Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Boom! Throws a Bone

A subscriber to the Disney Comics Mailing List has just reported -- and I've independently confirmed -- that Boom! Studios intends to supplement its kid-focused Disney comics line with some collections targeted at adult collectors. To wit:

November 2009: Walt Disney's Christmas Classics Volume 1 (Carl Barks, Floyd Gottfredson, Walt Kelly, and Daan Jippes)
January 2010: Walt Disney's Valentine's Classics Volume 1 (Barks, Kelly, and Jippes)
Feburary 2010: Mickey Mouse Classics: Mouse Tails (Gottfredson)
March 2010: Donald Duck Classics: Quack Up (Barks)

These will be supplemented by re-releases of Don Rosa's LIFE AND TIMES OF SCROOGE McDUCK in two parts (February and April).

Here's the x factor: These collections will be hardbound volumes, rather than trade paperbacks, and retail for $24.99. That's pretty pricey for a set of material that includes a large number of Barks reprints. The Kelly, Gottfredson, and Jippes material will determine whether or not I get these.


Chuck Munson said...

(With a particularly peevish voice) My mortgage and my employer's six-month-old on-going we-have-all-got-to-take-one-for-the-company wage cut will determine whether these *ever* cross our threshold *regardless* of what's in them. Bitter - who me?

Chuck Munson said...

OK, now that I've gotten that out of the way, I'm still rather wary of what I've seen announced so far. This includes trying to look beyond my thoughts as an adult fan/collector. About a year ago, Kathryn wanted to be read no other Donald story than, of all things, "Terror of the River". These guys may be thinking that the only place for anything not done in the last ten years are the pricey tomes, but I beg to differ and have evidence within my own home!