(October 2006)

Gemstone, 2003 Series
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Price
6.95 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
2006
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gemstone Publishing
Brand
Gemstone Publishing
ISBN
1-888472-41-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781888472417 50695
Editing
John Clark (credited) (editor in chief)

Issue Notes

Indexed with information from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker and from inducks.org.

[Buck-gammon] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paco Rodríguez (credited as Francisco Rodríguez Peinado)
Inks
Paco Rodríguez (credited as Francisco Rodríguez Peinado)
Colors
Susan Daigle-Leach (credited)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Uncle Scrooge adds his personal touch to a game of backgammon.
Keywords
alternative uses; backgammon; doing-something-their-own-way

Uncle Scrooge (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Clark
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This issue features another nice double-dose of late vintage Carl Barks for you Barks aficionados.

Indexer Notes

Creator and editorial credits. Black and white on inside front cover.

House of Haunts (Table of Contents: 2)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks (credited)
Pencils
Carl Barks (credited)
Inks
Carl Barks (credited)
Colors
Susan Daigle-Leach (credited)
Letters
Garé Barks
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For months Uncle Scrooge has spent his nights in his Money Bin!
Feature Logo
Uncle Scrooge Western Logo # 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; The Beagle Boys; professorial warden of Studious Hours Prison; Scrooge's psychologist; bank teller; bank guard; judge (owl)
Synopsis
To keep his money safe from the Beagle Boys, Uncle Scrooge surreptitiously hides the cash in the eerie old castle of The Mad Duke of Duckburg. The Beagles get Scrooge to inadvertently lead them to the cash-filled castle, and then give Scrooge a case of amnesia. When the Beagles find themselves imprisoned by the Mad Duke's gauntlet of booby traps, there's no one to remember that they were ever there.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; booby traps; castle; criminal rehabilitation; money; social commentary

Indexer Notes

Barks' social commentary on criminal rehabilitation. The Beagle Boys are educated in many useful trades while in "Studious Hours Prison" but, upon release, immediately put that knowledge to work to rob Uncle Scrooge. At the end, a judge sentences the Beagle Boys to be "re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-rehabilitated again!"

Gemstone Publishing Presents Your Favorite Disney Comics (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Gemstone Publishing Presents More Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Gemstone Publishing; The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Let Sleeping Bones Lie (Table of Contents: 5)

Junior Woodchucks / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks (credited)
Pencils
Daan Jippes (credited); Carl Barks (layouts)
Inks
Daan Jippes (credited)
Colors
Egmont (credited); Barry Grossman (credited as Barry Englin-Grossman)
Letters
Jon Babcock (credited)
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor for story only, not art, lettering, or coloring)

Job Number
D/D 2003-003
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Junior Woodchucks and General Snozzie, their official hound, are searching the Duckburg badlands for ways to earn merit badges in Paleontology!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huey; Dewey; Louie; General Snozzie (the Official Woodchuck Hound); various other Junior Woodchucks; Uncle Scrooge; The Great J.A.W.B.O.N.E. (Woodchuck leader); members of Uncle Scrooge's construction crew; land office clerk; interior decorators; Colossosaurus (fossilized dinosaur skeleton)
Synopsis
The Junior Woodchucks uncover the skeleton of Colossosaurus, "...the largest creature ever to live". Uncle Scrooge has plans to build a new super highway directly through the site of this historic find. He later has a change of plan, and decides to convert the massive skeleton into a gaudy dinosaur-themed restaurant attraction - complete with crass curtains and a rock band to play in the skull's sinus cavities. Can the Woodchucks and their Official Hound save the fabled fossil from such a fate?
Reprints
Keywords
conflicting ideologies; confrontation; desert setting; dinosaur; environmental awareness; fossil; redrawn story; working-at-cross-purposes

Indexer Notes

This story was originally published in Huey, Dewey, and Louie Junior Woodchucks #8 (1971) with story by Carl Barks and art by John Carey. Years later it was redrawn in a more "Barksian style" by Daan Jippes.

