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History of IDW Disney Comics Variants by Terry Hoknes at hoknes@hotmail.com

In 2015 IDW Comics had the license for Disney related vintage comic book characters and started up 4 new monthly series.  Each issue would have a 2nd cover available to comic shops called "subscription covers".  These are fun to collect but are almost as common as the regular covers.  There is a 3rd cover printed called a retailer incentive cover with a ratio of 1:25.  This means that for every 25 copies they ordered of the first 2 covers combined total they would qualify to order just 1 copy of this rare "ratio variant".   The smaller the print run gets of the regular covers are guarantees an even bigger rarity of the 1:25 ratio variant.  Here is a complete checklist to all of them and estimated print runs.

The first comic in the series was released in April 2015.  Each month IDW debuted a new series until they had all 4 titles published each month.  Sales continued to drop predictably each issue so by December 2015 the 1:25 ratio variants were all cancelled - the last issues with a ratio variant are for sure the rarest ones with print runs under 300 copies.   In May 2016 IDW started up printing 1:10 ratio variants. 

www.Comichron.com publishes total sales data for each comic book a month after release.

Print runs for each issue range from a low 250 copies printed up to 980 copies.       

These will all be very popular collectibles in the future as copies on the market dry up and collectors can no longer find any copies!

Mickey Mouse #1 at 971 copies is the highest printing of the 30 different 1:25 ratio variants made for Disney.

Walt Disney's Comics And Stories #726 was the last of the 30 ratio variants made and it has the smallest print run and is also a Christmas cover.

Uncle Scrooge #1
1:25 April 2015
19,900 sales total
796 copies of variant
Uncle Scrooge #2
1:25 May 2015
14,366 sales total
574 copies of variant
Uncle Scrooge #3
1:25 June 2015
12,397 sales total
495 copies of variant
Uncle Scrooge #4
1:25 July 2015
10,250 sales total
410 copies of variant
Uncle Scrooge #5
1:25 August 2015
9,700 sales total
388 copies of variant
Uncle Scrooge #6
1:25 Sept 2015
9,100 sales total
364 copies of variant
Uncle Scrooge #7
1:25 Oct 2015
8,500 sales total
340 copies of variant
Haunted Mansion cover
Uncle Scrooge #8
1:25 Nov 2015
7,600 sales total
304 copies of variant
Uncle Scrooge #9
1:25 Dec 2015
7,300 sales total
292 copies of variant
Christmas cover
Uncle Scrooge #14
1:10 May 2016
?,?00 sales total
? copies of variant

 

Donald Duck #1
May 2015
19,945 sales total
797 copies of 1:25 variant
Donald Duck #2
June 2015
13,226 sales total
529 copies of 1:25 variant
Disneyland castle cover
Donald Duck #3
July 2015
10,085 sales total
403 copies of 1:25 variant
Donald Duck #4
Aug 2015
9,059 sales total
362 copies of 1:25 variant
Donald Duck #5
Sept 2015
8,722 sales total
348 copies of 1:25 variant
   
Donald Duck #6
Oct 2015
7,830 sales total
313 copies of 1:25 variant
Haunted Mansion - ghost cover
Donald Duck #7
Nov 2015
7,451 sales total
298 copies of 1:25 variant
Donald Duck #8
Dec 2015
6,708 sales total
268 copies of 1:25 variant
Christmas cover
Donald Duck #13
May 2016
? sales total
? copies of 1:25 variant
 

 

Mickey Mouse #1
June 2015
24,299 sales total
971 copies of 1:25 variant
Mickey Mouse #2
Jul 2015
11,592 sales total
463 copies of 1:25 variant
Mickey Mouse #3
Aug 2015
9,579 sales total
383 copies of 1:25 variant
Mickey Mouse #4
Sept 2015
8,710 sales total
348 copies of 1:25 variant
Mickey Mouse #5
Oct 2015
7,503 sales total
300 copies of 1:25 variant
Haunted Mansion cover
   
Mickey Mouse #6
Nov 2015
7,239 sales total
289 copies of 1:25 variant
Mickey Mouse #7
Dec 2015
6,388 sales total
255 copies of 1:25 variant
Christmas cover
Mickey Mouse #13
May 2016
? sales total
? copies of 1:10 variant
   

 

Walt Disney's Comics And Stories #721
July 2015
12,213 sales total
488 copies of 1:25 variant
Walt Disney's Comics And Stories #722
Aug 2015
8,515 sales total
340 copies of 1:25 variant
Walt Disney's Comics And Stories #723
Sept 2015
7,737 sales total
309 copies of 1:25 variant
Walt Disney's Comics And Stories #724
Oct 2015
6,842 sales total
273 copies of 1:25 variant
Haunted Mansion cover
Walt Disney's Comics And Stories #725
Nov 2015
6,264 sales total
250 copies of 1:25 variant
       
Walt Disney's Comics And Stories #726
Dec 2015
5,400 sales total estimated
216 copies of 1:25 variant
Christmas cover
Walt Disney's Comics And Stories #731
May 2016
? sales total estimated
? copies of 1:10 variant
     

 

Article by comic book historian Terry Hoknes of www.HoknesComics.com – hoknes@hotmail.com
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