Disney Masters #2 - Walt Disney Donald Duck: Uncle Scrooge's Money Rocket
(August 2018)

Fantagraphics, 2018 Series
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Volume
2
Price
29.99 USD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
2018-06-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Brand
FB
ISBN
978-1-68396-109-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781683961093 52999
Editing
Mike Catron (credited as J. Michael Catron) (editor); David Gerstein (credited) (archival editor)

Issue Notes

There are no lettering credits for this issue.

[Donald Duck Meets Rebo, S.L.U.G. of Saturn] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marco Gervasio (credited)
Inks
Marco Gervasio (credited)
Colors
Stefano Intini (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction
Characters
Donald Duck; Rebo, the Supreme Leader and Unquestioned General of Saturn
Synopsis
Donald Duck is startled to encounter Rebo, S.L.U.G.(*) of Saturn.

(*) Supreme Leader and Unquestioned General

Indexer Notes

Per indicia credits page: "Front cover illustration by Marco Gervasio, color by Stefano Intini". Cover scene does not occur in the story it illustrates.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Donald Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luciano Bottaro (silhouette figure of Donald Duck)
Inks
Luciano Bottaro (silhouette figure of Donald Duck)
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
A running figure of Donald Duck (in silhouette); Donald Duck floating heads (in silhouette)
Keywords
character silhouettes; floating heads

Indexer Notes

Light green-toned page picturing many Donald Duck floating heads in silhouette and a full figure of a running Donald Duck also in silhouette at lower left.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck floating heads (in silhouette)
Keywords
character silhouettes; floating heads

Indexer Notes

Light green-toned page picturing many Donald Duck floating heads in silhouette.

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Light green-toned blank page.

Disney Masters Donald Duck: Uncle Scrooge's Money Rocket by Luciano Bottaro (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Donald Duck

Indexer Notes

One Donald Duck floating head in silhouette on page one.

Walt Disney Donald Duck Uncle Scrooge's Money Rocket (Table of Contents: 5)

Donald Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luciano Bottaro
Inks
Luciano Bottaro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Walt Disney's Donald Duck [rounded k]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Rebo's General #1; Rebo's General #2
Synopsis
Rebo's Generals chase Donald with a butterfly net.
Keywords
butterfly net; chase; outer space setting; repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Repurposed from “Uncle Scrooge's Money Rocket Chapter 3” (page 4, panel 3).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Pale blue blank page.

Contents (Table of Contents: 7)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Luciano Bottaro
Inks
Luciano Bottaro
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Donald Duck
Keywords
repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Illustration of Donald Duck is repurposed from "The Return of Rebo Chapter 1" page 36, panel 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Orange blank page.

Uncle Scrooge's Money Rocket Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 9)

Donald Duck / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Luciano Bottaro (credited); Carlo Chendi (credited); Joe Torcivia (credited) (translation and dialogue)
Pencils
Luciano Bottaro (credited)
Inks
Luciano Bottaro (credited)
Colors
Christos Kentrotis (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They say land is the best investment -- because nobody's making any more of it!
Feature Logo
Donald Duck [Crooked Block Letters]
Genre
adventure; humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Gyro Gearloose; Gyro's Helper; The Beagle Boys; Huey; Dewey; Louie; McWindsock (Scrooge's airport attendant); Duckburg cop; various Martian-worshipping citizens of Duckburg; mayor of Duckburg; Goofy (one-panel cameo); various asteroid-inhabiting creatures; Jovian fisherman
Synopsis
To keep his money safe from The Beagle Boys, Scrooge commissions a rocket from Gyro to fly the funds to a presumably-safe storage on the Moon. He recruits easily-persuadable nephew Donald to come along to do the hard, physical work. A curious Huey, Dewey, and Louie follow their uncle and stow-away aboard the rocket. The boys’ added weight causes the rocket to miss the Moon and, before careening out of the solar system, Scrooge jettisons Donald onto an asteroid to lighten the ship – with the promise of picking him up on the return. With the ship under control, Gyro crash-lands on Jupiter.
Reprints
Keywords
abounding oddities; asteroid; crash-landing; inventor; Jupiter; minerals; money; monsters; Moon; outer space setting; rocket; stowaway

Uncle Scrooge's Money Rocket Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 10)

