Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Disney and Marvel: A Team-Up!

Well, if you’re like me (ie, a nerd), you’ve already heard that Disney is buying Marvel for a hundred kajillion dollars (or something). I was sent this information by no less than seven different people, including my mother and a Viking Jarl named Hrothgar who died in the ‘800s.

Big Disney fans, those Vikings.

Anyway, there was an immediate hue and cry from the internet, with many people complaining bitterly about how Disney was going to ruin Marvel. Apparently, Mickey would teach the Hulk about anger management, Pluto was going to poop on Captain America’s head, and Wolverine would be appearing on Sesame Street to sponsor the letter ‘X.’

Note: Wolverine appearing on Sesame Street would completely rock.

Now, the internet is basically one giant, technologically advanced platform for complaining, so I’m not too surprised at the overwhelming negativity. However, what is missing is the counterpoint: Think of all the cool things that Disney and Marvel could team up on, much like the ‘Wolverine on Sesame Street’ previously mentioned.
Therefore, in the spirit of optimism, here are some cool things that could/will come from the Disney / Marvel team-up:

1. Women in super-hero costumes at Disneyland. Forget getting your picture with Mickey when you could get your picture taken with Rogue (or Storm, or the Scarlet Witch, etc).
2. The Hair-Trigger Trio! Cookie Monster, Animal from the Muppet Show, and the Hulk in their own book. Granted, they would probably end up destroying the world.
3. Daffy Duck vs. Wolverine. ‘Nuff said.
4. The Marvel characters get included in the next Kingdom Hearts game.
5. Ultimate Mouse. Mickey gets revised as a tough-as-nails hero with a penchant for strippers and a willingness to let his fists do the talking.
6. The Sorcerer Supreme’s Apprentice. Dr Strange teaches Mickey about the ways of magic, grooming him to become the next Sorcerer Supreme.
7. Goofy joins the Great Lakes Initiative.
8. A Civil War event in the Disney universe.
9. Ariel, the Little Mermaid, fights Namor for the crown of Atlantis.



TX_Val said...

Well you've been lucky, I've been out sick. I just got back today, and I'm still only about 75%.

The point being, I see you made it to 41 without me voting. I told you I needed to stop.


Jason Janicki said...

Well, is it that you're not voting or that you've been sick?

I suspect we need to do some laboratory-controlled, double-blind tests to be sure. Hammers may be involved.

Glad you're feeling better :)

Sharon T. Rose said...

Um ... Jason? You do know that Daffy is a Warner Brothers character, right? You're embarrassing yourself out here. And me.

Donald is the Disney character. And it would be a very even match.