Stop the presses! Have I got some big news for fans of The Disney Afternoon and its old comic book tie-ins!!!
A new preorder has shown up on Amazon for Volume 1 of a new series from Fantagraphics called Disney Afternoon Adventures.
According to the listing's description, this 208-page Hardcover volume contains reprints of classic Disney Afternoon tie-in comics published way back in the '90s, some of which have never been reprinted after their initial year of release, and one of which has never even been printed in the U.S. before!
First up is the titular story of this volume, "Just Us Justice Ducks", the two-part comic adaptation of the two-part Darkwing Duck episode of the same name. This adaptation was originally created for the very first Darkwing Duck comic book series by Disney Comics, but that series was canceled before this two-parter saw release. Instead, this two-parter ended up being first published in issue #7 of Cartoon Tales in February 1992, and again in issues #5-6 of Disney's Colossal Comics Collection in September and October of 1992. Since then, it has never been reprinted.
Next up is a real gem for fans of A Goofy Movie, as it is none other than the original graphic novel adaptation of A Goofy Movie itself. This is a very special treat because this 1996 graphic novel adaptation originates from France and has only ever been published in European countries (and Brazil). This is something that has never ever been published in the United States until now!! The only English version of it that exists is a little pocket-sized release that came packed in with the 1997 VHS release of the movie in the United Kingdom, and that only contained the first 14 out of the comic's 44 pages.
I, myself, am astounded that this obscure comic adaptation is getting released in the U.S. at all, after all these years! As an aside, I actually own the original Hardcover release of the French version, as well as the little pocket-sized UK English version, and have scans of the Danish version that can be easily found in an image gallery on Fanpop, and have personally translated both the French and Danish versions into English so that I can understand them, so I'm looking forward to how this new English version will compare.
As for the adaptation itself, all of the non-Powerline song sequences have been taken out and replaced with new scenes inspired by those from said omitted song sequences, which now aid in the flow of the story's narrative what with those songs having been taken out. Plus, some other scenes have been either condensed, extended, or slightly rewritten from how they were in the movie, so it's worth a read for anyone who's curious about what all is different and unique about this version of the movie's story.
And finally, the last story in this volume is another gem of the '90s: The Legend of the Chaos God!!!! That's right. This is the big one. The magnum opus of Disney Adventures magazine. The 1994 five-part pseudo-crossover story between TaleSpin, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Goof Troop, DuckTales, and Darkwing Duck! While scans of this five-parter are available online, this will be the first time that the story has ever been reprinted. Ever!
This amazing volume is set for release next year on June 22, 2021! Step right up and come on in, here's where the fun begins!
Edited by Sabrblade, 19 October 2020 - 11:21 PM.