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(1983 - 1985) Preview Issue and Numbers 1 - 52

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UPDATE 3 : It appears I was right and there was an even earlier preview comic, also dated 1981 which appeared both as 'Disneyworld Magazine' and 'The Disney Magazine'. I do not own either of these but would like to...
Many thanks to Steven Spil for first image below and bringing it to my attention.
No 0

©1981
No 0

©1981

UPDATE 2 : I have further discovered through acquisition of the comic below that Disney Magazine appears to have been issued even earlier than originally thought as this edition is dated 1981 - It is un-numbered issue and states inside 'welcome to another edition of the Disney Magazine...' implying it is not the first!
©1981

UPDATE 1 : The Disney Magazine was also published during 1982 by London Editions Magazines. This may have been a regional test-market issue as the comic series was certainly re-launched nationally from No 1 in March 1983. There were thirteen issues, the last of which was issued in the same month as the re-launch. I now have all thirteen editions in my collection. It is interesting to note that there was no issue dated April 1982.
No 1

February 1982
No 2

March 1982
No 3

May 1982
No 4

June 1982
No 5

July 1982
No 6

August 1982
No 7

September 1982
No 8

October 1982
No 9

November 1982
No 10

December 1982
No 11

January 1983
No 12

February 1983
No 13

March 1983

The Disney Magazine by London Editions Magazines was re-launched in March 1983 from No 1. The first 18 issues were calendar-monthly, then from No 19 onwards the magazine became fortnightly and remained so through to the final issue (No 166). No 52 was a Christmas bumper issue covering a period of three weeks.

Apparently, according to the Inducks website, Disney Magazine was split into a weekly and a monthly comic (article HERE). In some parts of the UK (or maybe only in certain shops), the original Disney Magazine continued with issue 8 onward, published monthly as before. In other parts of the UK, The Disney Magazine Weekly Edition Nos 8 to 23 were published. Roughly every fourth issue of the weekly was identical to the corresponding monthly...

The No 8 weekly was published the week after the No 7 monthly - There were TWO identical No 7s, one with the week ending date on (the first weekly edition) and one without (the monthly edition). Every three or four weeks, the weekly edition was identical to that month's monthly edition. The No 12 weekly was identical to the No 8 monthly, and subsequently, the No 16 weekly was identical to the No 9 monthly, the No 19 weekly was identical to the No 10 monthly and the No 23 weekly was identical to the No 11 monthly...

No 7 Weekly
No 7 Monthly
No 12 Weekly
No 8 Monthly
 
 
 
 
No 16 Weekly
No 9 Monthly
No 19 Weekly
No 10 Monthly
 
 
 
 
No 23 Weekly
No 11 Monthly

A valued contributor of mine (Alasdair Wilson) actually has these weekly edition comics and he has provided me with scans to show on my site. I have included these as a side gallery HERE. I have now acquired some of these editions.

Both the weekly and the monthly issues were priced at 27p, so maybe this strange split was an experiment to see if people were prepared to pay more for the comic more frequently. Indeed, a very few months later the monthly became fortnightly (with No 19) and the price increased to 30p per issue.

Further information and enlightenment gratefully received - please email me.
Preview Issue

1983
No 1

March 1983
No 2

28 April 1983
No 3

26 May 1983
No 4

23 June 1983
No 5

21 July 1983
No 6

25 August 1983
No 7

22 September 1983
No 8

October 1983
No 9

November 1983
No 10

December 1983
No 11

January 1984
No 12

February 1984
No 13

March 1984
No 14

April 1984
No 15

May 1984
No 16

21 June 1984
No 17

19 July 1984
No 18

23 August 1984
No 19

6 September 1984
No 20

20 September 1984
No 21

4 October 1984
No 22

18 October 1984
No 23

1 November 1984
No 24

15 November 1984
No 25

29 November 1984
No 26

13 December 1984
No 27

27 December 1984
No 28

10 January 1985
No 29

24 January 1985
No 30

7 February 1985
No 31

21 February 1985
No 32

7 March 1985
No 33

21 March 1985
No 34

4 April 1985
No 35

18 April 1985
No 36

2 May 1985
No 37

16 May 1985
No 38

30 May 1985
No 39

13 June 1985
No 40

27 June 1985
No 41

11 July 1985
No 42

25 July 1985
No 43

8 August 1985
No 44

22 August 1985
No 45

5 September 1985
No 46

19 September 1985
No 47

3 October 1985
No 48

17 October 1985
No 49

31 October 1985
No 50

14 November 1985
No 51

28 November 1985
No 52

12 December 1985

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