Is Disney Finally Influencing the Marvel Creative Process?

A new crossover comic book series suggests Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) might finally be exerting some creative influence on Marvel, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.

The project in question, announced at New York Comic Con, kicks off in January and brings together two series from writer Brian Michael Bendis: All New X-Men and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Thematically, the crossover takes a new spin on an old storyline in the comics. X-Man Jean Grey, who in an altered state known as Dark Phoenix had previously destroyed entire worlds in the Marvel universe, is sought by galactic forces seeking justice. The Guardians step in to help protect her.

In combining C-listers like the Guardians with the A-list X-Men, Marvel appears to be once again turning up the marketing machine ahead of next August's Guardians of the Galaxy film. And it may be doing so at Disney's behest, Tim argues.

Do you agree? Are you reading any of Bendis' Guardians stories? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take, and then leave a comment to let us know where you stand.

Every super-powered show deserves a super-powered stock
There's no such thing as an invulnerable stock, but The Motley Fool's chief investment officer believes he's found one that gets close. Find out more in our new special report: "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2013." It's free for the asking -- just click here to start reading now.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (0)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Compare Brokers

Fool Disclosure

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2689422, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 9/25/2016 8:29:39 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Today's Market

updated 1 day ago Sponsored by:
DOW 18,261.45 -131.01 -0.71%
S&P 500 2,164.69 -12.49 -0.57%
NASD 5,305.75 -33.78 -0.63%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

9/23/2016 4:03 PM
DIS $93.27 Down -0.14 -0.15%
Walt Disney CAPS Rating: *****