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.
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):
(the section on the last page is titled “Gyro Gearloose’s Science & Gadgets”)
That cover would give the Disney Corp. a stroke in the States!
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?!
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?