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Walt Disney's Comics Penny Pincher

Series II --- Issues 1-4

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 Comics Penny Pincher #1 (May 1997)
Donald and Neighbor Jones come to blows over a can of putty than each thinks the other borrowed - in Carl Barks' "The Purloined Putty." In "Neighborly Feud", by the Egmont Group, Donald is determined to borrow Neighbor Jones' lawn-mower - and the fun begins! $4.00

Walt Disney's Comics Penny Pincher #2 (June 1997)
This Neighbor Jones extravaganza starts out with "Good Deeds" by Carl Barks, where 'no good deed goes unpunished!' The main feature is Barks' "Feud and Far Between", where Donald's curiosity about the identity of his new neighbor is driving him crazy! Two other gags by Vic Lockman and a special Bruce Hamilton interview about the infamous Mr. Jones, round out the issue.

Walt Disney's Comics Penny Pincher #3 (July 1997)
In "Unfriendly Enemies," by Carl Barks, Donald and Jones are at it again, but this time the boys come up with several strategies to end the escalating battle. In "Duel Personalities" by William Van Horn, Donald and Jones try a new stategy - ignoring each other! (How long do you think THAT will last!?)

Walt Disney's Comics Penny Pincher #4 (August 1997)
Donald and the boys look to win the contest in Carl Barks' "Success Test," until Gladstone Gander shows up! In William Van Horn's "Sound Deal," Donald is about to be fired unless he sells a bag of bugles by 5:00 PM! Three other 1-page gags by Van Horn round out the issue. (FINAL ISSUE OF SERIES)