Saturday, September 7, 2013

Disneyland Comics


I recently picked-up a couple of Disneyland related comic books on eBay. Disneyland U.S.A 1960 and Disneyland Birthday Party 1958.

Disneyland Birthday Party follows the format of Mickey Mouse taking his nephews and Huey, Dewey and Louie on a tour of the different lands of Disneyland. These single-page lead-ins then followed by a full story loosely based around each land (Tomorrowland, Adventureland, etc.). The inside front cover and back cover contain black and white photos of early Disneyland.

Disneyland U.S.A. has Tinker Bell as our guide thru, as she puts it, "this Enchanted Kingdom". Each of the comic stories has a Disney character on an adventure based around a Disneyland attraction. Donald is the Captain of the Columbia; Mickey Mouse scales the Matterhorn and Daisy and other female characters go on "The Scary All-Girl Safari". No photos in this issue, but there are some great puzzles in the back.

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