Talk:Disney Comics

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See discussion on talk:Disney_Comic_Book. Lazarus Long 10:54 25 Jun 2003 (UTC)

Are all these links really referring to the comic books, and not tv series, characters etc?
No, they link to whatever they're based off of.

Donald the Attention Thief[edit]

Anybody else find it odd that, out of all the new Disney Comics titles (that means not counting WDC&S and Uncle Scrooge) that got cancelled in 1991, Donald Duck Adventures was the only one that survived? I'm not surprised that they brought a quick end to Goofy's comic, and the DuckTales and Rescue Rangers comics probably would've ceased production after the shows stopped airing. But I'm pretty sure Roger Rabbit was still popular enough back then, and given Mickey Mouse's status as the company's mascot, I'm surprised they killed off his comic so early! What do you suppose was the thing Donald had that justified his comic being more purchase-worthy than the others? - Nintendo Maximus

Higher number of Donald Duck collectors? Bigger overseas sales numbers? 惑乱 分からん 12:34, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Disney has done other comics[edit]

I'm about to reorient this part of the lede: "since 1994 the only publication containing comics and published by Disney themselves in the USA is Disney Adventures (which ended in 2007), as well as some Hyperion-published publications such as W.I.T.C.H.." Thing is, it simply isn't true; Disney Adventures had a sister magazine, Comic Zone. Secondly, that except-for-Hyperion statement makes it rather pointless; Disney has published a number of books that are far more what-one-thinks-of-as-Disney-comicsish than WITCH, such as six Disney Junior Graphic Novels, Comic Zone: Disney's Lilo & Stitch, Comic Zone: Gorilla Gorilla, a number of thick hardcover volumes of reprints and translations for the remainder tables (such as the two volumes of Out of This World Cartoon Tales), reprints of the Slave Labor Disney material (at least Wonderland). It's not an insignificant amount of work. --Nat Gertler (talk) 04:04, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Didn't buy it, but I ran across a Lizzie McGuire and a Hanna Montana comic book (what I mean, two different books, but one issue each). I think the comics were graphic novels or something. I couldn't find anything on Google or Amazon, and there's a chance it may or may not be official Disney. Just wondering mostly. Apple8800 (talk) 03:26, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
I believe that what you found were books that weren't published by Disney, but were licensed out to TokyoPop, so that would not violate the problematic lede sentence that has since been edited. --Nat Gertler (talk) 05:15, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

"Disney Comics" and "W. D. Publications, Inc."[edit]

What was the relationship between "Disney Comics" and "W. D. Publications, Inc."? The first sentence of the Disney Comics article says, "Disney Comics was a comic book publishing company operated by The Walt Disney Company which ran from 1990 to 1993." However, the publication information (indicia) in the eleven 1991 Disney Comics TaleSpin issues says that they were published by "W. D. Publications, Inc., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company". Furthermore, some sources on the Internet indicate that Disney Comics was a comic line or brand published by W. D. Publications, Inc.:

  • According to The Comic Book Database, W. D. Publications, Inc. was "A subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, published 'Disney Comics' from 1990 to 1993."
  • According to The Grand Comics Database (GCD) pages about W. D. Publications and Disney Comics, Disney Comics was a brand published by W. D. Publications, Inc.

Other sources indicate that Disney Comics was a company created by W. D. Publications, Inc.:

  • In his article "Disney Comics: Back to Long Ago!", David Gerstein says, "Revoking Gladstone’s comics license in early 1990, WD Publications assembled talent from Gladstone, DC, Marvel and the Studio Program to produce its own titles as Disney Comics, Inc." (Gerstein, David. "Disney Comics: Back to Long Ago!" Comic Book Marketplace, Vol. 3, no. 103, June 2003, Gemstone Publishing, p. 52).

So, was Disney Comics a comic line / brand published by the company W. D. Publications, Inc., or was W. D. Publications, Inc. the parent company of a "Disney Comics" company? There was obviously a relationship between Disney Comics and W. D. Publications, Inc. The lead section (perhaps including the first sentence) of the Disney Comics article should be edited to mention this relationship. In addition, perhaps a W. D. Publications, Inc. article should be created, or at least a redirect page leading to the Disney Comics article. -- Davoniac (talk) 23:42, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

I have edited the article to mention the relationship between Disney Comics and W. D. Publications, Inc. using the Internet sources that I mentioned in my above post. -- Davoniac (talk) 21:59, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

"Classic" Disney[edit]

An editor just tried to remove the term "classic" from describing Disney characters, and I understand that instinct - it sounds POVy. However, this is the standard way of describing one set of characters (the Mice, the Ducks, Goofy, Pluto, etc.) from other characters (say, Pixar characters, Sofia the First, Gargoyles, Pirates of the Carribean, or a range of other characters that may have come out under the Disney name or a Disney-owned line.) This differentiation is important in the history of US Disney comics, as those rights have generally been treated as a separate package, in different publishing hands than the other material. We may need to find a different term to describe them, or we may need to accept that it's a standard term of art (much like we may refer to Golden Age comics, a term which itself is POVy but accepted), but if we're going to discuss Disney comics, the distinction needs to be maintained. As such, I've restored the "classic" references until better terminology can be established. --Nat Gertler (talk) 15:01, 18 December 2017 (UTC)