Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #586 (August 1993)
Gladstone, hitting a bit of seeming bad luck, tries to swindle Donald to prove he's still the luckiest duck - in Barks' "Raffle Reversal." Mickey and friends take over running a ranch in part one of Gottfredson's "The Lair of Wolf Barker."
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #587 (October 1993)
Donald is determined to rest and relax, no matter what, in William Van Horns's "Out of Harmony's Way." Mickey and his friends conclude their western adventure in the second chapter of "The Lair of Wolf Barker," with art by Floyd Gottfredson and Al Taliaferro.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #588 (December 1993)
William Van Horns's cover depicts his own "Spotless Don," which sends Donald to the cleaners in the tradition of Carl Barks' "mastery" stories. Then, in part one of a classic 1944 adventure by Floyd Gottfredson, Mickey Mouse finds himself in "The World of Tomorrow."
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #589 (February 1994)
The art of Ben Verhagen returns to the pages of Gladstone in "Bugged by Humbuggery," in which Donald must deal with a plague of pests and an unscrupulous exterminator! Also, Mickey Mouse in "The World of Tomorrow" by Bill Walsh and Floyd Gottfredson continues. Cover by Michel Nadorp.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #590 (April 1994)
Danish artist and Barks scholar Daan Jippes returns with "High Flying Picnic," in which Donald's attempts to woo Daisy get filled with hot air. Then, Mickey Mouse takes action to save "The World of Tomorrow," in the conclusion to this 1944 Gottfredson adventure.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #591 (June 1994)
Magic De Spell is at it again - trying to open a magic box that might help her get Uncle Scrooge's number one dime. A whistling flea, Donald, and the nephews figure into her plot in "Magicas's Missin' Magic" by William Van Horn. In "Mickey Mouse and Hoppy the Kangaroo - Part One," Mickey and Minnie receive a pet kangaroo from their Uncle Mortimer. "Hoppy" has a penchant for eating soap and destroying mirrors but shows a talent for boxing. Story by Ted Osborne, penciled by Floyd Gottfredson
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #592 (August 1994)
William Van Horn delivers another fine-feathered tale in "Cluck of the Draw," in which Donald attempts to change his abysmal luck by winning a lottery - any lottery! Then, can Mickey and Hoppy overcome Pete and his gorilla to win the charity boxing match? Find out in the conclusion to Floyd Gottfredson's 1930s Mickey Mouse adventure, "Hoppy the Kangaroo." The cover is by Russell Schroeder. $4.00
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #593 (October 1994)
William Van Horn starts this issue off with his 10-page tale of unwanted visitors to the Duck household, "It's All Relative." Then, Mickey and Minnie are off to Europe for a course in political intrigue as we present the first installment of "The Monarch of Medioka," a 1930s serial by the mouse master, Floyd Gottfredson. This issue features a new cover by William Van Horn.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #594 (December 1994)
The inimitable William Van Horn serves up "The Better Life" in which Donald's list of Autumn chores prompts Huey, Dewey and Louie to go on strike for better working conditions. Then, Mickey finds himself embroiled in foreign intrigue in part two of "The Monarch of Medioka," a 1930s adventure by Floyd Gottfredson. Cover by Russell Schroeder.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #595 (February 1995)
It's Donald and the nephews vs Neighbor Jones in the quest to find the perfect Christmas tree - in William Van Horn's "Deck Us All." In Gottfredson's "The Monarch of Medioka," part three, Mickey makes progress learning how to act like a king but is faced with a bankrupt treasury and a tax revolt.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #596 (April 1995)
William Van Horn shines again with his ten-pager, "The Terror of Duckburg," a New Years tale in which Donald's resolve to keep his resolution literally goes to his head, with pandemonium the result! Also featured is the fourth installment of Floyd Gottfredson's Mickey Mouse epic of foreign intrigue, "The Monarch of Medioka." Cover by Russell Schroeder.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #597 (June 1995)
