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Gladstone Publishing
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
Carl Barks Library
and produce limited edition lithographs of Carl Barks
Carl Barks
oil paintings of the Disney ducks. The name references Gladstone Gander. Reprints of classic Donald Duck
Donald Duck
stories by Carl Barks
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. The company 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
Daan Jippes
and Freddy Milton. 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. Unlike the previous Disney comic book licensee Western Publishing, Gladstone provided credits for the stories. Although Gladstone is no longer an active publisher, it continues to offer its back issues through its website.

Contents

1 First generation (1986–1990) 2 Second generation (1993–1998) 3 Softcover albums 4 EC Comics
EC Comics
reprints 5 Further reading 6 External links

First generation (1986–1990)[edit]

First Gladstone logo, 1986–1990

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories Donald Duck Mickey Mouse Uncle Scrooge Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
Adventures Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Adventures Mickey and Donald DuckTales

Second generation (1993–1998)[edit]

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories Donald and Mickey Uncle Scrooge Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
Adventures Donald Duck Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Adventures Donald Duck
Donald Duck
and Mickey Mouse Walt Disney Giant Walt Disney's Comics and Stories
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories
Penny Pincher Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
and Donald Duck The Adventurous Uncle Scrooge
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
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories
and Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
– both of which converted to prestige format. Softcover albums[edit] During the first run Gladstone issued 28 albums and seven giant albums consisting mostly of reprints of stories by Carl Barks
Carl Barks
and Floyd Gottfredson. In 1990 Gladstone was licensed to publish a series of albums reprinting nearly all the Disney duck stories of Carl Barks. These were known as The Carl Barks Library
Carl Barks Library
in Color consisting of:

Walt Disney Comics and Stories – Comic Albums #1–51 (With trading cards) Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
Adventures – Comic Albums #1–56 (With trading cards) Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Adventures – Comic Albums #1–25 (With trading cards) Gyro Gearloose – Comic Albums #1–6 Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
– One-Pagers – Comic Albums #1 & 2 Donald Duck
Donald Duck
1940s Christmas Giveaways

There were also three different series of Albums featuring stories by Don Rosa
Don Rosa
and William Van Horn respectively.

The Don Rosa
Don Rosa
Library of Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
Adventures in Color #s 1–4 featured The first twelve chapters of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck The Don Rosa
Don Rosa
Library of Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
Adventures in Color #s 5–8 featured all the Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
stories that Don Rosa
Don Rosa
did during his first two years as a Disney Comics Artist. The William Van Horn Library of Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
Adventures in Color #s 1–4 featured all of the stories that William Van Horn did during Gladstone's first run.

After its license expired in 1998, Gladstone ceased publishing new material, and there were no more Disney comics in America (except for occasional graphic novels of the movies put out by Dark Horse Comics), until 2003, when Gemstone Publishing gained the publishing rights. EC Comics
EC Comics
reprints[edit] Between 1990 and 1991, Gladstone reprinted four EC Comics
EC Comics
titles, in association with EC-fan and publisher Russ Cochran. (Two different EC titles per issue). These included six issues of The Vault of Horror (August 1990 – June 1991), six issues of Tales from the Crypt (July 1990 – May 1991), four issues of Weird Science (September 1990 – March 1991), and two issues of The Haunt of Fear
The Haunt of Fear
(May/July 1991). After four issues of Weird Science, Gladstone changed it to The Haunt of Fear. This took The Haunt of Fear
The Haunt of Fear
from The Vault of Horror
The Vault of Horror
and replaced it with Weird Fantasy. The Haunt of Fear
The Haunt of Fear
took Weird Science as its second issue per comic. Tales from the Crypt kept Crime SuspenStories for its double sized horror. Subsequently, Cochran and the EC reprints moved to Diamond Comics-CEO Steven A Geppi's Gemstone Publishers, which naturally reprinted the Gladstone-printed issues as part of their EC reprints. (Gemstone, whose key editorial staff – John Clark, Gary Leach and Susan Daigle-Leach – previously worked for Gladstone, also subsequently gained the rights to Disney comics, a license formerly held by Gladstone.) Further reading[edit]

"A Gander at Gladstone" by Roger Ash. Back Issue!
Back Issue!
no. 23 (August 2007) pp. 35–41.

External links[edit]

Gladstone official website Geoffrey Blum's official website Gladstone Publishing
Gladstone Publishing
at the INDUCKS

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Another Rainbow

Imprints

Another Rainbow

Carl Barks
Carl Barks
Library Little Lulu Library

Gladstone

Carl Barks Library
Carl Barks Library
in Color Walt Disney's Comics and Stories Donald Duck Mickey Mouse Uncle Scrooge Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
Adventures Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Adventures DuckTales Walt Disney Giant

Key People

Russ Cochran

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Disney comics

International (English) Hardcover Collections

Carl Barks
Carl Barks
Library The Complete Carl Barks
Carl Barks
Disney Library Disney Masters Donald Duck: The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics Donald Duck: The Complete Sunday Comics The Don Rosa
Don Rosa
Library Silly Symphonies: The Complete Disney Classics Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Walt Disney's Treasury of Classic Tales

North American comic titles

Donald Duck
Donald Duck
Adventures Donald Duck Goofy Adventures Mickey Mouse Adventures Mickey Mouse The Barks/Rosa Collection Uncle Scrooge Uncle Scrooge
Uncle Scrooge
Adventures Walt Disney Comics Digest Walt Disney's Comics and Stories Walt Disney Giant Wizards of Mickey

European comic titles

Aku Ankka Donald Duck European Disney paperbacks Kalle Anka & C:o Le Journal de Mickey Micky Maus Mickey Mouse Weekly MM Mickey Mouse Mystery Magazine X-Mickey Picsou Magazine PKNA Topolino

Artists

Carl Barks Don Rosa Floyd Gottfredson Romano Scarpa Paul Murry Vicar Giorgio Cavazzano Marco Rota Al Taliaferro Luciano Bottaro Giuseppe Perego Massimo De Vita Daan Jippes Freddy Milton William Van Horn Carson Van Osten Pete Alvarado Tony Strobl Jack Bradbury Cèsar Ferioli José Massaroli José Colomer Fonts Casty Mau Heymans Daniel Branca Giovan Battista Carpi Noel Van Horn Arild Midthun Flemming Andersen Manuel Gonzales Silvia Ziche Kari Korhonen Bob Gregory Phil DeLara Carl Fallberg Earl Duvall

Writers

Carl Barks Don Rosa Floyd Gottfredson Bill Walsh Merrill De Maris Ted Osborne Romano Scarpa Guido Martina Carlo Chendi Homer Brightman Bob Karp Carl Fallberg John Lustig Giorgio Pezzin Rodolfo Cimino Byron Erickson Gary Leach Stefan Printz-Påhlson Noel Van Horn Casty

Other people

Byron Erickson David Gerstein Susan Daigle-Leach

Publishers

Boom! Comics Disney Comics Egmont Group Fantagraphics Books Gemstone Publishing Gladstone Publishing Marvel Comics Yoe Books IDW Publishing

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