Disney Comics

Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey

Series II --- Issues 19-30

Why is there a Series I and a Series II for the Gladstone comic books? When our original license expired (Series I), the Walt Disney Company took over publishing the comics themselves, but after three years -- despite help from Gladstone -- Disney threw in the towel and gave the license back, and Series II was born. This is why, when looking at the comics that Disney published and those that Gladstone published, some titles have numerical gaps, time lags or numbers that were repeated. Despite this minor confusion (all of which had an amazing logic!), we feel the Series II books are far superior in printing, color, paper and often in content! Because of problems in the distribution industry, all the standard-sized monthly titles eventually were incorporated into two monthly 64-page, square-bound comics, Uncle Scrooge and Walt Disney's Comics & Stories. Looking back, we feel these are the comic books that reflect the best of Gladstone.

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Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey #19 (September 1993)
Gyro Gearloose gives Donald an edge over his fellow anglers in "Worm Weary" by Carl Barks. Mickey and the Sleuth add a few Sherlockian twists and turns to "The Case of the Wax Dummy" by the Disney Studios.Goofy and Pluto stories round out the issue.

Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey #20 (November 1993)
"Wild About Flowers" by Barks starts off this 64-page giant. Then it's the 44-page "A Very Goofy Midas," a silly spectacular sporting a wealth of sight gags drawn by the talented hand of Jaime Diaz. Four classic Sunday Mickey Mouse strips fill out the issue.

Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey #21 (January 1993)
In "Gladstone's Usual Very Good Year" by Carl Barks, Donald is determined to beat the Gladstone luck in 3 different turkey raffles, even if he has to go broke doing it! Mickey and the Sleuth tackle "The Pea Soup Burglaries," another installment of the Disney Studios' mid-1970s spoofs of Sherlock Holmes.

Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey #22 (March 1994)
The town of Pleasant Valley will never be the same after Donald moves there and starts up a chicken ranch in Carl Barks' "Omelet." Then, "The Great Winks Robbery" wraps up our current run of Disney Studio stories featuring Mickey and the Sleuth. Cover by Michel Nadorp and Romano Scarpa.

Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey #23(May 1994)
Huey, Dewey and Louie have a new pet pigeon, but it's one quirky bird! - in "Rocket Wing Saves the Day," another classic ten pager by Carl Barks. Next, Mickey and Goofy take an Egyptian excursion in part one of "Don't Call Me Tut!," courtesy of the Disney Studios and Jaime Diaz. Cover art by Mau Heymans.

Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey #24 (July 1994)
In "A Descent Interval" by Barks, Donald goes deep-sea diving in search of scientific glory - and in typical Donald fashion, he gets more than he bargained for! Also featured is the second part of "Don't Call Me Tut!," in which Mickey Mouse and Goofy romp through ancient Egypt, courtesy of Jaime Diaz and the Disney studios. The cover is by fan favorite William Van Horn.

Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey #25 (September 1994)
In this 64-page double-size issue, watch the disaster unfold when Donald enters Grandma's color-blind bull and cart in the Duckburg Farmer's Fair contest - in "The Unorthodox Ox" by Barks. In part 3 of "Don't Call Me Tut!," Mickey faces big trouble in building a monument to King Tut when the workers all quit - courtesy of Jaime Diaz and the Disney studios. The final story is the 34-page extravaganza "This Is Your Life Donald Duck" (writer unknown but drawn by Tony Strobl) which goes through Donald's life - from one zany adventure to another!

Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey #26 (November 1994)
Mickey and Donald are vacationing in a far-off land but meet up with the Blot, who has hatched a sinister plot to rule the kingdom - in this edited version of the story that originally appeared in The Phantom Blot 5, April 1966 "The Crown Of Tasbah" (writer unknown but drawn by Paul Murry.)

Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey #27 (January 1994)
Donald gets snookered by Daisy into helping pull taffy to help her club raise money. Disaster is not far behind in "The Daffy Taffy Pull" by Carl Barks. In "The Weather Wizard" by Byron Erickson, Mickey and Minnie investigate strange weather phenomena that seem to originate from the top of a house in their neighborhood!

Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey #28 (March 1995)
In "The Terrible Tourist" by Carl Barks (a retelling of his "Silent Night"), Donald finds that his persistence - in this case, collecting souvenirs - pays off in painful ways! Also, the first installment of the 3-part Mickey and Goofy story, "Goofy King Arthur," from the studios of Disney and Jaime Diaz. Cover by William Van Horn.

Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey #29 (May 1995)
This issue features a never-before-printed cover by Don Rosa, featuring Donald and Mickey! Inside, Donald is doing his best at "Dodging Miss Daisy," a ten-page story from the late '50s by Barks. Spring cleaning is Daisy's goal, and Donald's her man for the job - if she can catch him! Also, part two of the three-part Mickey and Goofy version of the Arthurian legend, "Goofy King Arthur."

Walt Disney's Donald and Mickey #30 (July 1995)
"Gopher Goof-Ups," a 1956 story by Carl Barks, relates another chapter in Donald's pursuit of the horticultural experience. Also, the final chapter of "Goofy King Arthur." Cover by William Van Horn. (FINAL ISSUE OF SERIES)