Boom Quality DCML Digest, Vol 94, Issue 7
cgeraci at insightbb.com
Fri Dec 17 17:56:12 CET 2010
Actually, I was going to ask about this. I have a little girl, and I'd like to introduce her to comics. The new Disney stuff has a great LOOK to it, but I wondered what the actual stories are like. I, too, used to buy for Barks and Rosa--everything else left me a bit cold. Now, maybe that was just in COMPARISON to my favorites--I don't know.
Can these stories stand on their own--are they worth the time and money? A lot of the art looks Italian, and I always enjoy the Italian drawings, but unless I stand there and read the whole magazine, I'm not sure what I'll be getting, as far as story. I'd like to support Disney comics in the U.S., but I haven't bought anything in a while....
Any comments, pro and con? Names/artists/titles I should look for?
And let's be fair--I know I am not the main market for these new works!
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From: dcml-request at nafsk.se
Date: Friday, December 17, 2010 6:14 am
Subject: DCML Digest, Vol 94, Issue 7
> The current state of Disney comics is such a sad affair since
> the demise
> of Gladstone and then Gemstone.
> But the even bigger and sadder event is the retirement of Don Rosa.
> I have a confession of sorts. I purchased Disney comics a
> lot in the
> Disney/Gladstone/Gemstone years, but usually what
> I was looking for were Carl Barks I didn't have, and anything by
> Rosa. I enjoyed many of William Van Horn's stories,
> but they were on their own not often enough to get me to buy.
> So now, they're not reprinting Barks, and there is no new
> from some classic Gottfredson, there's not much else
> in the entire Disney comic world that is actually worth reading.
> Most Duck stories by other artists are really pretty lame, when
> you get
> down to it, and all the other stuff that used to fill out
> Comics and Stories was silly stuff for little kids.
> Obviously many
> will disagree with that, but for me the whole point was
> Rosa followed by Barks, and the rest was filler (although
> I have a soft
> spot for some of the old Paul Murray Mickey stories,
> which I enjoyed as a kid. Not sure I'd repurchase them,
> So I doubt I'll ever buy a Disney comic again. I have been
> the Rosa Life of Scrooge reprints, and I hope there'll
> be more of his work collected into hardcover editions.
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