Disney to Acquire Marvel Comics

The Walt Disney Company has agreed to buy Marvel Entertainment, which includes 5,000 comic book characters, including Spiderman, Captain America, the X-men, and the Fantastic Four.
Under the terms of the agreement and based on last week’s closing price of Disney, Marvel shareholders would receive a total of $30 per share in cash plus approximately 0.745 Disney shares for each Marvel share they own.Based on the closing price of Disney stock on Friday, August 28, the total transaction value is $50 per Marvel share or approximately $4 billion.

Get ready for plenty of speculation on what this will mean for the comics. Link -via Fark

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Comics book nerds keep freaking out about the books, forgetting that Marvel Publishing only makes up about 17% of the company's profit. Disney didn't buy Marvel because they make comic books, Disney bought Marvel because they make comic book MOVIES.
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I wonder if this joining of companies will provide the "Dr. Strange the Musical" I've wanted all my life. Staring Bruce Campbell as Dr. Strange of course!
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We're looking for the best Disney Marvel crossovers ... http://www.nj.com/the-list/index.ssf/2009/09/top_disneymarvel_crossovers.html ... got any to share?
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