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Review: ‘Dracula, Starring Mickey Mouse’ and ‘Frankenstein, Starring Donald Duck’

Bruno Enna and Fabio Celoni cast Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in Dracula and Frankenstein, the strongest offerings yet from the Dark Horse-published Disney adaptations of works of classic literature.

Review: ‘Disney Princess: Ariel and The Sea Wolf’

A Little Mermaid graphic novel aimed at little readers makes for a pretty great introduction to comics.

Review: ‘Disney Don Quixote’

Disney tilts at windmills in adapting Cervantes’ Don Quixote into a kid-friendly retelling starring Goofy and Mickey Mouse, part of a new Dark Horse-published line of classic literature comics featuring cartoon mice and ducks.

Review: Disney Manga Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

A Disney Manga faithfully captures the major beats of Tim Burton’s holiday movie.

Review: ‘Mickey Mouse: The Delta Dimension’ and ‘Donald Duck: Uncle Scrooge’s Money Rocket’

Fantagraphics continues to expand its line of well curated, beautifully designed collections of classic Disney comics beyond their original Carl Barks and Floyd Gottfredson libraries. The publisher’s latest effort is the Disney Masters series, each volume of which features the work of a single international artist working in the long-form adventure tradition established and perfected […]

Review: ‘Walt Disney’s Christmas Classics’

Walt Disney’s Christmas Classics Writers: Frank Reilly, Carl Fallberg and Floyd Norman Artists: Floyd Gottfredson, Richard Moore, Tony Strobl and others IDW Publishing; $39.99 One of the myriad ways in which American pop culture used to count down to Christmas was in the form of special Christmas-themed newspaper comic strips. From 1936 to 2010, the […]

Review: ‘Mickey Mouse: Dark Mines of The Phantom Metal’

Mickey Mouse: Dark Mines of The Phantom Metal Writer/artists: Andrea “Casty” Castellan, Romano Scarpa and others IDW Publishing; $12.99 The latest trade collection of IDW’s Mickey Mouse comics takes its very dramatic title from the lead story, which is the most fantastic and exotic of the three long-form action-adventure stories contained within the 120-page, six-by-nine-inch […]

Review: ‘Mickey’s Craziest Adventures’

Mickey’s Craziest Adventures Writer: Lewis Trondheim Aritst: Keramidas IDW; $14.99 The conceit of this clever collaboration between Lewis Trondheim and Nicola Keramidas is that the pair discovered an incomplete “lost” spin-off comic of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories entitled Mickey’s Quest, a series so forgotten that it was never archived at Disney, was never republished […]

Review: ‘Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories’

Sora, Donald, and Goofy continue on their journey to find their friends Riku and King Mickey, who were locked in the darkness. They are detoured along the way by a mysterious hooded stranger who leads them to the ominous Castle Oblivion. There, they may find clues that will lead them to their friends—but at the […]

Review: Space Mountain: A Graphic Novel

Space Mountain Written by Bryan Q. Miller. Illustrated by Kelley Jones Disney Press/Disney Comics, 2014 Anyone who’s ever been to a Disney Park knows of Tomorrowland’s famous roller coaster called Space Mountain. The dark, space-themed roller coaster, which is housed in a signature large white domed structure, sends passengers on a voyage through space. It […]