Disney is buying the Marvel Comics empire for $4 billion.
The rest of my family are all superhero buffs, which is fine in its place...but I don't want superheroes invading the world of Disney. They should be two separate worlds, and never the twain shall meet.
I will not be happy if we start to see superheroes in theme parks or in rides, as seems to be expected. My husband theorizes it's partially a move to add to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's California Adventure. And on the other side of the coin, my superhero buffs are a little worried about how Disney will change Marvel.
Additional bad Disney news: MiceAge reports that Michael Jackson's Captain EO will have a return engagement at Disneyland starting in January. Michael Jackson has always creeped me out -- dating back to the early '80s, I would rip off magazine covers when I received them with his face on the front, as I had a sense there was something really wrong with the guy and couldn't stand looking at him. As the years went by and he got weirder and weirder, those bad vibes I felt were increasingly validated.
I never saw Captain EO, and I never will. I know there will be those who are excited about this news, but I feel that Disneyland bringing back that attraction to capitalize on his death is tacky in the extreme. Disney should not be celebrating a recently deceased, deeply disturbed child molester and drug abuser to make a buck.
Tuesday Update: Kevin Yee of MiceAge analyzes the implications of the Marvel deal. The Orange County Register has more.