by David Gerstein
This document is © 1996 David Gerstein. (Earlier this document has carried another copyright notice, because of a misunderstanding.)
This group of lists is intended to establish various locations in which Duck stories have been set, indicate heroes and villains most likely to appear in those places, and give other important information about the locations. The lists arrange the information in alphabetical order. Pieces of information labeled with an asterisk (*) refer to stories not written by Carl Barks. Please note: A "place" is a large area such as a city or part of a country, whereas a "site" is a smaller location in a place: for example, Bear Mountain, a site, is at the outer edges of Duckburg, a place. All stories referred to in this guide are given titles. Titles printed here in quotes, for example, "Darkest Africa" (MOC 20), are titles given in the first panel of a story. Titles printed here without quotes, for example, Taming the Rapids (WDC 58), are for untitled stories. In such cases, titles have been used that appeared on comic book credits pages when the stories were most recently reprinted. The majority of the characters and places in these lists appeared in at most a few stories. For these characters and places, specific comic book issue numbers have been noted for easy reference. The abbreviations of American comic book titles used here are as follows: CID: Christmas in Disneyland (a one-shot giant comic). CP: Christmas Parade. DBP: Disneyland Birthday Party (a one-shot giant comic). DD: Donald Duck. DD'S ATOM BOMB: Donald Duck's Atom Bomb (a giveaway comic). DiDDA: Donald Duck Adventures (published by Disney Comics, 1990-93). GlDDA: Donald Duck Adventures (published by Gladstone Comics, 1987-90 and 1993-). HDLJW: Huey, Dewey and Louie, Junior Woodchucks MMA: Mickey Mouse Almanac (a one-shot comic). MOC: [Boys' and Girls'] March of Comics. OS: [Four Color] One Shot (includes some Donald Duck, Daisy Duck's Diary, Gyro Gearloose, Uncle Scrooge, and Vacation in Disneyland titles). US: Uncle Scrooge. USA: Uncle Scrooge Adventures. USGD: Uncle Scrooge Goes to Disneyland (a one-shot giant comic). WDC: Walt Disney's Comics and Stories. __________________________________________________________________ (A) DUCKBURG AREA (State of Calisota, Webfoot County) PLACES: Codfish Cove (WDC 114), Duckburg, Mouseton, Omelet (WDC 146), Pickleburg (WDC 72), Pumpkinburg (WDC 54), Quackville (WDC 42; given as Donald's home town in that very early story, with Duckburg first used in WDC 49), Shacktown (actually a part of Duckburg), Weaselton (US 265*). IMPORTANT SITES: Bear Mountain (OS 178, DiDDA 32-33*), Black Forest (see ECOLOGY THEMES section), Castle of the Mad Duke of Duckburg (US 63), Cathedral of Notre Duck (US 60), Demon Tooth Mountain (OS 203, WDC 157), Duckburg Dike (WDC 288), Duckburg Reservoir (site of Scrooge's money dam, OS 386), [site of] Fort Duckburg (where the money bin now stands), Grandma Duck's Farm, Homes of the Ducks, Homes of MM characters (Mouseton), Mocking Bird Ridge, Mold and Mildew Collectors' Items (WDC 130, DiDDA 1), [Uncle Scrooge's] Money Bin, Mount Greenglory (HDLJW 13), Quackly Hall (WDC 154), Thrushwhistle Glen (WDC 105). NATIVE HEROES: April, May and June Duck, B-36 (frog, WDC 108), Bolivar, Bop Bop (jazz musician, OS 238), Beelzebub the Broom (DD 26), Brigitta MacBridge (Female tycoon, McDuck's unrequited "love interest" in Scarpa's stories: US 242*), Cheltenham (chipmunk, WDC 168), Chickadee Patrol, Clarabelle Cow (only Duck story appearances: OS 1055 and 1150), Clara Cluck, Clerkly, [Professor] Cosmic (WDC 93), Daisy Duck, Dick (radio serviceman, WDC 211), Donald Duck, Duckworth (DiDDA 5), Fethry Duck*, [Professor] Gamma (WDC 93), General Snozzle (the Junior Woodchucks' Official Hound), Gladstone Gander, [Sir] Gnatbugg-Mothley (MOC 20), Gnawton (Grandma's goat: DiDDA 33*), Grandma Duck, Grandpa Duck (referred to in OS 29), Gus and Jaq, Gus Goose, Gyro Gearloose, Hamilton (horse, OS 29), [Governor] Hawg and aides (WDC 110), [Gyro's] Helper, Herbert [Hog], Horace Horsecollar (only Duck story appearance: OS 1150), Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck, Jingo the Monkey (OS 29), [unnamed] Indian Fisherman (WDC 167), Jasmine Joe (skunk, WDC 106), John D. Rockerduck (only Barks app: WDC 255), Junior Woodchucks Troop "A", Junior Woodchucks' Troop Commanders (two, one a dog, one a duck; never explicitly named), Launchpad McQuack*, [Professor] Ludwig Von Drake (only Barks appearance: US 54), Mesmer J. Spellcaster H. P. D. H. D. B. (US 16), [Professor] Mollicule (DD'S ATOM BOMB, DiDDA 37*), Mickey Mouse (referred to in Donald stories, WDC 83 and 99, although the latter story was not written by Barks), M. Montague (‘Head Money Counter,' US 61), Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse (US 13), Muldoon (police horse, WDC 278), Neighbor (unnamed, WDC 83), Old Yellow Beak (OS 29: also cross-listed under BY THE SEA), Paddy (policeman, WDC 278), [Miss] Penny Wise (WDC 164), Philo T. Ellic (OS 408, WDC 515*), Porgy (Grandma's pig: OS 1150), Professor (unnamed and distinctively cabbage-loving, US 8), [Dr.] Pulpheart Clabberhead (WDC 92), [Mrs.] Quackfaster, Rocket Wing (pigeon, WDC 139), [Uncle] Scrooge McDuck, Speedy (US 14), [Dr.] Superthink (WDC 159), [Miss] Swansdown Swoonsudden (WDC 67), Tagalong (WDC 70), [Dr.] Thinknoble (DD 60), Wild Woman of Borneo (WDC 74), Witch Hazel, Yehooty (owl, WDC 106). NATIVE VILLAINS OR ANTAGONISTS: Akers MacCovet (USA 14*), Angina Arthritis (WDC 90), Angus McSwine (US 244*), [Professor] Argus McFiendy (MOC 20), Argus McSwine (WDC 550, aka "Porkman de Lardo" in US 39, "P. J. McBrine" in DD 54, "Scalpnick" in US 52, "John the Con" in US 65), Azure Blue and Sharky (exact place of origin unknown), Bassofoglio the Human Bat (WDC 74), [Professor] Batty (WDC 149), The Beagle Boys, Bears (OS 178), "Benzine" Banzoony the Firebug (OS 108), The Big Bad Wolf (OS 1010), [Professor] Blabaway Utterbunk (WDC 192), The Black Mask Burglar (WDC 106), Blitzen (reindeer, WDC 268), [Chief] Bounding Rabbit (WDC 188), [Senorita] Casaba Cantaloupa (WDC 90), Chisel McSue, Dan McShrew (US 49), [Baron] De Sleezy (WDC 93; name sounds German, but has Brooklyn accent), Deltoid Biceppa (WDC 69), Diner Cook (unnamed, in several one-page US gags), Ezra Scrooge (no relation to Scrooge McDuck, VP 1), Fulldrip Pulpbugle (WDC 188), [Mrs.] Gobblechin (WDC 101), Grand Genius III of Old Siwash (the Smugsnorkle Squattie, WDC 70), Hairy Harry (WDC 162), Hermit (WDC 39, DiDDA 20*), Honest Hal (WDC 51), J. Morganbilt Giltwhiskers (WDC 90), J. P. Diamondtubs (WDC 45), [Neighbor] Jones, [Old Maid] Moosey (WDC 63), Ollie Eiderduck (CID 1), [Black] Pete, Phantom of Notre Duck (US 60), Ramjet Rocketflash (WDC 188), [Colonel] Rawcuss Yellowpress (publisher of the Duckburg Gazette, US 27), Rockjaw Bumrisk (WDC 145), [Neighbor] Smith (WDC 47), Scarpuss McKnucks (WDC 74), Singapore Joe (WDC 65), [Professor] Sleezy (DD's Atom Bomb), [Professor] Slyrat (WDC 244), Snake-eyes McViper (WDC 108), Suzy Swan (WDC 69), Sylvester Shyster (MOC 41, although not here a villain and unlike Gottfredson's version), Trestleman Truckhorse (WDC 188), [Baron] Von Crankenshaft (US 30), Woody (iron-billed woodpecker with no relation to Lantz character, WDC 57). