Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #v38#12 / 456 [Gold Key]
(September 1978)

Western, 1962 Series
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Volume
38
Price
0.35 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Barcode
0335009001109
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
90011-809
Editing
Del Connell (editor); Larry Mayer (art director)

[Golf Ball in the Side Pocket] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
The boys play their own style of "miniature golf" on Donald's pool table.
Keywords
alternative uses; golf; pool table

Lost Frontier (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Carl Barks
Pencils
Carl Barks
Inks
Carl Barks
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Garé Barks
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look out, Captain Gadabout! That snowman will get you!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Donald Duck ["Walt Disney" in cursive]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Captain Gadabout; mesa-dwelling cavemen
Synopsis
On a remote high mesa, Donald and the nephews discover cavemen.
Reprints
Keywords
cavemen; exploring; mesa

Conscience Mission (Table of Contents: 2)

Li'l Bad Wolf / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Bill Wright
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Wright

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wh-who's there so early in the morning?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Jiminy Cricket; Li'l Bad Wolf; Zeke Wolf
Synopsis
Li'l Wolf appeals to Jiminy Cricket to be a conscience to his big, bad pop! It works, but only to a small and unexpected degree.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; conscience; forest setting

Figaro's Deal (Table of Contents: 3)

Minnie Mouse / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Bradbury
Inks
Jack Bradbury
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"You should see how nicely my garden is growing," said Minnie Mouse proudly.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Minnie Mouse; Clarabelle Cow; Grandma Duck; Mickey Mouse; Figaro; seven other cats
Synopsis
Minnie makes a deal with her pet cat Figaro that, if the cat keeps Minnie's strawberries safe from birds until her garden party, she will supply Figaro with plenty of cream. Figaro enlists the help of seven more cats to assist, forcing Minnie to come up with more payment-cream than she expected.
Reprints
Keywords
cats; cream; deal; garden party; getting-more-than-you-bargained-for; strawberries

Mickey Mouse and the Last Minute Mutiny (Table of Contents: 4)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Fallberg
Pencils
Paul Murry
Inks
Paul Murry
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Paul Murry
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And I hereby take possession in thuh name of Their Royal Highnesses, Thuh King and Queen of...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse [Paul Murry Dell Comics logo - two tiered]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Goofy; Mickey Mouse; mayor; contest judge; Black Pete; Matey
Synopsis
Goofy hopes to win first prize of fifteen hundred dollars in a contest where homemade ships recreate the landing of Spanish explorers 500 years ago. Black Pete and his henchman, Matey, try to cheat their way to a win with a live cannon and a hidden outboard motor.
Reprints
Keywords
art or lettering modification or omission; cheating; contest; historical recreation; sailing; sea or island setting; ships

Indexer Notes

As Black Pete's crimes go, cheating to win $1,500 in a sailing contest is not huge but, keeping in character, he *did* fire a live cannon at Goofy and Mickey's ship.

As was Disney and/or Western's practice at the time, Black Pete is renamed simply "Pete", with Paul Murry's original lettering modified to accommodate the change in several places.

In the original printing, Pete entered the contest under the name of "Sir Peter Black". In this edited reprint, his alias was just "Sir Peter".

Popeye's Back! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Gold Key Comics; Popeye / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Small Fry Flyers (Table of Contents: 6)

Chip 'n' Dale / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Cliff Voorhees
Inks
Bill Wright
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Wright

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ouch! I tailgated by airplane!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Chip 'n' Dale
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Chip; Dale; Dewey Duck; Huey Duck
Synopsis
Chip and Dale take a joy ride in a rubber-band wind-up model plane, only to find they can't steer it.
Reprints
Keywords
chipmunks; model plane; quest for excitement

Indexer Notes

Only two of Donald Duck's three nephews appear in this story - Huey (red cap) and Dewey (blue cap).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Golf Ball in the Side Pocket]
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. Lost Frontier
    Donald Duck
  3. 2. Conscience Mission
    Li'l Bad Wolf
  4. 3. Figaro's Deal
    Minnie Mouse
  5. 4. Mickey Mouse and the Last Minute Mutiny
    Mickey Mouse
  6. 5. Popeye's Back!
    Gold Key Comics; Popeye
  7. 6. Small Fry Flyers
    Chip 'n' Dale
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jim Van Dore