Hive Been Better (Table of Contents: 6)

The Beagle Boys / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Chic Jacob (credited as C. Jacob) (plot); Bob Bartholomew (credited) (original dialogue script); David Gerstein (credited) (translation and American English dialogue)
Pencils
Ignacio Calvet (credited as Ignasi Calvet Esteban)
Inks
Ignacio Calvet (credited as Ignasi Calvet Esteban)
Colors
Kneon Transitt (credited)
Letters
Jon Babcock (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The bee is among Earth's most industrious creatures...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Beagle Boys; TV nature show host; queen bee; swarm of worker bees; various bank employees and customers; two police officers
Synopsis
The Beagle Boys use a queen bee and her swarm of worker bees to pull off a bank robbery.
Reprints
Keywords
bank robbery; bees; best-laid-plans

Gemstone Publishing Presents More DuckTales Before They Were DuckTales by Carl Barks (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Gemstone Publishing; DuckTales / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Dance of the Cuckoos (Table of Contents: 8)

Fethry Duck / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
David Gerstein (credited)
Pencils
César Ferioli (credited)
Inks
José Maria Manrique (credited)
Colors
Egmont (credited); Michael Kraiger (credited)
Letters
Susie Lee (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fethry's new courier job brings him to Uncle Scrooge's clock factory!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Fethry Duck; Uncle Scrooge; Hard Haid Moe (hands and rifle only); Blaire Witch; Edsel (Blaire Witch's ogre servant); innkeeper
Synopsis
Efficiency expert Fethry delivers a cargo of cuckoo clocks for Uncle Scrooge, running afoul of a witch along the way. ...Poor witch.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; courier; cuckoo clocks; doing-something-their-own-way; efficiency expert; impulsiveness; ogre; witch; wreaking havoc

The Terror of Outer Space (Table of Contents: 9)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Stefan Printz-Påhlson (credited); Unn Printz-Påhlson (credited); Don Markstein (credited) (translation and dialogue)
Pencils
Vicar (credited)
Inks
Vicar (credited)
Colors
Egmont (credited); Kneon Transitt (credited)
Letters
Susie Lee (credited)

Job Number
D93507
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have a whale of a time diving through my money like a porpoise!
Feature Logo
Uncle Scrooge [Gladstone and beyond]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Tachyon Farflung (alien thief); Myron (Tachyon Farflung's "trusted partner"); parasite of the living planet; members of Melbarian Space Police
Synopsis
Renowned interstellar criminal and thief, Tachyon Farflung of the planet Melbar, sets his sights on "the single hugest fortune in the universe" - Uncle Scrooge's money.
Reprints
Keywords
alien; crash landing; first appearance of recurring character(s); flying saucer; marooned; monster; outer space setting; robbery; shrinking

Indexer Notes

Story is listed as "The Terror from Outer Space" on the credits page.

First appearance of Tachyon Farflung, who would reappear in Uncle Scrooge (Gemstone, 2003 Series) #360 (December 2006) and #370 (October 2007).

Letters (Table of Contents: 10)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Clark (selection of readers' letters to print)
Letters
typeset

Keywords
letters of comment

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

It Will Give You X-Ray Vision (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Gemstone Publishing; Scoop e-newsletter / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Buck-gammon]
    Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. Uncle Scrooge
  3. 2. House of Haunts
    Uncle Scrooge
  4. 3. Gemstone Publishing Presents Your Favorite Disney Comics
    Gemstone Publishing
  5. 4. Gemstone Publishing Presents More Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
    Gemstone Publishing; The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
  6. 5. Let Sleeping Bones Lie
    Junior Woodchucks
  7. 6. Hive Been Better
    The Beagle Boys
  8. 7. Gemstone Publishing Presents More DuckTales Before They Were DuckTales by Carl Barks
    Gemstone Publishing; DuckTales
  9. 8. Dance of the Cuckoos
    Fethry Duck
  10. 9. The Terror of Outer Space
    Uncle Scrooge
  11. 10. Letters
  12. 11. It Will Give You X-Ray Vision
    Gemstone Publishing; Scoop e-newsletter
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