It’s not the biggest media merger ever, but it may be the most intriguing one: The Walt Disney Company has agreed to buy Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. Which means that Mickey Mouse, Goofy, the Amazing Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Pinocchio, the X-Men, Gus and Jaq-Jaq, Kermit the Frog, Captain America, the Little Mermaid, Ghost Rider, Buzz Lightyear, the Dazzler, Dr. Strange, Hannah Montana, all 101 Dalmatians, and both Donald and Howard Duck will work for the same company.
I’m reporting on this here mainly because it seems like a safe bet that Disney is putting down its four bil in part because of the potential it sees for Marvel characters in digital form: in games, on the Web, via digital distribution of movies, on mobile devices, and more. But I’m also covering this because I felt like doing a T-Grid. After the jump, a quick comparison of two legendary characters who will surely meet before too much time has passed.