G167 (1960)


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Australian Disney Comics Vol 1: Giant series G1 - G699

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On 11/22/2023 at 1:44 PM, stormflora said:

How do the Australian comics 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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Wow, that is a dramatic downgrade. Our Canadian variants had a similar downgrade, but not that drastic. Primarily just a reduction of page count, and overall pulp and ink quality.

And to think that I entertained the thought of purchasing some Australian variants a week or so ago for the novelty. And at a premium, too. But I ultimately passed on that.

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