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The Duckburg area is the center of the Duck universe, as originally developed by Carl Barks. Scrooge's most durable money bin was built here, and most of the ducks' homes are here. IMPORTANT STORIES OCCURRING HERE: Large percentage of ten-pagers and other relatively short stories, also notably CP 1 ("Letter to Santa"), 2 ("You Can't Guess!"), 9 ("Christmas in Duckburg"); DD 26 ("Trick or Treat"), 60 ("DD and the Titanic Ants!"); DD'S ATOM BOMB; DiDDA 32-33 ("Return to Bear Mountain"*), 37 ("The Duck Who Fell to Earth"*); OS 178 ("DD's Christmas on Bear Mountain"), 203 ("The Golden Christmas Tree"), 300 ("Big-Top Bedlam"), 367 ("A Christmas for Shacktown"), 386 ("Only a Poor Old Man"); also many later US stories (1960s). (B) ECOLOGY, WILDERNESS AND "NATURE"-THEME AREAS PLACES: Avalanche Valley (WDC 137), Black Forest (behind Duckburg), Crystal Lake (HDLJW 9), Camp Waha-Go-Gaga (WDC 110), Canadian Northwoods (DD 117, OS 1025), Easter Island (USA 3*), Florida Everglades (OS 74), Grand Canyon of the Colorado (WDC 58, 246), Idaho Forest (US 28), Jungle of Nowhere (US 48), [Area north of] Lake Superior (US 18), Tulebug River. IMPORTANT SITES: [Nephews'] Cabin at Camp Waha-Go-Gaga, [ducks' various] Campgrounds, Gneezle Gnob (OS 74), the Golden River (US 21), Kakimaw Indian Reservation (WDC 202), Lodge in Avalanche Valley (WDC 137), Kickmiquick Indian Village (OS 263), Peeweegah Indian Village (US 18), Trees (in which Scrooge stored his fortune, US 28). NATIVE HEROES: Faceless People (US 48), Hermit (OS 263), Kakimaw Indians (WDC 202), Mounties (OS 1025), Peeweegah Indians (US 18), Snow Hermit (WDC 137), [Cousin] Whitewater (WDC 267). NATIVE VILLAINS OR ANTAGONISTS: Bears, Black Pierre (logger, WDC 267), [Fire-starting] Camper (VP 1), Captain Gadabout (WDC 246), Gneezles (OS 74), Kickmiquick Indians (OS 263), Loup Garou (DD 117), Prehistoric Indians (WDC 58). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Uncle Scrooge owns the land on which the Peeweegah Indians live, and he originally intended to move his money bin there and open a chemical mining plant. Scrooge changed his plans and decided not to make the move (US 18). Later, he built a paper mill instead ("The War of the Wendigo"*). However, Scrooge eventually destroyed the paper mill after he realized that he was destroying the environment ("War of the Wendigo"*). Scrooge later had a plan to demolish the Black Forest, but he abandoned that plan at the urging of the Junior Woodchucks (HDLJW 6). IMPORTANT STORIES OCCURRING HERE: DD 54 ("Forbidden Valley"), 117 ("Pawns of the Loup Garou"); OS 263 ("Land of the Totem Poles"), 1025 ("Christmas in Duckburg"); VP 1 ("Vacation Time," "Camp Counselor"); US 18 ("Land of the Pygmy Indians"), 28 ("The ‘Paul Bunyan' Machine"), 48 ("The Many Faces of Magica De Spell"); USA 3 ("The Mystery of Easter Island"*), WDC 36 ("The Mighty Trapper"), 58 (Taming the Rapids), 110 (Dowsing Ducks), 137 (Avalanche Valley), 202 (Kakimaw Country), 267 ("Log Jockey"); many Junior Woodchuck stories