Classic Disney Comics Return

Look out Superman, Hulk, Daredevil and Spidey! Disney Publishing Worldwide and Gemstone Publishing are reintroducing a series of comic books featuring Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and a variety of other Disney favorites. These monthly and bi-monthly titles will be available to consumers beginning this week.

Gemstone has assembled a team of Disney comic veterans to preserve the quality of these classic comics. The new series of comic books will contain the recognized work of Disney artists Patrick Block, Daniel Branca, Daan Jippes, Don Rosa, Noel Van Horn, William Van Horn, and the legendary Carl Barks and others.

First off the press are the monthlies Walt Disney Comics and Stories and Uncle Scrooge, which will retail for $6.95. The first bi-monthly, Donald Duck Adventures ($7.95), will debut in July, with two additional monthlies, Donald Duck and Friends and Mickey Mouse and Friends ($2.95) hitting the shelves in September.

These Disney comics will be available at major booksellers and wholesalers including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Walden Books, Amazon.com and Baker & Taylor, as well as specialty stores. Diamond Comic Distributors will handle the distribution of the comics throughout the United States and Canada.

The titles will also be available through subscription at www.gemstonecomics.com, and can be found using the comic shop locator, which directs consumers to the nearest comic specialty shop.