(November 1990)

Disney, 1990 Series
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Price
1.50 USD; 1.95 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Walt Disney Publications, Inc.
Brand
D
ISBN
1-56115-066-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
715192388897 11
Editing
Len Wein (Editor-in-Chief); Bob Foster (editor)

It's Bats, Man! (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
William Van Horn (credited)
Inks
William Van Horn (credited)
Colors
Gail Bailey (credited)
Letters
William Van Horn (title lettering - uncredited)

Job Number
KD 3790
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey (red cap); Louie (green cap); bunch of bats
Synopsis
Pest remover Donald uses a butterfly net to catch bats in a belfry.
Reprints
Keywords
bats; belfry; butterfly net; impulsiveness; pest removal

Indexer Notes

xref: KD 0990

It's Bats, Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

Donald Duck / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
John Lustig (credited)
Pencils
William Van Horn (credited)
Inks
William Van Horn (credited)
Colors
Susan Daigle-Leach (credited as Susan Daigle)
Letters
William Van Horn (credited)

Job Number
KD 0990
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is Donald busy? Boy, is he ever!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Ms. Snoremore; frogs; ant-besieged homeowner; Tasmanian devil ants; various panicked citizens of Duckburg; terrified clown; circus strongman; Titano (the terrible ten foot tall gorilla); Roger Lotsagall (famous artist); Prudence Pettifog; bunch of bats
Synopsis
Donald is a master pest remover, until he meets his match in a bunch of artistic bats.
Reprints
Keywords
"The Brittle Mastery of Donald Duck"; ants; bats; dissatisfied customer; doing-something-their-own-way; frogs; gorilla; logo modification; overconfidence; pest removal; unintended slapstick consequences

Indexer Notes

xrefd: KD 3790

Lustig and Van Horn create a story in the mold of what has become known in fandom as "The Brittle Mastery of Donald Duck" - a sub-genre of stories by Carl Barks where Donald is an absolute master in some field of endeavor until he becomes overconfident, goes one step too far, and destroys his good reputation... along with many other things around him.

Lustig cleverly slips the names of some competitor's characters into his script - "Bat(s)man" (in the title), the Tasmanian Devil (small "d") and Titano the (not quite "super") ape. "Roger Lotsagall" appears to be a parody/tribute character of artist Marc Chagall.

Story has a modified version of the "William Van Horn Donald Duck Logo", where the words "Donald" and "Duck" are on a single tier.

The Mycologist (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vicar (credited)
Inks
Vicar (credited)
Colors
Cris Palomino (credited)
Letters
?

Job Number
D 8164
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! I can tell from the heft of this picnic basket that I'm gonna come back from this outing one stuffed duck!
Feature Logo
Donald Duck [William Van Horn Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Daisy Duck; Gladstone Gander; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
Daisy takes Donald mushroom picking, with Donald enduring much pain and suffering in the name of finding fungi for his fair lady. Gladstone, as expected, has an easier time of it - but mushrooms have a way of being... complicated.
Reprints
  • from Egmont (DK)
Keywords
forest setting; luck; mushrooms; rivalry; series of mishaps

Indexer Notes

Style Points: A mushroom takes the place of the "t" at the end of the title "The Mycologist".

No writer or lettering credits.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Destination: Duckburg / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William Van Horn (logo illustration)
Inks
William Van Horn (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Donald Duck; mailman (in logo illustration)
Keywords
letters of comment
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. It's Bats, Man!
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. It's Bats, Man!
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. The Mycologist
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Destination: Duckburg
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