(May 2011)

Boom! Studios, 2009 Series
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Price
3.99 USD
Pages
28
On-sale Date
2011-05-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
KaBOOM!
Brand
kaboom!; 70 Years Walt Disney's Comics
Barcode
844284001663 40311
Editing
Christopher Burns

Issue Notes

http://coa.inducks.org/issue.php?c=us/US++403 Some credits at this link are incorrect. See notes for "The Pelican Thief".

The Pelican Thief (Table of Contents)

Uncle Scrooge / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marco Rota (credited)
Inks
Marco Rota (credited)
Colors
Jake Myler (credited)
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Huey (red); Louie (green); pelicans
Synopsis
On a dark and misty beach, Scrooge chases a pelican making-off with a beak-full of his money.
Keywords
beach; night; panic; pelican; robbery

Indexer Notes

Displays "70 Years Walt Disney's Comics" special logo.

[Credits and indicia] (Table of Contents: 1)

Uncle Scrooge / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michel Nadorp
Inks
Michel Nadorp
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; logo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge #403
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie; The Beagle Boys

Indexer Notes

Story titles and creator credits for the issue. Credits are incomplete.

The Pelican Thief (Table of Contents: 2)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Romano Scarpa (credited) (original story); Joe Torcivia (translation and dialogue)
Pencils
Romano Scarpa (credited)
Inks
Giorgio Cavazzano (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
David Gerstein (credited)
Editing
David Gerstein (editor of translation and dialogue for this story)

Job Number
S 6141
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yahoo! My spirits are soaring!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; TV host; Susan Boil (TV singer); Mr. Whatzit aka The Identity Thief (in the guise of US Treasury Department's "Alvin Greenspin") Huey; Dewey; Louie; The Beagle Boys; Tex Aviary (TV bird act trainer); Coast Guard crew
Synopsis
Impersonating a government official, The Identity Thief worms his way into Scrooge's confidence paving the way for the Beagle Boys (posing as reformed government contractors) to make alterations to Scrooge’s Money Bin – so that the obedient pelicans of captured TV bird trainer “Tex Aviary” can systematically carry-out the coinage to the crook’s ship in their deep-and-oversized beaks.
Keywords
alternative uses; battle of wits; disguises; government programs; imposters; Money Bin; pelicans; political and pop-culture satire; robbery; ship; the economy; TV personalities

Indexer Notes

All credits relating to translation / American English dialogue script for “The Pelican Thief” were omitted from this issue’s credits page. They are added/corrected as part of this index. Each individual story’s coloring credits were also omitted.

The story’s title, and all incidental character names (as well as their various aliases) were the product of the uncredited translation / American English dialogue provider, under the supervision of the individual credited here as the de facto translation and dialogue editor.

“Tex Aviary” is a riff on animation legend Tex Avery and a bird-pun. Susan Boil (TV singer) = Susan Boyle. "Alvin Greenspin" = Alan Greenspan, former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve. “Jay Chinno” = former large-chinned late-night TV host Jay Leno. “Pierre Car-Dewey” = a Duck Nephew’s riff on designer Pierre Cardin.

The lone exception to this is “J. Edgar Rover” = J. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which was a nod to prolific Disney comic book writer Vic Lockman, who used the name in The Beagle Boys (Western, 1964 series) #7 August 1967.

In the original version of this story, the character known as “The Identity Thief” had a nondescript name, and was just a villain who used disguises. The concept of making him “The Identity Thief” – a villain with so many creative aliases that he no longer remembers who he once was – as well his many and various named-aliases, was also the product of the translator / American English dialogue provider.

Scrappy Mettle (Table of Contents: 3)

Uncle Scrooge / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Daan Jippes (credited)
Pencils
Daan Jippes (credited)
Inks
Daan Jippes (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
David Gerstein (credited)

Job Number
D 2007-240
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wak! An ad flier for rabbit hunting in Whitehorse... in the Klondike! A town I put on the map practically all by myself!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Uncle Scrooge; Miss Quackfaster; various citizens of Whitehorse; bear
Synopsis
Scrooge returns to Whitehorse in an effort to recapture his youth, only to find everything's gone "soft 'n' civilized" - even the bears.
Reprints
  • from Anders And & Co. (Egmont) #2008-41
Keywords
bear; civilization; disappointment; feeling old; gold rush; Whitehorse

Indexer Notes

Coloring credit omitted from this issue’s credits page.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Pelican Thief
    Uncle Scrooge
  2. 1. [Credits and indicia]
    Uncle Scrooge
  3. 2. The Pelican Thief
    Uncle Scrooge
  4. 3. Scrappy Mettle
    Uncle Scrooge
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Joe Torcivia
  • Gregory Fischer