A few happy memories from childhood, courtesy of the most fatalistic comic books ever written for children. First a bit from a censored story, “Silent Night,” written in 1945 but never published until 1981:
The story culminates in Donald being forced to sing carols at the top of his lungs while being electrocuted by a cattle prod.
Next, a Christmas tale of dueling steam shovels, “A Letter to Santa.” I love Scrooge’s quip to the judge.
26 December 2009 at 17:19
What about escape from bear mountain???
27 December 2009 at 05:12
Heh, that second one rings a bell!! happy Christmas to you too, David.
31 January 2012 at 21:08
I think Barks recycled some of the first example’s artwork. There’s one where Donald and his nephews are in holidays in Hondorica(?) and Donald attempts to serenade a local lady sitting at a balcony. She turns out to be a wax dummy and the villain turns out to be the Duckburg consul.