Gemstone's Disney Comics in Limbo
No Final Decision Yet
Published: 03/30/2009, Last Updated: 03/31/2009 03:41am
Gary Leach, who has worked on the American editions of Disney Comics for over two decades, posted a message on the Disney Comics Mailing List site stating: “Gemstone is not renewing the Disney comics license, and won’t be putting out any more issues since the last ones that reached the shops.”
But late Monday night Gemstone Executive Editor J.C. Vaughn responded to queries from ICv2. Vaughn relayed a message from Steve Geppi, President of Gemstone, who stated that although there have been layoffs at Gemstone (as there have been at many publications) “this is not the end of Gemstone Publishing.” Gemstone’s flagship title, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide “is alive and well” and will continue with new developments slated for next year's 40th Anniversary Edition. Geppi also added “At this time, no final decision has been made regarding The EC Archives or our comic books featuring Disney’s standard characters, but it seems certain that both lines will continue in some form.”
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