CL, CBLiC, B/W CBL, DRL. (?)
Arthur de Wolf
wolfman at pi.net
Mon Oct 2 04:05:31 CET 1995
As you all may remember, I made a list of countries in which Disney
comics are, or have been published. Right now, the list is already available
on Jacob's webpages. Jacob made an HTML-version of the list, which makes it
even easier to read it. (http://fys.ku.dk/~sparre/Disney/Publishing_list.uk.
html). Andreas Gammel though, who also lives in the Netherlands has found a
little book, in which all countries that have their own Disney comics are
in. Every Disney comic has a little photo in color, and some text with the
address of the publisher. Andreas only had one copy of the book, so he pro-
mised me to make photocopies of it (about 50 pages), and give them to me.
With those photocopies, I will be able to complete my list!! Has anyone
ever heard of this book? I don't know if Andreas is still a member of Dis-
ney-Comics. He told me he had been a member, but I'm not sure he still is.
So, Andreas? Are you still here?
I'm pretty exited about this book. I collect Disney comics from all
over the world, you know. This weekend, Jacob send me the Faeroese version
of the Carl Barks Library in Color. It's the first time I have ever seen a
CBLiC. I saw Daniel's B/W CBL, but the CBLiC looks nice too. Does the CBLiC
also publish all the 'special' Barks-material, like the Junior Woodchucks-
scripts? Or do they only print the final stories, as they appaired in for
example Walt Disney Comics & Stories? The copy Jacob sent me was the Walt
Disney Comics & Stories in Color Library. It was numbered number one, but
the stories inside were WDC103, WDC104 etc. How could that be? On the in-
side cover I saw that the album was equal to the American WDCiC#14. Does
that mean that they forget about the other 13 albums in the Faeroe-islands?
Except from the language, the Faeroese CBLiC looks exactly the same as the
ones from Gladstone. Are there more countries that translate the American
CBLiC into their own? Jacob said that that on the Faeroe islands, they are
publishing CBLiC in Faroese in cooperation with Ehapa. So do they also have
them in Germany?
I heard that they are going to publish a Don Rosa Library in Ger-
many. Is it also printed in album-form, like the CBLiC? I wish they were
going to print a DRL in Holland.(or at least in the US) But sadly, the Dutch
publishers kind of "dis"like Don's artwork. Not that they don't print Don's
stories, but they say it's not good enough to appair in the Dutch Donald
Duck weekly! So they print it in the Dutch Donald Duck Extra. They have
*never* printed a Rosa-cover in the Netherlands either. I can't understand
it. Don's covers are the best I've ever seen. His covers are far superious
then those of other artists! But the Dutch publishers seem to think in an-
other way. I guess the "Life of Scrooge" will not be printed in Album-form
in the Netherlands either. :-(
> Now there are still four give-aways waiting for a good reprint: "Race to
> the South Seas", "Darkest Africa", "Atom Bomb" and "Donald Duck Tells
> about Kites".
I read something of "Atom Bomb" being reprinted in WDC&S#571. I
don't have that issue though. I guess it's a redrawn version too!
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