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Thrift Store Finds: Roger Rabbit #1 (Disney Comics)

Posted in thrift store finds with tags , , , , , , on September 7, 2013 by Christopher Pearce

This week we’re looking at Roger Rabbit #1, published in June of 1990 by Disney Comics.


Cover price was $1.50, I got it out of a longbox for two bits. No shave and a haircut, sadly.

Quite a lot of the detritus from my childhood looks all the poorer when I look at it as an adult, but Who Framed Roger Rabbit remains a very good film even on revisiting. It has a solid script with a great mystery element, top of the line special effects, and the gags remain, for the most part, funny.

I know I was in love with the flick as soon as I saw it in 1988 and I wanted to carry that love out of the theater. Luckily, Disney was ready to oblige, with a bunch of merchandise and junk in stories branded with Roger Rabbit, Baby Herman and all the other ‘Toons.

Disney would have obviously wanted a Roger Rabbit comic… but producing one seems to have meant dealing with a couple of logistical hurdles.

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