|Online ad for new comics at Dollar Tree|
Peachtree Playthings recently started publishing Disney comics, and I've checked out some of the first ones. According to their webpage they have a number of retail relationships, but I've only heard of these comics being sold at Dollar Tree in the USA – and that's what the online ads say too.
|Peachtree Playthings retail relationships|
The comics seems to be released in batches of 4, with the first ones in sale at the very end of last year. Titles include Mickey Mouse, Toy Story, Frozen and Disney Princess.
|All the #1's from Peachtree Playthings|
|Two of the #2 issues from Peachtree Playthings|
On the back of the comics we have an ad for the next number of the issue in hand and the other available comics from the same batch.
|Back cover of Mickey Mouse #1 and #2|
Looking at all the covers you would assume they are exact reprints of earlier comics from Marvel, Joe Books and IDW as the cover art, layout and logo are the same as used before.
|Comics from IDW and Marvel compared to the Peachtree ones|
|Comics from Joe Books compared to the Peachtree ones|
For the Toy Story comics and the Disney Princess comics that is actually true. They have the exact same comic pages inside as the Marvel and Joe Books issues. The Frozen comic from Peachtree have the same long story, but is missing the shorter story at end if Joe Books' earlier edition. The Mickey comics only have the shorter stories from the same IDW issues, while the rest of the content is made up of other short stories, but still taken from IDW's run of comics.
|The contents in the two first Mickey Mouse issues (click to enlarge)|
As you can see there's nothing new in any of the Peachtree editions if you already have been collecting American Disney comics the last decade. But I still think it's great that Disney comics are sold at Dollar Tree. And hopefully they are reaching a wider audience making them more popular.