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Hey, Where's Perry? by jbwarner86 Hey, Where's Perry? by jbwarner86
I've mentioned in the past that I have a nearly complete collection of Disney Adventures, my favorite magazine from when I was a kid. In the 1990s, each issue was packed with comics, games, sports, entertainment news, noteworthy trivia, and in-depth articles on every fascinating subject imaginable - sharks, race cars, volcanoes, survival tactics, dinosaurs, pretty much anything and everything that's ever been awesome in the eyes of kids.

But by the time publication ceased in November 2007, the magazine had become a pathetic shadow of its former self, basically existing as naught but an 84-page advertisement for the Disney Channel. Every issue was devoted to whatever Disney or Pixar movie was out at the time - and if there wasn't one, they just slapped something together about Hannah Montana or High School Musical. The last issue was practically a mercy kill.

But what if it had kept going? And what if they'd gotten their act together and stopped shilling endlessly for the company that fed them? I got the idea to bust out Photoshop and build my own covers for issues of Disney Adventures that might exist today. It all sprung from my idea for this particular cover - using the magazine's long-standing motif of pairing a celebrity with an animated Disney character on the cover every month, teaming up Katy Perry with Perry the Platypus was too perfect to pass up. I still wanna do more of these, too - it's fun!
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WayCool64 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
I miss Disney Adventures as well as Nickelodeon Magazine. And unfortunately Nintendo Power (another magazine I like) is going to cease publication as well. Why is it that every magazine I like always goes away sooner or later!
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PS286 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Another reason why the 90's were awesome.
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SuperLeviathan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I remember reading (and liking) Disney Adventures, too. Since it was shut down well before the recession hit in earnest, It's kind of sad to think that it (and Nick's magazine) simply no long have much of a place.

This is a perfect mock-up. Not only would we have seen something like this if DA was still around, we might even have gotten a couple of cool Phineas and Ferb comics to go with it.
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toongrowner Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Aeolus06 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I know what you mean. I have almost every issue. They were awesome til they made it all about Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place and that crap. The 90s issues were better. great work
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Aeolus06 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I know what you mean. I have almost every issue. They were awesome til they made it all about Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place and that crap. The 90s issues were better. great work
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LordRobrainiac Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Filmographer
I used to love getting disney adventures. Heck, I used to have a subscription to it... But unfortunately, I renewed my subscription, unaware of how much the magazine had gone downhill. I can't tell you how embarrassing it was when dad came in telling me "Hey, your subscription to Hanna Montana Monthly arrived."

When I looked at it I saw Hanna Montana, right on the cover... :P
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
My subscription ran out in late 2002 (I had the option to renew, but I was 15, and my dad said he wasn't going to pay for me to receive a kids' magazine anymore), and it wasn't until I started collecting the whole run of the magazine off eBay that I realized I stopped at just the right time - DA certainly didn't get any better as the years progressed. It hit rock bottom in 2006 and started digging in 2007.
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DjMak Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was a subscriber of that magazine and it use to advertise VMK and such. Sadly this magazine is gone and so as VMK a year later.
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Maetch Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
My Lord, this brings me back. I had been a fan of the magazine since almost the beginning, and they never failed to get me glancing into that mailbox every month.

The comics were the best part, back before Disney gave up on making stories based on their cartoons and started making crappy original comics. To me, DA's finest hour was their comic series Legend of the Chaos God, a five-part epic that took five completely unrelated shows and tied them together in a somewhat dark story you wouldn't expect from Disney. Good stuff!
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