A change of seasons is in the air and Donald is ready for "The Rite of Spring" - spring cleaning! But Huey, Dewey and Louie have their sights set on showbiz, not soaping and scrubbing. The ensuing fracas is William Van Horn at his zany best! Then, Mickey is ready to doff his crown in part five of the seven-part "Monarch of Medioka," reprinting the 1930s daily strip adventure by Gottfedson.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #598 (August 1995)
William Van Horn's "Meteor Madness" has Donald and nephews out on a prospecting adventure - to win the $5,000 prize for bringing back the largest meteor fragment. In part six of the seven-part "Monarch of Medioka," by Gottfedson, the plot thickens as the evil Duke threatens Mickey's life.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #599 (October 1995)
Donald's sleeping on guard duty is driving Uncle Scrooge crazy but sleep is exactly what is needed to save Scrooge's fantasticatillians in William Van Horn's "Yawn Patrol." In Gottfredson's final installment of "The Monarch of Medioka," Mickey and Minnie take things into their own hands in order to save themselves and the kingdom.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #600 (December 1995)
A collector special featuring the first stories by Carl Barks, Don Rosa and William Van Horn! Leading off is Barks' "The Rabbit's Foot", where Donald tries to prove that the Huey, Dewey and Louie's lucky rabbit's foot is a bunch of hooey! In "The Do-Gooder's League," by Daan Jippes and Byron Erickson's, Donald learns his lesson from the nephews....or does he? It's Donald vs the nephews and their Junior Woodchucks manual in identifying the fantastic animals of the black forest - in Rosa's "Mythological Menagerie." William Van Horn concludes the issue with "Heavy Duty," which pits Donald against all the heavyweights in Duckburg. Also, included is a 2-page spread of Rosa's Donald Duck Family Tree. A must-have issue!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #601 (February 1996)
Gladstone's first Comics and Stories issue in Prestige Format. (Square bound. Quality paper. Heavy covers. 64 pages). Leading off is Don Rosa's "Treasury of Croesus - part one," in which Scrooge, Donald and the nephews embark on a globetrotting adventure to unlock the lost treasure of Croesus. The first installment of Floyd Gottfredson's memorable "Blaggard Castle" features Mickey and Horace, who are kidnapped by the infamous professors Ecks and Doublex. William Van Horn concludes the issue with "Dupe in the Deep" featuring Donald and his adventures as a fish inspector. Also included in this issue are "The Sword in the Stone", "Li'l Bad Wolf", and special articles on Don Rosa, Scooge McDuck, Mickey Mouse Magazine #1, and Mickey Mouse as a movie star.
$12.00 Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #602 (April 1996)
Don Rosa's "Treasury of Croesus - part two," continues the adventure - which is complicated by the likes of the villainous Professor Pigayam, who is also after the treasure. Donald gets hired as a security guard and faces the Beagle Boys in Fred Milton's "The Clock Watcher." In Gottfredson's second installment of "Blaggard Castle," Minnie and Clarabelle search for Mickey and Horace, who are being subjected to evil experiments by the professors Ecks and Doublex. In "Woes Garden" by William Van Horn, the issue concludes with Donald and the boys leaving the city to 'get away from it all'. However, life in the country is not what it's cracked up to be. Many other extras in this issue! (Very limited)
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #603 (June 1996)
This third book in Prestige Format leads with "Say Uncle," an 11-page story by William Van Horn featuring the return of Donald Duck's gluttonous relative, Uncle Rumpus. Mickey and the gang battle the evil professors in the final chapter of Gottfredson's "Blaggard Castle." A surprising conclusion awaits the reader in Don Rosa's epic "Treasury of Croesus. More fascinating articles and Disney fun round out this issue.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #604 (August 1996)
An aspiring writer, Donald looks for inspiration in the Duckburg caverns in William Van Horns "From Wince We Came." In part one of Don Rosa's "The Universal Solvent", Gyro invents a substance that will eat through almost anything and Scrooge starts using it without realizing the awful implications! Li'l Bad Wolf, Bucky Bug and Rumplewatt the Giant star in other stories.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #605 (October 1996)
