Van Horn revisions
David A Gerstein
David.A.Gerstein at williams.edu
Thu Sep 30 23:33:26 CET 1993
I don't have my issues with me now, but I can offer a bit of
help with that Van Horn list nonetheless. Here's a whole section of
it complete with many additions.
It seems that the K-codes for "Kid Stuff" and "The
Not-So-Silent Service" were switched when they were printed in Europe,
either that or Disney blew it in their *own* comics (which actually
seems more likely).
I may have made a mistake when installing that information
however... so please note, "Kid Stuff" is the one that was listed as
"A child's game" and "Service" was listed as the one about water and
treasure, I forget what it was called.
During the course of my revisions I bungled what issues the
stories for DDAD 7 and 8 appeared in in Scandinavia. Those are
*both* Halloween stories, the second being a direct sequel to the
I have installed information about several issues that you
didn't list at all, those being WDC&S 545 and 574, and DDAD 27.
The cover that Gladstone's back-issue page credits now to Van
Horn for WDC&S 584 is actually by Jim Franzen and Bruce Patterson.
I got most of the code information from my own Disney Comics
Code Index. I never dreamed you guys would want something that
specific, but if you do, tell me and you can have it (I'll take
vanilla!). Note: KU 30-90 is a code for both cover *and* story to
"No Room for Human Error".
Code USA NL Scan Title [+ remarks]
KD 02-90 DDAD 2 X91-01 K93-39 12 DD Rootin' Tootin' Duck
KD 22-90 DDAD 3 X92-06 12 DD Beachhead Bathos
KD 07-90 DDAD 4 K92-41 12 DD The Bees Have It
KD 08-90 DDAD 5 X91-12 M92-11,12 12 DD Snore Losers
KD 09-90 DDAD 6 X91-08 14 DD It's Bats, Man! [script JLu]
KD 28-90 DDAD 7 X93-02? 12 DD It's In the Bag! (Halloween)
KD 35-90 DDAD 8 X93-02? 12 DD Public Ugly #1 (Halloween)
KD 21-90 DDAD 10 X92-03 12 DD Run-Down Runner
KD 36-90 DDAD 13 X92-04 K92-45 12 DD Just a Humble, Bumbling Duck!
KJD005-1 DDAD 15 X92-10 12 DD A Tuft Luck Tale
KJD003-1 DDAD 16 X92-07 12 DD Kid Stuff
KD5590-1 DDAD 18 X92-11 14 DD That Ol' Soft Soap [script MGi]
KJD004-1 DDAD 19 X92-05 19 DD The Not-So-Silent Service
KJD002-1 DDAD 20 X92-12 12 DD The Ghost of Kamikaze Ridge
KJD006-1 DDAD 27 2 DD Nap in Nature
KJD007-1 WDC 574 2 DD Magic Trick
KU 05-90 US 243 X92-01 K93-36 14 US Pie in the Sky [script BR]
KU 30-90 US 252 WB.92 26 US No Room for Human Error
KJS001-1 WDC 561 2 LBW Blow Me Down!
D 91341 WDC 588 K93-30 10 DD Spotless Don
D 91378 WDC 587 K93-23 10 DD Out of Harmony's Way
D 91379 DDAD 38 K93-10 10 DD A Small Matter
D 92144 DDAD 37 K93-08 10 DD in Balms Away
D 92145 M93-07,08 10 DD ?? (Promising sleeping)
D 92172 K93-16 10 DD ?? (Lot of happiness)
D 92205 K93-19,20 10 DD Magica's Missin' Magic
[rejected by Disney; was
to have been in DDAD #16
and was so advertised]
D 92207 DDA 24 M93-09,10 21 DD The Black Moon
Code USA NL Scan Title [+ remarks]
DDA 15 The Mad Chemist
DDA 17 Curse of the Lost Empress
DDAD 2 Rootin' Tootin' Duck
DDAD 4 The Bees Have It!
KD 37-90 DDAD 6 It's Bats, Man!
KD 39-90 DDAD 7 It's in the Bag!
KD 40-90 DDAD 8 Public Ugly #1
KD 58-90 DDAD 10 Run-down Runner
KD 43-90 DDAD 13 Just a Humble, Bumbling Duck
KJD011-1 DDAD 15 A Tuft Luck Tale
KJD022-1 DDAD 18 That Ol' Soft Soap!
KJD025-1 DDAD 19 The Not-So-Silent Service
JD 033-1 DDAD 20 The Ghost of Kamikaze Ridge
KJD121-1 DDAD 38 A Small Matter [Layout BF]
DM 19 Donald sculpting Mickey
KU 05-90 US 243 Pie In The Sky
KU 31-90 US 250 Money bin as swimming pool
KU 30-90 US 252 No Room for Human Error
KJU066-1 US 270 Ten-Cent Marathon
WDC 545 HDL have the bigger sandwich
WDC 547 DD gets snow on his head
KS ... WDC 551 The Hard Loser
KS 56-90 WDC 558 Donald's Fix-It Shop
KS 71-90 WDC 559 Don't Bug Me!
KS 70-90 WDC 560 The April Foolers
KS 81-90 WDC 561 Flipsim! !msipilF
KJS031-1 WDC 565 Truant Officer
KJS034-1 WDC 566 Will O' the Wisp
KJS036-1 WDC 567 Turkey Trouble
KJS042-1 WDC 568 Submarine Santa
KJS057-1 WDC 570 Postman Duck [Inker JuM]
KJS139-1 WDC 585 Gladstone's Secret
WDC 586 Gull on DD's straw hat
WDC 587 Out of Harmony's Way
[END OF LIST ADDITIONS]
You see that Van Horn sold stories completely out of order to
Disney... also far in advance of when they would be printed. When
"Magica's Missin' Magic" was rejected (Disney had reached their annual
budget on buying new stories for DDAD) and "Kid Stuff" was substituted
in DDAD 16, no one notified the advertising department, and the
"Between the Lines" page for that month actually lists the unprinted
"Magica's Missin' Magic" was reworked from 6-panel pages to
8-panel ones, has recently appeared in Europe as you noted, and should
show up here sooner or later, I guess.
I've included the publication numbers for two stories --
"Spotless Don" and "The Black Moon" (that's the U. S. title) -- which
I knew them for, despite the fact that the second one won't be
published for 2 months.
That's all for now. *Phew* what a lot of work! I never
dreamed this would be such a *big* project when I started it an hour
"Phooey on Sir Quincy Quack! Double phooey! And yuck!"
<David.A.Gerstein at Williams.edu>
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