Exclusive: Classics are back at BOOM! in January 2011

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, News, United States

Last month BOOM! Kids sent out a teaser that simply said “BOOM! Kids 2.0 coming 2011”. Now BOOM! is tantalizing readers with another exciting teaser: Classics are back at BOOM! January 2011:

Classics are back at BOOM!

October 27th 2010 | 6:26 pm CET | 3 Comments »

Preview of BOOM! Studios’ new Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers comic

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, New Titles, United States

Following the success of BOOM! Studios’ bestselling Darkwing Duck series, the publisher is launching a new original ongoing series based on the 1990s Disney Afternoon animated TV show Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers. The new series, which can be pre-ordered here, will debut in December and will feature all-new adventures written by Ian Brill with art by Leonel Castellani.

Here’s a preview of the first issue:

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 1 by BOOM! Studios
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October 26th 2010 | 12:36 pm CET | 2 Comments »

Mickey Mouse and Friends 300

Posted by Arthur in New Releases, United States

BOOM! Studios’ Mickey Mouse and Friends has been on hiatus since January 2010, but on September 22nd it comes back with a bang as the long-running series reaches its 300th issue. The comic opens with the first part of “300 Mickeys” (written by Stefan Petrucha and drawn by César Ferioli), in which Mickey’s pal Eega Beeva returns from the future with a duplication ray.

After a 2-page article with texts by editor Christopher Meyer, Italian artist/writer Casty, Dutch artist/writer Daan Jippes and Disney historian David Gerstein, the issue continues with the classic comic strip “Tanglefoot Pulls His Weight” (written by Ted Osborne and art by Floyd Gottfredson), which is reprinted in complete form for the first time ever in the USA. Tanglefoot was beautifully restored by David Gerstein.

The milestone issue also features three brand-new covers! The standard edition ($2.99) has a new cover by Casty; the deluxe edition ($6.99) has a special cover by Daan Jippes; and Daan also provided an exclusive cover for the New York Comic-Con variant edition of the issue.

Here is a preview of the covers and first five pages:

Mickey Mouse 300 by BOOM! Studios Mickey Mouse 300 by BOOM! Studios
Mickey Mouse 300 by BOOM! Studios Mickey Mouse 300 by BOOM! Studios
Mickey Mouse 300 by BOOM! Studios Mickey Mouse 300 by BOOM! Studios
Mickey Mouse 300 by BOOM! Studios Mickey Mouse 300 by BOOM! Studios

September 18th 2010 | 9:44 am CET | No Comments »

New Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers adventures coming from BOOM! this December

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, New Titles, United States

BOOM! Studios announced today that it is developing an all new original ongoing comic book series based on the Disney Afternoon animated TV show Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers. The first issue will be written by Darkwing Duck’s Ian Brill with art by Leonal Castellani. The new monthly series will debut this December.

“After the overwhelming success we’ve had bringing DARKWING DUCK back, BOOM! knew it was time to continue the excitement and imagination of the Disney Afternoon revolution in comic book form ,” said Darkwing Duck writer Ian Brill. “It’s an honor to continue the adventures of CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS for both the generation of fans that enjoyed the show the first time and for a whole new generation of comic book fans!”

Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers comics were previously published in the United States in 1990 and 1991 by Disney Comics Inc.. The TV show ran for 65 episodes from 1989 to 1990.

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers issue 1 by BOOM! Studios Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers issue 1 by BOOM! Studios

September 3rd 2010 | 12:10 pm CET | 4 Comments »

Exclusive Scrooge statue for Don Rosa’s Germany tour

Posted by Arthur in Don Rosa, Germany

Disney comic writer and artist Don Rosa is doing a tour of Germany this fall. From October 4th through October 16th he will be signing at several comic shops as well as at the Egmont stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair. You can see the full schedule here.

In collaboration with the artist, Comic und Spielzeug has produced a very limited edition, numbered and hand-painted figure of Scrooge McDuck. For this exclusive statue Don Rosa has selected his favorite chapter from this Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck series. Each figure will come with a certificate autographed by Don Rosa.

Don Rosa limited edition Uncle Scrooge statue

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July 31st 2010 | 7:48 pm CET | 10 Comments »

Fantagraphics to Publish Complete Floyd Gottfredson Collection!

Posted by Arthur in News, United States

Fantagraphics Books announced at the Comic-Con today that it has partnered with Disney to publish a complete collection of Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse strips. The books will reprint all of the legendary artist’s Mickey Mouse daily newspaper strips from 1930 to 1975, in chronological order.

