SEC Form 4
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
OMB Number: 3235-0287
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Marvel Entertainment, Inc. [ MVL ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
EVP, Office of Chief Executive
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock(1) 11/05/2008 F 1,727 D $31.45 136,206 D
Common Stock 12/31/2009 D 158,100 D (2) 67,893 D
Common Stock(3) 12/31/2009 D 31,927 D (2) 35,966 D
Common Stock(4) 12/31/2009 D 35,966 D (2) 0 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $17.32 12/31/2009 D 175,000 (5) 12/11/2010 Common Stock 175,000 $36.71 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. On November 5, 2008, in connection with the settlement on that day of 5,034 deferred stock units granted to Mr. Maisel pursuant to Marvel's 2005 Stock Incentive Plan, Marvel withheld 1,727 shares of common stock (from the shares issued upon settlement) for the payment of taxes incident to the settlement. The withholding was inadvertently not reported previously.
2. On August 31, 2009, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ("Marvel") and The Walt Disney Company ("Disney") entered into a merger agreement (the "Merger Agreement"), which provided for a merger in which Marvel would become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Disney (the "Merger"). The Merger became effective on December 31, 2009 (the "Closing Date"). At the effective time of the Merger, each outstanding share of Marvel common stock (other than treasury shares held by Marvel and shares held by a subsidiary of Marvel) converted into the right to receive (i) $30.00 in cash and (ii) 0.7452 shares of Disney common stock (together, the "Merger Consideration"). The closing sales price of Disney common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on the Closing Date was $32.25. Accordingly, the value of the Merger Consideration on the Closing Date for each share of Marvel Common Stock was $54.03 ($30.00 + $24.03 = $54.03).
3. These shares represent former shares of restricted stock that, pursuant to the terms of the restricted stock award agreements and the Merger Agreement, vested immediately prior to the effective time of the Merger.
4. These shares represent former deferred stock units each of which, pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, entitled Mr. Maisel to receive the per-share Merger Consideration, less withholding with respect to applicable taxes.
5. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, this option, which had fully vested prior to the Closing Date, was cancelled in exchange for a cash payment of $6,424,250, representing the difference between the value of the Merger Consideration on the Closing Date and the exercise price of the option multiplied by the number of shares subject to the option ($54.03 - $17.32 = $36.71 per share).
/s/ Benjamin Dean, attorney-in-fact for David Maisel 01/05/2010
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