Was it really marvel or was it more Disney who wanted the license to be back at a publisher they own? Disney owns both the Lucasfilm franchise and Marvel so this makes sense.
This. Disney owns Marvel and Disney owns LucasFilm. Why on Earth would they consider farming out Star Wars comics when they have a respected and well known comic house? Besides, Disney has been working to get back all the licenses from these two creative houses under one roof for a while. Disney has no interest in making AAA video games in-house, but comics are another thing and Marvel has a good track record with the medium.
You can't display a digital game, movie or album, so yes, I value physical media more. Having said that, I buy more digital games and music than physical. I still prefer movies on Blu-ray, though. It's that 1080p discussion the boys are always having in regard to streaming and bit rates.
The trope is called "All Animals Are Dogs". Basically, any animal in a movie or TV show are portrayed with dog-like movements and characteristics. Dinosaurs, elephants, horses, bears, etc...bark, play fetch, wag their tails, roll over for a belly scratch, and slobber. Most recently, the reindeer from Disney's Frozen had these traits. This trope bugs the hell out of me these days.
I'm reading Yankee-kun to Megane-chan now and I can't understand why it hasn't been turned into an anime yet. It's funny and cute and there are 200 chapters so there's plenty of material. It reminded me a bit of School Rumble, Sket Dance, Gokusen and Tenshi na Konamaiki, but it's still very much its own thing.
The last show I completed was Ebiten and it took me nearly two weeks to make it through the 10 episodes. I can't read manga and watch anime, so I have to pick one to focus on while the other goes on the back-burner until I switch.
I smoked for 18 years. I started, I think, because the girl I was interested in at the time smoked. My penis said "Hey, if you mimic her bad habits maybe I'll get some playtime." It seemed like a reasonable argument plus, I had a friend who talked about smoking all the time. He didn't smoke, he just talked about it a lot. Anyway, those influences plus my love of old movies set me down the path. Nearly two decades later, I quit and have been smoke-free for 5 years. Best thing I ever did. The most immediate benefit was the extra cash I could now channel into new games. Perhaps I only exchanged one addiction for another, but gaming does get me some playtime...just not the type I hoped for way back when.
Pacific Rim, Man of Steel (liked it much more than Iron Man 3), Kotonoha no Niwa (aka The Garden of Words) all come to mind. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters was probably the biggest surprise. I was expecting something similar to Van Helsing, but it turned out to be an enjoyable fantasy-action flick.