Saturday, October 6, 2007
Issue No. 685
The other day I posted the first cover of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories from October 1940. That was then, this is now: here's the cover of the current issue, Number 685, to give you an idea of how far Disney's premier comic title has come. In addition to never-before-printed-in-the-US-stories, this latest issue features two stories from Halloween past (written and drawn by two famous “funny animal” artists named Carl) : Li'l Bad Wolf in a 1945 adventure by Carl Buettner and a classic, rarely-reprinted Donald Duck 10-pager by Carl Barks from 1961. The Halloween-themed cover (seen here) is also by the great comic master Barks, reprinted from issue 158 (November 1958) of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories. Issue number 685 is now on sale at comic book stores, Amazon.com, or from GemstonePub.com.