D23 Covers the Avengers in New Issue – 3 Collectible Covers – Disney Twenty-Three Magazine

Fans of the Avengers will have not one – but three covers to choose from as Disney twenty-three magazine's summer issue debuts! Hot on the heels of the Avengers wrapped monorail at Walt Disney World, Disney is giving Marvel fans more to celebrate as the movie draws close to it's May 4th debut. Read the press release for more information below! D23 Gold members will receive a collectible patch (what better time to renew your D23 subscription?), and I'm looking forward to the articles on Brave, a tribute to Robert Sherman, and an interview with Glen Holt, Annette Funicello's husband – not to mention Disneyland Paris! It looks like a great issue!

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Here is the press release:

BURBANK, Calif. – April 19, 2012 – Marvel’s The Avengers is so big, Disney
twenty-three magazine needs not one, not two, but three eye-popping
collectible covers to do it justice … and that’s what D23: The Official
Disney Fan Club has planned for the summer issue, which is available
nationwide on May 1.

Coinciding with the worldwide theatrical release of Marvel’s The Avengers,
the summer issue of Disney twenty-three features a 10-page story on the
creation of the biggest superhero film ever produced. Author and Disney
Imagineer Jason Surrell spoke with the film’s acclaimed writer-director Joss
Whedon, as well as stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson,
Tom Hiddleston and Clark Gregg, and producer Kevin Feige to get the
behind-the-scenes details on the explosive film, from the complexities of
bringing many of the world’s most famous heroes together to nights out
dancing in downtown Albuquerque.

Each of the magazine’s three front and back covers feature different
characters:
* Iron Man and Nick Fury on front; Hulk and Captain America on back
* Thor and Black Widow on front; Iron Man and Hawkeye on back
* Captain America on front; Hulk and Hawkeye on back
“Marvel’s The Avengers is a groundbreaking film, so we had to do something
equally exceptional with our flagship magazine that would thrill both Disney
and Marvel fans alike,” says Steven Clark, head of D23: The Official Disney
Fan Club. Along with the new issue, D23 Gold Members will receive a special
member-only gift: one of seven collectible patches featuring the insignias
of each Avenger

Marvel’s The Avengers is only part of what’s in store in the summer issue of
Disney twenty-three, which explores the most exciting new developments
throughout Disney – while offering new insight into fan favorites. Among the
articles in the summer issue:
* A Brave New World:  Readers will travel to Pixar Animation Studios and
meet the team bringing to life the mystical world of ancient Scotland in
Pixar’s 13th animated feature, Brave;
* A World of Fantasy: Climb aboard the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line
fleet and explore what makes the Disney Fantasy unlike any other vessel to
set sail;
* To Annette, With Love: An in-depth interview with Glen Holt, the devoted
husband of everyone’s favorite Mouseketeer, Annette Funicello;
* Bon Anniversaire, Disneyland Paris: As Disney’s only European theme park
turns 20, Disney twenty-three looks back at its creation and ahead to its
magical future;
* The World Will Know and Written in the Stars: Two articles that take
closer looks at Disney’s latest, critically acclaimed Broadway productions:
Newsies and Peter and the Starcatcher.
* He Wrote the Songs: A touching remembrance of legendary Disney songwriter
Robert B. Sherman;
The summer issue of Disney twenty-three also offers an exclusive interview
with Newsies film director Kenny Ortega; a celebration of the history of the
Disney Store, which first opened its doors 25 years ago; photos from the
latest D23 events across the country – and rarely seen photos from the Walt
Disney Archives in the magazine’s popular PHOTOfiles section.

Disney twenty-three is delivered directly to the doorstep of all D23 Gold
Members, along with a special gift.  Disney twenty-three magazine is also
available at retail locations across the country for $15.95, and can also be
purchased online at DisneyStore.com and throughout the Disneyland® and Walt
Disney World® Resorts.

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club celebrates the remarkable past, present
and future of Disney, taking its name from 1923, the year Walt Disney
founded his world-famous company. D23 brings its members a host of exclusive
benefits, including a weekly e-mail newsletter; an array of discounts and
special offers; free gifts throughout the year; and exclusive, member-only
special events.

Disney fans can join the world’s only Official Disney Fan Club by visiting D23 online, or at select shops at the
Disneyland® Resort, the Walt Disney World® Resort and
the Disney Store online. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow “DisneyD23” on Twitter, YouTube
and Facebook.