When a baby elephant follows the nephews home, Donald and the boys hatch an elaborate scheme to get it back to the circus to claim a reward in "Pachyderm Up Your Troubles" by William Van Horn. "Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot - part one" by Floyd Gottfredson has Mickey trying to catch as well as escape from the nefarious Blot. In "High-Tech Havoc" by Daan Yippes, Donald's taking a job as a technical repairman results in ......well, you can imagine! When Gyro tries to create the perfect Duckburg with his inventions, he realizes he has created a "Monsterville". Story and Art by Carl Barks. In part two of Don Rosa's "The Universal Solvent," Scrooge, Donald, and the nephews try to stop the runaway solvent from destroying earth!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #606 (December 1996)
In William Van Horn's "Winging It," trail guide Donald offers his services to a notorious bankrobber rather than the butterfly buff he was expecting. Mickey barely escapes with his life in part two of "Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot" by Floyd Gottfredson. Donald and the boys each learn their lesson in Carl Barks' "Traveling Truants." In the conclusion of Don Rosa's "The Universal Solvent," Scrooge, Donald and the nephews can do nothing to stop a volcano from erupting in Duckburg..........who and what can save the day?
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #607 (January 1997)
The Junior Woodchucks plan to raise funds by gathering maple sugar in Carl Barks' "Maple Sugar Time." Unfortunately, everyone has the same idea, including some very unsavory characters. The Blot is finally unmasked in the hair-raising conclusion of "Mickey Mouse Outwits the Phantom Blot" by Floyd Gottfredson. In Don Rosa's first installment of "The Once and Future Duck", Donald is the guinea pig for Gyro's time-travel attempts. $8.00
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #608 (February 1997)
In William Van Horn's "Sleepless in Duckburg," Donald tries everything to cure his insomnia. In "Plastic Mickey" by Michael Gilbert, Mickey and Minnie try to recover the rubberizer formula stolen by the infamous Red Bat before he hatches his evil plans. The classic Barks story, "Christmas on Bear Mountain," has Donald and the nephews bemoaning their financial situation just before Christmas. Uncle Scrooge invites them to use his mountain cabin and enjoy a festive Christimas.....but there's a catch! In Don Rosa's second installment of "The Once and Future Duck", Donald, Gyro and the nephews are transported back in time by accident and don't know how to get back! (Very limited)
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #609 (March 1997)
In "T.V. Stakes" by William Van Horn, Donald tries out for a television reporter position - but he has to 'out-scoop' his competition in order to get the job. Next, Donald's bragging about being the greatest trapper that ever lived irks the nephews who want to teach him a lesson. "The Mighty Trapper" is Barksian humor at its best! The conclusion to Don Rosa's "The Once and Future Duck", pits Donald versus a band of barbarians who are about to do away with the nephews!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #610 (March 1997)
When a lunatic pays Donald $5.00 for him to take away a trunk, he and the nephews do their best to open it - in "Treasures Untold" by William Van Horn. In "The Mail Pilot - part one" by Floyd Gottfredson, Mickey decides on a 'safe' career for Minnie's sake - that of a pilot. Rounding out the issue is Don Rosa's "A Matter of Some Gravity" in which Magica De Spell steals Scrooge's Number One dime by putting Scrooge and Donald under a powerful spell with her new magic wand.
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #611 (April 1997)
In "Romance at a Glance " by William Van Horn, Donald isn't too keen on Daisy's male beauty contest idea until he finds out that the winner gets a date with a stunning movie star!. In "The Mail Pilot - part two " by Floyd Gottfredson, Mickey learns to fly, but all the mail planes are vanishing from sight!. Daisy gets mad at Donald and throws his love letters, pictures, and him out the door - in Barks' "Donald's love letters." Magica De Spell is at it again and spirits Scrooge's number one dime away right in front of his eyes, in Don Rosa's "On a Silver Platter."
