Kirk Manly sent us a series of images from the March issue of Fast Company Magazine that features a story on Disney buying Marvel.  In light of the iPad arriving in the next 40 days or so, I thought this image of Steve Jobs as Captain America Iron Man was really telling.  As Fortune Magazine has speculated in a recent post, Steve Jobs may be involved in getting Marvel comics on the iPad come release day.  Remember, Steve Jobs is the head honcho at Apple, and the man behind PIXAR.  Disney owns PIXAR with Steve on the board of directors.  Disney owns Marvel, thus making the circle complete.  The only thing standing in the way is Marvel’s reliance on Flash as a distribution medium for its Marvel DCU service.

Back to our entry for the day, take the jump for Manly’s take on other Disney executives as Marvel heroes.

I Just finished a series of illustrations for Fast Company Magazine that i think your readers would enjoy seeing.  Each illustration presents key Disney executives and deal makers as famous Marvel Comics superheroes. They are for an article in the March issue, on the Disney company and its recent purchase of Marvel comics, which is the bases for these depictions.  Examples would be Steve Jobs as Iron Man, or Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof of LOST fame as Thor and Hawkeye.

via Kirk Manly


  1. Darksbane
    February 23, 2010 at 2:33 pm — Reply

    “I thought this image of Steve Jobs as Captain America was really telling.”

    Ummmm… pssst, thats Iron Man.

    • February 23, 2010 at 2:44 pm — Reply

      Yeah, my fault there. I had just opened up and looked at the Iger piece as I was jumping back and forth from writing and looking at the purrty pick-tures…

  2. Rome
    February 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm — Reply

    This is exactly the type of weird and demeaning cross-promotion all of us fan-boys were afraid of with the Disney Marvel purchase. ehhhh.

  3. ~wyntermute~
    February 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm — Reply

    Heh. Wouldn’t it be a hoot if “comic books” is what forces Apple to get with the Flash-program? FLASH, one of the DCU’s iconic legacy heroes. BURNINATION!

    • February 23, 2010 at 4:34 pm — Reply

      Marvel may be influential, but it’s not big enough to sway the might distortion field of Steve Jobs, who is dead set in his ways.

      • ~wyntermute~
        February 23, 2010 at 9:08 pm — Reply

        So we can expect whatever Apple proposes as a replacement for Flash to be called “Arachnid” or “Wolverine” or “Deadpool”? :D

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