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

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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!


Donald Duck #246 had one big story which spanned the entire issue. This comic book, however, contains 4 small stories – 3 of which were absolutely fantastic! The first story is about Donald selling wallpaper door-to-door, and when one lady decides to purchase some rolls she asks him to put it up. Big mistake! He doesn’t know how and obviously makes a huge mess. There is one saving grace, though, and that is the fact that his ineptitude brings a comatose poet back to his former glory.

The second story is a small, 2-pager about Donald trying to get rid of a pesky cat. As is par for Donald he only ends up making life miserable for himself and the cat take advantage of his mistakes.

The third story was quite a funny yarn about Daisy Duck – who mistakenly schedules 2 appointments for the exact same time as her date with Donald. In an effort to help her he dresses up as Daisy and goes to one of the appointments. As you can probably guess things get quite out of hand as people mistake Donald for a girl and try to get on his good side!

The final story is a real gem about how Donald and his 3 nephews try to catch a horse thief while on vacation at the Pizen Spring Dude Ranch. Once again Donald over-promises about what he can do, and then pays the price as the thief takes advantage of him again and again! A superb story by the unforgettable Carl Barks.

My 2 Cents:

  • Fun, fun, fun! This issue was really enjoyable! Who doesn’t like good, funny Donald Duck tales!
  • While all the art was good, the Carl Barks visuals were just stunning! Known as “the good Duck artist” it is a pleasure to see how his drawings really bring Donald Duck to life. Bravo!
  • The stories were great, with the 2-pager about the cat being the only semi-weak point in the whole issue. Seriously, if you like classic Donald Duck then you can’t go wrong with this issue.

How I Rate This Issue:

  • Story: 5 stars
  • Art: 4 stars
  • Fun Factor: 5 stars

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