On Techland.com publisher Gary Groth commented: “There was a Sunday strip, but it wasn’t part of the continuity. We’re going to do the dailies for now, and then I think we’ll probably go back and do the Sundays. The dailies were continuity, six days a week. […] This is a dream project, just like “Peanuts” was. I think it’s the last truly great, masterful strip that has not been reprinted.

He wants to publish the comic strips uncensored: “I think I’ve persuaded them [Disney] to allow us to reprint it in its original form. There’s some sensitive material–material that would be considered racist today, and should have been but wasn’t considered racist then. My plan and my hope is to reprint it exactly as it was, with some explanatory text for a modern audience. I want to keep it intact.” (Read more)

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July 25th 2010 | 11:09 pm CET | 5 Comments »

10-page Preview of Alice in Wonderland Graphic Novel

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, New Releases

BOOM! Studios is releasing a new trade paperback this week with the graphic novel adaptation of Tim Burton’s 2010 film Alice in Wonderland starring Johnny Depp. The comic was created in Italy by Alessandro Ferrari, Max Narciso and Marieke Ferrari and the project was overseen by Burton himself. The book contains the 63-page story and a 32-page ‘making of’ with behind-the-scenes information and artwork of the adaptation and development of the comic book.

You can find a 10-page preview of the story below.

Alice in Wonderland Graphic Novel

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June 27th 2010 | 11:24 pm CET | 2 Comments »

Germany to get ‘official’ Duckburg Travel Guide

Posted by Arthur in Carl Barks, Germany, New Releases

Ehapa Comic Collection in Germany is publishing the Reiseführer Entenhausen mit Stadtplan (“Duckburg Travel Guide with Map”). Information in the guide is solely based on stories by Carl Barks, who created Duckburg and many of its inhabitants. The city that we now know as the home of Donald Duck and the famous Money Bin was first mentioned in his story High Wire Daredevils in 1944.

The 48-page softcover book will be available in Germany on August 10th for €19,95. It has also been seen on Amazon.de, where international orders are possible.

Reisefuhrer Entenhausen mit Stadtplan

(via F.I.E.S.E.L.S.C.H.W.E.I.F.)

June 4th 2010 | 3:13 am CET | 2 Comments »

More Barks Statues from Dark Horse: Classic Uncle Scrooge Series 2

Posted by Arthur in Merchandise

Four new figures have been announced of Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck and the nephews. It’s Dark Horse’s second series of Syroco-style statues based on artwork by Carl Barks, following six others that were released last year. These new ones will come out from August to October and can now be pre-ordered at Things From Another World for $39.96 each:

Classic Uncle Scrooge Series 2 Character #1: Klondike Statue Classic Uncle Scrooge Series 2 Character #2: Donald Duck
#1: Uncle Scrooge in the Klondike
(August 25th, 2010)
#2: Donald Duck with “Square Eggs”
(September 15th, 2010)
Classic Uncle Scrooge Series 2 Character #3: Uncle Scrooge Classic Uncle Scrooge Series 2 Character #4: Huey, Dewey, and Louie Statue
#3: Uncle Scrooge “Cash N’ Carry”
(September 22nd, 2010)
#4: Huey, Dewey and Louie
(October 20th, 2010)

June 3rd 2010 | 10:59 pm CET | No Comments »

German Ehapa releases two special issues for the 2010 World Cup

Posted by Arthur in Germany, New Releases

In anticipation of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, German publisher Ehapa is releasing two special issues of Lustiges Taschenbuch with football-themed stories. The first is Lustiges Taschenbuch Extra released on May 21st (€6.99). The 300-page book contains 12 stories, but most of the pages are filled with a new 221-page saga written by Riccardo Secchi titled 2010 World Cup Cubed, which is currently also running in Italian Topolino. This is actually the second issue of LTB Extra; the first one came out in 2006 in conjunction with the World Cup in that year.

Issue 403 of the regular Lustiges Taschenbuch series, in stores on June 1st (€4.99), is also football-themed with 8 Danish and Italian stories by Giorgio Cavazzano, Casty and others.

Lustiges Taschenbuch is one of Germany’s most popular series. The 250-page monthly books have a circulation of approximately 240,000 copies and a readership of 418,000 (source).

Lustiges Taschenbuch Extra 2 Lustiges Taschenbuch 403

May 23rd 2010 | 11:11 am CET | No Comments »
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