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    The Chaos God anthology RULED.
    They would run better Gargoyles comics; that was just an introductory "guidebook" of sorts.

    Let's talk about the scary stories. I don't know how far most of you go back, but I'm the fogey who bought Issue One with Rick Moranis at the newsstand....

    The first winner was "Mr. Tilmore," chosen by Vincent Price. It was about a kid who made summer money mowing lawns for his crazy neighbors. There's an old man who just sits at the window reading a paper, and the kid eventually discovers he's dead and just a skeleton, and his wife thinks he's still alive.

    The second was "The Picture Perfect Brother," which didn't make any sense and was not scary in the LEAST. It even had a somewhat happy ending. I think the kid who played Pugsley in the Addams Family movie picked that one...shows how much he knew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darklordavaitor View Post
    I have the issue with the TaleSpin part of that story, but I never thought much about it. The comic really combined the Disney Afternoon shows together? Did we get any crossovers between any characters then?
    The characters didn't cross over - it just told the tale of how the Chaos Medallion entered the lives of the characters in all five shows. I think my favorite part was chapter three "Spookus Ex Machina", the "Goof Troop" story where Solego possesses Pete's new car (Goofy tries to exorcise the spirit by driving a stake through the hood).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martianinvader View Post
    Let's talk about the scary stories. I don't know how far most of you go back, but I'm the fogey who bought Issue One with Rick Moranis at the newsstand....
    There was one story (and I won't go digging in my collection to try and find it), judged by R.L. Stine, that had a girl renting a pencil from her teacher with her own eyeball as collateral.

    The author didn't use bad prose, but the story itself wasn't flat-out scary...just more on the creepy side. Still, I rather enjoyed it as a kid.
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    The great Heidi MacDonald had this cool little interview with Sparky Schulz. (I loved this about earlier issues of DA - they had these random little nuggets EVERYWHERE in their pages.)
    It's interesting to note the reference to calling Sparky up- Even though he was one of the most famous cartoonists on the planet, Schulz kept his phone number listed in the local phone book and apparently would talk to fans who called him. (According to his authorized biography by Rheta Grimsley Johnson, there were often calls from youngsters which typically went the same way: "Are you really the guy who draws Snoopy?" "Yes. Do your parents know you're calling?" Click.)
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    Which/how many DA issues had Aladdin comics?

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    Good news, everyone! Thanks to the magic of eBay, I'm gradually rebuilding my Disney Adventures collection! I placed bids today on over 30 issues from the mid-to-late '90s, and it only cost me around $20 overall. With any luck, I'll have lots more to share in the future. But until then, here's August 1995!


    This was around the time that they began phasing out the "celebrity with an animated Disney character" format for their covers that had prevailed since November 1990. The format languished through the '90s, but by the 2000s, it was completely gone. Shame, really, 'cause it was a cool concept.


    Good ol' DA Buzz! Always fresh and up-to-date with... Wait a minute, that Slang Patrol looks familiar.


    Was The Indian in the Cupboard a Disney movie? I can't think of any other reason why they'd give it two pages in Ticket, other than corporate synergy. On the next page, they did the same thing for an interview with Dinh Le, who played the little Vietnamese kid in Operation: Dumbo Drop. In fact, this issue is full to bursting with interviews, and my guess is they were running out of space for them all.


    I really like this Twizzlers ad. I seem to remember eating these Pull 'N Peel Twizzlers at one point, though I can't recall if I preferred eating the strands individually or just chomping on the big ropes.


    Once again, the celebrity on the cover only gets two pages. This is the only time you'll see the words "Power Rangers" and "Academy Award" in the same sentence.


    In the "Too Long; Didn't Read" Department, there's a brief article on Apollo 13 that segues into a really long article on the real Apollo 13 mission. I must have been the only kid who wasn't really all that interested in the space program.


    Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco enter the Great Teammates Hall of Fame! Only to be forcibly ejected ten years later when everyone found out how much juice they pumped into their biceps.


    Well here's history in the making for ya. I wasn't sure what to think about Toy Story when I first read this page - I didn't think computer animation could be any better than what I'd seen on "ReBoot". Shows how wrong I was. (I just wish I still had the November 1995 issue where they talk about the movie at length - they had interviews with all the principal voice actors and everything. It's on eBay, but the current bid is $31.50, and I'm not that desperate.)


    I remember being really ticked off that Radio Aahs wasn't broadcasting anywhere near my town. I have no idea if this behavior was justified - probably not, since I doubt it was much better than what Radio Disney is today.


    The previous issue (which is included in the lot of back issues I bid on) was all about Pocahontas, and it included the first half of a full-length comic adaptation of the film. This is the second half, and it takes up about 75% of the Comics Zone. These things were always really awkward - not only were they spoiler-riffic, they also had to cut out the songs. Note their efforts to rework "Colors of the Wind" into something that fits into three or four panels.


    The only other offering from the Comics Zone this month is another Nervous Rex story. This one, unfortunately, was completely lost on me, as I hadn't followed the comic in its pre-DA days and had no idea who Dearie was.


    "The Action/Adventure Movie Event of Summer '95". Suuure it was. (Could have been worse, though - at least it's not Cutthroat Island.)


    And here's the back cover. This was around the time that "Magic: The Gathering" made trading card games cool (this issue even has a brief article on how to play "Magic"), and everyone wanted in on it. None of them could hold a candle to "Magic", though - at least not until 1998, anyway.
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    "RADIO AAHS" never appeared in Portland either, and I was curious as well. The ad doesn't exactly say what it is. It doesn't even tell you how to say "AAHS." Do I say "aahhhhhhhhhs"? Do I spell out "A-A-H-S"? What do I do? What WAS this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martianinvader View Post
    "RADIO AAHS" never appeared in Portland either, and I was curious as well. The ad doesn't exactly say what it is. It doesn't even tell you how to say "AAHS." Do I say "aahhhhhhhhhs"? Do I spell out "A-A-H-S"? What do I do? What WAS this?
    They referenced it on an episode of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (an episode that aired in 1992, mind you, so the station had probably been around for a while when this ad appeared), where I learned that the AAHS is basically pronounced like "Oz". As for their programming, I still have no clue.

    By the way, I just bid on another lot of vintage DAs - this one contains 38 issues from 1992 to 1999, though some are duplicates of ones I already have. Still, the Toy Story issue is included in it, so I'll be sure to post that once it arrives!
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    It's wonderful to hear about getting some of the issues back, I didn't know people sell magazines on Ebay.

    Honestly, I never expected Jason David Frank to say anything negative about the said movie that he was working in, but "an Academy Award"? Really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. B. Warner View Post
    As for their programming, I still have no clue.
    I have a country music magazine with a Radio Aahs ad in. What are those characters' names, anyone know? They look kinda cool.
    Warning: The above post was written by someone who has no idea what the heck he's talking about. The poster is not responsible for any confusion caused by his incoherence.


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