Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics
Publication information
PublisherThe Library of American Comics
Schedule1–2 per year
FormatHardcover
GenreFunny animals
Humour
Gag-a-day
Publication dateSeptember 2015
No. of issues5 to date
Main character(s)Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Daisy Duck, Grandma Duck, Bolivar
Creative team
Created byBob Karp, Al Taliaferro
Written byHomer Brightman, Bob Karp
Artist(s)Al Taliaferro
Penciller(s)Al Taliaferro
Inker(s)Al Taliaferro, George Waiss, Dick Moores
Editor(s)Dean Mullaney

Donald Duck: The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics is a series of hardcover books collecting the complete run of the Disney Donald Duck comic strip, a daily newspaper comic strip drawn by the American comic artist Al Taliaferro. The comic strip debuted on February 7, 1938, and within eight weeks became the fastest growing syndicated comic strip worldwide. The publisher behind the project is IDW Publishing and their imprint, The Library of American Comics. The first book of the series was released on September 2, 2015.[1][2]

Format

The books come in a hardcover format, which includes a sewn binding, linen bookmark and dust jacket. The landscape orientation of the books measures 11 in × 8.5 in (approximately 279 mm × 216 mm), which allows each comic strip to be reproduced as close to the original published size as possible. Each page accommodates three daily strips.

Only the supplementary material appears in full colour since the daily comic strips were first published in black-and-white in the newspapers. The strips are scanned from the original syndicate proofs of the Disney archives.[3] It's printed on high quality acid-free paper stock.[4] Each volume of the series has about 280 pages and contains close to 750 daily strips (the equivalent to a 2.5-year original newspaper run). Roughly ten pages of supplemental material are included, such as promotional art, portraits of the creators, and introductory essays by animation historian David Gerstein.[5][6][7]

However, LoAC's venture seems to have ended with an incomplete run, as no further volumes have been published since 2019.

Volumes

Volumes
Vol. Release date Title Period Page count ISBN Inducks link
1 2015-09-02 Donald Duck: The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics Vol. 1 1938-1940 272 978-1-63140-335-4 DDN 1
2 2015-12-23 Donald Duck: The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics Vol. 2 1940-1942 278 978-1-63140-502-0 DDN 2
3 2016-06-29 Donald Duck: The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics Vol. 3 1943-1945 280 978-1-63140-641-6 DDN 3
4 2017-06-07 Donald Duck: The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics Vol. 4 1945-1947 280 978-1-63140-861-8 DDN 4
5 2019-03-26 Donald Duck: The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics Vol. 5 1948-1950 272 978-1-68405-462-6 DDN 5

Translated versions

In 2019 the Italian publisher Panini Comics began to publish a translated version of this reprint series titled: "Donald Duck - Le Strisce Quotidiane Complete".[8] In November 2022, Panini began publishing this collection in Brazil as "Pato Donald: As Tiras Diárias de Jornal Por Al Taliaferro".[9][10]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Westfield Comics Blog » Bruce Canwell on The Library of American Comics/IDW's Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics Vol. 1". www.westfieldcomics.com. Archived from the original on 2018-04-08. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  2. ^ Provine, Jeff (2017-07-09). "Book Review: Donald Duck: The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics Volume 4 - 1945-1947". cinemasentries.com. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  3. ^ "Checking in with Dean Mullaney The Comics Journal". www.tcj.com. 2 February 2015. Archived from the original on 2017-08-28. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  4. ^ Geise, Steve (2017-05-09). "Book Review: Donald Duck: The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics, Vol. 3 & The Complete Sunday Newspaper Comics, Vol. 2 (1943-1945)". Cinema Sentries. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  5. ^ Miller, Gordon S. (2015-10-19). "Book Review: Walt Disney's Donald Duck: The Complete Daily Newspaper Comics Volume 1 (1938-1940) by Al Taliaferro". Cinema Sentries. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  6. ^ "REVIEW: DONALD DUCK – THE DAILY NEWSPAPER COMICS VOL. 1 1938 – 1940". comiccrusaders.com. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  7. ^ "DONALD DUCK DAILIES: VOLUME 3 Review". comicsverse.com. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  8. ^ "Disney Classic". inducks.org. Retrieved 2022-12-06.[title missing]
  9. ^ "Pato Donald: As Tiras Diárias de Jornal Por Al Taliaferro". inducks.org. Retrieved 7 April 2023.
  10. ^ "Pato Donald: As Tiras Diárias de Jornal Por Al Taliaferro n° 1/Panini | Guia dos Quadrinhos". Guia dos Quadrinhos. Retrieved 7 April 2023.