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Preview: DuckTales: Silence & Science #1

DuckTales: Silence & Science #1

Steve Behling (w) • Luca Usai, Circo Cangialosi, and Gianfranco Florio (a) • Marco Ghighlione and Cristina Stella (A and B covers)

All Donald Duck wants to do is take a nice, long, uninterrupted nap, but there are too many distractions and just too much noise at McDuck Manor for him to do so. But then Donald remembers a magical artifact that cancels out all noise! Once he uses it, he can finally take a nap. There’s only one problem: it’s not only silent in McDuck Manor—it’s silent all over the world! Will anyone be able to talk ever again? Discover for yourself in “Silence is Golden”!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

DuckTales: Silence & Science #1

Preview: Disney Afternoon Giant #6

Disney Afternoon Giant #6

Ian Brill (w) • Leonel Castellani, Ricardo Garcia, Morgan Luthi, and James Silvani (a) • Leonel Castellani (c)

This issue we present another Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers adventure in “Spine-Tinger”! Then it’s another chapter in the return of Darkwing Duck as “The Duck Knight Returns” continues! So, where had he gone, you ask, and what was he up to while he was away? And just why did he leave in the first place? Find out the answers to all these questions and more this issue… That’s two action-packed, drama-filled stories you won’t want to miss!

FC • 48 pages • $5.99

Disney Afternoon Giant #6

Preview: Uncle Scrooge #48

Uncle Scrooge #48

Vito Stabile and Pietro B. Zemelo (w) • Frederico Franzo (a) • Marco Mazzarello (c)

Uncle Scrooge’s fortune has reached the milestone of seventy bajillion, and he’s decided to celebrate the event, refurbishing his Money Bin by tricking it out with a brand-new defensive system thanks to Gyro Gearloose. But something has gone wrong, and all of Killmotor Hill has disappeared underground, the Money Bin included! How will Scrooge make his way out of the Bin and back above ground—or will he? Find out in Chapter Two of “Under Siege”!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Uncle Scrooge #48

Preview: Tangled: The Series: Hair It Is

Tangled: The Series: Hair It Is

Leigh Dragoon and Katie Cook (w) • Eduard Petrovich, Rosa La Barbera, and Diogo Saito (a) • Eduard Petrovich and Rosa La Barbera (c)

It’s a special one-shot celebrating Tangled: The Series with four stories featuring Rapunzel and all her friends! Take one more magical tour through the beautiful kingdom of Corona in “Barefoot Friends,” “Baking Instinct,” “Eager to Help,” and “Guardian’s Day!” You won’t want to miss it!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Tangled: The Series: Hair It Is

Around the Tubes

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? Sound off in the comments below! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

WABC TV – New York City comic shop allows kids to learn, create, sell own comics – Amazing to see this.

The Beat A Year of Free Comics: Valley Ghouls is a spooky slice of afterlife – Free comics!

Comicbook Disney+ Offer Reduces Cost to Less Than $4 per Month for 3 Years – It’s a good deal.

Newsarama – Longtime DC Staffer Tom Pattison Dies at Age 64 – Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

Newsarama – Eternals Confirmed to Feature Openly Gay Family Man – Cool.

Reviews

CBR – Ghost-Spider #1
The Beat –
Grass
CBR –
Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass
Newsarama –
Marvel Comics #1000
The Beat –
The Necromancer’s Map #1

Disney’s Fox Purchase Already Impacting Small and Independent Theaters

While others were celebrating the X-Men and Fantastic Four‘s return to Marvel, it was clear that Disney‘s purchase of 20th Century Fox would have dire effects on the film industry.

Already there’s been job losses and film cancellations but over the past few days there are more reports of Disney pulling film runs at theaters.

While it might not seem like it but screenings of older films can be a solid business. Midnight screenings of the Rocky Horror Picture Show has been a regular thing for decades. In more recent times Die Hard and Home Alone have become an event for theaters around the holiday season.

Older film runs are being impacted by Disney’s different policy than Fox’s. The studio is no longer licensing its old films to commercial theaters. The speculation is those films will be used to entice individuals to purchase Hulu or Disney+.

Disney’s policy is to not allow first-run theaters or commercial discount theaters to screen movies from its library. That policy now extends to Fox’s catalog. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the exception from this policy (I guess even the Mouse is afraid to piss those fans off).

Theaters who specialize in just screening old titles still have access to Fox’s movies.

This policy shift has forced theaters to cancel already planned screenings. It also puts theaters in a bind as these special event screenings can fill the theater at times it normally wouldn’t do good business. Alamo Drafthouse as an example regularly holds these events as well as shows first-run movies.

The policy shift also extends to 2nd date runs. Disney has handled those to be when video on demand/Blu-ray has already been released and their demands are much higher than the 35-40% industry standard.

There’s not just the business aspect but the cultural impact as well. Art is made to be experienced and hiding it in a vault defeats the purpose. It also leads to greater piracy as individuals seek to “free it from its captives.”

Add to the confusion is the lack of clear guidance from Disney. Fox contacts have been fired without outreach to theater owners as to who their new representative is. There also seems to be inconsistency in approval with some theaters being approved, others being denied and then eventually approved.

Other studios are much more open to the business simply offering the ability to play Blu-rays for a licensing fee. Fox has always been on the more restrictive end of things but the sudden shift is pulling out the rug from an already shaky business.

This is surely the start of the House of Mouse putting even greater pressure on the theater industry. With Disney+, Disney has a second digital distribution channel, and like Netflix, is running original movies with big names on the service. As that service grows Disney will need theaters less and less and can demand more and more making Disney the villain its heroes would fight against.

The moral of this story is to support your independent theaters and don’t be too quick to cheer on corporate consolidation.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Gets a Special Look

At D23, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker got a special video honoring the past eight films while looking towards the ninth.

The film features new images and scenes that have people buzzing.

Rey wielding a red double lightsaber!? C-3PO sporting red eyes!? All of those Star Destroyers!?

Watch the teaser video and get speculating as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is out December 20.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Spider-Man Goes Preschool in Marvel’s Spidey and His Amazing Friends

Coming to Disney Junior in 2021 is Marvel’s Spidery and His Amazing Friends. Spider-Man, Miles Morales, and Ghost Spider will team up with the Hulk, Black Panther, Ms. Marvel, and more to protect their neighborhood.

Created by Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, the series is aimed at preschoolers and will be a full-length series. It’ll teach lessons like teamwork to resolve problems and help others.

Marvel's Spidery and His Amazing Friends

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is Coming to the Disney Channel

Disney Channel has ordered a new animated series based on the Marvel comic series Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur from Disney Television Animation. The series will be executive produced by Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland‘s Cinema Gypsy Productions (ABC’s black-ish), Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, and Emmy Award-winner Steve Loter (Disney’s Kim Possible).

The series follows 13-year old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her red T-Rex Devil Dinosaur after he’s accidentally brought to New York City via a time vortex.

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur debuted in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 in January 2016 and was created by Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclaire, and Natacha Bustos.

Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur
MARVEL’S MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR – Logo. (Marvel)
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