Disney ending partnership with BOOM Studios, future of ‘Disney Afternoon’ comics uncertain

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After much success and fan praise, Disney has surprisingly decided to end its partnership with BOOM Studios and its kids unit Kaboom! in favor of producing comic books with Disney-owned Marvel instead. BOOM has worked with Disney for several years, creating popular comics that include The Muppets, Pixar characters, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and the “Disney Afternoon” series featuring DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, and Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers.

A few months ago, Marvel took control over the Cars and The Muppet Show comic book lines, reprinting the previous BOOM books. But it’s currently unclear as to whether Marvel, whose history and presence in the comic book industry is certainly larger than that of BOOM, will decide to continue the “Disney Afternoon” lines with new stories or just reprint the existing. The ongoing stories of Darkwing Duck and DuckTales will wrap up for Kaboom! in October in a crossover comic, “Dangerous Currency,” Part 4.

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