This one took the long way before arriving at my doorstep, but the first volume of Gemstone’s Daan Jippes Collection is finally here and it was a nice surprise after a long day at work to find it waiting for me. What’s more, I can happily say that it was well worth the wait. Last week’s vacation was a little more hectic than I would’ve liked and I didn’t have much time to read any of Gemstone’s recent offerings so it was nice to be able to take some time to dive into this. I love the Junior Woodchuck stories and this one is chock full of ‘em and the highlight of the collection alongside the Carl Barks scripts and fantastic Daan Jippes artwork carefully crafted around them.
Here’s what’s inside, painstakingly brought to you from this volumes Table of Contents to fill in the gaps of a few incomplete online solicitations:
Duckmade Disaster starring Uncle Scrooge
Story: Carl Barks (JW 14, 1972) / Art: Daan Jippes (Dutch DD 1992-01)
Color: Egmont / Lettering: Michael Taylor
Bad Day For Troop A starring Junior Woodchucks
Story: Carl Barks (JW 8, 1971) / Art: Daan Jippes (Dutch DD 1992-07)
Color: Colleen Winkler / Lettering: Sue Klinger
Storm Dancers starring Junior Woodchucks
Story: Carl Barks (JW 12, 1972) / Art: Daan Jippes (Dutch DD 1992-13)
Color: Egmont / Lettering: Sue Klinger
The Day The Mountain Shook starring Junior Woodchucks
Story: Carl Barks (JW 13, 1972) / Art: Daan Jippes (Dutch DD 1192-29)
Color: Summer Hinton / Lettering: Sue Klinger
Traitor In The Ranks starring Junior Woodchucks
Story: Carl Barks (JW 11, 1971) / Art: Daan Jippes (Dutch DD 1992-43)
Color: Egmont / Lettering: Bill Pearson
Cover Gallery Front & back cover art by Daan Jippes
(really fantastic covers here folks!)
And here’s the back issue blurb with more about what you’ll find in the volume:
Welcome to a brand-new trade paperback series collecting the comics of beloved Dutch DUck artist Daan Jippes. Successive volumes will collect both Jippes’ self-created stories and (as in this opening book) his re-creations of adventures written – but not drawn – by legendary Uncle Scrooge creator Carl Barks.
In this volume, Huey Dewey and Louie try to bump Scrooge’s money bin off Killmotor Hill in ‘Duckmade Disaster.’ The Nephews rescue a stranded circus in ‘Bad Day for Troop A’ and become twister resisters in ‘Storm Dancers.’ The wilderness is the stage for another battle with Scrooge in ‘The Day the Mountain Shook’; and finally, Donald sets his eyes on Junior Woodchuck prizes in ‘Traitor in the Ranks.’
I like the sound of “successive volumes” and will certainly be there for the next issue in the series! Until then,“Strike the tent, troopers! Furl the Flag! Tomorrow you go back to public school!” Seemed rather fitting seeing as how I start a new class at the University tomorrow.