...according to WSJ (you gotta pay to read the article, natch)
Here is the text of the Wall Street Journal email alert:
Disney plans to acquire Marvel Entertainment through a cash-and-stock transaction valued at around $4 billion, or $50 per Marvel share. Disney said that Marvel shareholders will receive $30 per share in cash plus 0.745 Disney shares for every Marvel share they own. Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Marvel, including its more than 5,000 Marvel characters.
An investor conference call is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. EDT.
...that's a pretty impressive total roster of characters.
Will Marvel be producing Disney comics?
What about the Boom Studios license?
And, the most burning question: will there be a "Muppet Marvel Universe?"