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

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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!

Synopsis:

This comic book contains 3.75 stories. What does that mean exactly? Well, first up is a story about Donald Duck and his 3 nephews, who are all trying to out-do each other in the town’s annual gather-goods-for-the-poor week. Next, we readers are treated to a Wuzzle’s story where a rolling sled brings unexpected treats and presents to Hoppy. The third story is one featuring Gyro Gearloose, where Donald and the nephews convince him to pitch in the Duckburg charity baseball game. After Gyro is forced into playing for the opposing team, he tries to correct matters by inventing a couple of odds-defying baseball gimmicks. There is a one page gag story about Uncle Scrooge fooling people into buying things. And, finally, there is a half-story about Mickey Mouse and Goofy, who run a vintage train which attracts the interest of investors and crooks alike!

My 2 Cents:

  • Stories: 4 stars – The duck stories and the Mickey story were great! I enjoyed how the writers poked fun of society in a light way while still creating fun stories. The Wuzzles story was the weak link in the chain, however, so minus 1 star for that.
  • Art: 5 stars – All the stories had good and unique art. From the classic art to the more modern look from Disney Studios – they were all fun to look at and admire!
  • Fun Factor: 4 stars – I had a blast reading these stories! Overall they were excellent, but there were a few places where they were a little bit long in the tooth.

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