While it’s been obvious for a while that BOOM! was no longer going to publish their Pixar comics, no official word has been circulated on what would become of the Pixar characters in comics. Now it seems…surprise! They are going to Marvel! With a magazine reminiscent of the old Welsh magazine titles for the newsstand — for those old enough to remember — or Nickelodeon Magazine for the Gen Y set.

The comics are actually reprints of BOOM! Pixar comics, some of very recent release. BOOM! Studios CEO & Publisher Ross Richie supplied a comment on the move for The Beat

“The team over at Marvel is some of the best in comics publishing — Dan, Joe, Axel, and Tom are great at what they do, and I’m sure the characters will be in excellent hands. I certainly love the material they’re collecting from our CARS: RALLY RACE graphic novel. Landy Walker and Marcio Takara were unable to finish their last arc of THE INCREDIBLES so I hope Marvel’s able to complete the story, I for one would love to read it. Working with Disney and Pixar was a highlight in my 6 years of BOOM! publishing. Those are some great folks! Meanwhile, Mickey, Donald and Darkwing fans can look forward to some great stories from BOOM Kids! and all the BOOM Kids! fans need not fret — BOOM Kids! 2.0 is right around the corner.”

The press release doesn’t really come out and say these will be newsstand magazines, but Marvel’s Axel Alonso does promise they will be available where kids are buying things:

Marvel and Disney Publishing will debut DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS, a new monthly magazine featuring some of the most popular characters from the acclaimed Disney/Pixar films.  Intended for readers of all ages and priced at $5.99, the first issue will hit stores in May 2011.
Each issue of the magazine contains 96 full color pages of content, including a mix of brand new stories, classic adventures, puzzles, games and more.  Featuring characters from Disney/Pixar’s hit movies Cars, Cars 2, The Incredibles, Toy Story 3, and more, DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS will be available at  bookstores, retail chains, comic stores and more.  The series debuts with DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS: Cars Magazine #1
“We’re excited for the launch of DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS, teaming with our friends at Disney/Pixar to bring some exciting new material to fans all over the world and introducing a whole new generation to comics,” said Axel Alonso, Editor-in-Chief. “We’re committed to providing a great product and ensuring these books are available in locations that parents and kids frequent. The Disney/Pixar library includes some of the most popular characters of all time, making DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS exactly the kind of comic magazine that kids and parents have been demanding!”
Rev up those engines and join your favorite characters from CARS in DISNEY•PIXAR PRESENTS: Cars Magazine #1 as Lightning McQueen organizes a charity race for young cars with special needs, but he didn’t invite Piston Cup champion Chick Hicks. The snub gets Hick’s competitive juices flowing, and he’s out to show McQueen a thing or two about racing! Will Hicks ruin the good nature of the Radiator Springs Rally Race? Find out this May everywhere books and comics are sold.

Rated All Ages…$5.99


  1. So they simply hire the creators Boom! were using? or are they reprinting the Boom! stuff.

    Because Porter / Gladfelter and Magic Eye have all been working with Boom!

  2. What did become of Welsh Publishing after Revlon/Marvel bought it?

    Wow. $6 for 96 pages works out to $2 for 32 pages (in magazine size)!

    I suspect Disney is providing the magazine expertise, and Marvel is managing the editorial. No subscription information?

  3. I welcome more kids comics! But “Nickelodeon Magazine for the Gen Y set”? I’m not so sure about that. Nick Mag was general interest humor and original creator owned comics side by side with the company coverage and comics. This doesn’t sound like that exactly.

  4. Yeah! Love Life With Archie! Archie soap opera, after his marriage(s)!

    Marvel Super Action $9.99 for 104 pages. No ads, B&W. 21 pages for $2. Haven’t read, but it looks like the old Curtis Marvel mags from the 70s. Lots of different art styles.

    Heavy Metal is $6.95.
    Shonen Jump is $4.99 (300 pages!)

  5. I know it’s the nature of business but Boom! opened up a lot of doors where other tried and failed. Gemstone had the Disney license and couldn’t get the reaction and readers that Boom! did. Boom! releases affordable comic, and later to trade, formats. They opened up newstand and theme park distribution. Hell, they put together, and paid for, the writing and artist teams that Marvel now gets to reap the full benefits of. Just last year, the Muppets were also nominated for the Eisner Awards.