December 27, 2013

Disney Viral Marvel Reboot Plushie Fan Art WTF


By the gleamin' gates of funky Asgard, what the hell. Disney is rebooting/revamping/relaunching all of Marvel's properties? And so they basically plundered DeviantArt for viral clickbait attention-getting ideas, like turning all their properties into animals. Like these X-Men cats.


And Ghost Rider as a hamster. At least the Wonderpets should have the balls to sue them for this.

It reminds me of Mister Hoopty's depressing prophecy:

Everything you love, everything meaningful with depth and history, all passionate authentic experiences will be appropriated, mishandled, watered down, cheapened, repackaged, marketed and sold to the people you hate.
Except that Marvel also cast Ben Affleck as Daredevil and Nicolas Cage as Ghost Rider before they sold out to Disney.

And in the supposed Purer Times, when you were a kid, Marvel was throwing out nonsense like this:


So let's just face facts: things were not better in the good old days. You just didn't know how bad they were, or you didn't care.

Marvel Universe Superhero Animals PR Machine Fluffing Slideshow [wired via jwz]

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