Comics bearing the Walt Disney name date back to the 1930s when Disney's characters began appearing in comic strips. In 1932, Walt Disney signed a contract with King Features Syndicate to produce a Mickey Mouse comic strip, which became an instant success.
The first Mickey Mouse comic book was published in 1933 by David McKay Publications, and it featured reprints of the Mickey Mouse comic strips. In 1935, Dell Publishing began producing original stories featuring Disney's characters in comic book form.
Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Disney comic books continued to be popular, with titles featuring not only Mickey Mouse, but also Donald Duck, Goofy, and other beloved characters. Many of these comic books were written and illustrated by prominent artists such as Carl Barks, who is known for his work on Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge comics.
In the 1960s, Gold Key Comics took over the Disney more...
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