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IDW Debuts Collection of Disney Comics Starting This April

January 22nd, 2015 by Marc Comments

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IDW Publishing is proud to announce that they will debut a new collection of Disney Comics beginning in March 2015 with the publication of Don Rosa’s Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck Artist’s Edition, followed by four extra-length comic series launches in April, May, June, and July.

April sees the debut of Uncle Scrooge #1, which will feature the best tales from creators around the world starring the iconic tycoon adventurer. Donald Duck #1 launches in May, Mickey Mouse #1 in June, and in July, Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories will maintain the original numbering and launch with #721 as the first IDW issue.

“The chance to bring Disney comics to fans, both old and new, is a fantastic opportunity,” said IDW editor Sarah Gaydos. “We cannot wait to get these into the hands of readers!”

All four premiere issues will offer 48 pages of content for $3.99, with subsequent issues offering 40 pages per issue for that same cover price.

“It’s the best bargain in the business,” said IDW archival editor David Gerstein. “No wonder it’s attracted Scrooge McDuck! And we’ll be attracting a big following, too—with stories by epic talents like Romano Scarpa, Daan Jippes, Casty, Giorgio Cavazzano, and Al Taliaferro.”

Each issue will feature two regular covers, as well as a unique cover that places the characters in different environments that feature theme park attractions—including April’s Adventureland-themed cover—and other very familiar settings and costumes. If you aren’t already an avid collector, you will be! Some examples of what fans can expect to see are:

April 2015 – Adventureland
Uncle Scrooge #1 (48p)

May 2015 – Tomorrowland
Uncle Scrooge #2 (40p)
Donald Duck #1 (48p)

June 2015 – So special we cannot tell you yet!
Uncle Scrooge #3 (40p)
Donald Duck #2 (40p)
Mickey Mouse #1 (48p)

July 2015 – Fantasyland
Uncle Scrooge #4 (40p)
Donald Duck #3 (40p)
Mickey Mouse #2 (40p)
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #721 (48p)

August 2015 – EPCOT Center
Uncle Scrooge #5 (40p)
Donald Duck #4 (40p)
Mickey Mouse #3 (40p)
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #722 (40p)
Uncle Scrooge TPB, Vol. 1

September 2015 – Frontierland
Uncle Scrooge #6 (40p)
Donald Duck #5 (40p)
Mickey Mouse #4 (40p)
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #723 (40p)
Mickey Mouse TPB, Vol. 1

October 2015 – Haunted Mansion
Uncle Scrooge #7 (40p)
Donald Duck #6 (40p)
Mickey Mouse #5 (40p)
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #724 (40p)
Donald Duck TPB, Vol. 1

November 2015 – Toontown
Uncle Scrooge #8 (40p)
Donald Duck #7 (40p)
Mickey Mouse #6 (40p)
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #725 (40p)
Uncle Scrooge TPB, Vol. 2
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories TPB, Vol. 1

December 2015 – Top Secret!
Uncle Scrooge #9 (40p)
Donald Duck #8 (40p)
Mickey Mouse #7 (40p)
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #726 (40p)
Mickey Mouse TPB Vol 2

The new IDW titles including Donald, Mickey, and Scrooge will be #1s, but will continue their classic legacy number inside the issues.

In addition to the monthly comics released in print, IDW will also be bringing Disney Comics into new territories with Micro Comic Fun Packs, and subsequent Artist’s Editions, too. Details on titles and release schedules will follow.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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