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Disney’s DuckTales and Tangled: The Series Comic Books Coming This Summer

Disney fans rejoice! DuckTales and Tangled: The Series are Disney’s latest animated TV series to make the leap from the small screen to the printed page with brand-new comics from IDW Publishing, in collaboration with Disney Licensed Publishing, an imprint of Disney Book Group, LLC.

First, DuckTales (woo-oo) returns! Featuring familiar favorite characters like Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck, plus Huey, Dewey and Louie, this comic series will be modeled after the highly anticipated new animated series coming this summer, which has already been picked up for a second season in advance of its premiere. Their comic book tales will kick-off in a #0 issue this July for $3.99, providing the perfect jumping on point for both longtime fans and newcomers. Chances are, you’re already humming along to the catchy theme song as you read this! 

This August, Tangled: The Series debuts as an original graphic novel collection titled ‘Adventure is Calling.’ In the novel, Rapunzel will embark on exciting new adventures with Eugene (FKA Flynn Rider), Pascal, Maximus, and her new friend Cassandra in a special adaptation of the series. The collection will feature 72 pages for $9.99, available everywhere comics are sold.

IDW’s history of publishing quality Disney Comics has been well established with such core titles as Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Uncle Scrooge, and more, paving the way for DuckTales and Tangled: The Series to become your next favorite Disney Comic.

This summer, Disney begins a new chapter in comics with IDW Publishing!

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Gets a Teaser Trailer and New Poster

As revealed at Star Wars celebration….

Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Arriving in your galaxy December 15.

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netflix-logoIt’s new comic day tomorrow! What are folks excited for? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments!

While you wait for new comic book day tomorrow, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

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The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Devil Maybe Cry and The Extremely Small Witch Bibi – FREE COMICS PEOPLE!

Comicmix – Ed Catto: Elasticity of Geek Culture – An interesting read. Check it out.

Newsarama – Netflix Getting Into The Comic Book, Toy & Collectible Business – Interesting… Could be rough times if they think they’ll get some of Marvel’s cuts.

SKTCHD – Off Panel #83: The Real Origin of Image Comics with Jim Valentino – A cool listen.

The Comichron – New Comichron FAQ section launched – If you’re interested in more info from the site.

The Outhousers – Lucifer Renewed For Third Season, One Million Moms Rejoices In Rage – Woo hoo!

Newsarama – Report: Scalped Finds its First Castmember – A good sign.

Kotaku – Disney Drops Pewdiepie Over Anti-Semitic Jokes – Will the rest of his sponsors? I’m sure Breitbart will fill in the loss.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Attack – Rom Annual 2017

Pint Size Heroes: Disney in April

Now’s your chance to get your hands on the Disney figures Funko announced last week at London Toy Fair!

The Pint Size Heroes feature a variety of figures from Disney classics, like Mowgli, Buzz Lightyear, and Ursula the sea witch!

Coming soon from Funko! Pint Size Heroes: Disney are out in April.

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IDW’s Disney Comics Catalogue Coming To Digital this February

disney-comicsThe action-packed world of Disney’s Duckburg and Mouseton is about to get more easily accessible. Starting in February, IDW Publishing’s entire slate of ongoing Disney Comics titles will become available digitally for the first time!

Dive into the works of modern and classic Disney comic creators such as Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Romano Scarpa, William Van Horn, Al Taliaferro, Daan Jippes, Giorgio Cavazzano, Byron Erickson, Freddy Milton, Al Hubbard, Massimo De Vita, Pat McGreal, Cèsar Ferioli, Mau and Bas Heymans, Lars Jensen, Marco Rota, Flemming Andersen, and Daniel Branca, which is barely scratching the surface!

No adventure is too big for Mickey—even with the Phantom Blot and Pegleg Pete on the prowl! Uncle Scrooge is a lean, mean money machine with Beagle Boys to battle… and treasure hunts to tackle. And who gets stuck with all the bad luck? No one but Donald Duck! (And we’ve got Goofy, Gyro Gearloose and Magica De Spell bringing the mayhem and mysticism, too.)

