Statement from Steve Geppi about Future of Gemstone’s Disney comics

Posted on March 31st 2009 in Disney comics, United States

Two days ago I posted that Gemstone ended it’s Disney license, but it looks like no final decision regarding Gemstone’s Disney comics has been reached after all. The following statement from Steve Geppi, President of Gemstone, was posted in their Scoop newsletter yesterday:

“In the past few days, there have been a number of rumors circulating about Gemstone Publishing. As has been the case with many businesses across a wide array of industries, there has been a reduction in staff at Gemstone, and this included the departure of many valued employees. This, however, is not the end of Gemstone Publishing.”

“Our flagship title, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, remains a vital tool for comic book collectors throughout North America and around the world and it continues to be a highly profitable item for the retailers who carry it. I look forward to making announcements regarding new developments for the Guide’s 40th anniversary next year.”

“At this time, no final decision has been made regarding The EC Archives or our comic books featuring Disney’s standard characters, but it seems certain that both lines will continue in some form. We all anticipate resolving the issues facing us and moving forward, and I will be happy to announce the specifics once things have been finalized.”

This sparks some hope for all fans and collectors who have been saddened by the recent problems with Gemstone’s Disney comics line. This is great news, but what does he mean by ‘in some form’? Another publisher, different titles or in digital format perhaps? If only we had Magica’s crystal ball to look into the future right now!


Mar 31, 2009
7:39 pm
#1 Roger North wrote:

It’s good to know that Gemstone is not going out of business. I hope they get back to publishing their Disney Comics really soon.

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