Disney-comics digest #459.
9475609 at arran.sms.edinburgh.ac.uk
Wed Oct 12 14:37:44 CET 1994
Hello again, folks.
First, as of last notification, "Horsing Around with History"
is supposed to get its American publication in USA #33. Or so John
Clark told me.
> That sounds like the previously discussed "This is Your Life, Donald
> Duck" to me. Although I don't remember seeing any Grandpa, Donald spent
> his childhood years on Grandma's farm in that story.
And why with Grandma, and not his actual parents? I hate to
break this to all of you (especially you, Don), but when indexing
WDC&S for 1947-1950 for Harry last summer, I discovered something
very shocking in the first few years of Taliaferro's Grandma strips.
Grandma consistently refers to Donald as her son! I don't know how
this is going to affect anything (especially as AT created Grandma).
And according to those rather bad Grandma stories of early-'50s
WDC&S, Grandma's (apparently deceased) husband was named Humperdink.
Consistently. Did you go with that, Don? I have not seen
the Duck Family Tree (indeed, I have no idea when or if Gladstone
plans to publish it) and I don't know what name you gave him. All I
remember now is that Grandma was originally a Coot. (Well, not that
she isn't, now... ;-)
> And thanks for all the French names. Pity I didn't have them a week ago.
> Now you'll have to wait for them to show up in the Names list.
Did I mention, Fredrik, that in French Sylvester Shyster is
named Chicaneau? (from "chicanery", I guess) Seems like old Shyster
gets some really good foreign names (in German, "Baldwin
Beutelschneider" is particularly inspired).
Has WDC&S #594 come out? Last week the Edinburgh comic shop
got in US #'289. They told me that the week before they had
gotten DDA #29, so were quite mixed up as to why there was a US, not
a WDC&S, this week. Does anyone have WDC&S #594? Were the release
weeks for WDC&S and US switched this time?
BTW, WDC&S #595 will apparently have Van Horn's Xmas story in
it. The one we have called "Fight on Bonebreaker Mountain" should
then be "Deck Us All," according to a press release. "The Better
Life" (the one that's apparently in #594) is what we have called
"Strike in the House." And we have the title right on "The Terror of
Duckburg," which is apparently going to be in #596 according to John
Well, I'm off for now. But, of course, I'll be back.
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