The full list of online titles will include the following, all previously available only in print:

  • Donald and Mickey: The Magic Kingdom Collection
  • Donald Duck #1-18 and collected volumes 1-5
  • Donald Duck Timeless Tales volumes 1 & 2
  • Donald Duck’s Halloween Scream #1 (FCBD2015)
  • Donald Quest #1-3
  • Duck Avenger #0-2
  • Giant Halloween Hex #1 (Starring Magica De Spell)
  • Mickey and Donald Christmas Parade #1-2
  • Mickey and Donald: The Search for The Zodiac Stone
  • Mickey Mouse #1-16 and collected volumes 1-4
  • Mickey Mouse Timeless Tales volumes 1 & 2
  • Mickey Mouse Shorts Season One #1-5 and their collected volume
  • Uncle Scrooge #1-22 and collected volumes 1-5
  • Uncle Scrooge Timeless Tales volumes 1 & 2
  • Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #721-736
  • Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 75th Anniversary Special #1
  • Donald and Mickey: The Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 75th Anniversary Collection

Disney fans can now pre-order titles starring their favorite characters through the IDW Publishing comics app as well as through ComiXology in preparation for the February 1st launch date.

MyMoji: Disney in February

Collect your favorite Disney characters and their wide range of emotions as MyMojis!

Open the blindbag to find iconic Disney characters, like Mickey Mouse, Bambi, and Princess Ariel!

Collect them all, MyMoji: Disney are out in February!

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Preview: Walt Disney’s Treasury of Classic Tales, Vol. 1

Walt Disney’s Treasury of Classic Tales, Vol. 1

Frank Reilly (w) • Jesse Marsh, Manuel Gonzales, Dick Moores (a & c)

From the early 1950s through the late ’80s, the Disney studio created Sunday comics adaptations of more than 120 of their animated and live-action films that were currently in movie theaters. The chronological all-star line-up in this first volume is an almost embarrassment of riches: the animated Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Peter and the Wolf, and two pre-cursers to the series, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland! The live-action adaptations are: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Robin Hood, The Sword and the Rose, Ben and Me, and Rob Roy. Disney stalwarts Manuel Gonzales and Dick Moores drew the cartoon adaptations, while the live-action stories were illustrated by legendary Tarzan artist Jesse Marsh!

HC • FC • $49.99 • 212 pages • 12” x 8.5” • ISBN: 978-1-63140-718-5

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Fashion Spotlight: Red Hot Fire Flowers, Lost in the Water Level, Wickedness

Ript Apparel has three new designs! Red Hot Fire Flowers, Lost in the Water Level, and Wickedness, by RyanAstle, Italiux, and trheewood are on sale today only! Get them before they’re gone!

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So You’re Just Getting Into Comics?

It’s a fair question in this day and age; comics are becoming more popular with the deluge of comic book movies hitting the silver screen. With almost one a month vying for your attention, it’s understandable that some people are being drawn (back?) into the four-color page. The thing is, despite the innocuous nature of the question when it’s asked in the most innocent of ways, sometimes it can also be somewhat off-putting – especially when it comes with a perceived sneer from one who can easily be said to be one of The Old Guard: those who have been into comics since the first known instance of sequential art was first splattered on a cave wall.

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I’m pretty sure that the sequel to this is coming soon…Source

I’m exaggerating, obviously.

Donald12_cvrSUB_BBut the thing is, I know how intimidating it can be to walk into a comic shop to start looking for comics. Ten years ago I did just that when walking into a new shop in Eastern Canada. While I was in no way subject to the awkward treatment that some are when entering a new comic shop, it was still a little uncomfortable for me at the time; I came from a place where comics and superheroes weren’t exactly as accepted as they are now, and so walking into a new shop as a relative newbie felt a bit… intimidating. It shouldn’t have been. It may be worth noting that my experience of growing up in the South West of England had been a relatively unfriendly environment to a comics fan; now in fairness that may have been simply nothing more than me being the only comics fan I knew, rather than a derision of the medium itself. Regardless, nobody ever asked how new I was to comics, and that’s something that I didn’t know how much I appreciated – especially when going to a new shop.

