Marvel To Reprint Boom Studios Disney Pixar Comics?
Caught an interesting tweet from Boom! Studios writer, Jesse Blaze Snider:
Not sure what this is about, as Boom! still does publish Disney comics.
I believe it was in January that we learned there would be no more Boom! Studios Pixar books, as it was thought Diamond removed them from their catalog, "Previews."
Perhaps, the Pixar line has moved over to Marvel?
Now, according to Snider, it seems Marvel is going to be reprinting Cars.
Can a new Pixar line from Marvel be on the way?
I'll see what I can dig up.
Updated 6:14pm: An official press release was released earlier in regards to a new Disney/Pixar/Marvel magazine, though it doesn't state anything about the reprints:
Update 7:43pm Eastern: From BOOM! Studios CEO & Publisher Ross Richie:
Marvel and Disney Publishing Worldwide to Launch DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS Magazines
New All-Ages Magazine Debuts Nationwide In May With Spotlight on CARS
New York, NY – February 14, 2011—Marvel and Disney Publishing will debut DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS, a new monthly magazine featuring some of the most popular characters from the acclaimed Disney/Pixar films. Intended for readers of all ages and priced at $5.99, the first issue will hit stores in May 2011.
Each issue of the magazine contains 96 full color pages of content, including a mix of brand new stories, classic adventures, puzzles, games and more. Featuring characters from Disney/Pixar’s hit movies Cars, Cars 2, The Incredibles, Toy Story 3, and more, DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS will be available at bookstores, retail chains, comic stores and more. The series debuts with DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS: Cars Magazine #1
“We’re excited for the launch of DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS, teaming with our friends at Disney/Pixar to bring some exciting new material to fans all over the world and introducing a whole new generation to comics,” said Axel Alonso, Editor-in-Chief. “We’re committed to providing a great product and ensuring these books are available in locations that parents and kids frequent. The Disney/Pixar library includes some of the most popular characters of all time, making DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS exactly the kind of comic magazine that kids and parents have been demanding!”
Rev up those engines and join your favorite characters from CARS in DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS: Cars Magazine #1 as Lightning McQueen organizes a charity race for young cars with special needs, but he didn’t invite Piston Cup champion Chick Hicks. The snub gets Hick’s competitive juices flowing, and he’s out to show McQueen a thing or two about racing! Will Hicks ruin the good nature of the Radiator Springs Rally Race? Find out this May everywhere books and comics are sold.
DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS: CARS MAGAZINE #1
Written by ALAN J. PORTER & MARK COOPER
Penciled by ALLEN GLADFELTER, MAGIC EYE STUDIOS & TRAVIS HILL
Rated All Ages…$5.99
ON-SALE IN MAY