Friday, March 7, 2008
Back On The Stands
After a mysterious and worrisome delay in late 2007 and early 2008, the flagship Disney comic book Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories is back on the newsstands (well, in comic book shops, at least) and available via various online emporiums. After rocky periods of non-publication for this venerable funny book over the years I always grow concerned when something seems amiss, but the dedicated folks at Gemstone Publishing persevered, and both the December 2007 (No. 687) and January 2008 (No. 688) issues are now available. The January issue (seen here with a Michel Nadorp-drawn cover) is particularly desirable as it features Part One of “The Gleam,” the rarely-reprinted Mickey Mouse newspaper comic strip adventure from 1942. Drawn by Mickey master Floyd Gottfredson (and written by Gottfredson and Merrill De Maris), this superb story is reason enough to snap up this issue of the indestructible Disney comic publication. Parts Two and Three will of course follow, and we are also promised more stories drawn by Paul Murry and Tony Strobl in forthcoming issues. If that’s true, I can’t wait! You can get Issue 688 of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories here.