Punchy wrote:But didn't the Disney books used to have their own styles and types of stories? Now they are just other genres (Fantasy, superhero) with Mickey and Donald shoved in there.
It's kind of a shame this book has had to become a superhero book to get noticed.
The Disney books have always told whatever kind of story they wanted. The Mickey Mouse is telling a fantasy story right now.
That has always been the deal with the Disney books. This is not, nor will it be the last time, that the Disney Characters have been used in superhero stories, be it Darkwing Duck or Mickey Mouse Meets The Blot. There have been Disney Superhero comics since there have been superheroes. Does it annoy you that Disney uses Mickey Mouse in a Jack and the Beanstalk adaptation or that more than half of their animated feature output has been based on already established and classic stories?
This is what Disney has always done. To the delight of children (and those of us who don't always want to be serious grown ups) and to the grumbling of haters. "They ruined Tarzan" is never really ever balanced with Burroughs' published works saw a spike. I have been a life long devourer of anything written by Lewis Carroll or related to Wonderland (except for that god awful Grimms Fairy Tale crap) since I saw the Disney Movie as a kid. That is the ultimate power of Disney, getting kids to read or to learn the classic stories (through whatever filter)... I think many kids would be less inclined to get past Spongebob without the Disney films. Heck, in a film thread here recently, there were pages and pages devoted to which villain was the best.
The books have been noticed not because of Superhero stories, but for telling the same quality stories (because for the most part it is the same material) in a cheaper format than what was being done by Gemstone. More over, they have been noticed because Boom! has done such a great job with both the Pixar and Muppets properties.