Dutch publisher launches new Donald Duck magazine … for adults!

Posted on June 12th 2009 in New Titles

This month, Dutch publisher Sanoma Uitgevers has launched a new men’s magazine called DONALD, targeted at adults. The new 154-page glossy magazine features articles about lifestyle, cars, sports, gadgets, travel and more, as well as comic stories with Duckburg’s famous duck.

It is no secret that many grownups across Europe read Disney comics every week; being subscribed to the local weekly Donald Duck or Mickey Mouse comic is a tradition that is deeply rooted in local culture. Making a magazine just for adults makes sense, and I applaud the publisher for trying this out.

New Dutch Donald men's magazine

The glossy “Men’s Magazine from Duckburg”, as stated on the cover, comes out this month and sells for €4.95.

Unfortunately I don’t have a copy yet, but I did find the following pages online (click to embiggen):

Pages from Dutch Donald men's magazine

(the section on the last page is titled “Gyro Gearloose’s Science & Gadgets”)


Jun 12, 2009
11:15 pm
#1 Carl wrote:

That cover would give the Disney Corp. a stroke in the States!

Jun 26, 2011
10:18 pm
#2 Marrissa wrote:

Why oh WHY don’t we have Donald Duck comics here? What’s wrong with you, America?! Don’t you see Europe getting all the fun?!

Feb 7, 2014
8:05 pm
#3 Pm100 wrote:

welll……Sanoma did with Donald exactly what it was expectable somebody would do:

Playboy used a Bunny to go along with Girls? well why not a Duck then?

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