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Donald Duck Adventures is the title of three different comic book featuring the adventures of Donald Duck and his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie. It is not to be confused with the longer-running Donald Duck comic book.

Publication history

Gladstone (1987–1990, 1993–1997)

Gladstone Publishing launched Donald Duck Adventures as a companion title to the original Donald Duck comic book. The incentive for giving Donald two differing titles was to allow for the original book to consist entirely of shorter, gag-driven stories, while this new title would prominently feature longer, adventure-driven stories. The series contained original material alongside reprints from older Donald Duck strips from the 1930s and 1940s, as well as more modern material from the King syndicated strip from the 1980s.

Gladstone published a total of 48 issues of Donald Duck Adventures. The first twenty issues were published from 1987 to 1990, and then the last 28 were published from 1993 to 1997 (#21-#48), with the second Gladstone run continuing the numbering from the first Gladstone run, ignoring the intermediate numbering of the Disney Comics title.

Disney Comics (1990–1993)

When the Walt Disney Company started publishing the comics themselves through their Disney Comics imprint in 1990, the Donald Duck Adventures title had its numbering system restarted. Ironically, unlike its Gladstone predecessor, Disney Comics' Donald Duck Adventures title was more akin to the original Donald Duck comic, with each issue consisting of two or three gag-driven stories.

Of the six titles that began with the launch of the Disney Comics line, Donald Duck Adventures was the only one to survive the Disney Comics implosion in October 1991 and make it through the entire run of the line. It lasted for 38 issues.

Gemstone (2003–2006)

In 2003, Gemstone Publishing published its own series of Donald Duck Adventures, this one as a digest-sized graphic novel alongside Mickey Mouse Adventures. These 128-page comics were sized 5" × 7½", and started the numbering system yet again. This Donald Duck Adventures was canceled at 21 issues in December 2006.

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See also

External links

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