Funnybook Babylon

September 10, 2009

FBBP #111 – Strange Tales of Corporate Acquisitions

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , , , , , — Chris Eckert @ 1:52 pm

This week’s recording session unexpectedly expanded out to two podcasts, as we discuss the blockbuster announcement of Disney purchasing Marvel! Will Pluto join the Pet Avengers? Will Goofy be denied the same privilege? Will Punisher be forced to practice “Hanuka Matata”? Or will this just be another corporate merger that involves using the word “synergy” as if it were the wizard’s magic word?

Shifting back to empirical reality, we also take a look at Marvel’s Strange Tales anthology, which gives “indie” creators an opportunity to play in the superhero sandbox. Will Johnny Ryan make jokes about bodily functions? Will Peter Bagge slip in creeping references to Libertarianism? Will Nick Bertozzi somehow make M.O.D.O.K. an oddly touching tragic figure? Spoilers: Yes, yes, and yes!

We’ll be back later this week for a characteristically contentious chapter in our Young Liars Trilogy!


  1. I support putting Uncle Scrooge into the Marvel Universe all the way. If Marvel is afraid, they could put Duckburg on another planet it Howard the duck’s universe, although most people in duckburg aren’t ducks anyways but some kind of dog like creature (like the beagle boys).

    It’s never exactly said why Huey Dewey and Louise live with Donald, his sister has unspecified problems and leaves them with a note on his doorstep. Carl Barks grew up in the depression so I bet that was just an everyday thing to him, checking your doorstep for infants.

    Comment by pg — September 17, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

  2. For Gargoyles, the creator actually lead the Sensation Spider-Man show that’s been on the air lately. He also wrote (in a few days, as a lark) a radio play that crosses over those two properties. So Jamaal is already kind of right?

    Comment by Ian Adams — September 21, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

  3. Great post. I hope you had a merry christmass :) I got a beagle puppy for xmass so I’m all excited from that :D

    Comment by beagle dog training — January 2, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

  4. […] that Dalrymple is doing for the second volume of Marvel’s Strange Tales anthology. I had mixed feelings about the first mini-series — the first issue was great and the next two were forgettable […]

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