One way to know from where a particular story originates is to
look at its
story code. That code is often shown in the first panel
of a comic book story.
is detailed information on what the various codes mean.
Arthur de Wolf maintains Disney Comics Worldwide. (That may be more comprehensive and up-to-date than the following.)
Then there was nothing until Gladstone published Disney comics 1986-1990. Then the Walt Disney Company produced their own Disney comics 1990-1993.
In 1993, Gladstone reacquired the license to produce Disney comics, and they are still the current publishers. Also, Marvel Comics acquired the license for Disney comics with characters from television cartoons and recent features. That later license went to Acclaim Comics in 1997.
[Described by Archontis Pantsios in February 1999:]
As I mentioned in my previous posting, it recently
jacked up its cover price from 15F to 18F, while also increasing its
page-count to 132 pages (and its size!--it now has the same size as
Le Journal de Mickey). It has a
magaziney look and
feel, with ~75 pages of comics, and the rest devoted to themes ranging
from video games to new movie releases. It prints Barks,
Rosa (with a very small time-lag compared to when
his stories first appear in Scandinavia), Branca, and
occasionally Van Horn,
Scarpa, and Rota. Also, an original Rosa
pin-up art page appears in the inside front-cover of every issue.
Subscription rates vary by country of destination and will surely
change with the price increase. Anyway, interested people can write to:
PICSOU AbonnementsThey accept credit cards for PICSOU subscriptions.
59 718 Lille Cedex 9
Fleetway Editions Ltd,
25-31 Tavistock Place
London WC1H 9SU
The company Ehapa has their own pages.
Topolino is published by
The Walt Disney Company Italia SpA whose address is
via Sandro Sandri, 1but to subscribe you should rather write to
I 20121 Milano MI,
TOPOLINOor send a fax to +(39)(2)29085190 However, they like it best if you ring them up at +(39)(39)2020350 (You need both "39": the first one to reach Italy, the second one from inside Italy.) If you phone or fax, you can pay by credit card by just sending the number and expiry date. I recommend fax, because they don't speak anything but Italian and, certainly, you can fax in English and get an answer (which will come by snail-mail). By fax you can even ask for other means of payment, and you can get to know in advance (by snail-mail reply) the amount.
C. P. 340
I 20102 Milano MI
Topolino is distributed abroad by
Johnson International News Italia SrLbut I guess this has nothing to do with subscribing.
via Borgonuovo 14/16
I 20121 Milano MI
[Facts by Archontis Pantsios in February 1999: International (European?) subscription rates are as follows:
[Descriptions by Archontis Pantsios in February 1999:
Topolino prints new stories by such artists as Massimo De Vita and Giorgio Cavazzano. Zio Paperone re-prints Barks, Rota, Rosa, Branca, and Jippes/Milton--this year ZP will print stories by other American artists that worked on Uncle Scrooge, like Bradbury, Strobl, De Lara, etc.
[November 1999:] I Maestri Disney has been cancelled.
It re-printed memorable stories of the following 7 Disney creators:
Carpi, Murry, Bottaro,
Cavazzano, Gottfredson, De Vita,
It will be resurrected
in better shape, more like a book than a
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