Bob Foster? (was Re: Plot paid by Burbank)
ramapith at verizon.net
Sun May 14 16:38:06 CEST 2006
Re: "Plot paid by Burbank" D-stories...
Bob Foster may know more about this (hey, Bob... you still
there?). I believe that what happened is that Disney Comics, Inc.
bought the original scripts for these stories before its 1991
"implosion"; but after the "implosion," Disney Comics' budget had
been reduced, so they could no longer afford to have the stories drawn.
Shortly after this, Egmont paid to have the stories drawn; at
which point they became D-coded stories. But because Disney Comics,
Inc. in Burbank had already paid for the scripts, Egmont didn't have
to pay for them again.
Aside from the stories you listed, I also know a few other
published Egmont stories that began as Disney Comics, Inc. stories:
D 92206 ("The Pauper's Glass," intended as a DUCKTALES story but
completed for Egmont as a standard Scrooge, with Donald replacing
D 92208-92210 (Launchpad McQuack two-pagers)
D 93274 (intended as a serial for Disney Comics' MICKEY MOUSE
Huck Akin's "The Oak Island Treasure," a Scrooge graphic novel
announced by Disney (in 1991? I don't have my records here), was also
revived at Egmont, but shelved and never completed.
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