Disney Comics Solicitations July 2019
July is looking to be a rather wild month for Disney trade paperbacks and hardcovers but a rather dry one for single issues in terms of variety. We start off with Disney Comics and Stories where we will be getting three action packed Donald stories, in Frozen Hero Within #2, Elsa and Anna can’t understand why their new friend has not shown up at the castle yet and sets out to look for her. The retelling of a classic continues as Snow White meets the Seven Dwarfs in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs #2.
In Marvel Action Avengers #7, MODOK is up to no good once again but the bigger focus will be on an old friend of Black Panther’s, will they be friend or foe ? In Marvel Action Spider-Man #8, the hunt for the feline thief continues as the Spider-trio run into a lot of bad luck. And finally in Star Wars Adventures #24, Poe is captured and it is up to beloved droid BB8 to rescue him
As we venture onto the trades and hardcovers, we will be delving in various Disney worlds, we start off in a galaxy far far away as the Disney Italia adaptation of the original Star Wars trilogy reaches its IDW published conclusion in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Two Marvel legends are honoured in two all new Artist Editions centred on Silver Surfer and The Incredible Hulk.
Back in Disney, we will be travelling through time courtesy of Dark Horse with new Mickey and Scrooge centered adaptations of Don Quixote Starring Goofy and Mickey Mouse and Christmas Carol Starring Scrooge McDuck. A wide variety of Disney movies will be covered in a new hardcover collection entitled Disney Storied Places and the classic Silly Symphonies comic strip comes to an end in Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies Volume 4
The Joe Books Frozen comics have found a new home in Frozen Adventures: Flurries of Fun and finally in other frosty stories, we have the legendary Ice Sword Saga collected in the ninth volume of Disney Masters from Fantagraphics.
Disney Comics and Stories #6 ( IDW Publishing)
Donald Duck takes center stage in three hilarious stories never before seen in the U.S.! In “The Probability Diverter,” Gyro Gearloose’s latest invention changes Donald’s luck-but not necessarily for the better! In the second story, Gyro’s fix-it machine finds itself in need of some pretty heavy fixing before it can do what it is supposed to! Finally, in “Satisfaction Guaranteed,” Donald’s bespoke shoe service guarantees customer satisfaction, even if the customer is a criminal trying to make a speedy getaway! It’s another fun-filled issue guaranteed to please even the pickiest of fans!
Disney Frozen : Hero Within #2 of 3 (Dark Horse Comics)
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf’s celebration comes to a halt when their special guest never arrives. Hedda has gone missing and they split up to try to find her. Elsa and Olaf search the village while Anna and Kristoff search the mountains-where they gain a little wisdom from the trolls and discover why Hedda disappeared!
Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs #2 of 3 ( Dark Horse Comics)
Snow has fled after the Queen’s attempt to murder her, but finding a home and allowing her heart to flourish is more than a simple feat. Is happiness fleeting, or can it be something that lasts? Follow the first-person perspective of Snow White as her life is changed forever!
Part one of an exciting four-part story begins in this issue as Uncle Scrooge finds his beloved Money Bin under attack! The Beagle Boys are planning the ultimate heist in an attempt to finally get their hands on Scrooge’s treasures, but thanks to Gyro Gearloose’s newest invention, they’ll have a harder time than usual getting through Scrooge’s security. Or, at least, that’s what Scrooge hopes will happen! But as usual, things don’t go quite to plan, and something completely unexpected happens… Find out what in the first chapter of the four part “Under Siege”! Collect all three connecting covers from issues #47-49!
Marvel Action : The Avengers #7 (IDW Publishing)
Heroes and villains alike prepare for an incoming threat from the cosmos! Will someone from Black Panther’s past be friend or foe? And what sinister plan is M.O.D.O.K. preparing? The start of a brand-new story arc that provides a great jumping on point!
Marvel Action Classics: The Hulk #1 ( IDW Publishing)
A double feature as everybody’s favorite rage monster joins forces with the Marvel Universe’s biggest heroes! First-Bruce Banner visits the doctor to get control of the Hulk-but Doctor Strange has problems of his own! Then-Hercules needs a helping hand, and that spells T-R-O-U-B-L-E for Hulk, Spider-Man, and Iron Man! Reprinting Marvel Adventures Hulk (2007) #5 and Marvel Adventures Super Heroes (2008) #1!
Marvel Action Spider-Man #8 ( IDW Publishing) (NO COVER)
When Peter, Miles, and Gwen nab a famous cat burglar, they inadvertently make a new enemy in the Black Cat! And she’ll stop at nothing to make them wish they had never crossed paths! An exciting arc continues, featuring the Marvel Action debut of Black Cat!
Star Wars Adventures #24 (IDW Publishing)
With hotshot Rebellion pilot Poe Dameron captured by pirates, it’s up to BB-8-and Rapier Squadron-to save the day! The first of three issues spotlighting the Sequel Trilogy! Variant cover by Stefano Simeones
HARDCOVERS AND TRADE PAPERBACKS
Disney Descendants: Return to the Isle of the Lost ( Disney Press)
Book two in the bestselling Descendants series, now in the wickedly fun, action-packed graphic novel! Mal’s an expert at intimidating her enemies, but she’s broken the habit since leaving her villainous roots behind. So when she and her friends Evie, Carlos, and Jay all receive threatening messages demanding they return home, Mal can’t believe it. And when Evie looks into her Magic Mirror, what she sees only confirms their fears. Maleficent’s just a tiny lizard after her run-in with Mal at Ben’s Coronation, but she’s the worst villain in the land for a reason. Could she have found a way to escape? Whatever’s going on, Mal, Evie, Carlos, and Jay know they have to sneak back to the Isle and get to the bottom of it. Without its infamous leader, the island’s even worse than when they left it, but the comforts of home can be hard to resist for recently reformed villains. Available in softcover and hardcover editions.
