Here are some notes about the recent Christmas Parade TPB in case more of you are confused about that one. When I write TPB in this post I mean "trade paperback", and WDCS is "Walt Disney's Comics and Stories".
All the way back in August 2016 we got a book called Donald and Mickey: The Walt Disney's Comics and Stories Holiday Collection listed in the Previews catalog (order code AUG160522, ISBN 978-1-63140-729-1). This trade was originally listed for an October release the same year but went through several delays where the last update said June 28, 2017.
We saw two different pre-release covers for this book, with both the "Donald and Mickey" logo and the "Mickey and Donald" logo.
|Pre-release covers for the planned but canceled "Holiday Collection" trade paperback|
As we can read from the final update from the distributor, this TPB was supposed to collect the first Christmas Parade from IDW, the first Halloween Scream and backup stories from WDCS #727-732.
|Final update of the Previews listing for the planned but cancelled "Holiday Collection"|
Well, this never happened and the book got cancelled in 2017.
In the June 2018 Previews catalog, we saw another TBP being listed, this time as Mickey and Donald: Christmas Parade (order code JUN180710, ISBN 978-1-68405-324-7) – but using the same pre-release cover as the previous cancelled one. The first listed cover was identical to the previous one but without the "Holiday Collection" text, and later this was changed to the Christmas Parade logo.
|Pre-release covers for the "Mickey and Donald: Christmas Parade" trade paperback|
If you are still waiting or looking for a TPB with the cover art shown above (originally from the WDSC #726 RI variant) – then you can just stop. Because when the trade recently got on sale it ended up using another cover and looks like this:
|The "Mickey and Donald: Christmas Parade" trade paperback, final cover as published|
And this one does not have the content originally planned for the canceled "Holiday Collection", but collects IDW's Christmas Parade #1 and #2.
As a side note, here is a summary of which IDW comics are not collected in TPB's. This does not include newer issues that might be expected to be collected in the future (ex. Christmas Parade #3 and #4, the new Afternoon Giant and such)
* The Search for the Zodiac Stone serial in WDCS #721 to 732 did not get collected in trades, but all parts are collected in a nice hardcover instead.
* The backup stories in WDCS #727 to 732 are not collected in any TPB's, but they are all collected in the Walt Disney's Comics and Stories Vault hardcover. I don't expect any of these to be in any future trades.
* Halloween Scream #1 and #2 and Giant Halloween Hex #1 and #2 are not collected in any TPB (or hardcover). But I wouldn't be surprised if we saw one next autumn.
* Donald and Mickey #3 and #4 are not collected in any TPB or hardcovers, and as we haven't seen any yet – I don't think they will be. So they might be nice to pick up even if you usually get the TPB's.