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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.

History

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 planned for release on January 25, 2017. Unfortunately, the title has now been inexplicably cancelled.

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Media
Films and Television: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3Toy Story 4Buzz Lightyear of Star CommandBuzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure BeginsBuzz Lightyear: Mission LogsToy Story TreatsToy Story ToonsHawaiian VacationSmall FryPartysaurus RexToy Story of Terror!Toy Story That Time ForgotVideo

Music: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3The Legacy Collection: Toy Story
Video Games: Toy Story: The Video GameToy Story 2: The Video GameToy Story 3: The Video GameToy Story: Animated StorybookToy Story: Activity CenterToy Story 2: Activity CenterToy Story RacerToy Story Mania!Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney INFINITYDisney Crossy Road
Books Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Toy Story Land (Paris, Hong Kong, Florida, Shanghai) • Toy Story HotelAlien Swirling SaucersArt of AnimationBuzz Lightyear Astro BlastersDisney Animation BuildingGarden of the Twelve FriendsGames of the BoardwalkIt's a Small WorldRC RacerSlinky Dog DashSlinky Dog Zigzag SpinStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseToy Soldier Parachute DropToy Story Midway Mania!Woody's Roundup Village

Entertainment: Disney's Showtime SpectacularHorseshoe RoundupThe Golden MickeysToy Story: The Musical
Restaurants: Hey Howdy Hey! TakeawayToy Story Pizza Planet Arcade
Shops: Andy's EngineAndy's Toy BoxBuzz's Star CommandLittle Green Men Store CommandSlinky Dog's Gift TrolleyToy Story Playland Boutique
Parade: Disney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicHappily Ever AfterWorld of Color
Halloween: The Nightmare Experiment
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Dreams! of ChristmasMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Toys: WoodyBuzz LightyearBo PeepBo Peep's SheepDolly, Duckie, and TeddyEtch A SketchSargeGreen Army MenBarrel of MonkeysHamm LennyLittle Green MenMagic 8-BallMr. Potato HeadMr. SharkMr. SpellR.C.RexRobotRocky GibraltarRoly Poly ClownMr. MikeSee 'n SaySlinky DogSnakeToddle TotsTroikasTrollBabyfaceMutant ToysMrs. Potato HeadWheezyBullseyeJessieStinky PeteBarbieUtility Belt BuzzEmperor ZurgChatter TelephoneChunkBig BabyMonkeyJack-in-the-BoxLotsoTwitchKenBookwormSparksStretchMr. PricklepantsButtercupPeas-in-a-PodTotoroTrixieChucklesDollyFun Meal Buzz LightyearFun Meal Emperor ZurgDiscarded Fun Meal ToysCombat CarlAngel KittyThe ClericReptillus Maximus

Humans: Andy DavisMolly DavisMrs. DavisSid PhillipsHannah PhillipsAl McWhigginGeriEmilyAmyBonnie AndersonMrs. AndersonDaisyRonald TompkinsMason
Animals: ScudBusterMr. Jones

Locations
Andy's HouseSid's HouseDinocoPizza PlanetAl's Toy BarnAl's PenthouseTri-County International AirportSunnyside DaycareButterfly RoomCaterpillar RoomKen's Dream HouseThe BoxVending MachineBonnie's HouseTri-County SanitationTri-County LandfillIncineratorPoultry PalaceSleep WellMason's House
Objects
A113Pixar BallPizza Planet truckEggman Movers vanThe Claw
Songs
You've Got a Friend in MeStrange ThingsI Will Go Sailing No MoreWoody's RoundupWhen She Loved MeWe Belong TogetherDream WeaverLe Freak
See Also
Black Friday reelToy Story 2 (original storyline)Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)
Other
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box


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Cartoon-based titles
"Core Four" and other titles based on shorts: Walt Disney's Comics and StoriesMickey Mouse (AdventuresWizards of MickeyX-Mickey) • Donald Duck (AdventuresPKNA) • Uncle Scrooge (Adventures) • Goofy AdventuresWalt Disney Giant

Based on animated features: AladdinBeauty and the Beast (New Adventures) • CarsDisney Comic Hits!Disney FairiesDisney PrincessFrozenThe IncrediblesMonsters, Inc.: Laugh FactoryThe Little Mermaid (Disney Comics) (Marvel) • Toy Story
Based on TV cartoons: Chip 'n Dale Rescue RangersDarkwing Duck (Boom! Studios) (Joe Books) • The Disney AfternoonDuckTalesGargoyles (Marvel) (SLG) • Star vs. the Forces of EvilTaleSpin

Other Disney-related comic books
Based on live-action films and shows: DinosaursJohn Carter: World of MarsThe Muppet Show Comic Book (Spin-off mini-series: Muppet Robin HoodMuppet Peter PanMuppet King ArthurMuppet Snow WhiteMuppet Sherlock Holmes) • Roger Rabbit (Toontown)

Based on theme park attractions: Disney Kingdoms (Seekers of the WeirdFigmentBig Thunder Mountain RailroadFigment 2The Haunted MansionEnchanted Tiki Room) • SLG's The Haunted MansionPirates of the Caribbean

Comic magazines
Aku AnkkaDisney AdventuresDisney Junior MagazineFrozen: The Official MagazineLe Journal de MickeyMicky Maus MagazinMinnie & Daisy BFF MagazinePicsou MagazinePhineas and FerbTopolino
Publishers
Dell ComicsGold Key ComicsGladstone PublishingDisney ComicsMarvel ComicsDark Horse ComicsGemstone PublishingBoom! StudiosFantagraphicsPapercutzIDW PublishingJoe Books

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