As long as I’m doing these wrap ups, I might as well mention what’s been going on this week. It’s been an interesting week, as half of the Morgue Men have headed back to school, which is probably why there wasn’t much posting about these two huge stories.
First of all, Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion. That’s a lot of money. My initial reaction to this was negative, since I get the impression Marvel does a lot of the cool stuff it does because it doesn’t have to answer to corporate overlords. But maybe Disney will be one of those laid-back companies and let Marvel just do what they want to do.
It’s obvious that Disney did not make this purchase because of comic books, which is kind of sad. They wanted those super hero IPs, and now they’ve got a lot of them. Marvel had just become its own movie studio, so it will be interesting to see how all these movies end up. Also, the few Marvel IPs that are owned but by other companies, such as Spider-Man, which belongs to Sony, might be an interesting spot now. I wonder if Disney will scoop those up, and how that will effect projects like the rumored Spider-Man 4.
In other news, the President O-Bomb has said he wants to talk to the kids. He’s doing this via a broadcast next week that will be aired during school hours. This is freaking people the fuck out. For the life of me, I don’t understand why.
This is the president we’re talking about here. Since when is a presidential address an evil thing? But parents are pulling their kids out of school, teachers aren’t sure how to play it, and school administrations seem conflicted. What the hell is going on in this country? The president wants to make a speech to students. He’s not broadcasting pornography or brainwashing signals or anything dangerous.
Seriously, people. Chill the hell out.