It all started with a mouse! ...Or, more precisely, someone who DREW a mouse for THIS POST!
The ever-inquiring (...and did I mention "intrepid") Debbie Anne Perry raised the question:
"Who would throw false teeth at someone?"
...To which I instinctively replied: "Someone who wanted to make a biting remark!"
But, after filing that gag away for possible use in a future story (...or, one day, maybe even re-dialoguing this one), Deb's question prompted me to take a closer look at the furiously-flung flotsam, and come up with the following observations...
Looking closer at the illustration above, what is that thing (that appears to have NO COLOR OF ITS OWN, but assumes the background color of YELLOW) - toward the right side of the panel, surrounded clockwise by Donald's hat, the pop bottle, the word "BOO!", and the apple?
- A leaf, that has come off the stem of the apple?
- A chandelier crystal?
- An arrowhead?
- A "martial arts throwing thingie", that would have cut Donald's head off or caused him to bleed to death from the jugular?
- A miniature yellow spaceship, manned by tiny yellow aliens who just wanna know what all the fuss is about?
- Maybe even a RIP in the panel? Or, in the yellow backdrop Donald is posed in front of? ...Or, maybe the very "time-space continuum" itself?
Finally, why doesn't Donald just grab that CAN OF SPINACH coming at him, and become impervious to the fannish assault directed at him?
Deb answers that last question with: "King Features Syndicate would have sued Donald into next week if he ate the spinach (although he was a sailor!)"
For those wondering, this "barrage brought unto Donald" is from DONALD DUCK # 116 (Gold Key Comics, Cover Date: November, 1967)...
..."The Case of the Super Secret Mission", by Vic Lockman and Tony Strobl!
And if we all find ourselves suddenly sucked into "A World [We] Never Made", just like another famous "comic-book duck"...
...We'll know that thing was indeed a RIP in the very "time-space continuum" itself! If so, sorry for letting it loose on the world, via this Blog!