Disney comics

Ehapa Verlag revives 1970s Goofy history stories

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Europe, New Titles

Ehapa Verlag in Germany launched a new series of hardcover books this month reprinting the Goofy history stories that were produced by the Jaime Diaz Studios in the late 1970s. These stories feature Goofy as a famous historical person. Each book prints five of these long 44-page stories. More »

December 29th 2006 | 10:52 pm CET | 3 Comments »

Mickey Mouse joins the Foreign Legion!

Posted by Arthur in Americas, Disney comics

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #675From Scoop*: It’s here at last! Years ago, 1980s Disney licensee Gladstone Publishing planned to publish “Mickey Mouse Joins the Foreign Legion,” a legendary serial by 2006 Eisner Hall of Fame inductee Floyd Gottfredson. The story was shelved at that time, but this month Gemstone serves it up for us at last — and Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #675 (buy it here for $6.95) is its home. Join two-fisted Mickey for a harrowing induction into the Secret Service… and a battle for secret plans with a sinister spy! More »

December 11th 2006 | 2:09 pm CET | No Comments »

The Duckburg Money Bin, a monetary monument for 55 years

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Events

Money BinThere is no building on the Duckburg skyline as recognizable as Scrooge McDuck’s money bin, a twelve storey building first introduced in the Uncle Scrooge comic stories by Carl Barks in 1951. Behind dozens of booby traps and a strong safe door, the richest duck in the world (listed third on The Forbes Fictional 15 list this year) holds here a sea of money, a total of three cubic acres, in which the old miser likes to dive like a dolphin and burrow through like a gopher. More »

December 8th 2006 | 2:08 am CET | No Comments »

Dr. Erika Fuchs, German Micky Maus’ first editor-in-chief

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Europe, Publishers

Dr. Erika FuchsLegendary Dr. Erika Fuchs, born on 7 December 1906 in Rostock and first editor-in-chief of German’s weekly magazine Micky Maus, would have turned 100 years old today. She became famous in Germany for her quality translations of Carl Barks stories and set a very high standard for the language used in the German Disney comics, a standard that is still followed today. More »

December 7th 2006 | 1:16 am CET | 1 Comment »

Brazil celebrates 75 years of Pluto with special edition

Posted by Arthur in Americas, Disney comics, Events

Disney Aventuras, BrazilBrazil’s publisher of Disney comics, Editorial Abril, celebrates the 75th anniversary of Mickey’s dog Pluto with a special edition of Aventuras Disney. The magazine is dedicated to the character and contains “Pluto the Pup”, the first Pluto comic story from 1931 by Floyd Gottfredson. More »

December 6th 2006 | 9:18 am CET | No Comments »

Walt Disney Company Italy previews new comic series: Speed Loop

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Europe, New Titles

Speed LoopAt the Lucca 2006 Comics and Games fair in November, the Walt Disney Company Italy presented the first issue (‘Episodio Zero’) of a new comic book for boys. The new series is much more a cross between a manga-style comic and a video game, than your usual classic Disney comic. The exciting story is told like a true novel, interpreted in the form of a comic strip with an original graphic style. More »

December 1st 2006 | 6:39 am CET | No Comments »

Disney comics artist Luciano Bottaro dies, aged 75

Posted by Arthur in Artists, Disney comics

Talented Italian Disney comics artist Luciano Bottaro died on 25 November at the age of 75. He was considered one of the most important Italian humor cartoonists. His first Disney story for the Italian editor was “Paperino e le onorificenze” written by Alberto Testa and published in 1952. Besides his work with the Disney’s characters, he also worked on other magazines, creating a lot of his own characters, and in 1958 he founded the Bierreci Studios with Carlo Chendi and Giorgio Rebuffi. More »

November 26th 2006 | 9:07 pm CET | No Comments »

Mickey Mouse to be available by subscription in China from January 2007external link

Posted by Arthur in Asia Pacific, Disney comics

Chinese Mickey Mouse, which is published twice per month by Children’s Fun Publishing Co., is starting a subscription service starting in January 2007, along with monthly Little Princess and Winnie the Pooh. Mickey Mouse was launched in China in 1993 when a contract was signed between Egmont and the Chinese Post Office. Each issue is now read by more than three million people! More »

November 20th 2006 | 8:40 pm CET | No Comments »

Edimpresa cancels classic Disney comics in Portugal

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Europe

Portuguese publisher Edimpresa has announced the cancellation of all their monthly ‘classic character’ magazines like Pato Donald (“Donald Duck”) and Tio Pathinas (“Uncle Scrooge”), shifting focus to pre-school magazines (eg. Winnie the Pooh) and girls magazines (eg. W.i.t.c.h. and Fairies) only. More »

November 12th 2006 | 10:38 pm CET | No Comments »

Read Italian Wizards of Mickey series, free on official website

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Europe, Publishers

Ten-part fantasy series Wizards of Mickey started in early October in Italian weekly Topolino (“Mickey Mouse”) magazine, and now the official website of the series (www.wizardsofmickey.com) features past chapters of the serialized story as free downloads! Putting stories online for free is an unprecendented event in Disney comics history! More »

November 7th 2006 | 6:36 pm CET | No Comments »
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