(December 1987)

Gladstone, 1986 Series
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Price
0.95 USD; 1.25 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except January and May
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gladstone Publishing, Ltd.
Brand
Gladstone G
Editing
Byron Erickson (credited) (editor-in-chief); John Clark (credited as Leonard John Clark) (associate editor); Geoffrey Blum (credited) (associate editor); Mike McCormick (credited as Michael McCormick) (art director)

[Tuba Gum-Bubble!] (Table of Contents)

Donald Duck; Mickey Mouse / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Daan Jippes (credited)
Inks
Daan Jippes (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Best Selling Comic Book of All Time!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Donald Duck
Synopsis
Donald has filled Mickey's tuba with bubble gum and anxiously awaits the impending big bang, not realizing that, in his position of proximity, he will be covered in gobs of the sticky stuff.
Keywords
anticipation; bubble gum; inattentiveness; pranks; tuba

Comics Comments (Table of Contents: 1)

Comics Comments / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Barks (repurposed Donald Duck figure for logo); Paul Murry (repurposed Mickey Mouse figure for logo)
Inks
Carl Barks (repurposed Donald Duck figure for logo); Paul Murry (repurposed Mickey Mouse figure for logo)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Mickey Mouse; Donald Duck
Keywords
credits; letters of comment; repurposed art

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover. Shares page space with "This Issue's Credits".

Contains letters from Dutch Disney comics creator Freddy Milton and Disney comics fandom figure and GCD contributor Dana Gabbard.

The Briefcase Case (Table of Contents: 2)

Donald Duck / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Daan Jippes (credited); Freddy Milton (credited); Geoffrey Blum (credited) (American English script)
Pencils
Daan Jippes (credited); Freddy Milton (credited)
Inks
Daan Jippes (credited); Freddy Milton (credited)
Colors
Susan Daigle-Leach (credited as Sue Daigle)
Letters
Bill Spicer (credited)

Job Number
H 82053
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mankind falls into two rough groups! The unlucky... and the lucky...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Donald Duck [Carl Barks Dell Comics Logo with rounded k]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Gladstone Gander
Synopsis
Desperately cash-strapped Donald bets Gladstone that can find a glamorous job that would not have him carrying a briefcase like ordinary working folks. He gets a job as a courier... with a briefcase chained to his wrist. Can Donald deliver the briefcase and avoid being seen by a taunting Gladstone while chained to it?
Reprints
Keywords
bad luck; briefcase; embarrassment; good luck; jobs; series of mishaps; taunting

Pop's Dream Scheme (Table of Contents: 3)

Li'l Bad Wolf / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Bradbury (credited)
Inks
Jack Bradbury (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Rome Siemon
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reading over this dream stuff has given me an idea!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Li'l Bad Wolf; Big Bad Wolf [Zeke Wolf]; Three Little Pigs [Practical Pig; Fifer Pig; Fiddler Pig]
Synopsis
Zeke tricks Li'l Wolf into bringing the pigs to his house in the middle of the night in order to help cure the Bad Wolf's nightmares.
Reprints
Keywords
dreams; forest setting; nightmares; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; trickery

[Goofy Sees the Light] (Table of Contents: 4)

Mickey Mouse / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Osborne (credited)
Pencils
Floyd Gottfredson (credited)
Inks
Al Taliaferro (credited)
Colors
Susan Daigle-Leach (credited as Sue Daigle)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Goodness, but I feel bored!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Minnie Mouse; Goofy
Synopsis
Mickey makes a prank call to Goofy, saying "This is the electric light company! Would you mind going down to the corner and seeing if the street light is lit?". Goofy complies and responds as only he could.
Reprints
  • from Mickey Mouse Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1937.05.02.
Keywords
newspaper strip reprint; pranks; telephone

Indexer Notes

Printed in three-tiered format straddling the middle two pages of the centerfold.

[A Slimming Solution] (Table of Contents: 5)

Winnie-the-Pooh / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Ferguson (credited)
Pencils
Richard Moore (credited)
Inks
Larry Mayer (credited)
Colors
Susan Daigle-Leach (credited as Sue Daigle)
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, bother! I seem to have put on a pound or two!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Winnie-the-Pooh
Synopsis
Pooh has a quick solution to his weight problem.
Reprints
  • from Winnie-the-Pooh Sunday (King Features Syndicate) 1982.02.21
Keywords
forest setting; newspaper strip reprint; weight gain

Fishy Warden (Table of Contents: 6)

Gyro Gearloose / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Barks (credited)
Pencils
Carl Barks (credited)
Inks
Carl Barks (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Garé Barks
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're from the governor's office, Gyro! We've come to appoint you special game warden!
Feature Logo
Gyro Gearloose Dell Logo 2
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gyro Gearloose; Gyro's Helper
Synopsis
Newly appointed game warden Gyro is tasked with creating an invention to find out who is stealing salmon from the state salmon grounds.
Reprints
Keywords
frogmen; inventor; salmon

The Golden Touch Episode III (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Carl Fallberg (credited)
Pencils
Paul Murry (credited)
Inks
Paul Murry (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Murry
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While in the distant land of Fharoutistan in search of the legendary Philosopher's Stone... used by an ancient alchemist to turn base metals into gold... Mickey and Goofy are trapped in an old temple by Black Pete and his bandit gang...
Feature Logo
Walt Disney Mickey Mouse
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Mickey Mouse; Goofy; Black Pete
Reprints
Keywords
desert setting; far-off land; gold; Philosopher's Stone

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3.

Cross Talk a Monthly News Column (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Cross Talk / in-house column / 2 pages (report information)

Boning Up (Table of Contents: 9)

Donald Duck / comic story / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Bob Foster (credited)
Pencils
Frank Smith (credited)
Inks
Frank Smith (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Distillation at cryogenic temperature makes use of the difference in the boiling points of...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
Synopsis
A closer look at the reading material of Huey, Dewey, Louie... and Donald.
Reprints
  • from Donald Duck daily (King Features Syndicate) 1983.12.07
Keywords
newspaper strip reprint; reading

Indexer Notes

Lower portion of page.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Tuba Gum-Bubble!]
    Donald Duck; Mickey Mouse
  2. 1. Comics Comments
    Comics Comments
  3. 2. The Briefcase Case
    Donald Duck
  4. 3. Pop's Dream Scheme
    Li'l Bad Wolf
  5. 4. [Goofy Sees the Light]
    Mickey Mouse
  6. 5. [A Slimming Solution]
    Winnie-the-Pooh
  7. 6. Fishy Warden
    Gyro Gearloose
  8. 7. The Golden Touch Episode III
    Mickey Mouse
  9. 8. Cross Talk a Monthly News Column
    Cross Talk
  10. 9. Boning Up
    Donald Duck
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Joe Torcivia