Disney Comics Inc.

Country: United States
StatusTitleRatingFromTill
Cancelled Autumn Adventures 5.28 1990 - 1991
One-Shot Beauty and the Beast (1) 5.88 1991  
Cancelled Cartoon Tales 6.32 1991  
Cancelled Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers 4.84 1990 - 1991
Cancelled Darkwing Duck (limited series) 5.75 1991 - 1992
Cancelled Disney Comics Album 5.55 ? - ?
Cancelled Disney's Colossal Comics Collection 5.92 1991 - 1992
One-Shot Disney's Comics in 3-D 5.94 1992  
Cancelled Donald and Scrooge 5.87 1992  
Cancelled Donald Duck Adventures (2) 5.84 1990 - 1993
Cancelled Ducktales [2] 5.05 1990 - 1991
Cancelled Goofy Adventures 5.44 1990 - 1991
Cancelled Graphic Novels 5.69 ? - ?
Cancelled Holiday Parade 6.06 1990 - 1991
Cancelled Junior Woodchucks 5.42 1991  
Cancelled Mickey Mouse Adventures (1) 5.28 1990 - 1991
Cancelled New Adventures of Beauty and the Beast 6.04 1992  
Cancelled Roger Rabbit 6.53 (#75) 1990 - 1991
Cancelled Roger Rabbit's Toontown 5.15 1991  
Cancelled Sebastian 4.26 1992  
One-Shot Summer Fun 5.21 1991  
Cancelled TaleSpin 5.04 1991  
Cancelled TaleSpin limited series 4.74 1991  
Cancelled The Little Mermaid Limited Series 4.88 1992  
Cancelled The Return of Aladdin 5.39 1993  
Cancelled Uncle Scrooge 7.25 (#23) 1990 - 1993
Cancelled Walt Disney's Comics And Stories 7.13 (#27) 1990 - 1993

About Disney Comics Inc.

In 1990 the Walt Disney Company itself decided that what Gladstone could do, Disney could do better. In 1990, Disney revoked Gladstone's license and assembled a mixture of talent from Marvel, Western, and Gladstone to produce new comics under the Disney Comics label. For the first year, excessively Marvelesque Disney comics were created. Featuring page layouts quite unlike the traditional Disney style, the comics included attempts to adapt then-current television series like "Talespin" and "Darkwing Duck," and film characters like Roger Rabbit, to comics. A huge number of monthly comics began being produced.


Disney's management had alienated potential artists, however, by continuing their policy of not returning art. Furthermore, the new editorial style was not very successful with the audience Gladstone had created. A now-famous "implosion" in 1991 led to Disney's once-huge lineup of titles being reduced to three monthlies, fewer than Gladstone had ever published. Disney's management announced that the comic division could no longer buy new stories, which caused Lustig and Van Horn, among others, to join Rosa in producing Disney comics for Egmont rather than for an American office.


Despite this turmoil, the comics themselves drastically improved at the time. Duck and Mouse aficionados Bob Foster, Cris Palomino, and David Seidman were given essentially free reign over the titles (DONALD DUCK ADVENTURES, UNCLE SCROOGE, and WDC&S) which had been heavily regimented during Disney Comics' first year. Moderate success ensued as the comics evolved more to fans' liking, and some formerly-banned Barks and Gottfredson stories achieved reprint. By 1992, the type of material appearing in Disney's comics was very similar to what Gladstone had been featuring earlier on (including American editions of Egmont's Rosa and Van Horn material).


Yet the damage had been done: the colossal sales slump experienced in Disney's first year had led to a drop of consumer interest in Disney comics in general, and an increase in sales under the post-1991 editors was not enough to satisfy the Disney Company. It was thus in 1993 that Gladstone made an offer Disney couldn't refuse and regained the license for the monthly Duck and Mouse comics.

Disney Comics published Disney comic series from 1990 to 1993, so new issues are no longer available. You can however often find back issues of these titles on eBay or comic book stores around the world.
 
 
 
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