You've probably all seen the headlines: Disney buys Marvel Comics.
The thing I love is that Disney touts that it now has access to over 5,000 Marvel characters.
Don't you love that marketing angle. 5,000 characters! Well, aside from Marvel's heavy hitters, like Spider-Man, X-Men, Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, the Avengers (which includes Cap, Iron Man and Hulk), and the Fantastic Four, you're left with B-list stuff like Daredevil, Blade, Dr. Strange and the Defenders.
That 5,000 characters figure includes gems like Dazzler, Paste-Pot-Pete (yeah, I know he changed his name to Trapster, but P-P-P still makes the list), Firestar, Batroc the Leaper, Leap Frog (what's with all the leaping), the Walrus, Kraven the Hunter (come on, he's always looked like a 1970s PORNO STAR with that stupid mustache and horrendous outfit), the Mole Man, the Human Top, the Awesome Android (is he nifty? No, he's AWESOME!), Gorilla Girl, Gorilla-Man, Egghead, and what looks like seventeen different Green Goblins.
Well, it never says anything about 5,000 GOOD characters.