BOOM! Studios’ Darkwing Duck to be ongoing monthly series

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

BOOM! Studios has announced today that its new Darkwing Duck comic book, which was originally planned as a four-issue miniseries, will now be offered as a new monthly ongoing series beginning this June. You can pre-order it here.

“The fan response for Darkwing Duck has been amazing!” Says Darkwing Duck writer, Ian Brill. “The fans wanted more, so we’ll give them more! Not just more issues but more adventure and more humor. After the first story, which will have big changes for Darkwing and family, we’re going to take the readers on an even crazier ride!”

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May 18th 2010 | 1:27 pm CET | 1 Comment »

Darkwing Duck Preview!

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

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the artwork for the new Darkwing Duck mini-series coming from BOOM! Studios this June. Click to embiggen.

Darkwing Duck by BOOM! Studios

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April 28th 2010 | 9:36 am CET | 2 Comments »

New Floyd Gottfredson Library in Italy

Posted by Arthur in Italy, New Titles

Gli Anni d’Oro di Topolino (Golden Age of Mickey Mouse) is a new series of gorgeous books that collect 45 years of work by one of the greatest cartoonists of all time, Floyd Gottfredson. Gottfredson is best known for his work on the Mickey Mouse comic strips. Starting in 1930, he created thousands of daily strips and Sunday pages with the mouse, which have been recolored for this new library.

A total of 38 books of 160 pages each will be released weekly from March through November. They sell for €9.99 (approximately US$ 13) each and are available online from this website (it looks like international orders are possible).

Gli Anni d'Oro di Topolino

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April 24th 2010 | 2:02 pm CET | 4 Comments »

Mickey Mouse on Quandomai Island

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, United States

Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories is currently printing Mickey Mouse and the World to Come by Casty. Starting with issue #707 this June, the series will feature another story by this talented Italian artist and writer. Mickey Mouse on Quandomai Island finds Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Pete shipwrecked on the mysterious Quandomai Island, where ancient beasts run wild and nothing is as it seems! This release in the United States comes hot on the heels of the story’s initial Italian release in Italy this spring. Topolino e l’isola di Quandomai was first published in Italian Topolino #2832 on March 16th, 2010.

“Casty is a modern master that soon will be spoken about in the same breath as Floyd Gottfredson, Romano Scarpa and William Van Horn,” says BOOM Kids! Editor Aaron Sparrow. “It’s exciting to bring this brand-new Mickey epic adventure to North American audiences so soon after its Italian premiere.”

The four part serial “Mickey Mouse on Quandomai Island” will premier in issue #707 of WDC&S with two covers: a wrap-around cover by Casty and a second cover by Jonathan Gray. The story was translated for BOOM! Kids by David Gerstein and Jonathan Gray.

Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #707 by BOOM! Kids Cover A

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April 23rd 2010 | 12:27 pm CET | 2 Comments »

The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Volume 2

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, Don Rosa, New Releases, United States

This week, BOOM! Studios releases the second volume in their hardcover collection of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck by Don Rosa. Scroll down to see a 14-page preview of this book, which can be ordered from Amazon for $16.49. The deluxe hardcover book, which will be released on Wednesday, April 14th, collects the final six chapters of the 12-part Eisner Award-winning series:

Cover of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Volume 2

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April 12th 2010 | 11:06 pm CET | 3 Comments »

BOOM Kids! brings back DuckTales

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, United States

Just a few days ago BOOM Kids! announced the launch of a new Darkwing Duck series in June. Today we learned that this same month will see the return of another classic Disney TV show to comic books in the USA. Starting with issue #392, the Uncle Scrooge series will feature four issues of DuckTales stories.

The kick-off issue will contain the 1991 Danish story The Everlasting Coal (written by Paul Halas and Tom Anderson with art by Xavier Vives Mateu) and a reprint of The Littlest Gizmoduck from 1990 (art by Roberto Santillo), which was originally created for Disney Adventures.

“DuckTales is one of the most beloved television shows of the ’90s,” said BOOM Kids! editor Aaron Sparrow. “It’s just spectacular to be bringing it back for a whole new generation to discover and enjoy!”

Uncle Scrooge #392 will have two different covers. The one shown here is with art by Dutch artist Michel Nadorp.

Uncle Scrooge 392 by BOOM Kids!

March 19th 2010 | 8:47 am CET | 2 Comments »

Darkwing Duck is Back!

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

Do you remember Darkwing Duck, the terror that flaps in the night? The 1990s superhero duck from Saturday mornings on ABC returns in his own comic book mini-series from Boom! Studios this June. Lanchpad McQuack, Gosalyn Mallard and the fiercest of Darkwing’s rogue gallery all join the daring duck of mystery in an all-new, completely original four-issue mini-series: Darkwing Duck: The Duck Knight Returns.

Darkwing Duck by Boom! Studios

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March 13th 2010 | 9:31 pm CET | 5 Comments »

German Lustiges Taschenbuch Celebrates 400th Issue

Posted by Arthur in Disney comics, Germany

One of the most successful paperbacks in the world comes out with its 400th issue this month. Since Lustiges Taschenbuch was first published in October 1967, Ehapa Verlag in Germany has published over 215 million copies of this popular Disney comic. The 250-page books are published 13 times per year with a print-run of approximately 400,000 copies. Over the years several spin-off series have been added, including Christmas and Easter specials, a Ducks-only edition, a Mini version and even an English edition.

The 400th issue comes out on March 9th. To celebrate this milestone, Ehapa is also releasing a four-volume special edition presenting a selection of some of the best stories by the best artists. The four books will be released one per week in the month of March.

Lustiges Taschenbuch 400

March 3rd 2010 | 8:25 pm CET | No Comments »

10-page preview of Casty’s The World to Come from WDC&S 703

Posted by Arthur in Boom! Studios, United States

This week Boom! Studios released issue #703 of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories with the first part of The World to Come by Italian writer/artist Andrea “Casty” Castellan. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, check out this preview of the first 10 pages to whet your appetite.

WDC 703 WDC 703

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February 12th 2010 | 9:51 am CET | No Comments »

Interview with Casty, creator of WDC&S’ upcoming “Mickey Mouse and the World to Come”

Posted by Arthur in Artists, Boom! Studios, Interviews, Italy

Photo of Casty
On February 10th, Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories issue 703 (published by Boom! Studios in the United States) will start a new multi-part story arc titled “Mickey Mouse and the World to Come,” which was written and drawn by talented Italian artist Andrea Castellan, who goes by the name of Casty.

I had a chance to ask Casty some questions about his career as a writer/artist and his work for Disney. Casty shared with me his early start in writing comics, where he finds his inspiration, and details about an upcoming story that may be of interest to duck fans!

Topolino e il mondo che verrà by Casty

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January 26th 2010 | 6:39 pm CET | 5 Comments »
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