Monday, August 31, 2009


Mickey Mouse and Spider Man?!

Disney catches comics giant Marvel in a $4B web

Pow! Disney captures Spider-Man, Iron Man and other Marvel characters in $4 billion deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Walt Disney Co. is punching its way into the universe of superheroes and their male fans with a deal announced Monday to acquire Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion, bringing characters such as Iron Man and Spider-Man into the family of Mickey Mouse and "Toy Story."

The surprise cash-and-stock deal sent Spidey senses tingling in the comic book world. It could lead to new rides, movies, action figures and other outlets for Marvel's 5,000 characters, although Marvel already was aggressively licensing its properties for such uses.

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