Cover displays the Mickey Mouse Club logo and symbol.
Captain Spike's use of the word "Ug!" (page 12, panel 6) points to Bob Ogle as having written this story.
Nice subtle touch by Paul Murry: Once Mickey suspects that something is amiss on the whaler, he adopts a droopy-eyed, semi-happy expression when in the presence of Captain Spike or Smite, to keep them believing his ignorance of the situation. This is not touched-upon in the script, but is carried-off exclusively in the art.
Originally produced for the Disney Studio Overseas Comic Book Program.
The lettering here is by Western's Rome Siemon and not Paul Murry, as previously credited. If Murry drew this story for the Disney Studio Overseas Comic Book Program, as noted above, he would have left the balloons blank so that an editor could fill in a very basic gist of what the balloons should communicate in the published language.