For the most part, I have to say I have enjoyed a lot of the Disney stuff that BOOM has put out over the last few years. To see characters I loved as a kid like Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers and Ducktales carry on has been a treat. The Darkwing Duck series has also been top-notch, and the fact that Walt Disney Comics is well past its 700th issue shows that the Disney characters definitely have a place with comics readers.
But once the Disney/Marvel deal went through, the writing was on the wall for BOOM, and their Disney days were numbered.
It’s a little sad, but I suppose that’s how business is done. I really hope Marvel puts their all into publishing the Disney stuff (especially Darkwing!) and doesn’t just do it because they have to. There’s a great chance here to reach a lot of readers at many different levels and I’d hate to see it go to waste.
Also, if I may be so bold as to offer a bit of advice, I think this would be a great time for BOOM to start looking into more original all-ages content. Things in the vein of “The Amulet” and Raina Telgemeier’s “Smile.” Maybe give Scholastic and their Graphix imprint a run for their money.
Just an idea.
Today’s page is courtesy of Gutters veteran Ryan Lee:
Ryan Lee is a freelance illustrator/designer diligently working out of his home studio surrounded by foxes and spiders in Northwestern Michigan. Since his graduation from the College for Creative Studies in 1999, he has been steadily working in various creative mediums including (but not limited to) illustration, advertising, graphic design, character design, fine art painting, and storyboards. Most recently, Ryan has refocused his work efforts on the comic book industry, a passion of his since he first picked up a pen as a child.
Have fun, and see ya here Friday!
*Update* See the below links to hear what people are saying about Ducktales #3. I haven’t read the issue myself, but based on what I’ve been able to dig up, I can’t say that’s a bad thing.