Monday, August 31, 2009 - By Ron
Was this man right? Is Robert Kirkman the prophet of the comic book universe? He came out in favor of creator owned comics and after what recently happened, he is probably right.
Walt Disney on Monday unveiled a surprise $4bn bid for Marvel Entertainment, ending a deal-making drought in the media sector and paving the way for Iron Man, Spider-Man and Captain America to be united with Mickey Mouse and Hannah Montana.
What does this mean for the Marvel U? I remember two issues ago Deadpool blew his brains out because he was BORED! What's he going to do now? Put on an episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody? What about the Punisher? Is he just going to be allowed to yell at people and tell them they are going down the wrong path? Will the X-Men wear promise rings? Is Spider-Man going to be making cameos in the Jonas Brothers? All good questions and statements raised by folks after the breaking news. All valid.
Here is what I want to know; what about the price? Comics have steadily gone up in price from 10 cents to now 4.99 and 5.99 with some books in the Marvel Universe, while the creator owned Image Comics has kept their books new, original and at 2.99.
I fear nothing but the worst in regards to this purchase. This is as bad as the end of a Russell T Davies episode of Doctor Who.
Robert Kirkman, if you are reading this. You were right. All the naysayers owe you a HUGE apology.
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