Walt Disney Comics and Stories #737

(IDW)

 

An anthology of comic stories involving some of your favorite Disney characters.

 

Creators: Carol McGreal, Pat McGreal, Noel Van Horn, William Van Horn, Daniel Branca

Genre: Cartoon; Children’s

Reader Appeal: All ages

Publishing Rating: Not Listed

 

You know those days when all you want to do is take a break from being an adult and revisit your childhood, even for like five minutes? That’s what led me to Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories (WDC&S). Seeking refuge from news, politics, and bills, I decided I needed some M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!

 

This was the perfect way to escape all the negativity floating around in the world and to spend an entire afternoon relishing the wholesomeness of this comic. The infamous Disney magic instantly took me into their well-known, well-loved universe. I found myself curled up on the couch with an ear-to-ear smile that came straight from the heart.

 

Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories is an anthology of short stories that include a lot of familiar Disney characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Winnie the Pooh. But what’s so cool is the fact that the first original WDC&S was published in 1942. That’s 75 years of comics, people! In this issue, we get to read stories of Donald Duck running for public office in The Big Wind, Mickey Mouse doing chores for Minnie while simultaneously helping the police track down Pegleg Pete in Whitewash, and Huey, Dewey and Louy sneaking away from Uncle Donald to have a fun adventure in Riverboat ‘Round the Bend.

 

This comic series gives you a lot for your money! The three stories in Issue 737 were well-written, substantial, and so stinkin’ enjoyable. Kids will love the goofy stories (pun-completely intended) and parents will love the reminder of the good ol’ days.

 

The creators also did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life on page. The characters were so animated that I literally laughed out lot multiple times! But the one thing that stood out to me the most was IDW’s decision to put the advertisements at the end of the book. It’s so great to know that enjoyment of the comic was a higher priority than selling things to kids. 

 

Parents--true to the Disney way, this is a comic that both you and the kids will love to read! I highly recommend this light-hearted, magical series to help your kids grow a love for Disney and a love for comics.

 

Let's Talk About It

Use these questions to spark discussion among family members who are interested in this comic book:

 

• If you were running for public office like Donald Duck, what would be the first thing you’d do when you won?

• Have you ever been tempted to skip one of your chores so you could do something more exciting like Mickey was? What did you do?

• Would you go on the adventure with Garvey Gull? Why or why not?

--LV

 

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