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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck #249
Aug 9th, 2014 by Rusty

Donald Duck #249 cover

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck #249

Date: January 1987
Publisher: Gladstone Publishing
Cover Price: 75¢
2014 Price Range: $2.00 – $16.00
Stats: 29 color pages plus house ads and “The Quacker Box” letters page
Writers Volker Reiche, Geoffrey Blum, Carl Barks and Marty Greim
Artists: Daan Jippes, Volker Reiche, Carl Barks and Marty Greim
Notable Notes: Donald is a scientist, a goblin and a monster hunter!

A Scientist

I have always liked the idea of being a scientist. I used to play at it when I was a kid, and I very much enjoyed science classes in school. During the last few years I have been taking some serious social science classes at the university where I work, and have quite enjoyed them. I still like the idea of being a scientist, and am slowly moving towards that goal. In this issue we get to see Donald fantasize about the same thing – only here he actually starts mixing chemicals in a lab and disastrous results follow! C’mon – what would a Donald Duck story be without funny mayhem?

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck #248
Mar 8th, 2014 by Rusty

Donald Duck #248 cover

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck #248

Date: December 1986
Publisher: Gladstone Publishing
Cover Price: 75¢
2014 Price Range: $2.00 – $16.00
Stats: 27 color pages plus house ads, Letters to Donald Duck and A Letter From The Duck Man.
Writer: Carl Barks
Artists: Carl Barks with Daan Jippes and Mike McCormick
Notable Notes: Donald and the Nephews travel to South America!

South America

I have always dreamed of going to South America – especially Brazil and the Amazon rain forest. I think it would be a wonderful adventure, and a little bit scary too. Probably not as scary as for the first explorers to visit that region of the world, but still, there might be a few things. In this issue Donald and his nephews do just that – they head to Brazil to capture some rare insects… and brave the ferocious wild life that lives there – ulp!

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Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge #212
Feb 6th, 2014 by Rusty

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge #212 cover

Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge #212

Date: December 1986
Publisher: Gladstone Publishing
Cover Price: 75¢
2014 Price Range: $2 – $15
Stats: 30 color pages plus “Letters to Uncle Scrooge” and house ads
Writers: Byron Erickson, Carl Barks
Artists: Carl Barks, The Gutenberghus Group, John Clark, Ken Feduniewicz, Mike McCormick
Notable Notes: The ducks search for treasure on a tropical island!

Finally… The Next Issue!

Uncle Scrooge issue #211 was the first comic book I reviewed for this blog, and now after 1 and 1/2 years I decided it was time to search out some more of these fantastic, classic Disney books. I got a good deal on a bunch of them on eBay, and have whole-heartedly enjoyed reading me some great duck stories from some of the most famous duck authors! If you are a fan of classic duck stories then you’ll most likely love this issue too.

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #512
Jan 4th, 2014 by Rusty

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #512 cover

Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #512

Date: November 1986
Publisher: Gladstone Publishing
Cover Price: 75¢
2014 Price Range: $2.00 – $18.00
Stats: 30 color pages plus “A Gander at Gladstone” and house ads
Writers: Daan Jippes, Tom Yakutis, Carl Barks, Carl Fallberg
Artists: Daan Jippes, Fred Milton, Walt Disney Studios, Carl Barks, Paul Murry
Notable Notes: Donald and Gladstone get into a fierce competition!

How Would You Use An Old Boat?

The lead story in this comic is about a competition between 2 ducks – a competition to see who can make the most money from an old boat. That is kind of a cool idea! As I started reading it I thought of a few ways the ducks could make money… but alas, it was nothing compared to what they thought of! Both Donald and Gladstone came up with some clever and devious ways to get the most out of their old clunkers!

