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Old May 28 2014, 01:21 AM   #1
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So, Disney buys DC Comics...

Let's just say, for the sake of discussion, that WB decides to sell DC Comics/Entertainment and Disney buys it.

What would this look like with regards to comics, animation, TV, and film?

This is one of the biggest nerd dreams of all, so dream big and share with us.

I don't have any specifics myself, but I think I'd definitely like to see stories pairing Peter Parker and Clark Kent in both identities. Same with Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark. Or how about Tony Stark and Lex Luthor butting heads?

There's the thought of epic Justice League/Avengers teams (or maybe one team, "The Justice League of Avengers?") and battles only previously dreamed of, like Hulk vs. Doomsday or Captain America vs. Deathstroke.

The one thing I wouldn't want is the "Amalgam" approach. That only managed to produce one really cool idea, IMO (Super Soldier) and would diminish the teams/characters/concepts being combined.
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Old May 28 2014, 01:38 AM   #2
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Couldn't look any worse than what they've got now.
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Old May 28 2014, 02:03 AM   #3
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Couldn't look any worse than what they've got now.
Worse than who has now, Marvel, DC, or both?

I personally think the NotSoSuperman of Man of Steel could use some lessons in being noble and heroic from Captain America. Maybe he could help Batfleck kick NotSoSuperman's ass in the courtroom drama, "Batman v Superman."
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Old May 28 2014, 02:04 AM   #4
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Re: So, Disney buys DC Comics...

Peter Parker working forthe Daily Planet.

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If such a scenario happened, I would count on another Crisis, and one crossing into the Marvel multiverse.
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Old May 28 2014, 03:07 AM   #6
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I would count on a lawsuit under the Sherman Act.
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Old May 28 2014, 03:12 AM   #7
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Re: So, Disney buys DC Comics...

Spider-Man wrote: View Post
Let's just say, for the sake of discussion, that WB decides to sell DC Comics/Entertainment and Disney buys it.

What would this look like with regards to comics, animation, TV, and film?

This is one of the biggest nerd dreams of all, so dream big and share with us.

I don't have any specifics myself, but I think I'd definitely like to see stories pairing Peter Parker and Clark Kent in both identities. Same with Bruce Wayne and Tony Stark. Or how about Tony Stark and Lex Luthor butting heads?

There's the thought of epic Justice League/Avengers teams (or maybe one team, "The Justice League of Avengers?") and battles only previously dreamed of, like Hulk vs. Doomsday or Captain America vs. Deathstroke.

The one thing I wouldn't want is the "Amalgam" approach. That only managed to produce one really cool idea, IMO (Super Soldier) and would diminish the teams/characters/concepts being combined.
I'm sure there wouldn't be much of a difference at first. Like with Marvel, Disney would take a "hands off" approach to DC. That would include comics, TV and films in live action and animation.

I doubt you'd see an "Amalgam", since Disney would be interested in the established IPs, not some combos with Marvel.
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Old May 28 2014, 03:14 AM   #8
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Worse than who has now, Marvel, DC, or both?
DC. They've gone way overboard with this New 52 nonsense, and completely lost sight of what made their superheroes so popular in the first place. Far from rebooting, simplifying and clearing away all the decades of continuity barnacles, things are more convoluted and confused than ever. To say nothing of the behind-the-scenes editorial chaos that's got the company hemorrhaging creative talent and doing character/storyline spinouts with nearly every new issue. Trying to recast every single superhero in Batman's dark-gritty-n-depressed mold (like NotSoSuperman) ain't helping. Where's the fun?
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Old May 28 2014, 03:15 AM   #9
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Old May 28 2014, 03:22 AM   #10
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I don't have any specifics myself, but I think I'd definitely like to see stories pairing Peter Parker and Clark Kent in both identities.
Might be problematic since Parker has gotten out of the newspaper business.

Or how about Tony Stark and Lex Luthor butting heads?
Depends on how Lex Luthor superhero is going to go.
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Old May 28 2014, 03:25 AM   #11
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I don't have any specifics myself, but I think I'd definitely like to see stories pairing Peter Parker and Clark Kent in both identities.
Might be problematic since Parker has gotten out of the newspaper business.

Or how about Tony Stark and Lex Luthor butting heads?
Depends on how Lex Luthor superhero is going to go.
This assumes everything currently happening in the comics would be in play at the time of this acquisition.
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Old May 28 2014, 03:25 AM   #12
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I would count on a lawsuit under the Sherman Act.
Nah. We're talking comic books, not steel.
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Old May 28 2014, 03:26 AM   #13
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Worse than who has now, Marvel, DC, or both?
DC. They've gone way overboard with this New 52 nonsense, and completely lost sight of what made their superheroes so popular in the first place. Far from rebooting, simplifying and clearing away all the decades of continuity barnacles, things are more convoluted and confused than ever. To say nothing of the behind-the-scenes editorial chaos that's got the company hemorrhaging creative talent and doing character/storyline spinouts with nearly every new issue. Trying to recast every single superhero in Batman's dark-gritty-n-depressed mold (like NotSoSuperman) ain't helping. Where's the fun?
This.
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Old May 28 2014, 03:29 AM   #14
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I find Marvel much more of a mess. I've no interest in the X-titles, though I've been a fan since GS X-Men #1. The Avengers have too many titles and suffer from big ideas with poor execution.
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Old May 28 2014, 03:47 AM   #15
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Well, we'd have more than 2 live action properties that were actually interconnected. That'd be nice.
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