(August 1981)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1981-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Whitman W [with Face]
Editing
Del Connell (editor); Larry Mayer (art director)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 90037-108. Date calculated from code number.

All reprint issue. Cover and comic contents are all reprint.

First issue of the Whitman series to run no advertising on its 32 interior pages. Beginning with this issue, all advertising is restricted to Whitman Comics house ads only, and is limited to the inside front, inside back, and back covers. All future issues, to the end of the Whitman run in 1984, will have 32 interior pages of comics or comics-related text material.

The Lost Peg Leg Mine (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Larry Mayer
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Uncle Scrooge
Synopsis
Donald shines a flashlight on two saddlebags of gold in The Lost Peg Leg Mine.
Reprints
Keywords
exploring; flashlight; lantern; lost mine; mining

Indexer Notes

Cover illustrates the issue's lead story.

Doctor Solar Man of the Atom (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Doctor Solar Man of the Atom / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Donald Duck and the Lost Peg Leg Mine (Table of Contents: 2)

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
Gee, Unca Donald! Wasn't that a swell movie?
Feature Logo
Walt Disney's Donald Duck [rounded k]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Uncle Scrooge; hypnotist; pack rats
Synopsis
A movie, followed by a session of hypnosis, causes Scrooge to recall the path to a lost gold mine. Once there, the Ducks have problems with nugget-trading pack rats.
Reprints
Keywords
desert setting; dynamite; exploring; ghostly legend; hypnosis; lost mine; mining; movie; pack rats; snakes

Indexer Notes

This story predates the cover drawn to illustrate it by over a dozen years. Spring 1957 and fall 1970, respectively. Both are reprints to this 1981 issue.

Scientific Lifesaving (Table of Contents: 3)

Goofy [Disney Character] / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Kay Wright
Inks
Kay Wright
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is it... A fish or a mermaid? Ha! Ha!
Feature Logo
Goofy [Western Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Goofy; various beachgoers; non-imperiled swimmer; imperiled swimmer; school of fish; fishermen
Synopsis
Lifeguard Goofy applies his own peculiar methods and approach to lifesaving. ...Everybody, clear the beach!
Reprints
Keywords
beach; best of intentions; doing-something-their-own-way; ineptness; lifeguard; series of mishaps

[Smoke Writer in the Sky] (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Our Unca Donald is the best smoke-writer Duckburg ever saw!
Feature Logo
Walt Disney's Donald Duck [rounded k]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; Uncle Scrooge; crowd of jeering onlookers; postman
Synopsis
Running for public office, Scrooge hires skywriter Donald to draw attention to his otherwise lackluster campaign. Donald succeeds in "drawing attention" - but of the wrong kind!
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; campaigning for office; dissatisfied customer; skywriting; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

One of the stories referred to collectively as "The Brittle Mastery of Donald Duck", a series of stories by Carl Barks where Donald is the-best-there-is at something... until he's not, usually involving some disaster.

Vacation at Grandma's (Table of Contents: 5)

Huey, Dewey and Louie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony Strobl
Inks
Tony Strobl
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Tony Strobl
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gangway!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Huey; Dewey; Louie; Grandma Duck
Synopsis
Grandma Duck has planned a treasure hunt for the vacationing Huey, Dewey, and Louie, leading to a prize for the kids but with an extra added advantage for herself.
Reprints
Keywords
county fair; farm; treasure hunt; vacation

Daffy Duck (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Daffy Duck / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Meet your favorite comic characters and enjoy exciting adventure in... Whitman Comics. (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Lost Peg Leg Mine
    Donald Duck
  2. 1. Doctor Solar Man of the Atom
    Whitman Comics; Doctor Solar Man of the Atom
  3. 2. Donald Duck and the Lost Peg Leg Mine
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Scientific Lifesaving
    Goofy [Disney Character]
  5. 4. [Smoke Writer in the Sky]
    Donald Duck
  6. 5. Vacation at Grandma's
    Huey, Dewey and Louie
  7. 6. Daffy Duck
    Whitman Comics; Daffy Duck
  8. 7. Meet your favorite comic characters and enjoy exciting adventure in... Whitman Comics.
    Whitman Comics
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