Wednesday, April 1, 2009
No April Fool's Joke
As has been reported widely across the Web, Gemstone Publishing has stopped publishing its line of Disney comics. This is especially sad as Disney's long-running flagship title Walt Disney's Comics and Stories was fast approaching its 700th issue, with Gemstone having stopped with issue 698. At least the next several issues were prepared, however, and some future issues are still listed on Amazon.com as available for pre-order. This perhaps bears out Gemstone's Steve Geppi's recent assertion that the Disney Comics will most likely continue in some form. Let's hope that includes issue 700 and beyond. In the meantime here's the April Fool-ish cover for issue 189, June 1956, drawn by Disney comic great Paul Murry, of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories.