|What a CHEAT! Donald doesn't even travel in TIME. He only moves around in PHYSICAL SPACE!|
In fact, having the pair thrown into an adventure situation together is so much fun that it’s hard to believe that something as unlikely as a Second Class Mailing regulation kept Carl Barks from teaming them up in the past.
|Oh, Donald... You've done it again!|
For those who are unaware of this particular oddity in Disney comics history, in order to secure Second Class Mailing privileges for subscription copies, Western Publishing [ the publishing entity behind Dell and Gold Key Comics] had to schedule at least TWO stories per issue of a title… with one story featuring CHARACTERS WHICH DID NOT APPEAR IN ANY OTHER STORY in that same issue. Don’t ask ME! This, rather than any creative decision, was the reason that the GYRO GEARLOOSE short stories came into existence.
|No more like THIS!|
|There was no subscribing to THE PHANTOM BLOT, but we got some great 32 page stories!|
Oh, but back to Scrooge and Gyro…
|All's well, that ends well -- for Donald, that is!|
Two reporters join Scrooge for a “typical day for the World’s Richest Duck”. During the morning, alone, Scrooge ejects individuals seeking donations, bags a money-nibbling moth with overkill that would turn Marvel’s [Joe’s Rules-Violating and Anachronistic Note: Now, ironically, DISNEY’S…] The Punisher envious, blows-off a new challenge from Flintheart Glomgold, thwarts Magica De Spell, and out-maneuvers The Beagle Boys. By lunchtime, the reporters have, understandably, had enough.
“I tell you, some people've got no sense of PRIORITIES… or TIMING!” declares Scrooge, as he literally bowls-over his rival while rushing off to tend to the next crisis.
|Disney Comics' DONALD DUCK ADVENTURES # 17. Along with UNCLE SCROOGE # 259. Together, do they make "Time" and "Time Again"?|
|Remember all these titles? Click to enlarge!|
I humbly direct you to the Letter Column where I discuss the reasons that the new story in UNCLE SCROOGE # 257 may very well be the first Scrooge adventure to take place after DUCKTALES.
|Back from the Navy? Sure looks that way!|
|Pre or Post Navy...Some things never change!|
Now, that we're safely back in 2013...
Yes, I know “A Day in the Life of Uncle Scrooge” was later reprinted by Gladstone Series II, with vastly inferior dialoguing. But, I didn’t know that in 1994.
|This is NOT the version with "inferior dialoguing" -- even though all Scrooge can retort is: "OH, YEAH!"|