The “Comic Booking” of America

Someinteresting thoughts on iFanboy, here’s a clip:

A neutron bomb fell on the internet last week when it was announced that Lucasfilm had been sold to Disney, just like Pixar and Marvel and the Muppets and everything else I’ve ever loved in my life. (Mom went for $3.5 million in 1997. Don’t scoff until you’ve tried the meatloaf.) The sale was Lucas’ best-kept secret twist since “Luke, I am your father”; how often does something like this happen without a peep of a rumor in advance anymore? It made perfect sense in hindsight, of course. Lucas has essentially been saying, “I don’t want to do this anymore. The fans are dicks,” ever since he found out what message boards are.

As huge as it was, this announcement did more than just open the door for Jar Jar Saves Christmas. This marks a turning point. Forget the Avengers movie. Forget The Big Bang Theory. Please, please forget Comic Book Men. When Star Wars went to Disney, that was the moment that comic book culture officially went mainstream.

Read the whole post here.

About scvtaylor

S.C.V. Taylor is a screenwriter and television producer who’s worked on series television in the U.S. (“Big Brother”, “Animal Rescue Kids”) and the Philippines, before taking a break to do carpentry, build a bunk-bed business and be a full-time father. His upcoming young-adult novel “Fractured” will debut in early 2013. “Fractured” is a Gothic rock and roll retelling of the “Phantom of the Opera” set in a spooky Eastern European castle, with a female teen-aged lead, multiple personalities, and plenty of absinthe…
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