in various titles. * NOTE: Other American Indian characters are dealt with below under LATIN AMERICA. Interestingly, Barks didn't do any Donald Duck "Westerns" involving Indians: he seemed to reserve Native Americans for stories such as the above (where they appeared in the wilderness) or those set in Latin America. (C) OUTER SPACE AREAS PLACES: Dream Planet (OS 1025), Island in the Sky (US 29), Mars (US 46), [Planet] Micro (US 65), [Earth's] Moon (WDC 93), Tropical Asteroid (US 29), 24 Karat Moon (US 24), Venus (US 24). IMPORTANT SITES: Martian Colony (on Earth, undersea, US 46), Moon Colony (built by Earth, US 49), Space Wheel Five (US 29), Spaceships' Destination on the Moon (WDC 93). NATIVE HEROES: Asteroid Apaches (US 29), Ben (OS 1025), Giant Venusians (US 53), Muchkale of Venus (US 24), Octopus-Like Aliens (US 29, in one panel), Tom (OS 1025). NATIVE VILLAINS OR ANTAGONISTS: [Robot-like] Martian Colonists (US 46), Moon Man (WDC 93). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Donald Duck flew around the moon in 1944's "The Mad Chemist" (WDC 44). Carl Barks' first real science fiction story involved Donald in competition with Baron de Sleezy in a flight to the Moon. (See DUCKBURG AREA for De Sleezy; despite his European name, he is a Duckburgian). Uncle Scrooge planned to move much of his money to an island in the sky (US 29). However, despite Scrooge's success at finding -- and ultimately evacuating -- a barren asteroid, he did not follow through with his plan to move the money. The (duck) inhabitants of Gus Goose's Dream Planet (which, despite its name, really exists), were once as devoted as Gus to sloth, but later organized a thriving business community. IMPORTANT STORIES OCCURING HERE: OS 1025 ("Gyro Gearloose and Gus Goose on the Dream Planet"); US 24 ("The 24-Karat Moon"), 29 ("Island in the Sky"), 46 ("Lost Beneath the Sea"), 49 ("The Loony Lunar Gold Rush"), 53 ("Interplanetary Postman"), 65 ("Micro-Ducks from Outer Space"); WDC 93 (Rocket Race to the Moon), 244 ("Missile Fizzle"). (D) CASH/MONEY RELATED (Also see DUCKBURG and ASIA AND THE ORIENT) PLACES: Castrovia (US 36), Featherbrain Island (US 45), McDuckland (USA 14*) IMPORTANT SITES: Golden Goose Farm (US 45), McDuckland Castle (USA 14*) NATIVE HEROES: Fanny Featherbrain and Geese (US 45) IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Fanny Featherbrain ("Last of the Featherbrains") owns the golden geese of Featherbrain Island. Despite the value that the outside world places on golden eggs, Ms. Featherbrain believes that the feathers of the geese are far more important. McDuckland is the plot of land on which the money bin stands. While McDuckland appears to be part of Duckburg, one story (USA 14, "His Majesty, McDuck"*) points out that it is actually an independent country surrounded by Duckburg. In this story Scrooge briefly sets himself up as a king, but later abandons his country's independence. Castrovia does not actually appear in a story, but its unit of money, the "Rublenik", is noted as a completely worthless currency by Scrooge -- perhaps a unique status -- in US 36. IMPORTANT STORIES OCCURRING HERE: US 36 ("Money Bag Goat"), 45 ("Isle of Golden Geese"); USA 14 ("His Majesty, McDuck"*). * NOTE: The places listed in this category are the few that are important only due to money or other valuable objects contained within. Many other places have monetary importance, but are also important for other reasons. (E) TIME-TRAVEL