Disney-comics digest #426.

Harry Fluks H.W.Fluks at research.ptt.nl
Thu Sep 8 11:01:02 CEST 1994

First, some Dutch (Rosa) information:

This month's DONALD DUCK EXTRA (#9) finally prints Don Rosa's "On a Silver
Platter" (for the first time in Holland!), along with a Rota and a Van
Horn story.
Next month's issue will contain Life Of Scrooge #10. I guess they saved
the Lo$ stories till now (the comics sell better in the autumn and winter),
and will publish Lo$ in #10, #11 and #12 (when it will be Christmas).

Then, Don wrote ('?' removed 8-):
> Pat Block never did any work for "Oberon" prior to his Gladstone story

Well, this Dutch story looked very much like his artwork: quite unstable
Ducks (though very good in some panels), and secondary characters that
look a lot like Volker Reiche's in the 70s.

And what did I think of it? Well, the art was a surprise (but is has to grow),
the story was a disappointment. Quite the opposite from "Son of the Sun", 
where the story was a surprise, and the art a disappointment 8-)

Lars Lundheim about Fethry:
> Yes, and the funniest ones are drawn in a style very similar to 
> Al Hubbard. Are these the italian ones, ore are they actually Hubbards work?

They are Hubbard. Per Starback is a big fan of those stories. I myself
prefer the Strobl ones.

> (In Norway in the sixties I believe their codes started with x, xtra or
> extra.)

Correct: they were "extra" stories, produced by the Disney Studios for the
"foreign market". In the 70s, these kind of stories became a code starting
with 'S'. Hubbard, Strobl, Bradbury, and even Romano Scarpa drew "foreign
market" stories in the 60s.

A lot of these stories are currently being indexed in the Disney comics 
Database, thanks to Anders Engwall. The problem is that most stories did
not have a code in the 60s.


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