Sunday, April 1, 2018

What's green and fuzzy and has eight legs?

I was searching through the inducks database the other day trying to find an April fool story to talk about. There are some good ones I had almost forgotten about, so the result was me reading a bunch of stories instead.

Carl Barks did a few

Carl Barks 10-pager from WDC #127

Carl Barks 10-pager from WDC #211

And there's a fun wolf story in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #152 that is ready for a re-print.

A Li'l Bad Wolf story from WDC #152

There's a lot of Egmont stories and Dutch stories too, not available in English, and one that is only printed in English in the UK.


But I didn't really find any I had much to say about. So I'll try something else instead.

Under a two-page April fool story with Mickey and his nephews, and I thought I could do a little quiz out if it.

April "Fool"ishness with Mickey, Morty, Ferdie, Goofy and Minnie
April "Fool"ishness (click to enlarge)

The first one to tell where this story was printed is officially a real Disney comic nerd 😊 


Update May 27, 2018:

Alright, now it's been almost two months so I guess I have to reveal the answer. The two-page April fools story can be found in the Spring 1989 issue of Mickey Mouse Magazine.

Mickey Mouse Magazine, Spring 1989
Mickey Mouse Magazine, Spring 1989

This magazine was not a comic book series, but some of the issues had a page or two with comics. I don't have a whole lot of issues from this series, but I think I remember seeing some Disney Babies comic pages in it too.


  1. If anyone get it right, you can request something I should write about on the blog too, if you want – and I'll try my best to do it!

  2. Gosh, I've been trying to figure this out all day and I just can't find it. Got any hints? :)

  3. I'm glad someone actually tried to find out! :) I was thinking about adding some hints. And yes, it really is a published story and not an April fool attempt – my Photoshop skills are not that good...

    The story was published in the USA in the late 80's. And it's not listed in the inducks database.

  4. I would just like to note, in case you were wondering, that I have not yet given up searching for where this story was published. I still haven't found it, but I'll keep looking!

  5. Well, you've stumped me! I can't seem to find where this comic was published. A very good riddle, to be sure.

  6. Ah, so that's what it was! Well, congratulations on that riddle.

  7. Most of the content in this magazine is not very interesting, so I don't think it's that popular to collect – or well known among Disney comic fans. I just have a few issues I randomly got out of curiosity a while ago.