Next week’s Walt Disney’s Comics #689 solicitation information from The Scoop:
“After wak-worthy printing delays in November and December, Geppi’s Entertainment’s Gemstone Publishing continues its return to comic shops with new $7.99, 64-page Disney trade paperbacks. Shipping next week you’ll find Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories #689, featuring prime Donald and Mickey tales with a special focus on love. (Back before Gemstone’s hold-up, this was to be the WDC&S Valentine’s Day issue. Good thing all of springtime is for dating, so things are still season-specific!)
In Marco Rota’s “Burning Hearts,” Donald is blindsided when a Saudi nobleman arrives in Duckburg, and seemingly starts a rapturous romance with Daisy. Everywhere she goes, the slick sheik is alongside. And when Don tries to intervene, three stooge-ish bodyguards get rather destructively in the way. Can things really be as bad as they seem? Maybe worse!
Next up is part two of WDC&S’ ongoing Mickey adventure, “The Gleam” by Floyd Gottfredson. The classic 1941 Mickey tale finds our mouse struggling to deal with the Mousegomeries, rich relatives of Minnie who insist on attending various swanky social gatherings. Alas, these parties are also the focus of the Gleam, a villainous swami who’s jonesing to steal jewels. Nobody knows how he gets into the parties…or gets out…or gets away with it! Can Mickey stop him before Minnie’s family gets robbed?
Then, it’s more romance with “Marriage Mountain-Style,” a new-to-North America tale by old-school Disney team Dick Kinney and Al Hubbard. Mad hillbilly Hard Haid Moe wants Donald to marry his geeky niece, Amy Lou. But Amy only has eyes for another notorious geek, Donald’s cousin Fethry. It doesn’t matter what the Ducks themselves think, and soon shotgun blasts are a-flyin’!
Following on is Big Bad Wolf in “The No-Good Deeder,” a classic by Carl Fallberg and Jack Bradbury. Big Bad wants his goody-goody son, Li’l Wolf, to impress the low-down Badfellows’ lodge. But this doesn’t seem likely until rotten nephew Izzy visits, and Zeke gets the idea to put him in a costume as his cousin Li’l Wolf!
Two more romantic misadventures finish off the issue. In Sarah Kinney’s and Cesar Ferioli’s “Schoolgirls,” it’s gang leader Pegleg Pete who falls in love, with crimebustin’ Mickey Mouse in some rather outrageous drag. And then in Carl Barks’ “Jet Rescue,” Donald’s in his own unlikely romance with bubbly flower collector Swansdown Swoonsudden. (You’d think Donald would hesitate to cheat on Daisy after that episode with the sheik, but you know Donald. Do as he says, not as he does.)”