DuckTales DisneyComics issue 1
The cover to the first issue.
Schedule Monthly
Publisher(s) Disney Comics
Publication date April 1990-September 1991
No. of issues 18

The DuckTales comic book published by Disney Comics was the second of three different comic books based on the animated series of the same name. It was one of the company's eight initial titles and ran for eighteen issues from launch in April 1990 to September 1991.

Disney Comics' DuckTales differed from its predecessor, the Gladstone Publishing DuckTales comic, in several ways. In addition to restarting the comic's numbering system with its first issue, this DuckTales comic rarely included multiple stories per issue, and as such, did not contain any reprints of Carl Barks' Uncle Scrooge stories. In fact, while stories intended for overseas distribution had been regular features in the Gladstone title, only two issues of the Disney Comics title (issues #8 and #16) included such stories.

Most of the Disney Comics DuckTales title's run was devoted to three different multi-part adventure stories - "Scrooge's Quest" (published from issues #1-7), "The Gold Odyssey" (issues #9-15), and "A Dime in Time" (issues #17-18). The first two arcs were later reprinted as trade paperbacks by Gemstone Publishing in 2007 and 2008.

Despite this series coming out well after the start of the show's second season (and a mechanical version of the Yeeker birds from "The Unbreakable Bin" making an appearance in issue #5), Bubba, Tootsie, and Fenton oddly did not appear in a single issue of this series.

Due to the Disney Comics Implosion, the DuckTales title was cancelled in October 1991, though Disney continued to regularly publish new DuckTales comic stories in Disney Adventures from then through November 1994.

Issue guideEdit

Cover Issue # Published
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 1 1 April 1990
Featured stories:
  • "Scrooge's Quest - Chapter One: The Ice Demon"
    Webby gets kidnapped by Magica, and Scrooge has to surrender his Number One Dime to get her back.
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 2 2 May 1990
Featured stories:
  • "Scrooge's Quest - Chapter Two: The Nemesis of Napalabama"
    Scrooge's search for the kidnapped Webby takes him, Launchpad and the nephews to Napalabama where they investigate a crisis involving stolen Bamboo.
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 3 3 June 1990
Featured stories:
  • "Scrooge's Quest - Chapter Three: The Fall of New Atlantis"
    Scrooge's search for the kidnapped Webby leads him into a plot that involves Magica De Spell, Flintheart Glomgold, and the Beagle Boys.
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 4 4 July 1990
Featured stories:
  • "Scrooge's Quest - Chapter Four: Shipwrecked"
    After Webby got rescued in the last chapter Scrooge decides to take her, Mrs. Beakley, Launchpad, and the nephews on a cruise but he gets shipwrecked along the way.
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 5 5 August 1990
Featured stories:
  • "Scrooge's Quest - Chapter Five: Down, But Not Out, in Duckburg"
    Scrooge, Launchpad and the Nephews return to Duckburg only to find out that Flintheart Glomgold has taken over.
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 6 6 September 1990
Featured stories:
  • "Scrooge's Quest - Chapter Six: Witch Way Did She Go?"
    Scrooge, Launchpad, Webby, and the Nephews have to retrieve Scrooge's Number One Dime from Magica De Spell.
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 7 7 October 1990
Featured stories:
  • "Scrooge's Quest - Chapter Seven: All That Glitters is Not Glomgold"
    Scrooge, Launchpad, Webby and the Nephews return to Duckburg to free it from Flintheart's control.
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 8 8 November 1990
Featured stories:
  • "Of Badges 'n' Beagles!"
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 9 9 December 1990
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter One: Terror at the Top of the World"
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 10 10 January 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter Two: Moon of Gold"
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 11 11 February 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter Three: The Once and Future Warlock"
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 12 12 March 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter Four: Lost Beyond the Milky Way"
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 13 13 April 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter Five: The Doomed of Sarras"

DuckTales DisneyComics issue 14 14 May 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter Six: Planet Blue"
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 15 15 June 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter Seven: The Odyssey Ends"
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 16 16 July 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Great Chase"
  • "An Antsy Plan"
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 17 17 August 1991
Featured stories:
  • [A Dime in Time - Part 1"

DuckTales DisneyComics issue 18 18 September 1991
Featured stories:
  • "A Dime in Time - Part 2"
  • "The Hidden Treasure of Quackistan" (reprint from DuckTales Magazine #2)

Reprint collectionsEdit

Both of the comic's reprint collections were published by Gemstone Publishing.

Cover Title Published ISBN
ScroogesQuestTPB Scrooge's Quest January 29, 2008 1-88847-283-9
Collects issues #1-7.
TheGoldOdysseyTPB The Gold Odyssey November 18, 2008 1-60360-065-5
Collects issues #9-15.

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