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Walt Disney's Comics And Stories was launched in 1940 and has since been published by several publishers, including Dell, Gold Key, Whitman, Gladstone, the Walt Disney Company and Gemstone Publishing, who published the title from June 2003 to November 2008. Walt Disney's Comics & Stories is one of the longest-running titles in the United States. In the mid-1950s it was the best selling comic book of all time, selling more than 3 million copies every month.
In September 2009, the series was picked up by BOOM! Studios, who obtained the license to publish Disney comics in the United States earlier that year. The title was changed drastically with this latest relaunch. Gemstone Publishing had targeted the title at collectors and published Walt Disney's Comics & Stories in a 'prestige format', selling at $7.99 and publishing a wide variety of new stories from Europe and old classics. Since issue #699 by BOOM! Studios the series has returned to its original 'floppy comic' format, selling for $2.99, and printing long Italian adventure stories that span multiple issues. The BOOM! run started with four issues of Ultraheroes and then The World To Come by Italian writer and artist Casty.