Sunday, January 31, 2010

Marvel's Disney now, so it counts.

The Stripper's Guide has Howard the Duck, the newspaper strip. Trapped in a world he never made!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tweet tweet tweet

I don't understand the Twitter at all. I honestly believe Twitter is a plot created by the news media to appear hip and with-it in the Social Networking Age, because they're still embarrassed about missing the boat on Myspace and Facebook.

But anyway, if you're a Twitter-er who enjoys Tweeting and Tittering, Boom! has a Disney Comics Twitter page. Go there and tell em I sent you, in 140 characters or less.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Black Gold

Mickey Mouse is strongly in favor of energy independence.

From "Mickey and Goofy Explore the Universe of Energy at EPCOT Center." Presented by Exxon, 1985.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Monstrous Mickeys

Super Punch has a pair of Mickey Monsters that will haunt your nightmares.

Mickey Mouse, shill

Off-Model Mickey will really sell for you!

Image from the Vintage Ad Browser. Via The Disney Blog.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Duck Knight Returns

Check out this Phantom Duck (aka Duck Avenger, Paperinik, Superdonald, PK, etc.) Fan Art Gallery.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Hmmm. I'm not too sure what to say about this one. Not my thing, but hey, I'm not here to judge.*

"Xerxes and Harem," Oil painting by Carl Barks, 1980. From the collection of Dennis Books.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Bring On The Bad Guys

Get a load of this superstitious, cowardly lot!
Donald Duck's Rogues Gallery. Art by Don Rosa, from the collection of Dennis Books.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Talking Dogs

The great John K reads Carl Barks.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Burn down Hot Topic

Remember back in the 90's, when it seemed like Disney had no idea what to do with The Nightmare Before Christmas? The only Nightmare tie-ins you could find were the soundtrack CD, a couple of books, and the Burger King watches. Rather than working against the property, though, the lack of merch was kind of cool; the lack of cheesy tie-ins made the movie felt more 'special' than all the other cartoon garbage out there. Nightmare was a movie for us, maaan!

Unfortunately, nothing gold can stay. The kids who were 6 or 7 in 1994 grew up and became teenagers... Broody, gothic, smeary eyeliner, emo teenagers with loads of disposable income. Just like that, the merchandising floodgates opened.

The following images are the result of a Google Image Search for "Nightmare Before Christmas Merchandise."

Believe me, there's a ton of Nightmare s**t out there; this is just scratching the surface. I tried collecting Nightmare stuff for a while, but it's just. too. much.
Don't believe me? Try it yourself!

Friday, January 22, 2010

American Gothic

Disney images from the Tim Burton show at the Museum of Modern Art:

Concept art for Burton's claymation-style 1982 short "Vincent."

Concept art for "The Black Cauldron." Sadly, Burton's designs weren't used for the film.

Images from Slate's Burton Exhibit slideshow.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

No Future

Sekvenskonst posted this punk-rock Mickey Mouse drawing by Air Pirate Bobby London. God Save the Mouse.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Seriously, dude, what is up with those farm animals? I'm freaking out here, man.

From the Carl Barks classic "How Green Was My Lettuce."
Uncle Scrooge #51, Gold Key Comics, 1964.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

You're right...

He IS creepy!

Uncomfortable Moments in Archie/MLJ Comics

Stupid Comics has the greatest article ever on "Super Duck, the Cockeyed Wonder."

Super Duck was Archie Comics' lame Donald Duck ripoff, who somehow managed to stay published throughout the 1940's and '50s, despite being terrible.

"Thanks" to Timo Ronkainen for alerting me to this character's existence.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Greetings, programs!

Topless Robot has the skinny on this fancy-pants Black Hole/ Tron crossover action figure. If I were a 13-year-old millionaire and this was 1983, I'd be all over this.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Curiouser and curiouser

Yesterday I went to the movies (Youth in Revolt, and yes it was great). At the theater they had these "Preview" magazines, thinly-disguised promotional material for upcoming Disney films (a side note: Jerry Bruckheimer's The Sorcerer's Apprentice? REALLY DISNEY??)

This Alice in Wonderland...I dunno if it's going to be any good, but it's got style. I think the fact that it's a sequel and not a straight-up remake is probably a good thing, even if it does remind people of Return to Oz. I've been a Burton-head since the first Batman so I'll be there opening night; I wonder if audiences are going to take the trip with me.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Bully, the Little Stuffed Bull, has posted the Mickey Mouse/ Pluto cartoon "Plutopia" for your Saturday morning enterainment. Go check it out!

Friday, January 15, 2010

The girls in my canasta club will never believe this!

Hubba hubba hubba, money money money, who do you trust?

"The Great $$$ Giveaway," from Super Goof #33, Gold Key Comics, 1975.
Written by Mark Evanier, art by Roger Armstrong.

All this strip needed was an Eega Beeva cameo and it would have been the greatest comic of all time. As it is, it's still pretty rad.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I'm sorry. Thanks, Internet.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I "Love" the 80's

I had this poster hanging on my wall as a kid, circa 1987. It would almost be embarrassing, if it wasn't such a succinct portrait of this horrible, horrible decade.

The Miami Vice suit. The Top Gun jacket. The Sony Walkman. The Hawaiian shirt. The Boom Box. This may be the single most 80's picture ever drawn by human hands. It's frickin beautiful, man.

Thank you,, for this blast from the past.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


The Fabuleous Fifties has up a classic Gottfredson story from 1949, starring Mickey and everyone's favorite Man of Tomorrow, Eega Beeva. Check it out!

Uncomfortable Moments in Disney Comics, Part 7

Monday, January 11, 2010

Lost in Space

Toys from the truly bizarre 1979 Star Wars ripoff The Black Hole. More here and here.

Relive the magic with the Black Hole Little Golden Book, Read-Along Adventure, and Comic Adaptation.