Disney To Aquire Comic Book Giant Marvel

The Walt Disney Company says it's buying Marvel Entertainment. Marvel is the comic book company behind classic characters like Spiderman, Iron Man and Captain America. Disney says it will pay $4 billion to bring Marvel's 5,000 characters into its fold.


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MONTAGNE: Today, the Walt Disney Company announced it's buying the legendary comic book company Marvel Entertainment. Marvel is behind such classic characters as Spider-Man, Iron Man and Captain America. Disney is paying $4 billion for access to Marvel's library of 5,000 characters.

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