Warning: Disney’s Buying Up Your Childhood

This article is from Issue 61: Jan/Feb 2013

It started in 2008, when Walt Disney surprised almost everyone by buying Marvel Comics for $4 billion, throwing superhero fans into super panic attacks about the inevitable fates of Spider-Man, the X-Men and all the rest. Horrific conspiracy theories about a diamond-slippered Wolverine or a mouse-eared Iron Man got the blogosphere seeing angriest red.

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