please. don't tell me no one saw this coming. marvel and dc have both been on the downslope profits-wise for years. the only thing that surprised me was that it wasn't dc who ate up marvel as a subsidiary. then again, disney actually has enough multimedia capital to pull this sort of thing. what i'm curious about is that marvel has been churning out a lot of movies in the last 10 years, and i'm surprised that didn't help keep the company afloat.