Disney Don Quixote Starring Goofy and Mickey Mouse (Dark Horse Comics)
Miguel de Cervantes’s classic tale of the power of imagination finds reality in this adaptation! After a knock on the head, Goofy transforms into the knight-errant Don Goofote, and a worried Mickey becomes his trusty squire! As they battle make-believe giants and beasts, something sinister and far from imaginary reveals itself . . . Will the pair find a way back to reality in time to save the day?
Disney Christmas Carol Starring Scrooge McDuck (Dark Horse Comics)
Celebrate the holiday spirit in this adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic ghost story! Scrooge McDuck is a grumpy old business owner with a heart of stone. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by three spirits who take him on journeys to his past, present, and future. Share in the wisdom and inspiration of Scrooge as he learns to open his heart on Christmas night-and all nights to come!
Disney Dumbo: Friends in High Places (Dark Horse Comics)
Experience the magic and adventure of Disneys Dumbo in a graphic novel anthology expanding on the live-action feature film directed by Tim Burton. Written by John Jackson Miller (Star Wars, Mass Effect), this graphic novel weaves through five connecting stories set before, during, and after the film. Five new stories set before, during, and after the upcoming Disney live-action film directed by Tim Burton!
A collection of short comic stories expanding on the world of Disney Frozen! Collecting over 200 pages of Disney Frozen comics, this graphic novel anthology opens the gates of Arendelle and gives you a closer look at the everyday lives of Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf!
Disney Pixar The Incredibles 2 : Secret Identities ( Dark Horse Comics)
It’s tough being a teenager, and on top of that, a teenager with powers! Violet feels out of place at school and doesn’t fit in with the kids around her . . . until she meets another girl at school-an outsider with powers, just like her! But when her new friend asks her to keep a secret, Violet is torn between keeping her word and doing what’s right.
Disney Kilala Princess Mulan #3 ( TOKYOPOP)
Kilala was an ordinary girl living an ordinary life, until a magical tiara and a miraculous portal led her on an incredible journey through the worlds of her favorite Disney princesses, and gave her the strength she needed to save a kingdom and become a true princess. But being a princess isn’t easy, and Kilala’s tiara sends her on a new quest… this time to ancient China’s greatest warrior, Mulan! Bandits are storming the countryside, and Mulan and Shang are on an imperial mission to help the villagers relocate to safer grounds. Kilala and her friends stop to help, but when they’re overpowered by a team of bandits they must all work together to free themselves.
To dethrone the Shadow Prince of Argaar, a wizard summons Mickey and Goofy to plunge the Sword of Ice into a magic stone. They soon find themselves embroiled in a rumble of giants, dragons, and impossible danger! Then, in “The Tournament of Argaar,” Mickey and Goofy return to brave deadly volcanoes, steampunk whirlamagigs, and rampaging dinosaurs! Hang onto your swords and shields!
Disney Silly Symphonies Volume 4 ( FINAL ISSUE) ( IDW Publishing)
Advance solicited for September release! After more than 80 years-the complete Silly Symphony Sunday newspaper strips are collected for the first time! This concluding volume of the series features an adaptation of Bambi, plus the rarely seen Sunday pages featuring The Three Caballeros stars José Carioca and Panchito from 1942 to 1945. It’s a symphony of fun and adventure from Disney’s classic period.
Disney Storied Places HC ( Dark Horse Comics)
A collection of comic stories set around the magical locations of animated features from Disney and Pixar. Slide into the kingdom of Arendelle with Frozen’s Anna and Elsa. Venture through the worlds of Disney animation. Marvel at the glorious castles of Disney’s princesses! There are many stops along the way, so take a moment to enjoy all the wonderful worlds of Disney.
Disney Pixar WALL-E Manga ( TOKYOPOP)
Based on the hit Disney• Pixar movie Wall-E! Wall-E is a trash compactor robot – the last one of his kind! – and every day for hundreds of years he’s faithfully cleaned and organized the millions of tons of trash left behind on Earth by humans. But his routine is flipped upside down when he finds a tiny green plant, the first new sign of life for centuries! When the sleek new robot EVE shows up to take the proof of life back to humanity, Wall-E falls head over wheels in love and eagerly follows her across the galaxy into a whole new adventure! Relive this epic space romance in beautiful manga form!
Herb Trimpe was one of the premier artists working for Marvel in the 1960s and 1970s. His extended run on The Hulk is a high point for many fans of Bruce Banner’s rampaging alter ego, with masterful inks by both Trimpe and John Severin. This Artist’s Edition features at least five complete stories by Trimpe and an incredible cover gallery to boot!
John Buscema was one of the most important artists at Marvel Comics for decades. He produced gorgeous pencils for some of the most iconic characters at the House of Ideas, including The Avengers, Thor, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man and many more. But he is perhaps most acclaimed for his stunning rendition of the noble Silver Surfer! This Artist’s Edition will include Silver Surfer classics #5 and #6, both double-sized issues, as well as other stories, a cover and classic page gallery, plus more! All done with the full endorsement and cooperation of the Buscema family.
Faithfully bringing events from the series’ defining installment to the comics page, read along as Luke Skywalker confronts the legacy of the Jedi; Han, Leia, and Chewie struggle to evade the Empire, encountering danger at every turn; and Vader pursues the Rebellion with greater determination than ever before. Plus, emerges from the shadows a certain 900-year-old Jedi Master does. The epic wonder of a galaxy far, far away with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs!
Advance solicited for September release! The war between the Rebels and the Empire continues in this latest graphic novel adaptation! Is the Rebellion about to be crushed once and for all? Combines the epic wonder of a galaxy far, far away with streamlined, young-reader friendly designs!