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Uncle Scrooge Reaches Milestone 400th Issue

Posted by Arthur in Anniversaries, Boom! Studios, United States

Long-running Uncle Scrooge will reach its 400th issue in February! The world’s richest duck first appeared in the Donald Duck story Christmas on Bear Mountain by Carl Barks. By 1952 the character’s popularity convinced publisher Dell to try three one-shot issues featuring Scrooge in a leading role. After the three one-shots Scrooge was given his own title, starting with issue #4 in December 1953. The monthly comic is currently published in the United States by BOOM! Studios, who celebrates the milestone issue featuring artwork by Carl Barks, Don Rosa, Daan Jippes and Giorgio Cavazzano.

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December 26th 2010 | 3:06 pm CET | 1 Comment »

New Disney Classic Collections from BOOM! Studios in 2011

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

Back in October, BOOM! Studios already let us know that they will focus more classic Disney comics in 2011. Today the publisher announced that a ‘plethora of classic collections’ will be hitting store shelves in the first half of 2011. The covers and contents of four 160-page books were revealed today, featuring stories by some the world’s most famous Disney comics creators.

"When we say 'Classics Are Back at BOOM!', we mean it!" Said BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. "BOOM! is bringing tons of classic Disney stories by such beloved creators as Don Rosa, Floyd Gottfredson, Al Taliaferro among others! The fans demanded it and BOOM! delivers!"

Walt Disney Treasury Volume 1 Walt Disney Treasury Volume 2
Walt Disney's Comics & Stories Archives Volume 1 Disney's Four Color Adventures Volume 1

Walt Disney Treasury: Donald Duck Volume 1 collects some of Don Rosa earliest stories, including: Return to Plain Awful, Oolated Luck, Give Unto Others, Recalled Wreck, Mythological Menagerie, Making the Grade, Fit to be Pied, Rocket Reverie, Forget Me Not, Star-Struck Duck, Metaphorically Spanking, The Crocodile Collector, and Fir-Tree Fracas. It also includes a cover gallery and ‘ducky behind-the-scenes details never before told’.

Walt Disney Treasury: Donald Duck Volume 2 continues to collect Don Rosa's classic run of Donald Duck stories including Donald's travels across the globe and time, from Norway for the Winter Olympics to the Middle Ages for an epic battle against none other than King Arthur himself.

Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories Archive Volume 1 will start a new series reprinting the longest-running comic series in history, in chronological order! Volume 1 brings readers classic Disney stories from famed creators like Floyd Gottfredson, the legendary artist behind the Mickey Mouse newspaper comic strip, and Al Taliaferro, creator of fan-favorite characters Huey, Dewey and Louie.

Disney’s Four-color Adventures Volume 1 cracks open the Disney vault to find some of the rarest Disney comics ever created! This volume features classic Disney comics and gag strips from such creators as Al Taliaferro, Disney Legend Jack Hannah and many more, reprinted for the first time in decades.

The books are now available for pre-order on Amazon:

December 22nd 2010 | 3:04 pm CET | 2 Comments »

Change coming to Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, News, United States

Starting January 2011, BOOM! Studios is changing the format of some of their Disney comics. Earlier this week the publisher announced that ‘classics are back’. We’ve now learned what’s inside their January line-up and it’s good news for fans of traditional Disney comics.

For the past year we’ve been seeing mostly long Italian adventure stories in BOOM!’s Disney comics, such as Ultraheroes and Wizards of Mickey. It now looks like BOOM! is returning some of their titles to a more traditional format, with several short stories in each issue, featuring both classic reprints and new stories that haven’t been seen in the United States yet.

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October 30th 2010 | 7:43 pm CET | 4 Comments »

Exclusive: Classics are back at BOOM! in January 2011

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, News, United States

Last month BOOM! Kids sent out a teaser that simply said “BOOM! Kids 2.0 coming 2011”. Now BOOM! is tantalizing readers with another exciting teaser: Classics are back at BOOM! January 2011:

Classics are back at BOOM!

