My name is 2wingo. For the last 15 years of my life, I have read Marvel comics. I loved them all. Some more than others, but I owe all of those comics so much. If it wasn't for those comics, I might not have formed some of my core beliefs as a young man, and I might not have even ever been inspired to write.
Now, we stand on what may be the brink of a complete paradigm shift. Disney has purchased Marvel Entertainment Inc., which I assume contains all of its subsidiaries.
Many of us gripe about Disney and its politically correct views. And how its "mindless, corporate, pre-packed bubblegum" TV shows have dragged a once proud company of good movies into the fucking gutter.
But I ask only one question: Marvel comics are among the most widely read and most successful comic-books in the world, RIGHT? Especially the adult-friendly MAX-Imprints, RIGHT? So tell me this: Why would Disney, a company so concerned with making money, fuck up something that's going to make them a shit-load of profits?
I'm not saying that we should roll over and ignore whatever happens. But out of my love for Marvel Comics, I ask all of you: Give Disney a chance. Perhaps they will take the same route the Chinese did with Hong Kong in 1997 and just LET IT RUN. If they just leave it as is, they will profit, because WE, the fans, will continue to buy these comics and graphic novels.
But if the worst should happen and they try to make all Marvel "family friendly," even THEN it will not be too late. In the words of the great country music artist Phil Vassar, Once single voice don't matter/But everybody screamin' up the ladder/Gonna get the attention of the man on top/Make his ladder shake and rock/And it might just come a-tumblin' down.
Just because they are rich and they are powerful does not mean we are helpless. WE buy their products; WE watch their shows; WE loved their classics with our most secret hearts. And WE can stop doing so, whenever we choose.
If we all stand together in great enough numbers, and get the rest on our sides, they will eventually have to give in to us.
But know this: If you don't stand with us, you stand with Disney, and whatever they do to Marvel will be on your conscience.
In conclusion, I say only this: Don't lose hope. If you love something, it'll never really leave you. We STILL have their graphic novels. We STILL remember their golden age. And our memories are the one thing they can never take from us.
But like I said, maybe they'll be smart about this. If any Marvel or Disney employees find themselves reading this, I beg of you, not only for myself but for all stand beside me, don't ruin Marvel comics.