Gladstone Publishing

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Gladstone Publishing was an American company that published Disney comics from 1986 to 1990 and from 1993 to 1998. The company had its origins as a subsidiary of "Another Rainbow", a company formed by Bruce Hamilton and Russ Cochran to publish the Carl Barks Library and produce limited edition lithographs of Carl Barks oil paintings of the Disney ducks. Reprints of classic Donald Duck stories by Carl Barks and Mickey Mouse stories by Floyd Gottfredson were the foundation of their output. Don Rosa, William Van Horn, and Pat Block are among the modern Disney comics artists who got their start at Gladstone. Some of the Van Horn stories had scripts by frequent collaborator John Lustig. Unlike the previous Disney comic book licensee Western Publishing Gladstone provided credits for the stories. While still distributed on news stands their orientation toward the collectors market was visible in their inclusion of scholarly articles, mostly by associate editor Geoffrey Blum. It also published translations of European Disney comic book stories produced by Egmont, Oberon and Mondadori. These included stories by such famed creators as Romano Scarpa, Marco Rota, Daan Jippes and Freddy Milton. The name references Gladstone Gander.

Although Gladstone is no longer an active Publisher it continues to offer its back issues though its website.

Here is a list of their comic book titles:


First Generation

Second Generation

  • Walt Disney's Comics and Stories
  • Donald and Mickey
  • Uncle Scrooge
  • Uncle Scrooge Adventures
  • Donald Duck
  • Donald Duck Adventures
  • Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse
  • Walt Disney Giant
  • Walt Disney's Comics and Stories Penny Pincher
  • Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck
  • The Adventurous Uncle Scrooge McDuck

During the second run, there was another implosion in 1998, just like the one that Disney Comics had back in 1991. This time, only two comics did not get cancelled - Walt Disney's Comics and Stories and Uncle Scrooge - both of which converted to prestige format.

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