October 27th 2010 | 6:26 pm CET | 3 Comments »

Preview of BOOM! Studios’ new Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers comic

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

Following the success of BOOM! Studios’ bestselling Darkwing Duck series, the publisher is launching a new original ongoing series based on the 1990s Disney Afternoon animated TV show Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers. The new series, which can be pre-ordered here, will debut in December and will feature all-new adventures written by Ian Brill with art by Leonel Castellani.

Here’s a preview of the first issue:

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 1 by BOOM! Studios
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October 26th 2010 | 12:36 pm CET | 2 Comments »

New Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers adventures coming from BOOM! this December

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

BOOM! Studios announced today that it is developing an all new original ongoing comic book series based on the Disney Afternoon animated TV show Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers. The first issue will be written by Darkwing Duck’s Ian Brill with art by Leonal Castellani. The new monthly series will debut this December.

“After the overwhelming success we’ve had bringing DARKWING DUCK back, BOOM! knew it was time to continue the excitement and imagination of the Disney Afternoon revolution in comic book form ,” said Darkwing Duck writer Ian Brill. “It’s an honor to continue the adventures of CHIP 'N DALE RESCUE RANGERS for both the generation of fans that enjoyed the show the first time and for a whole new generation of comic book fans!”

Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers comics were previously published in the United States in 1990 and 1991 by Disney Comics Inc.. The TV show ran for 65 episodes from 1989 to 1990.


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September 3rd 2010 | 12:10 pm CET | 4 Comments »

10-page Preview of Alice in Wonderland Graphic Novel

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, New Releases

BOOM! Studios is releasing a new trade paperback this week with the graphic novel adaptation of Tim Burton’s 2010 film Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp. The comic was created in Italy by Alessandro Ferrari, Max Narciso and Marieke Ferrari and the project was overseen by Burton himself. The book contains the 63-page story and a 32-page ‘making of’ with behind-the-scenes information and artwork of the adaptation and development of the comic book.

You can find a 10-page preview of the story below.

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June 27th 2010 | 11:24 pm CET | 2 Comments »

BOOM! Studios’ Darkwing Duck to be ongoing monthly series

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

BOOM! Studios has announced today that its new Darkwing Duck comic book, which was originally planned as a four-issue miniseries, will now be offered as a new monthly ongoing series beginning this June. You can pre-order it here.

“The fan response for Darkwing Duck has been amazing!” Says Darkwing Duck writer, Ian Brill. “The fans wanted more, so we’ll give them more! Not just more issues but more adventure and more humor. After the first story, which will have big changes for Darkwing and family, we’re going to take the readers on an even crazier ride!”

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May 18th 2010 | 1:27 pm CET | 1 Comment »

Darkwing Duck Preview!

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

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the artwork for the new Darkwing Duck mini-series coming from BOOM! Studios this June. Click to embiggen.

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April 28th 2010 | 9:36 am CET | 2 Comments »

Mickey Mouse on Quandomai Island

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, United States

Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories is currently printing Mickey Mouse and the World to Come by Casty. Starting with issue #707 this June, the series will feature another story by this talented Italian artist and writer. Mickey Mouse on Quandomai Island finds Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Pete shipwrecked on the mysterious Quandomai Island, where ancient beasts run wild and nothing is as it seems! This release in the United States comes hot on the heels of the story’s initial Italian release in Italy this spring. Topolino e l’isola di Quandomai was first published in Italian Topolino #2832 on March 16th, 2010.

"Casty is a modern master that soon will be spoken about in the same breath as Floyd Gottfredson, Romano Scarpa and William Van Horn," says BOOM Kids! Editor Aaron Sparrow. "It's exciting to bring this brand-new Mickey epic adventure to North American audiences so soon after its Italian premiere."

The four part serial "Mickey Mouse on Quandomai Island" will premier in issue #707 of WDC&S with two covers: a wrap-around cover by Casty and a second cover by Jonathan Gray. The story was translated for BOOM! Kids by David Gerstein and Jonathan Gray.

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April 23rd 2010 | 12:27 pm CET | 1 Comment »
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