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    Default Marvel & DC comics Merging?

    If the two companies agreed to merge into one company, What would the fans think of this happening?. Would things improve or get worse for having the Marvel & DC Universes connected?.

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    Outside of just for fun crossovers we never need this to happen because it would be absolutly horrible!
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    amalgam. wasnt that enough?

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    Even if Disney and Time Warner (or AT&T possibly) merged, it's unlikely the Marvel and DC universes would become more connected than they currently are.

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    When Van Damme and Seagal do a movie together.

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    I said this in a different thread a while back, but I want Batman to move to Marvel New York and then try to pull his, "You other heroes get out of my town" bunk.

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    Stranger things have happened; but, I don't think they would integrate well. Amalgam was a new entity, built from parts of both. You are talking them coexisting in the same universe. As the crossovers have shown, they are, generally, two fundamentally different approaches on comic book superheroes and I think that using only one approach would detract the other characters They would lose what makes them unique, rather like when DC acquired Captain Marvel. He became more of a Superman clone at DC than he ever was at Fawcett. The charm and whimsy were gone (even when DC tried to duplicate it, they failed) and they just threw him into generic stories with his enemies. I like Power of Shazam; but, it never felt right. Ordway tried to do something different; but, he wasn't able to capture the lighter tone, which was part of the Big Red Cheese. I see the same thing in this scenario.

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    Too many big characters who would need attention and focus.
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    Monopolies are never good for the consumer.

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    Oh, I wouldn't like that at all. I'd most likely end up dropping cape comics altogether.

    In the event that I don't like the general direction a company is taking, I can always turn to the other one for my superhero fix. If they merge, that's not a possibility anymore.
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    Never happen. The would be like the Yankees and Red Sox or Apple and Microsoft merging.
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    If you bring their big cities into Marvel-verse it could work. Metropolis, Gotham & wherever Shazam hangs out, could absorb some of the lesser Marvel characters. Most of Marvel's big boys will stay in NYC and DC's lesser character can drift as well. Atlantis would be a sticking point though.

    Disney is about the only company that could actually acquire the DC IP. And if they did, the $$$ potential would be impossible to resist the urge to merge. Not impossible.

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    For what it's worth around 1979-80, DC almost did farm out it's big name characters to Marvel. For whatever reason the deal didn't go through. I'm pretty sure it's been stated that John Bryne in particular wanted a shot doing a Superman proposal and some of those ideas ended up in his revamp some years later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supernature View Post
    Oh, I wouldn't like that at all. I'd most likely end up dropping cape comics altogether.

    In the event that I don't like the general direction a company is taking, I can always turn to the other one for my superhero fix. If they merge, that's not a possibility anymore.
    You could still by Valiant and Image superheroes. And Dynamite ( although they're more like pulp and adventure heroes).

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