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #612 (May 1997)
In "The Sod Couple" by William Van Horn, Donald and Neighbor Jones are at it again - this time in a war of landscaping. In "The Mail Pilot - part three" by Floyd Gottfredson, Mickey discovers where all the planes and pilots have vanished to - but now he's in the same boat! Mickey and Goofy's plans for a relaxing fishing trip turn into a mountain top adventure in Paul Murry's "Mystery of Diamond Mountain ." Donald, while helping to clean Uncle Scrooge's storage rooms, accidentally trips on Gyro's miniaturizing machine and shrinks himself and Scrooge - in Don Rosa's "The Incredible Shrinking Tightwad."
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #613 (June 1997)
Donald is broke as usual and the house is falling apart so he thinks winning the lottery is the answer. The nephews trick Donald into believing he won 475th prize in "Another Vine Mess" by William Van Horn. In "Ninety Day Wonder" by Jack Bradbury, Goofy hits his head and thinks he's his Uncle Jeremiah, boxer extraordinaire! While Donald and Scrooge are shrinking, the Beagle Boys decide to shrink the money bin and steal it, in part 2 of Don Rosa's "The Incredible Shrinking Tightwad."
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #614 (July 1997)
In "Airheads" by William Van Horn, Donald joins the nephews in preparing for the Duckburg 'anything goes' model airplane contest. But what chance do they have against Woimly Filcher and his jet plane? Author Mickey Mouse vows to end writing any more Phantom Bob books and the Blot is NOT happy about it at all, in "The Return of Phantom Bob" by Floyd Gottfredson. In Don Rosa's "Attack of the Hideous Space Varmints - Part One.," Scrooge tries to find riches in the core of meteors, but discovers mysterious alien technology instead!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #615 (August 1997)
Donald and neighbor Jones battle it out over some mosquitoes in "Backyard Battlers" by Fred Milton. In "The Great Safe Mystery" by Dick Moores, Goofy's safe disappears his first day as a detective! In Don Rosa's "Attack of the Hideous Space Varmints - Part Two.," Scrooge's money bin is hijacked into space and he, Donald and the boys rush to find it among the asteroids!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #616 (September 1997)
In "Catch of the Day" by William Van Horn, Donald wins $10,000 in a contest but only IF he can go a whole week without losing his temper more than two times. Next, Mickey tries to help his friend to practice good habits with his new book of rhymes but gets in BIG trouble with parents in. "Mickey Mouse Against the World" by David Gerstein. In Don Rosa's "Attack of the Hideous Space Varmints - Part Three," Scrooge and all meet up with the "aliens" and get more adventure than they bargained for!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #617 (October 1997)
When raccoons and crows disturb Donald's leisure time in the back yard, he decides to take drastic measures - in "Tree's a Crowd " by William Van Horn. In "The Cavern in the Shifting Sands" by David Gerstein, Mickey and Minnie's vacation to Colorado turns into a dangerous discovery, with Pete and Squinch trying to do them in! Another 'cave' story, "Cave of the Winds", by Carl Barks, pits Gyro and Uncle Scrooge against the terrible Beagle Boys in the fight for Scrooge's vast wealth. Donald disassembles his car for its annual refurbishing and, while he goes to fix one part, all the other parts disappear - in Don Rosa's "Recalled Wreck!"