DESTINATIONS and AREAS IN THE DUCKS' ANCESTRY PLACES: [Ancient] Atlantis (DiDDA 17*), [Ancient] Egypt (USA 13*), [Old] California (OS 328), Dismal Downs, Scotland -- Medieval (OS 189, referred to only), Duckburg -- Future (USA 19*), Drake Borough (USA 14*), England -- Medieval (USA 19*), England -- 19th Century [Gladstone Album 14*], Lonely Island (near Trinidad, US 16; also see SEA STORIES), Norway -- medieval (Vicar long Viking story [not printed in this country]), Scotland -- 18th Century? (OS 495), Scottish Heath (US 272*), Stone-Age Civilization (WDC 564*, Vicar's "Back to the Stone Age!" [not printed in this country]). IMPORTANT SITES: Fort Duckburg (USA 14*), The Falcon Rover (ship, US 16), The Golden Goose (ship, OS 495), McDuck Castle, Palace of Atlantis (DiDDA 17*), Pyramid of King Nutmost (US 25, USA 13*). NATIVE HEROES: Bos'n Pintail (US 16), Braised McDuck (US 272*), Cavemen ("Back to the Stone Age!"*), Cornelius Coot (USA 5*, 14*), Dirk the Dinosaur (WDC 564*), Fayodor McDuck (US 272*), Futuristic Duckburgians (USA 19*), Indians (OS 328), Matey McDuck (US 16), [Sir] Eider McDuck (OS 186), [Sir] Quackly McDuck (OS 186), [Sir] Roast McDuck (OS 186), Panchita (OS 328), Rolando the Vaquero (OS 328), Seafoam McDuck (OS 495), Stoneheart Glomgold (Gladstone Album 14*), [Sir] Stuft McDuck (OS 186), [Sir] Swamphole McDuck (OS 186), Tina (OS 328). NATIVE VILLAINS OR ANTAGONISTS: Bonzo the Cave Giant ("Back to the Stone Age!"*), Canute the Brute (US 272*), Don Porko de Lardo (OS 328), Ezry and Sairy (OS 328), Finagle McSue (US 272*), King Nutmost the Rash (USA 13*), Spaniard Soldiers (USA 14*), Swindle McSue (OS 495). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This section covers only characters who are not still living in the ‘present day' world of the Ducks. For example, although Cornelius Coot and Scrooge McDuck met several times, Cornelius is apparently now dead, so he is not a ‘present day' character and is included in this section. The various knights (those with "Sir" before their names), ancestors of Scrooge McDuck, have little known information connected with them. (It is known that Sir Roast McDuck died from overeating and Sir Swamphole McDuck sealed up the dungeon of the castle at Dismal Downs.) According to US 272 ("Canute the Brute's Battle Axe"*), Fayodor McDuck led the United Front of [Scottish] Native Clans against Canute the Brute in 986, and Braised McDuck worked with Robert the Bruce to rout the English in 1314. The events of OS 328 ("In Old California") were explained as a hallucination rather than real time travel. Conjecturing as to whether the characters met in the ‘past' in that story really existed in the ducks' world seems useless. IMPORTANT STORIES OCCURRING HERE: DiDDA 17 ("The Secret of Atlantis"*); Gladstone Album 14 ("The Quest for the Curious Constable"*); OS 189 ("The Old Castle's Secret"), 328 ("In Old California"), 495 (The Horseradish Story); US 16 ("Back to Long Ago!"), 272 ("Canute the Brute's Battle Axe"*); USA 13 ("The Pharaoh's Papyrus"*), 14 ("His Majesty, McDuck"*), 19 ("A Stitch in Time"*); Vicar long Viking story and "Back to the Stone Age!", neither printed in this country; WDC 564 ("Dirk the Dinosaur"*). * NOTE: Carl Barks did very few stories that involved forms of time travel. Thus, this category relies far more than other categories on information from non-Barks stories. Also: WDC 58 (Taming the Rapids) involves the discovery of ‘prehistoric' Indians, but takes place in the present day, so is not included. (F) MYTHICAL SITES (OFTEN LOCATED IN REAL PLACES) PLACES: Baghdad (US 50), Colchis (US 12), Crete (US 10), Dismal Ooze Swamp (in Florida, US 32), Persia (US 37), Red Sea (US 19), Valhalla (US 34), IMPORTANT SITES: Baghdad Bazaar (US 50), Cave of Aladdin (US 50), Cave of Ali Baba (actually imaginary, US 37), Den of the Sleepless Dragon (US 12), Fountain of Youth (US 32), King Solomon's Mine (US 19), Labyrinth of Crete (US 10). NATIVE HEROES: [Boy] Conquistadors (US 32), Jupiter (US 34), Odin (US 34), Thor (US 34), Vulcan (US 34). NATIVE VILLAINS OR ANTAGONISTS: Alligators (US 32), Arab Raiders (US 19), Larkies (US 12), Real Estate Agent (US 32), Rocs (US 37, 50), Sleepless Dragon (US 12), Thieves (US 37). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Scrooge McDuck has found the Golden Fleece, Philosopher's Stone, Fountain of Youth, and other treasures, and continues to own them. Scrooge has not discovered the Cave of Ali Baba. At one point he dreamed that he found it (US 37), but he did not actually discover it. IMPORTANT STORIES OCCURING HERE: US 10 ("The Fabulous Philosopher's Stone"), 12 ("The Golden Fleecing"), 19 ("The Mines of King Solomon"), 32 ("That's No Fable!"), 34 ("Mythic Mystery"), 37 ("Cave of Ali Baba"), 50 ("Rug Riders in the Sky"). * NOTE: See EUROPEAN LOCATIONS and ASIA, THE ORIENT AND THE MIDDLE EAST for non-mythical happenings in many of the places listed in this category. (G) BY THE SEA (SERPENTS, MERMAIDS AND JUNGLE ISLANDS) PLACES: Acapulco (WDC 53), Atlantic Ocean (US 46), Atlantis (US 5), Bahamalulu (US 27), Banana Island (actual name unknown, WDC 34), Bantu (US 31), Bridgeport (Connecticut, OS 9), Cape of Good Hope (US 25), Cape Quack (WDC 256), Caribbean Islands (WDC 235), Caribbean Sea (OS 495), [ocean area off] Duckburg, Hawaii (US 4), Key West (US 263*), Labrador (OS 408), Lake Erie (WDC 142), Lonely Island (near Trinidad, US 16), Mermaid Kingdom (US 68), Mississippi River (US 11), Mysterious Island (US 8), New Orleans (USGD), Newfoundland (HDLJW 25), North Pacific Ocean (US 23, WDC 172), Ohio River (OS 108), Pacific Ocean (WDC 45), South Seas Islands (MOC 41, US 41), Tabu Yama (CID 1), Tuku Tiva (island, WDC 211), West Indies (OS 159). IMPORTANT SITES: Black Mariah (ship, OS 9), Bucket o' Blood Seafood Grotto (OS 9), [wreck of] Candelaria (ship, US 263*), [wreck of] Cuspidoria (ship, WDC 172), Daffy-O (ship, WDC 247), Dilly Dollar (ship, USGD), Doomgurgle Straits (also called Gloomgurgle, US 23), Drip (ship, WDC 53), Flying Dutchman (ship, US 25), [wreck of] Golden Goose (ship, OS 495), Golden Helmet Burial Site (OS 408), Goldstein & Co. Marine Supplies (OS 9), Hall of the Mermaid Queen (US 68), [Cape Quack] Lighthouse (WDC 256), Niagara Falls (WDC 142), Port of Bantu (US 31), Quack (ship, MOC 41), Skeleton Tree (OS 9), Snarling Rocks Bay (WDC 94), Spyglass Cove (OS 9), Tabu Yama Volcano (CID 1). NATIVE HEROES: Generous Islanders (later stingy, MOC 41), Menehunes (US 4), [unnamed] Old Sailor (WDC 155), Opu Nui (US 4), Pedro (WDC 53), Ratchet Gearloose (USGD), Seals (OS 108). NATIVE VILLAINS OR ANTAGONISTS: Baron Guffaw (WDC 94), Barry Kuda (US 263*), Blackheart Beagle (USGD), [dogface] Cannibals (MOC 41, WDC 211), [duckface] Cannibals (WDC 34), Conchy (US 263*), Ghost of the Grotto (OS 159), Horseshoe Hogg (US 11), Jellyfish (US 41), Madame X and XX (WDC 94), Mermaid Queen (US 68), Octopuses (OS 159, WDC 45), Raider Nick (presumably dead, US 23), Red Eye (and brother, OS 9), "Scarer" (OS 108), Sea Serpent (OS 318), Terror of the River (OS 108). