Walt Disney Comics Digest
Walt Disney Comics Digest was published for 57 issues from 1968 to 1976. The contents consisted (with few exceptions) of reprints, mainly from the various licensed Disney properties published by Gold Key. Most focused on the Disney animated characters (Mickey Mouse et al., Donald Duck et al., Junior Woodchucks, Uncle Scrooge, Gyro Gearloose, Chip n Dale, Scamp, Peter Pan, etc.), but also included adaptions of various live action Disney films and TV shows, such as 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Zorro, True Life Adventures, Summer Magic, Kidnapped, and more. Besides stories there were various text features including puzzle pages and Minnie Mouse's Hollywood gossip column plus reprints of Disney's panel comic strips Merry Menagerie and True Life Adventures.
It initially was 192 pages but gradually shrunk until the last issues were only 128 pages. As distinguished from standard comics the digest was square bound with a glued binding. In many cases stories were reformated to fit the digest format.
- Walt Disney Comics Digest at the INDUCKS
- Former Western Publishing scripter Mark Evanier's comments on the Gold Key digests and their eventual demise
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