It’s been an eventful year in comic books. 2009 signifies a changing of the guard, of sorts. First Disney begins to buy Marvel Entertainment. Then Warner Bros. restructures DC Comics as DC Entertainment, with Paul Levitz stepping down from president and publisher to contributing editor and overall consultant and Diane Nelson of Warner Premier replacing him as president. These merely cap a decade-long process of comic books firmly becoming a crucial aspect of virtually every other form of entertainment, from film to television to video games and so on.