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #618 (November 1997)
In "Thievery Afoot" by Carl Barks, Donald matches wits with a thieving creature who leaves a replacement item in exchange for the one he steals. Egmont delivers a hilarious "L'il Bad Wolf" tale in which Zeke Wolf nabs a piggy more than his match! In Don Rosa's "Making the Grade," Donald plans to go sailing with Daisy without the nephews and they are NOT happy about it!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #619 (December 1997)
When Donald competes with the nephews for the best ant farm project, you know he's in big trouble - in "Queen of the Ant Farm" by Pat and Shelly Block. In "Copious Quantities of Cod Liver Oil" by Fred Milton and Daan Jippes, Donald thinks Gladstone's luck has deserted him and tries to take advantage of it! This issue also boasts two Mickey Mouse adventures. In the first story, "A Useful Book" by Per Hedman, Mickey and Goofy face an unknown entity in the haunted house of Count Basketville. In the second story, "Idol of Moaning Island - Part 1" by Carl Fallberg and Paul Murry, an unusual statue is stolen from under watchman Goofy's nose and, covered with shame, he runs away - but Mickey finds him and a whole lot more!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #620 (January 1998)
In "Caught in the Cold Rush" by John Lustig and William Van Horn, Donald creates havoc in Duckburg after getting a snow-removal invention from Gyro Gearloose. In "Idol of Moaning Island - Part 2 " by Carl Fallberg and Paul Murry, Mickey and Goofy get captured by Black Pete and his villainous crew but meet up with the mysterious stolen statue. In Don Rosa's "Oolated Luck," it's Donald vs Gladstone in a contest to win a South Seas cruise - and the nephews rig it so Donald wins! (or does he?)
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #621 (February 1998)
With the nephews gone to Grandma Duck's, the house is quiet - too quiet for Donald - but not for long - in "Room and Bored" by William Van Horn. In the second story, "Idol of Moaning Island - Part 3" by Paul Murry, Mickey and Goofy discover Black Pete's nefarious scheme, but run afoul of the local natives when they touch the mysterious statue! Don Rosa took an unfinished Carl Barks story and completed it in the late 1980s. In "Pied Piper of Duckburg," Scrooge hires Gyro to find a way to rid his money bin of rats - but Gyro's invention has unpredictable results!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #622 (March 1998)
In "Secret of the Ancient Incas - Part 1" by Paul Murry, Mickey and Goofy are off to Peru for a treasure-hunting adventure, unaware that sinister enemies are trailing them! In "Mixed-Up Mixer" by Carl Barks, Gyro creates a machine to save Grandma's farm from flooding but Grandma has her own ideas about saving the day! In Don Rosa's "An Eye For Detail," Scrooge tries to profit from Donald's ability to see minute details. Can disaster be far behind?
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #623 (April 1998)
Mickey, Goofy and their Peruvian friend scale the Andes and find a hidden valley in "Secret of the Ancient Incas - Part 2 " by Paul Murry. In the next story, "New Year's Resolution" by Carl Barks, the nephews vow not to be late for school and Donald vows not to lose his temper - impossible?? In Don Rosa's "Money Pit," Donald tries to outsmart Uncle Scrooge - with catastrophic results! (limited)
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #624 (May 1998)
In "Their Loaded Forbear" by William Van Horn, Donald and the nephews try to find pinecones for profit in the Great Greybeard Woods but some mysterious creature is beating them to it! In "Secret of the Ancient Incas - Part 3 " by Paul Murry, Mickey and Goofy search for the treasure but Black Pete lays a trap for them! In Don Rosa's "Metaphorically Spanking ," the nephews decide to play hooky and their day of frolicking turns into their worst nightmare!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #625 (June 1998)
Donald, who thinks he has the makings of a great actor, gets kicked out of acting tryouts until he gets knocked on his head with a coconut - in "Mummery's the Word" by William Van Horn. In the next story, "Goofy and the Reluctant Dragon" by Jack Bradbury, Goofy's genius of a nephew, Gilbert, doesn't believe in dragons and use's his time-machine watch to go back in time to prove uncle Goofy wrong. In Carl Barks' "Madball Pitcher," Gyro's inventions turn a charity baseball game into ....into ...... well, you just have to read it to believe it!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #626 (July 1998)
In "A Real Gone Guy" by William Van Horn, Donald cannot elude pesky mosquitoes and goes for Gyro for help. Unfortunately Donald gets the secret weapon destined for the military and the military gets the bug spray! In "Off on a Comet" by Byron Erickson, Mickey gets kidnapped by scientists and shot into space! In Carl Barks' "Camera Crazy," Donald decides to make a fortune taking breath-taking pictures with his camera - only the breath is taken out of him!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #627 (August 1998)
Donald readies his dahlias in hopes to win the $500 first prize but neighbor Jones' mechanical bees reek havoc in "To Bee or Not to Bee " by William Van Horn. In the next story, "The Icebox Robbers" by Carl Barks, someone is stealing food during the night and Donald is hopping mad! In Paul Halas and Jack Sutter's "Sausages," Zeke Wolf's bullying brother Zeb invites himself to Christmas dinner and terrorizes the neighborhood .....until Zeke saves the day! (huh???)
