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  • Marvel Acquisition Official
    Marvel Acquisition Official

    Disney fans, pull on your Spidey Underoos. The following release from Marvel announced that the deal for the Walt Disney Company to purchase Marvel Entertainment is now complete. Deal expected to strengthen Disney’s position as a leading global provider of high-quality branded entertainment and build long-term shareholder value. Advancing its…

  • A Foolish view on Marvel and Disney
    A Foolish view on Marvel and Disney

    The Moteley Fool‘s Ric Munarriz has a look at how Disney can spin some gold from its acquisition of Marvel Entertainment. First, understand that the big Marvel names are all spoken for with long term contracts. So Disney won’t be able to get its hands on Spiderman or Iron Man…

  • Comic moves by Disney
    Comic moves by Disney

    Two interesting Comic book stories about Disney in the news today. In an article that mostly rehashes previous coverage the AP writes about Disney’s acquisition of the Marvel brand of comics and how any value opportunities will have to come from the marginal characters. Of course, taking lesser known characters…

  • Time Warner?
    Time Warner?

    Time Warner has been one of Disney’s largest rivals, which in today’s world of media and communications means they have both competed against each other and helped each other. Their films compete with each other at the box office, and their broadcast and cable television networks compete with each other…

  • Warner/DC Counters Disney/Marvel
    Warner/DC Counters Disney/Marvel

    With Disney buying Marvel Entertainment, Time Warner is moving to make better use of Marvel rival DC Comics. Alex Dobuzinskis reports in this Reuters story. In its reorganization of DC Comics, Warner Bros changed the division’s name to DC Entertainment Inc and named movie executive Diane Nelson as president of…

  • Donald Duck shills for Recording Industry
    Donald Duck shills for Recording Industry

    A recent Swedish edition of a Donald Duck comic book was caught shilling for the recording industry printing an anti-file sharing message in the book. The moral message in the short episode could easily be interpreted that illegal downloading is wrong and that the artists need to get paid. It…

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