IDW Debuts Collection of Disney Comics
Starting This April
Multi-tiered Publishing Plan Brings Classic Characters
To New Audiences
San Diego, CA (January 22, 2015) – 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
May 2015 - Tomorrowland
June 2015 - So special we cannot tell you yet!
- Uncle Scrooge #2 (40p)
- Donald Duck #1 (48p)
July 2015 - Fantasyland
- Uncle Scrooge #3 (40p)
- Donald Duck #2 (40p)
- Mickey Mouse #1 (48p)
August 2015 – EPCOT Center
- Uncle Scrooge #4 (40p)
- Donald Duck #3 (40p)
- Mickey Mouse #2 (40p)
- Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #721 (48p)
September 2015 - Frontierland
- 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
October 2015 - Haunted Mansion
- 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
November 2015 - Toontown
- 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
December 2015 – Top Secret!
- 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
The new IDW titles including Donald, Mickey, and Scrooge will be #1s, but will continue their classic legacy number inside the issues.
- 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
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.
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist's Edition imprint.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood's Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.