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ToyStory BoomStudios Issue 0A

The "A" cover to issue #0 of Boom!'s short-lived Toy Story comic.

Since its original release in 1995, Toy Story, Pixar's first feature-length animated film, has spun off into the comic book medium several times.


Disney Comic Hits! and Disney Adventures

Toy Story made its first appearance in the comic book medium in the form of a full-length adaptation in issue #4 of Disney Comic Hits!, published by the then-independent Marvel Comics right around the time of the movie's release. This adaptation, not unlike Tokyopop's Cine-Manga books and Joe Books' Cinestory Comics, was made using screenshots from the film. An excerpt of this comic appeared in the December 1995 issue of Disney Adventures, and the full adaptation was later reprinted as a 2-issue mini-series. Disney Comic Hits! featured more Toy Story comics in issues #5, 9 and 15.

Meanwhile, new Toy Story comic occasionally appeared in the pages of Disney Adventures, with the first of these appearing in the November 30, 1996 issue, to promote the movie's VHS and Laserdisc release. After the release of Toy Story 2, some issues featured comics based on the Woody's Roundup show seen within the movie, and comics based on Buzz Lightyear of Star Command appeared in the magazine during the show's original run in 2000 and 2001.

Boom! Kids

After Disney Adventures ended in 2007, Toy Story was among the Pixar films that was licensed to Boom! Studios to be adapted as part of their new kid-friendly comic imprint, Boom Kids! Boom!'s run with this particular series started off with a 4-issue mini-series, officially titled Toy Story: The Mysterious Stranger (ironically, the title referred only to the first issue of the mini-series). Each of the stories in this mini-series, which ran from June to August of 2009, took place between the first two films.

Following the mini-series, Boom! then launched a planned ongoing Toy Story comic in December of 2009. Like the mini-series, the stories in the ongoing comic were set between the first two films. However, this "ongoing" comic only reached a total of eight issues before Boom! inexplicably relaunched the series as Toy Story: Tales from the Toy Chest in October 2010. Finally bringing Jessie and Bullseye into the series, Tales from the Toy Chest was meant to feature stories that would bridge the gap between Toy Story 2 and 3, but due to Boom! losing the Pixar license to the now-owned-by-Disney Marvel, it only lasted for a single 4-issue arc.

Return to Marvel

While Boom!'s Toy Story comic book was running, a full-length comic adaptation of Toy Story 3, written by Alessandro Ferrari and drawn by Ettore Gula, appeared in the Toy Story 3 Official Movie Magazine, published just two months before the film's release. Over a year later, Marvel published newly-made comic adaptations of the first two films, both done by the same team as the third movie's adaptation, in issue #6 of their Disney-Pixar Giant-Size Comics magazine.

The following spring, Marvel published a new 4-issue Toy Story mini-series. Like The Mysterious Stranger mini-series that Boom! had published, each issue contained a single story, with the first two stories taking place between the first two films, and the latter two issues being set between the second and third films. (In fact, the stories in the first two issues were remakes of stories from the Boom! comics.) Unfortunately, due to poor sales of their Pixar and Muppet reprints, Marvel did not publish any more Toy Story comic books after this.

Joe Books

As of 2016, the Toy Story comic license, as with all Pixar comic licenses, is currently held by Joe Books, who reprinted the above-mentioned movie adaptations in Disney-Pixar Comics Treasury. In November 2016, it was announced that Joe Books was adding a new Toy Story title to their line of Disney comic books, with the first issue set to be published January 26, 2017. It remains to be seen if Joe Books has plans to reprint any more of the previous Toy Story comics.

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Music: Toy Story | Toy Story 2 | Toy Story 3 | The Legacy Collection: Toy Story
Video Games: Toy Story: The Video Game | Toy Story 2: The Video Game | Toy Story 3: The Video Game | Toy Story: Animated Storybook | Toy Story Racer | Toy Story Mania! | Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure | Disney INFINITY | Disney Crossy Road
Books Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Little Golden Book

Disney Parks

Toy Story Land (Paris, Hong Kong, Florida, Shanghai) | Toy Story Hotel | Alien Swirling Saucers | Art of Animation | Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters | Disney Animation Building | Garden of the Twelve Friends | Games of the Boardwalk | It's a Small World | RC Racer | Slinky Dog Dash | Slinky Dog Zigzag Spin | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise | Toy Soldier Parachute Drop | Toy Story Midway Mania! | Woody's Roundup Village
Entertainment: Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Showtime Spectacular | Horseshoe Roundup | The Golden Mickeys | Toy Story: The Musical | World of Color
Restaurants: Hey Howdy Hey! Takeaway | Toy Story Pizza Planet Arcade
Shops: Andy's Engine | Andy's Toy Box | Buzz's Star Command | Little Green Men Store Command | Slinky Dog's Gift Trolley | Toy Story Playland Boutique
Parade: Disney Cinema Parade | Disney Magic on Parade | Disney on Parade | Disney Stars on Parade | Disney's Stars 'n' Cars... As Never Seen Before | Flights of Fantasy Parade | Happiness is Here Parade | Mickey's Storybook Express | Paint The Night Parade | Pixar Play Parade | Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Halloween: The Nightmare Experiment
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas | Disney Dreams! of Christmas | Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration


Toys: Woody | Buzz Lightyear | Bo Peep | Bo Peep's Sheep | Dolly, Duckie, and Teddy | Etch A Sketch | Sarge | Green Army Men | Barrel of Monkeys | Hamm | Lenny | Little Green Men | Magic 8-Ball | Mr. Potato Head | Mr. Shark | Mr. Spell | R.C. | Rex | Robot | Rocky Gibraltar | Roly Poly Clown | Mr. Mike | See 'n Say | Slinky Dog | Snake | Toddle Tots | Troikas | Troll | Babyface | Mutant Toys | Mrs. Potato Head | Wheezy | Bullseye | Jessie | Stinky Pete | Barbie | Utility Belt Buzz | Emperor Zurg | Chatter Telephone | Chunk | Big Baby | Monkey | Jack-in-the-Box | Lotso | Twitch | Ken | Bookworm | Sparks | Stretch | Mr. Pricklepants | Buttercup | Peas-in-a-Pod | Totoro | Trixie | Chuckles | Dolly | Fun Meal Buzz Lightyear | Fun Meal Emperor Zurg | Discarded Fun Meal Toys | Combat Carl | Angel Kitty | The Cleric | Reptillus Maximus
Humans: Andy Davis | Molly Davis | Mrs. Davis | Sid Phillips | Hannah Phillips | Al McWhiggin | Geri | Emily | Amy | Bonnie Anderson | Mrs. Anderson | Daisy | Ronald Tompkins | Mason
Animals: Scud | Buster | Mr. Jones


Andy's House | Sid's House | Dinoco | Pizza Planet | Al's Toy Barn | Al's Penthouse | Tri-County International Airport | Sunnyside Daycare | Butterfly Room | Caterpillar Room | Ken's Dream House | The Box | Vending Machine | Bonnie's House | Tri-County Sanitation | Tri-County Landfill | Incinerator | Poultry Palace | Sleep Well


A113 | Pixar Ball | Pizza Planet truck | Eggman Movers van | The Claw


You've Got a Friend in Me | Strange Things | I Will Go Sailing No More | Woody's Roundup | When She Loved Me | We Belong Together | Dream Weaver | Le Freak

See Also

Black Friday reel | Toy Story 2 (original storyline) | Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)


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