Instead, they asked whether I was into comics. A subtle difference but a distinct one, and it was upon reading a blog piece (and do you think I was smart enough to save the link so you could read it as well?) that got me thinking; if it could be intimidating for me going into a new shop and being asked that question, and I had been into comics for more than half a decade at that point, somebody who is just now starting to explore the medium could be turned off by some idiot who’s too condescending for their own good – whether in a shop or on the street – asking the same question.

Comics readership isn’t what it once was. We all know that; it’s not a secret. But what can we do to attract new readers? Despite asking such a loaded question, I’m going to focus on one simple thing in particular: us.

While we can’t control what publishers are doing to attract new readers, what we can do is not be pretentious dicks to those new to the medium as they begin to drift into the Circle of Comics Readership (CCR – because this will come up again, and I don’t want to keep typing it all out). If they want to start reading comics by picking stuff up that they recognize from other mediums, whether it be videogames, movies, television, or any other source, then as fellow members of the CCR it falls to us to encourage them to pick up the floppy books they’re interested in.

MickeyMouse_TimelessTales_v1-cvrIt shouldn’t matter to us if they want to read one of IDW Publishing’s Disney comics, because as long as they’re buying and reading comics, then there’s a future that includes new readers. After all, is it more important to bring readers into the medium or is it more important to make sure that they only read the Best Stuff?

Comics should be for everybody, and while not everybody will like every comic, people should have the luxury of finding comics they like and don’t like without others looking down their nose at me as I pick up Donald Duck #14.  

There is enough negativity in the world without bringing needlessly elitist judgments into the comic book world. Okay, so you can pinpoint with exact geographic accuracy where Atlantis is, and that guy has a Batman tattoo on his stomach, and you over there by the cooler can tell my where the tree that provided the paper for the sheet that Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created the first version of Superman on. While that’s  all well and good (and if you can let me know which tree, I am curious), if somebody is going to a comic shop to pick up Sonic the Hedgehog, My Little Pony, or Mickey Mouse comics, don’t make them feel stupid for not being into grim/dark superheroes.

And I say that knowing full well that I am the pot calling the kettle black.

MLP45-coverSUB“Comics should be inclusive.” That statement should extend beyond the call for diverse representation of gender, sexual orientation, religion and nationality within the comics themselves; we, the comic book reading fan base should be open to all comics, whether we read them or not. Saying that comics should be inclusive shouldn’t come with a caveat. There should be no small print saying that “comics are inclusive (but only if you like the predetermined cool stuff, otherwise we’ll laugh at you).” If a person wants to read comics, no matter what comics, then as fellow comic book fans we should be supportive of that. Otherwise, this fantastic method of storytelling may not be around as long as we want it to be. We may not get another seventy-five years out of comics if we keep belittling people for their choice of which comics to read.

I have been guilty in the past of judging the comics I just listed as “Shelf Wasters,” because I couldn’t understand why people would want to read them. Kids, sure, but adults? I couldn’t understand it – why would anybody read stuff like My Little Pony, Mickey Mouse, or Sonic The Hedgehog. It made no sense to me. Then it hit me: people read those comics because they enjoy them. And who am I, who are you, to take that away from them? What right do we have to tell somebody the comic they love is just taking away shelf space from another comic that we probably won’t read because it’s so damn similar to everything else.

Anyway, have you ever tried one of those previously mentioned Shelf Wasters? Because when it comes down to it, I’d much rather have a blast with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck then spend $6 an issue on regurgitated toilet paper like Dark Knight III: The Master Race any day of the week.

My Little Pony may never be my cup of tea, but I’ll be damned if I ever judge somebody for wanting to read it ever again.

Mystery Minis: Disney Villains in September

Our latest Mystery Minis series highlights the most evil characters from Disney’s rich history and their companions!

This set features classics like Maleficent and her pet raven Diablo, Ursula and her moray eel minions Flotsam and Jetsam, the Red Queen with White Rabbit, and Cruella de Vil with Patch!

Prince John and his confidant Sir Hiss, Shan Yu with Hayabusa the Falcon, and Dr. Facilier accompanied by his Voodoo doll round out the set!

Which one will you get?!

Mystery Minis: Disney Villains are out in September from Funko.

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