Marvel to Publish Pixar Comic Magazine

Well, that explains why Boom! had to cancel all their Pixar comics. Marvel and Disney just announced a co-publication to be called Disney*Pixar Presents. This monthly all-ages magazine will debut in May with “96 full color pages of content, including a mix of brand new stories, classic adventures, puzzles, games, and more” for $5.99. From the press release:

Cars magazine cover

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.

Update: The series will begin with reprints of the Boom! Cars comics.

Update: (2/27/11) Since Marvel refused to answer the question “will creators of the reprinted material get royalties” with a yes, I’m assuming the answer is “no”.

3 Responses to “Marvel to Publish Pixar Comic Magazine”

  1. Grant Says:

    I dream of the day they do a Pixar movie on Marvel Superheroes. A Pixar’ified version of Guardians of the Galaxy perhaps? Are you listening Pixar? This is good stuff!

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