Mickey Mouse Weekly was the first British comic to take advantage of the glossy 'photogravure' process that was later used by comics such as Eagle, Girl, and TV21. Launched in 1936, Mickey Mouse Weekly was published by Odhams and featured a mixture of American reprint and brand new UK material, and ran for 21 years until 1957.
All the covers shown here are from 1950, and I understand they were illustrated by Basil Reynolds who was also art editor at the time. (There's more about Mr.Reynolds here, although the statement that Odhams was taken over by the Amalgamated Press is erroneous.)
These comics only had 12 pages, but that was not unusual for the period due to paper rationing brought about through WW2. Many comics still only had black and white covers, or a splash of red spot colour, so the full colour exploits of the Disney characters must have really stood out amongst the newsprint comics.
I hope you enjoy this selection. Click on the images to appreciate the pages in a larger size.