Archive for August, 2009

Disney Spiderman!

August 31, 2009

Disney (DIS) to acquire Marvel Entertainment (MVL) and its portfolio of over 5,000 characters in a stock and cash transaction worth about $4B. MVL shareholders to receive $30 and 0.745 DIS shares per share, or about $50. Marvel closed at $38.65 on Friday.

So will Disney tame the comics down? Is DC next?


Spiderman #1 up for auction.

August 16, 2009

The inner geek of some people should be in a frenzy today.

A rare copy of the “Amazing Spider-Man” Number One is going on the auction block at Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas, Texas.

It is the original title in the Spider-Man comic book franchise from 1963 launched by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for Marvel Comics.

Anyone interested in the book should be prepared to fork over more than the 12-cents for which the book sold originally.

The copy is listed in Near Mint condition and could fetch a six-figure price