger may have been a surprise to most of Marvel’s talent. So says io9.

UPDATE: Some details from the Disney/Marvel investor conference call.

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One Response to “Breaking News”

  1. Dave says:

    Well. Fark me gently with a chainsaw, as the saying goes. This sure came out of nowhere.

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