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Disney's The Little Mermaid #1 - Comics From The Basement

Disney's The Little Mermaid #1 - Marvel - 1994

A few weeks ago during my review for The Duck Knight Returns, I mentioned the Disney Comics implosion, which came as the result of some rather lofty goals, to compete directly with DC and Marvel... but things went wrong with poor sales, and there was a mass cancellation of books in 1991, similar to what DC went through in 1970s, keeping its best sellers still active until things turned around or an alternative was found.

Needless to say  the comic book publishing division of Disney Studios was shut down in 1993... however all was not lost..and Disney licensed off some of its characters, with a lot of their modern characters went to... Marvel in 1994. Yeah that's right, years before Marvel was bought by Disney... Marvel was making comic books for them... and did so until 1997.

But I'm getting ahead of myself... Disney kept producing comics after the mass cancellation in 1991, and one of the books still being worke…