Some Mickey Mouse organisation has bought Marvel Entertainment.
On the plus side, the Goofy folks responsible also own Pixar Studios, opening the floodgates for Marvel/Pixar loveliness.
John Lasseter, head of Pixar, is a well-publicised comic-book fan, and the two companies apparently had a fruitful and highly energised meeting this week after the takeover was announced.
So where does this leave us? Well most of the main character are either licensed to other studios, or tied up in Marvels plans for Avenger glory.
Sadly, Edgar Wright debunked the rumours that they'd be taking on Ant-Man yesterday.
But with a stable of some 5000 characters at their disposal, Pixar are hardly short of options.
Here are six we'd like to see...
The Character: 13 year-old Kevin Green can transform into a superhuman adult by projecting a liquid flesh from his torso, which gives him the appearance of a muscular hero.
In his Prime form, Kevin retains all the memories and thoughts of his 13 year-old self, a cause of much conflict for the character as he is often placed in adult situations he may not have the maturity to deal with.
The Prime body has superhuman strength, stamina and durability as well as flight capabilities, and can release a concussive blast – but when the Prime energy dissipates Kevin must eject from the flesh casing or suffocate.
Best Story Arc: The genesis story, as Kevin learns to use his Prime power and what it means to be hero.
There are a few risqué elements to the book that separate this from standard comic book fluff.
In the first issue, a teacher feels up one of the female students, a hitchhiker tries to take sexual advantage of Kevin, and his friend’s Mum hits on him.
His crush on fellow student Kelly becomes a problem in Prime form. Though he frequently saves her life, his appearance as a 30 year-old man paying special attention to a 13 year-old girl is controversial to say the least.
Why Pixar Should Adapt It: With the success of Up, Pixar proved they do human characters just as well as anthropomorphic animals.
Prime’s themes of the concepts of heroism and maturity should be right up their street, and will give the a chance to move into more adult oriented stories.
If They Used Animals: Kevin Green would be a Monkey, Prime would be a Gorilla.
Next: Machine Man