Donald Duck / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Luciano Bottaro (signed); Carlo Chendi (credited); Joe Torcivia (credited) (translation and dialogue)
Pencils
Luciano Bottaro (credited)
Inks
Luciano Bottaro (credited)
Colors
Christos Kentrotis (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uncle Scrooge and Gyro Gearloose decide to store Scrooge's money on the Moon to keep it safe from the ever-present threat of the Beagle Boys.
Feature Logo
Donald Duck [Crooked Block Letters]
Genre
adventure; humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Gyro Gearloose; Gyro's helper; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Rebo, the Supreme Leader and Unquestioned General of Saturn (intro); Rebo's General #1 (intro); Rebo's General #2 (intro); various Jovians; Jovian fisherman; Jovian fisherman's wife; Jovian fishermans two kids; three Jovian scientists; Bug-Eyed Trunkasaur; Rebo's prototype robot soldier
Synopsis
On Jupiter, Scrooge, Gyro, and the boys are met by a friendly group of Jovians. Meanwhile, Donald has been rescued from the asteroid and brought to Jupiter by a Jovian fisherman. As an alien creature, Donald is put under the observation of the Jupiter Animal Ministry and deposited in a Jovian zoo. The boys release Donald from the zoo and return to the Money Rocket, where Donald releases Scrooge’s money in an explosive decompression. To Scrooge’s horror he finds that the Jovians eat metals – especially precious metals. We also meet Rebo, frustrated by many years of failing to conquer Jupiter.
Reprints
Keywords
abounding oddities; asteroid; exploring; first appearance of recurring character(s); inventor; Jupiter; money; Moon; outer space setting; precious metals; rocket; Saturn; zoo

Indexer Notes

This chapter of the story marks the first appearance of Rebo S.L.U.G.(*) of Saturn, Rebo's General #1, Rebo's General #2, and the Jovians, all of whom will appear in a number of future sequels.

(*) Supreme Leader and Unquestioned General

Uncle Scrooge's Money Rocket Chapter 3 (Table of Contents: 11)

Donald Duck / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Luciano Bottaro (credited); Carlo Chendi (credited); Joe Torcivia (credited) (translation and dialogue)
Pencils
Luciano Bottaro (credited)
Inks
Luciano Bottaro (credited)
Colors
Christos Kentrotis (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uncle Scrooge, fearful that his money is unsafe on Earth, rockets it to Jupiter, where ravenous metal-eating denizens have consumed his coins!
Feature Logo
Donald Duck [Crooked Block Letters]
Genre
adventure; humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Gyro Gearloose; Gyro's helper; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Rebo, the Supreme Leader and Unquestioned General of Saturn (intro); Rebo's General #1 (intro); Rebo's General #2 (intro); Rebo's cat (intro); various Jovians
Synopsis
Rebo has ordered his generals to capture the scientific genius from Earth who was responsible for bringing the Money Rocket to Jupiter, with the intent of forcing him to create a vast robot army with which Rebo will at last conquer Jupiter. Instead of Gyro, the generals return with Donald. What could possibly go wrong?
Reprints
Keywords
interplanetary war; inventor; Jupiter; money; outer space setting; robot army; rocket; Saturn; wrong impression

[Donald Meets His Saturnian Match] (Table of Contents: 12)

Donald Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luciano Bottaro (signed)
Inks
Luciano Bottaro (signed)
Colors
Luciano Bottaro (signed)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Rebo, the Supreme Leader and Unquestioned General of Saturn
Synopsis
Illustration of Rebo looming over Donald.
Reprints
  • from Tesori Disney (The Walt Disney Company Italia, 1998 series) #7

The Return of Rebo Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 13)

Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Luciano Bottaro (credited); Carlo Chendi (credited); Jonathan H. Gray (credited as Jonathan Gray) (translation and dialogue)
Pencils
Luciano Bottaro (credited)
Inks
Luciano Bottaro (credited)
Colors
Disney Italia (credited); Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One shiny morning...
Genre
adventure; humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; editor of Ducks Illustrated Magazine; Gladstone Gander; Scrooge's photographer; Rebo, the Supreme Leader and Unquestioned General of Saturn; Rebo's General #1; Rebo's General #2; Rebo's collection of cats
Synopsis
A typical Donald vs. Scrooge vs. Gladstone battle of wits and luck, that would be perfectly at home in a “Donald Duck ten-pager” in Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, is disrupted by the sudden return of Rebo seeking revenge against the duck who destroyed his dreams of conquest. Donald and Scrooge are individually removed from Earth and taken aboard Rebo’s great warship.
Reprints
Keywords
alien costume; magazine sales; outer space setting; photography; publicity stunt; revenge; Saturn; scam; spaceships; toys; UFOs; uncanny luck

Indexer Notes

Bottaro's unique visuals are highlighted by a three-page sequence (pg. 22-25) where Donald and Scrooge exhibit the effects of space flight by assuming various bizarre "squash-and-stretch" forms, and an overall reddish-pinkish tint.

