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Australian Disney Comics Vol 1: Giant series G1 - G699

Australian Disney Comics Vol 1: Giant series G1 - G699

Australia was a solid market for Disney comics for many years, and the local industry reprinted many issues here until imports replaced them in 1978. Many reprinted Dell/Gold Key comics from the US, but there are also lots of European stories from the 1960s and 1970s. Over the years there were lots of one-offs and specials, but the main series were:

Donald Duck (2 series - D.D.# and later D.#)
Film Preview (FP.# - the movie adapations
Giant Series (G.# - sort of like Dell's Four Color series)
Jumbo Series (like the Dell Giants J.#)
Mickey Mouse (M.M.# and later M.#)
Walt Disney Comics and Stories (No.#)

Images of almost all of the 2,200 comics (!) can be found on the Ausreprints site as well, but I thought some bigger scans of the ones I have might be nice to have on the web as well.

This is the first volume of Australian Disneys I will post in the Gallery. It entirely consists of comics from the Giant (G) Series, which was sort of like the Dell Four Color seriesof one-shots, with a wide range of titles within it. There were 698 issues in total, numbered G1 to G699 (G95 does not exist).

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On 9/28/2022 at 11:54 PM, ak47po said:

Do you have to read them upside-down. :baiting:

No, I just choose to. (:

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On 11/22/2023 at 2:06 PM, stormflora said:

How do the Australian reprints differ from the American ones?

Quite a few differences. They have paper covers, not glossy cover stock. The page count was lower than American issues, sometimes dramatically so - 24 pages versus 48 or 52 for the WDC&S issues (later 32 v 36 pages). Lots of Australian comics were in B&W inside, including early Disneys. But by the time of this one the Disneys were full colour - and the local editors would go to great lengths to insert a 'u' in 'color' or 'neighbor' in the text!

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