NEW YORK, NY (November 20, 2002) — AIRWAVE COMICS is releasing a special, limited-edition version of MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL COMMEMORATIVE COMIC BOOK featuring a beautifully painted cover by famed SIMPSONS and Disney artist, BILL MORRISON.
“I love working on projects that have a strong connection to my childhood,” says Morrison. “MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL was a holiday tradition at our house for years, so bringing that story to a new audience in comic-book form was irresistible.”
Morrison’s exquisite cover art will appear ONLY on ADVANCE copies of MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL COMMEMORATIVE COMIC BOOK and the STOCKING STUFFER COMIC BOOK/DVD package. Copies ordered through PREVIEWS will bear the cover art as originally solicited.
MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL is the first-ever animated special produced exclusively for television. Originally aired on NBC-TV in 1962, this delightful program remains a staple of all-time-favorite holiday specials. To commemorate the fortieth anniversary of this landmark program, NBC-TV will air MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL this December in a primetime slot.
“Having someone with Bill’ tremendous talent contribute to this project is a great opportunity for retailers,” says publisher Richard Maurizio. “Comic-book stores reluctant to carry healthy quantities of this title should seriously reconsider stocking it before the holidays.”
MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL COMMEMORATIVE COMIC BOOK ($7.98 S.R.P.) and STOCKING STUFFER COMIC BOOK/DVD PACKAGE ($22.98 S.R.P.) contains the following features:
a) Comic-book adaptation of MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
b) Never-before-published outtakes never aired on television
c) “Makings of Mr. Magoo”–a complete history of the character including an interview with animation artist, Bill Melendez
d) Reprint of “Falling for the Falls”–a classic Mr. Magoo comic-book story from the 1950s
e) An all-new Magoo Christmas story
f) The secret recipe to the classic favorite, Razzleberry Dressing.
MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL COMMEMORATIVE COMIC BOOK is available as a 56-page, prestige-format, full-color book. MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL LIMITED-EDITION COMMEMORATIVE COMIC BOOK/DVD STOCKING STUFFER includes the comic book packaged with the official 52-minute DVD containing the original television classic with special features and the rare animated short, “Mr. Magoo Meets Gerald McBoing Boing.”