The Return of Rebo Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 14)

Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script
Luciano Bottaro (credited); Carlo Chendi (credited); Jonathan H. Gray (credited as Jonathan Gray) (translation and dialogue)
Pencils
Luciano Bottaro (credited)
Inks
Luciano Bottaro (credited)
Colors
Disney Italia (credited); Digikore Studios (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Unbelievable! Rebo built a toy factory!
Genre
adventure; humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Rebo, the Supreme Leader and Unquestioned General of Saturn; Rebo's General #1; Rebo's General #2; Rebo's collection of cats; various creatures of Jupiter; Jovian fisherman; members of the Jovian High Command; Duckburg cop; judge; editor of Ducks Illustrated Magazine; Gladstone Gander
Synopsis
On Saturn, the Ducks find Rebo has used an Earth toy catalogue to design new war machines to conquer the Jovians. They escape to Jupiter where Donald is revered as the great “Hero of Jupiter” for his inadvertent defeat of Rebo in the previous story. The Jovians use an illusion-caster called the “Virtuoduck” to trick Rebo into piloting his ship into the Sun. With Rebo and his two generals presumed dead, the Jovians return Donald and Scrooge to Earth – where the initial plot with Gladstone resumes. Scrooge is revealed to have stolen the “Virtuoduck” from Jupiter, setting up two more sequels.
Reprints
Keywords
alien costume; court case; illusions; Jupiter; magazine sales; outer space setting; photography; publicity stunt; revenge; Saturn; scam; spaceships; toys; UFOs; uncanny luck

Indexer Notes

Rebo's spaceship is sent hurtling into the Sun, and the Saturnians are vaporized on-panel. But, like all good villains, Rebo's got a few more sequels left in him. Two of those "sequels" appear in Disney Masters Vol. 16.

TV Trickery (Table of Contents: 15)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Luciano Bottaro (credited); Thad Komorowski (credited) (translation and dialogue)
Pencils
Luciano Bottaro (credited)
Inks
Luciano Bottaro (credited)
Colors
Christos Kentrotis (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the top floor of McDuck Tower No. 38, Scrooge McDuck has made a nightly routine of -- watching TV?!
Feature Logo
Uncle Scrooge [Gladstone and beyond]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Witch Hazel; Gyro Gearloose; Gyro's Helper; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Will Woofer (TV game show host); Duckburg beat cop; Beelzebub the Broom; QBC studio guard; OBC program director; Babul Beezmeer (TV magician); gnome; McDuck, Inc. advertising executives; TV cameraman; couple watching TV; passerby
Synopsis
Scrooge nabs Witch Hazel watching his TV for free, from outside his 13th floor window, and makes a deal with the witch that, if she can get herself on TV, Scrooge will provide her with a free TV set. Both Hazel and Scrooge bend the rules, as one would expect them to do.
Reprints
Keywords
advertising; be-careful-what-you-wish-for; magic; television; toothpaste; wager; working-at-cross-purposes

Indexer Notes

Nice Touch: Witch Hazel refers to herself as "...a card-carrying member of Witches' Union Local 839". "Local 839" refers to the Animation Guild - seen often in the "blanket end credits" of the various incarnations of "The Bugs Bunny Show" (1960-on) for decades, and sometimes spoofed in Warner Bros. cartoons.

Luciano Bottaro (Table of Contents: 16)

Disney Masters / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Armando Botto (credited)
Pencils
Paolo Castagno (photo) (credited)
Inks
Paolo Castagno (photo) (credited)
Colors
Paolo Castagno (photo) (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Disney comics have remained hugely popular in Italy since their debut in the 1930s.
Genre
non-fiction; biography
Synopsis
Text biography of Luciano Bottaro, with an overview of his career.
Reprints
Keywords
background information; biography; editorial feature

Indexer Notes

A photo of Luciano Bottaro circa 2006 appears on page one.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)


Indexer Notes

Light green-toned blank page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Donald Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck floating heads (in silhouette)
Keywords
character silhouettes

Indexer Notes

Light green-toned page picturing many Donald Duck floating heads in silhouette.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Donald Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Luciano Bottaro
Inks
Luciano Bottaro
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Uncle Scrooge
Keywords
character silhouettes; repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Gold-toned page picturing many Donald Duck floating heads in silhouette and a full figure silhouette of Uncle Scrooge at lower right taken from “Uncle Scrooge's Money Rocket Chapter 1” - page 12, panel 1. Inside back cover.

Disney Master artist Luciano Bottaro whisks Donald and the gang to outer space! (Table of Contents: 20)

Donald Duck / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
David Gerstein
Pencils
Luciano Bottaro
Inks
Luciano Bottaro
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fantagraphics presents Disney Masters - acclaimed artists from around the world working in the grand Walt Disney Tradition.
Genre
adventure; humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; science fiction
Characters
Donald Duck; Jovian fisherman; various Jovians
Synopsis
The Jovian fisherman gives Donald a ducks-eye view of his home city on Jupiter.
Keywords
city; Jupiter; outer space setting; repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Illustration repurposed from “Uncle Scrooge's Money Rocket Chapter 2” - page 5, panel 3. On back cover.