Archive for January, 2010

Interview with Casty, creator of WDC&S’ upcoming “Mickey Mouse and the World to Come”

Posted by Arthur in Artists, Boom! Studios, Interviews, Italy

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Casty
On February 10th, Walt Disney's Comics & Stories issue 703 (published by Boom! Studios in the United States) will start a new multi-part story arc titled “Mickey Mouse and the World to Come,” which was written and drawn by talented Italian artist Andrea Castellan, who goes by the name of Casty.

I had a chance to ask Casty some questions about his career as a writer/artist and his work for Disney. Casty shared with me his early start in writing comics, where he finds his inspiration, and details about an upcoming story that may be of interest to duck fans!

Topolino e il mondo che verrà by Casty

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January 26th 2010 | 6:39 pm CET | 5 Comments »

Preview of Boom! Studios’ new collection of the Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa!

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, Don Rosa, New Titles, United States

Yesterday Boom! Studios released the first book collecting Don Rosa’s legendary epic story The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. The hardcover album ($16.49 at Amazon) was released earlier than expected, but in case you haven’t seen it yet here are some pictures of this fabulous new book.

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Volume 1

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January 8th 2010 | 12:14 am CET | 2 Comments »

Two new monthly comics from Boom! Studios this month

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, New Titles, United States

Wizards of Mickey issue 1Boom! Studios in the United States is launching two new monthly series this month: Wizards of Mickey and Disney’s Hero Squad.

Wizards of Mickey #1, on sale January 27th, will continue the epic tale of magical adventure that was started in Mickey Mouse & Friends issues #296 – #299. The stories proved popular enough to garner its own stand alone series. Wizards of Mickey follows the adventures of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy as they compete in the Grand Wizard's tournament, determined to win all the pieces of the Sorcerer Supreme's crown and free Mickey's master from the clutches of the evil Phantom Blot! You can pre-order Wizards of Mickey #1 for $2.39.

Ultraheroes issue 1Disney’s Hero Squad, which will also go on sale on January 27th, continues the Ultraheroes stories that were started in Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #699 – #702. The series features Super Goof, Duck Avenger, Eega Beeva, The Red Bat and more coming together as Disney's mightiest band of heroes, ready to stomp out the bad guys wherever they may lurk! Pre-order Hero Squad now for $2.39.

"The fan response to Wizards of Mickey and Disney’s Hero Squad has been completely insane," says BOOM! Disney Editor Aaron Sparrow. "These characters have reached a whole new audience, and fans, old and new, have clamored to have these stories in their own dedicated series. Well, you demanded it and we delivered."

So what will happen to Mickey Mouse & Friends and Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories? The first one will take a break for a while as Boom prepares the next wave of Mickey Mouse stories. This will delay the series milestone #300 issue, which would have been next. Comics & Stories #703 will see the debut of a new series by Italian artist Casty titled “Mickey Mouse and The World to Come” (I TL 2721-3P, “Topolino e il mondo che verrà“). For a preview of Casty’s work see this fan-made website about his work.

From this website you can even download a wallpaper for the story that is coming to Comics & Stories:

Topolino e il mondo che verrà

January 7th 2010 | 9:44 am CET | No Comments »

Official Disney DigiComics sites in UK and Italy

Posted by Arthur in Digital Comics, Websites

The United Kingdom and Italy now have a DigiComics section on their local Disney websites. The two sites can be found at disney.co.uk/digicomics and disney.it/digicomics. They are only two pages, but provide some official information about the service.

The homepage has two large features for Wizards of Mickey and Superduck:

UK Disney DigiComics homepage

UK Disney DigiComics homepage

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January 4th 2010 | 9:57 am CET | 3 Comments »
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