(July 2015)

IDW, 2015 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
52
On-sale Date
2015-07-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
IDW Publishing
Brand
IDW; Disney Comics
Barcode
827714008890
Editing
Sarah Gaydos (editor); David Gerstein (archival editor)

[The Search for the Zodiac Stone Begins] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jonathan H. Gray (credited as Jonathan Gray)
Inks
Jonathan H. Gray (credited as Jonathan Gray)
Colors
Amy Mebberson (credited)

Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Minnie Mouse; Pluto; Dr. Spike Marlin; Professor Zachary Zapotec; Peg Leg Pete; The Phantom Blot; two as-of-yet-unknown villains; Donald Duck; Scrooge McDuck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Grandma Duck; Gladstone Gander; Magica DeSpell
Synopsis
Vignettes of the various character cast of "The Search for the Zodiac Stone".
Keywords
heroes and villains; planets; Zodiac Stone

The Search for the Zodiac Stone, Chapter 1: The Secret Society (Table of Contents: 1)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 29 pages (report information)

Script
Bruno Sarda (credited); Jonathan H. Gray (credited as Jonathan Gray) (translation and dialogue)
Pencils
Massimo De Vita (credited)
Inks
Massimo De Vita (credited)
Colors
Nea Aktina A. E. (credited); Digikore Studios (credited); Tom B. Long (credited)
Letters
Tom B. Long (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The lives of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck intertwine when heroes and villains set off on... The Search for the Zodiac Stone!
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Prof. Zachary Zapotec; Dr. Spike Marlin; Pegleg Pete
Synopsis
Pete steals a list of owners of pieces of the legendary Zodiac Stone. Mickey and Goofy must track him down and stop him from assembling the stone.
Reprints
Keywords
"Fantastic Time Machine" sub-series; historical setting; retcon; time travel

Indexer Notes

Story continues thru issue #732 (June 2016).

Translator and American English dialogue provider Jonathan Gray linked this issue’s Italian-produced Mickey Mouse installment to the "Fantastic Time Machine" Mickey Mouse sub-series of stories from the later 1960s. This sub-series, by creators Carl Fallberg and Paul Murry, allowed Mickey and Goofy to have adventures in various time historical periods via said time machine. Gray’s script reveals the individuals behind Mickey and Goofy’s journeys through time, which was never addressed in the Fallberg and Murry stories.

Other entries in the "Fantastic Time Machine" sub-series included the Mickey Mouse serials in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (Western, 1962 series) #333-335 and #336-338 (1968), as well as Mickey Mouse (Western, 1962 series) issues #114 (1967) and 116 (1968).

[Bee-Wildered Banquet] (Table of Contents: 2)

Bucky Bug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Merrill De Maris (credited)
Pencils
Al Taliaferro (credited)
Inks
Al Taliaferro (credited)
Colors
Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
Al Taliaferro (credited)
Editing
King Features Syndicate (editing of original comic strip)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Those bees are so busy I'm getting quite dizzy!
Feature Logo
Bucky Bug
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bucky Bug; bees; hungry cow
Synopsis
Bucky gorges himself on nectar, then gets stuck in the flower - just as a hungry cow comes along.
Reprints
Keywords
bees; bugs; cow; flowers; narrow escape

Indexer Notes

Title taken from contents page.

[Bet You Didn't] (Table of Contents: 3)

Donald Duck / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Verhagen (credited); Daan Jippes (credited); Freddy Milton (credited); Thad Komorowski (credited) (translation and dialogue)
Pencils
Daan Jippes (credited) (layouts); Freddy Milton (credited)
Inks
Freddy Milton (credited)
Colors
Tom B. Long (credited); Disney Italia (credited)
Letters
Tom B. Long (credited)

Job Number
H-8006
First Line of Dialogue or Text
But what does a bookmaker's runner do, Unca Donald?
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Presents Donald Duck [Carl Barks Dell Logo 1]
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Working as a runner for a bookie, Donald neglects to turn in a betting slip. When the bet hits, he must dodge a gym full of irate boxers.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; boxing; reversal of fortunes; wager; wreaking havoc

Gremlin Gus and the Widgets (Table of Contents: 4)

Gremlin Gus and the Widgets / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly (credited)
Pencils
Walt Kelly (credited)
Inks
Walt Kelly (credited)
Colors
David Gerstein (credited); Disney Italia (credited)
Letters
Walt Kelly ? (signs, sound effects, etc.)
Editing
Carl Buettner (original editor); Alice Nielsen Cobb ? (original editor); Eleanor Packer ? (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Attention, enemy pilots!
Genre
humor; war
Characters
Gremlin Gus, widgets (two little gremlins)
Synopsis
A gremlin tries to sabotage a plane, but is hampered by two over-eager assistants.
Reprints
Keywords
drill; oil can; plane; sabotage; World War II

Indexer Notes

Pantomime.

Crosstalk (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Crosstalk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Search for the Zodiac Stone Begins]
    Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  2. 1. The Search for the Zodiac Stone, Chapter 1: The Secret Society
    Mickey Mouse
  3. 2. [Bee-Wildered Banquet]
    Bucky Bug
  4. 3. [Bet You Didn't]
    Donald Duck
  5. 4. Gremlin Gus and the Widgets
    Gremlin Gus and the Widgets
  6. 5. Crosstalk
    Crosstalk
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