Comical

Disney to Buy Rival Marvel

Will all the X-Men get sidekicks for comic relief? The Walt Disney Company has agreed to buy Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in cash and stock. Marvel's Chief Executive Isaac Perlmutter will continue to oversee the company's properties, which include more than 5,000 characters such as Iron Man, the X-Men, and Captain America. The deal still requires shareholder approval and antitrust approval.