There are a few good reasons for you to rush over to your local comic book shop, and pick up a copy of DONALD DUCK # 367!
• It might be the last issue of DONALD DUCK for a while. (Perhaps ever!)
• It has the oddity of Donald NOT appearing on the cover (see image above) – and appearing in only one panel over the first 17 pages!
…But not the actual reprint from that issue. Instead, it will be a redrawn version by the great Daan Jippes! Western Publishing artist John Carey actually did a fine job illustrating the whale-tale in its original form, but I really can’t wait to see this re-envisioned in Jippes’ recent, more amped-up style!
Donald was not a factor in this story, despite the fact that it opens with Duckburg almost wholly underwater! You’d almost figure that Donald was somehow responsible for the disaster – the culmination of one of his frequent “Mastery” tales, no doubt.
But, no… He delivers his one line, in the opening (literal?) “splash” panel, and retires to the William Van Horn reprint that backs the issue.
Ironically, Donald actually appears on the original cover of JUNIOR WOODCHUCKS # 7 (see below) – but does not appear on the cover of the later issue, bearing his name.