Yesterday's announcement that Disney will purchase Marvel Comics for a handsome sum of $4 billion took everyone by surprise, flooring fans and inspiring chatter across the Internet.

But it shouldn't have been a surprise - not if you're a regular viewer of the conspiracy-laden "Marvel Super Heroes: What The--?!" videos posted weekly at Marvel.com.

Episode 5, "M.O.D.O.K.'s Moments" showcased the faux history of "everyone's favorite little big-head thing" including a clip of the mental organism designed only for killing at the helm of Steamboat Willie itself - a clear nod to Disney and Mickey Mouse's third (yet arguably most famous) animated appearance.

The most recent installment in the series debuted last Friday - a full weekend ahead of the official announcement, yet somehow the truth eluded us all.

Curse you M.O.D.O.K.!!!!!!

Watch the full video yourself after the jump...

On second thought, maybe it WAS just a coincidence...