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #628 (September 1998)
In "Officer For a Day" by Carl Barks, when the police and substitute police are all down with the flu, Duckburg is overrun by villains and unsavory types. Can the substitute substitute police (aka Donald Duck) prevail?? In "Bats in the Belfry," by David Gerstein, Mickey faces off against the evil Drs Ecks, Doublex and Triplex and their ingenious plot to take over the world. In Carl Barks' "Salesman Donald," Donald is batting 100% selling -eggbeaters UNTIL he meets up with an obstreperous, cantankerous hermit!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #629 (October 1998)
Donald and the boys serve as train porters and get mixed up with "Mystic" Max McMalefactor, master of 1000 disguises, on a special commemorative trip in "Scandal on the Epoch Express" by Jan Kruse. In the next story, "Hail the Conquering Loser" by Michael T Gilbert and William Van Horn, Donald gets kidnapped by aliens and ends up saving earth by being the biggest loser in the interplanetary Olympics! Also included is a special presentation on Floyd Gottfredson's "Mr Slicker and the Egg Robbers," (part 1) in which Mickey is being hunted for egg thievery.$8.00
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #630 (November 1998)
In "A Fish Tale" by William Van Horn, Donald is feeling a big failure and the boys try to cheer him up by taking him to Lake Kankatchum, where anyone can succeed in catching a fish - um...almost anyone! In "The Ghost Train - part 1," by Noel Van Horn, Mickey seeks to uncover the mystery behind a phantom train whistle that has caused everyone to leave town. In Floyd Gottfredson's "Mr Slicker and the Egg Robbers," (part 2) Mickey discovers the evil plot to steal Minnie and the eggs and infiltrates Mr Slicker's gang in order to turn the tables on him!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #631 (December 1998)
Donald, in a burst of altruistic fervor, has joined the Sweetness and Light Brigade and must sooth people's stress with melodies from a flute - in "Music Hath Charms" by William Van Horn. In "The Ghost Train - part 2," by Noel Van Horn, Mickey and the conductor discover the mystery behind the ghostly train. Also included is Maro Rota's "Operation Big Glutton," (part 1) in which Mickey is asked by the government to investigate a secret island with defenses that no-one has been able to penetrate!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #632 (January 1999)
In "Weemite" by Carl Barks, Donald accidentally creates a super high-explosive with the kids chemistry set plus a secret ingredient! In Carl Barks' "A Day in a Duck's Life," Donald's infatuation with his muscle car gets him into big trouble but also saves the day! Also included is Maro Rota's "Operation Big Glutton," (part 2) in which Mickey sneaks aboard the mysterious island and battles it out with the evil doers who are planning to disrupt the world's food sources!
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #633 (February 1999)
In this last issue of Gladstone's Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, "Duckman" Carl Barks and publisher Bruce Hamilton reflect back on their careers and the magical stories that brought joy to so many. In Carl Barks' "Donald Duck's Best Christmas," Donald and boys' plans to spend Christmas at Grandma's get dashed more than once, but end up on a heart-warming note! Donald and the nephews are on the hunt for a strange creature that is mystifying the residents of Duckburg in "Creature Comforts" by William Van Horn. Also included is Don Rosa's "War of the Wendigo" in which Scrooge is captured by mysterious little beings in the North woods because his Canadian pulp mill is polluting their home. (FINAL ISSUE OF SERIES)