Mark Arnold outlines some of the most recently published collections to satisfy any nostalgia—from romance to super-heroes to your favorite anthropomorphic animals.
Walt Disney Treasures—Disney Comics: 75 Years of Innovation
Walt Disney Home Video released a number of limited edition DVDs featuring collections of their classic animated cartoon shorts, the first episodes of The Mickey Mouse Club, Davy Crockett, and episodes of the weekly anthology series. So, if it worked for their film library, why not adapt the same idea to collect classic comic book stories?
This volume collects well known as well as never before printed in the USA stories featuring Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and the rest. A worthy companion to the DVD series.
Marvel Milestones: Millie the Model
Most people don’t remember a time when Marvel Comics had quite a few successful comic book series in genres other than super-heroes. Millie the Model was one of these running continuously from 1945-1973. Always sort of an Archie rip-off, Millie was in fact was drawn for a time by Dan DeCarlo, the premier Archie artist.
Rounding out this special reprint is a selection from another long-running fashion model series, Patsy Walker. Strangely, there’s also a reprint from The Defenders in the midst of all this, but you can’t totally walk away from super-heroes if you’re Marvel, can you?
Mark Arnold is a comic book and animation historian and a writing, art, and film/video production professional. He writes comic books and articles on comic books and animation for various publications in addition to scripts, short stories and novels. He is also skilled in sales, marketing and promotion, and has film and TV production experience with digital video, video tape, and film. He has many online websites including Fun Ideas, Mark's Rare Comics, The Harveyville Fun Times!, So Rare!, and Food Shop. He also writes an (almost) daily blog and writes and draws a weekly comic strip called Protecto, the Little Robot. For the curious, Mark can be reached online at firstname.lastname@example.org. Whew!