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Disney might not get all of Marvel’s Characters

By , September 21, 2009 6:32 pm

Heirs to the comic book artist Jack Kirby last week sent 45 notices of copyright termination to Marvel and Disney, as well as Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, and other companies that have been using the characters. Jack Kirby was a Co-creator of X-Men, Spiderman, and the Fantastic Four.

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Disney to buy comic book powerhouse Marvel for $4B

By , August 31, 2009 10:16 am

Yahoo is reporting that Disney is set to buy Marvel and all its Characters.

The Walt Disney Co. said Monday it is buying Marvel Entertainment Inc. for $4 billion in cash and stock, bringing characters like Iron Man and Spider-Man into the family of Mickey Mouse and WALL-E.

Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of 5,000 Marvel characters. Many of them, including the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, were co-created by the comic book legend Stan Lee.

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