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Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #511
Oct 12th, 2013 by Rusty

Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #511 cover

Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #511

Date: October 1986
Publisher: Gladstone Publishing
Cover Price: 75¢
2013 Price Range: $3.00 – $32.00
Stats: 31 color pages plus “A Gander at Gladstone” and house ads
Writers: Daan Jippes, Tom Yakutis, Carl Barks, Carl Fallberg
Artists: Daan Jippes, Walt Disney Studios, Carl Barks, Paul Murry
Notable Notes: Daan Jippes and The Wuzzles make their 1st U.S. comic appearances!

Will You Do Anything To Win?

All of the stories in this great comic book have some element of the characters doing anything to win. From Donald’s obviously unethical activities to Uncle Scrooge’s schemes, they all show us just how important it is to win. That attitude is kind of too bad, especially in a kids book, but it does provide for some good fun and laughs as people pay the consequences for such an outlook on life!

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Uncle Scrooge #112
Jul 25th, 2013 by Rusty

Uncle Scrooge #112 cover

Uncle Scrooge #112

Date: June 1974
Publisher: Whitman Comics (Gold Key)
Cover Price: 20¢
2013 Price Range: $4.00 – $60.00
Stats: 27 color pages plus ads
Writer and Artist: Carl Barks
Notable Notes: A reprint of Uncle Scrooge #18 from June 1957

Do You Dream of Money?

I have a special place in my heart for Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck and the 3 nephews. I have loved these Walt Disney characters for a long time, and a big part of the reason for that love is that I read many duck comics (like this one!) when I was a kid. The great art, classic adventures and funny stories were a blast to read! After reading Uncle Scrooge #211 for the first post of this site I figured it was high time to give another one of these classics a try.

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck #247
May 19th, 2013 by Rusty

Donald Duck #247 cover

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck #247

Date: November 1986
Publisher: Gladstone Publishing
Cover Price: 75¢
2013 Price Range: $2.00 – $16.00
Stats: 30 color pages plus house ads and “A Gander At Gladstone” column
Writers: Volker Reiche, Geofrey Blum, Bob Karp, Carl Barks
Artists: Daan Jippes, Volker Reiche, John Clark, Ken Feduniewicz, Al Taliaferro, Michael F. McCormick, Tony Strobl, Carl Barks
Notable Notes: Several classic stories of Donald messing things up!

The Master of the Bluff… almost!

Have you ever tried to bluff your way through something? I sure have. Truth be told sometimes it works, and sometimes it fails spectacularly! I think Donald Duck is the master of saying he knows how to do something, when in reality he has no clue – I mean that is part of what makes his stories so funny! Here are some classic examples of Donald at his bluffing best!

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Walt Disney’s Donald Duck #246
Apr 6th, 2013 by Rusty

Walt Disney's Donald Duck #246 cover

Walt Disney’s Donald Duck #246

Date: October 1986
Publisher: Gladstone Publishing
Cover Price: 75¢
2013 Price Range: $3.00 – $26.00
Stats: 32 color pages plus Gladstone info and 2 house ads
Writer & Artist: Carl Barks
Notable Notes: The first issue by Gladstone!

Raiders Of The Lost Stamp?

After reading Uncle Scrooge and the Prize of Pizarro as the first review for this blog, I realized that I enjoy adventure stories – especially ones that are set in the jungle. This comic is another classic adventure story from the early days of Disney comics. It reminds me of the Indiana Jones films, but with Donald Duck and his nephews filling in as the down-on-their-luck main characters. This is an excellent book and a prime example of how classic comics can be better than modern ones!

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Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge #211
Oct 22nd, 2012 by Rusty

Uncle Scrooge #211Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge #211

November 1986
Gladstone Publishing, Ltd.
75¢, color, 32 pages
Writers: Carl Barks, Byron Erickson
Artists: Daan Jippes, Carl Barks, John Clark, Ken Feduniewicz

The Comic Experience:

I retire to the quiet solitude of my room and pop the scotch tape off the back of my mylar bag. After carefully removing the book, I gently flip through its pages, inhaling that slightly musty scent that only comes from old comics. Ahhh!

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