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Scrooge McDuck took photographs of a map (found in the wreck of the Candelaria) detailing locations of many different sunken treasures (US 263*). It is not known if any of these treasures have yet been recovered, and if so, how many. The Ghost of the Grotto, actually one in a long string of guards for a treasure chest, is not still at his old duty, having discovered that Queen Elizabeth had passed away (OS 159). Bridgeport, Connecticut, is the location from which the cannon balls on Black Pete's ship (the Black Mariah) were obtained in the story "Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold" (OS 9). It is not known whether the entire story occurred there. In "The Strange Shipwrecks" (US 23), characters call the story's straits both "Doomgurgle" and "Gloomgurgle," with no consistency whatsoever. Carl Barks obviously made a mistake, and none of the story's reprints have ever repaired the error. IMPORTANT STORIES OCCURRING HERE: CID 1 (The Black Pearls of Tabu Yama); HDLJW 25 ("Captains Outrageous"), OS 9 ("DD Finds Pirate Gold"), 29 ("DD and the Mummy's Ring"), 108 ("Terror of the River," "Seals Are So Smart!"), 159 ("Ghost of the Grotto"), 495 (The Horseradish Story); MOC 41 ("Race to the South Seas"); US 4 (Hawaiian Hideaway), 5 (The Sunken City), 8 (Message from Mysterious Island), 11 ("The Great Steamboat Race"), 16 ("Back to Long Ago!"), 23 ("The Strange Shipwrecks"), 25 ("The Flying Dutchman"), 27 ("US and his Handy Andy"), 31 ("All at Sea"), 41 ("The Status Seeker"), 46 ("Lost Beneath the Sea"), 68 ("Hall of the Mermaid Queen"), 263 ("Treasure Under Glass"*); USGD (Fantastic River Race); WDC 34 (Good Deeds), 45 ("Rival Boatmen"), 53 (The Tramp Steamer), 142 (Donald's Houseboat), 172 (Submarine Santa), 211 (The Wishing Pearls of Tuku Tiva), 235 ("Want to Buy an Island?"), 247 ("The Madcap Mariner"), 256 ("Northeaster on Cape Quack"). (H) OLD WEST LOCALES PLACES: Badlands (OS 199), Bullet Valley (OS 199), Cibola (US 7), Gila Valley (DD 278*), Goldopolis (US 56), Last Gasp (WDC 176), Ordville (US 218*), Pizen Bluff (US 26), Pizen Spring (WDC 102). SITES: Goldopolis Hotel (US 56), Lazy K Dude Ranch (WDC 59), Limber W Guest Ranch (WDC 35), [Lost] Peg Leg Mine (DD 52), Pizen Spring Dude Ranch (WDC 102), [unnamed] Ranch (WDC 54), [Uncle Scrooge's] Ranch (US 69), Red Rock Ranch (DD 278*), Slinky K Guest Ranch (WDC 35). NATIVE HEROES: Bill Buckboard (WDC 102), [Cousin] Cuthbert Coot (WDC 54), Cyanide Charlie (US 56), Clementine (mule, DD 278*), Ducky Bird (US 56), [Mrs.] Giltwich (DD 278*), Hardrock Joe (US 56), [Grandma] Katie Mallard (US 56), Methuselah (horse, WDC 35), [original] Sheriff of Bullet Valley (OS 199), [ex-sheriff] Wild Bill Trueshot (WDC 176). NATIVE VILLAINS OR ANTAGONISTS: Blacksnake McQuirt (OS 199), [The] Copperhead Kid (DD 278*), Copperhead McViper (US 56), [unnamed] Horse Thief (WDC 102), Longhorn Tallgrass the Fabulous Cattle King (US 23, 24), Moses Wagonjaw (DD 278*), Pack Rats (DD 52), Rattlesnake (horse, WDC 55), Snake McViper (US 69), Wild Colt (WDC 59), Williwaw Willie (US 218*). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The West's prominence as a setting in many later Uncle Scrooge stories rises from the fact that Scrooge owns mines and ranches there. