History waiting to be read!
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Mon Apr 24 19:24:40 CEST 1995
EVERYONE: For months, the WWW site has had a place where the
"history of Disney comics in America" was supposed to go, but in
brackets next to that, it said that the link didn't lead to anything
yet. Well, I've written such a history -- pretty lengthy, as it turned
out, given what Per wanted me to cover -- and Per's put it at the
WWW-site now, so you can read it.
That site is: http://www.update.uu.se/~starback/disney-comics
Or if you don't have WWW access and want to read my article,
E-mail me and I'll send it to you that way.
DON: I just realized that I misstated why you started working for
Egmont in this history! I'll fix that soon. (I said it was Disney's
implosion that caused it -- how'd THAT happen?)
I've also updated my introduc(k)tion to talk about some of my
goals in my comics career and add some updated information about my jobs
for one duck editor or another. In fact, Per has put all our
introduc(k)tions on the WWW page now, so they don't have to be ftped
DD 291 CAME OUT last week. Has Barks' "Fearsome Flowers" opening
the book, plus 16 pages of AT dailies and 3 Strobl 1-pagers. That's 29
pages of comics (!) but I can't say they're the most exciting ones. The
AT strips ARE all uncensored and include a very funny sequence based on
the film "Donald's Ostrich" -- reprinted for the first time since 1941.
The comic has a beautiful Italian cover illustrating the Barks story.
It's a Cavazzano-style DD, perhaps the first one that has ever appeared
on an American comic.
This week in DM we finish "Goofy Midas." "Mickey Aladdin" begins
next issue with Mickey as Aladdin and, of course, Goofy as the Genie.
Disney already ran a story like this in WDC&S 584 and I don't think this
one can be much better.... >sigh< But that's just my opinion. Seems to
me, by the way, that no one's list of Goofy History stories that I've
yet seen includes this one. Maybe fewer countries published it because
it starred Mickey, not Goofy.
Eight months from now, when "Aladdin" is over, we get a Ferioli
story. But who's counting the days? ;-)
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