AW: Print runs of Disney comics + Paperinik
cord at wiljes.de
Sun Jun 16 15:44:19 CEST 2002
>> Here in Germany we have two ongoing series of newsstand issues: "Micky
>> Maus", which is published weekly and mainly contains Scandinavian stories,
>> and "Donald Duck Sonderheft"
> Sure? I thought there was plenty more...
Everything else is either not an issue ("Walt Disney's Lustige Taschenbücher" are
paperbacks), not puplished regularly ("Disney Sonderhefte") or not mainly a comic
("Winnie Puuh", ...)
>> You could say: Micky Maus is for readers,
>> Donald Duck Sonderheft for collectors.
> Well, I have to admit that I also READ the DD Sonderheft... ;-)
Me too :-)
>> And while the print run of Micky Maus is dwindling away,
>> from 1.5 Million a few years ago to "only" 500.000 today
> Gosh! I didn't know about that... But I heard people complain about the bad
> quality of the stories included.
I don't buy the Micky Maus but whenever I have a look into it the stories
seem to be pretty good. They have a lot of Don Rosa and good European artists.
They even have some pages of Taliaferro (probably to attract collectors). I don't
think it's the material. I believe there are just too many other things today (TV,
Computer Games, Pokemon et al.
>>the German edition of the Barks library is selling extremely well.
>Have 'em all!!!
Me too :-)
>> I also fear that there will be less and less children growing up
>> with Disney comics in the future.
> Of course, they prefer mangas. Disney stuff is too childish for them!
Yes, I believe it's the PR Disney built up over the years which does no longer
work today. If 5 year olds watch "Dragon Ball Z" on TV, where ultra-powerful warriors
blow each others heads off (sic!) how can they read a Donald Duck comic afterwards?
And even if they would, they would not want to be caught by their friends with this
Has the new version of Paperinik (Donald as a seperhero) produced in Italy a few years
ago ever been the subject of discussion on this list? They tried (pretty successul IMHO),
to transplant Donald into the video age. Was this a financial success? Is the series
continued? Does anybody on the list know more about this?
> Am I a bit too talkative today? Yes, I am.
Ah, those lazy sundays.
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