DuckTales DisneyComics issue 1.jpg
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 the company's 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 guide

Cover Issue # Published
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 1.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg 8 November 1990
Featured stories:
  • "Of Badges 'n' Beagles!"
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 9.jpg 9 December 1990
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter One: Terror at the Top of the World"
    Launchpad, Scrooge, and the rest of the gang confront poachers in the Arctic. But is this poaching merely a cover-up for even more bizarre crimes?
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 10.jpg 10 January 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter Two: Moon of Gold"
    Scrooge and company seek the source of some 84 karat gold nuggets. The trail takes them from the Yukon to New Swampadonia, and finally to deadly Claw Island, inhabited only by red crabs who think it's dinnertime.
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 11.jpg 11 February 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter Three: The Once and Future Warlock"
    Escaping from Crab Island, Scrooge, Launchpad, and the kids follow the trail of the golden comet to Stonehenge, where Doofus is transformed into a Druid priest.
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 12.jpg 12 March 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter Four: Lost Beyond the Milky Way"
    The stage is set for Scrooge and Flintheart Glomgold to face off in the dark void, as Scrooge's Star Sojourner goes where no tycoon has gone before--in pursuit of the mother meteor of gold!
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 13.jpg 13 April 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter Five: The Doomed of Sarras"
    A hyper-speed collision in space leads to a dramatic rescue and a terrific repair bill, which in turn leads Scrooge and company to a planet made of purest gold.
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 14.jpg 14 May 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter Six: Planet Blue"
    Will Launchpad, Scrooge, and the nephews actually leave Flintheart Glomgold stranded on the golden desert of the planet Sarras?
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 15.jpg 15 June 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Gold Odyssey - Chapter Seven: The Odyssey Ends"
    Scrooge and his fellow spacefarers are back in Duckburg at last, but now they have to contend with the Beagle Boys, who have come up with the ultimate plan to loot Scrooge's Money Bin.
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 16.jpg 16 July 1991
Featured stories:
  • "The Great Chase"
  • "An Antsy Plan"
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 17.jpg 17 August 1991
Featured stories:
  • "A Dime in Time - Part 1"
    Magica De Spell uses her own time machine to go back in time to the Klondike and steal Scrooge McDuck's Number One Dime.
DuckTales DisneyComics issue 18.jpg 18 September 1991
Featured stories:
  • "A Dime in Time - Part 2"
    Pursuing his lucky Number One Dime and Magica De Spell back through time, Scrooge and the gang find themselves in ancient Rome, facing lions in the Coliseum!
  • "The Hidden Treasure of Quackistan" (reprint from DuckTales Magazine #2)

Reprint collections

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

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

External links

Media DuckTales (Episode list) • VideographyGladstone comicMagazineVideo game (HD remakeSoundtrack) • Disney ComicsThe Quest for GoldDuckTales 2DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (soundtrack) • Boom! Studios comicScrooge's Loot
Characters Heroes and allies Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthGyro GearlooseDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckLudwig Von DrakeBubba the Cave DuckTootsie the TriceratopsGene the GenieGlittering GoldieAdmiral GrimmitzMrs. CrackshellKing HomerQueen Ariel
Recurring villains The Beagle Boys (Big Time, Burger, Bouncer, Baggy, Bankjob, Bugle, Babyface, and Megabyte) • Ma BeagleBeagle BratsFlintheart GlomgoldCirceKa-Hoo-FuMagica De SpellPoe De SpellEl CapitanMerlock the MagicianDijonSarkusCinnamon TealPeteFritter O'WayDiddle O'WayThe SirensYuckalindaFrontier Beagle BoysMillionara Vanderbucks
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