Preview: Classic Disney comics
Boom! Studios is relaunching its Disney comics with a new emphasis on classic stories from the 1930s onward, instead of the more modern stories (most from Italy) that they have been running. The new look started with last week’s Mickey Mouse #304, which included a long-unseen comic from the 1930s, and continues this coming week with Walt Disney’s Comics #715. Here’s the blurb:
Classics are back at BOOM!
Celebrating 70 years of Walt Disney’s Comics, this oversized anniversary issue proudly presents some of the greatest Disney stories ever told! Join Donald, Mickey and the gang for the unforgettable adventure “70th Heaven!” by Daan Jippes in its American publishing debut. Check out the previously untitled Li’l Bad Wolf/Donald Duck tale by Gill Turner in its first appearance since 1950! See Ruud Straatman & Don Rosa’s Daisy Duck story “Forget Me Not” from 1989 and the 1969 Carl Barks written “Life Saver” story, redrawn by Jippes in the Barks style and staring those Junior Woodchucks – published for the first time in the U.S.!
And here’s a preview (click on images to enlarge):
About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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