|Yes, I know this is from LOST IN SPACE, but the post is not.|
For years, at least since the days they were published by Boom! Studios, I’ve referred to the “cornerstone” Disney comic book titles as the “Core Four”.
That would be WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES, MICKEY MOUSE, DONALD DUCK, and UNCLE SCROOGE, as those four titles were the “constants”, regardless of era and publisher.
Today, randomly, while looking for additional items on the upcoming IDW Disney comic book launch, I ran across THIS.
Page down, and you will see the term “Core Four” in what appears to be a commonly accepted use. Naturally, it amazed me, because I simply coined it as a sort of referential shorthand that I used in e-mails and other private communications since those final months of Boom! to designate those titles.
|Ah, those great final months of Boom!|
Imagine my additional susprise, when I decided to GOOGLE “Core Four Disney Comics” (TRY IT BY CLICKING HERE) and saw how many times this descriptive phrase is now in use.
Methinks I may have started something.
|Now, comes IDW - and I can't wait!|
For the record, HERE is what appears to be the first time I used it in a Blog Post, to define the particular quartet of Disney Comic Books.
And, to give credit where it is REALLY DUE, I must confess that I borrowed the phrase from the New York Yankees, who employ the term when referring to the four Yankees that have been together for their five modern championships. HERE’S where I first used it on this Blog, in a Yankees context.
|Left to Right: Andy Pettitte, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada.|
Earlier today, I sent out a series of e-mails to personal friends, telling them about this. But now, I’ve decided it’s Post-worthy. So, apologies to those who’ve already heard from me on this. Feel free to leave similar comments to those you’ve returned to me, so that all might enjoy your observations.
How about the way some things take off, eh?