This morning's announcement of Disney acquiring Marvel Entertainment stoked the snarky flames of Twitter commentary all over my feed. Luckily, there were a few level-headed tweets from Marvel EIC Joe Quesada and sharp creators like Gail Simone.
That doesn't mean I left the jokes out of the Twitter Report, though. I just wanted to give you a fair sampling. The bottom line is that Mickey and Spidey are under one roof now, and the following tweets demonstrate just what occurs as folks like Skottie Young, Jill Thompson, Brian Reed and Duane Swierczynski digest—in humor and serious business terms—the fact that the same company now owns both Scrooge McDuck and Howard the Duck.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter Report for August 31, 2009.
@JoeQuesada Everybody take a deep breath, all your favorite comics remain unchanged and Tom Brevoort remains grouchy
-Joe Quesada, Editor-In-Chief/Arist/Writer (Marvel Comics, "Daredevil," "Ash")
@BrianReed Disney buys Marvel. Look for an animatronic singing & dancing @brianmbendis in It's A Small World starting spring 2010. http://bit.ly/PgN7a
-Brian Reed, Writer ("Ms. Marvel," "Secret Invasion: Front Line")
@GailSimone I have dealt with Disney several times in the last couple years. I think this will probably be a good thing for Marvel and comics.
-Gail Simone, Writer ("Birds of Prey," "Wonder Woman")
@swierczy So wait; with this spare $4 billion I had laying around, *I* could have bought Marvel?
-Duane Swierczynski, Writer ("Cable, "The Immortal Iron Fist")
@thejillthompson How big is the Hulk costume going 2have 2b at Disneyland 2b in proportion 2 Mickey? 3 stories tall?
-Jill Thompson, Writer/Artist ("Scary Godmother," "Sandman")
@StephenWacker Working on my Howard the Duck pitch!
-Stephen Wacker, Editor ("Amazing Spider-Man," "52")
@FrankTieri Yeah, Disney's gonna love me.
-Frank Tieri, Writer ("Wolverine," "Iron Man")
@skottieyoung I'm very happy today, but already hoping tomorrow comes and the terrible Disney jokes go away. Twitter creates rushed, bad comedy, stop it.
-Skottie Young, Artist ("New X-Men," "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz")
@chris_ryall I'm waiting for Six Flags or Knott's Berry Farm to call with their acquisition offer.
-Chris Ryall, Publisher (IDW)
Parting Wisdom for the Day:
@Southworth I wonder if Marvel will have any effect on Disney: Goofy Clone Saga? Oh wait the Clone Saga was already kind of goofy.
-Paul Southworth, Writer/Artist ("Ugly Hill")
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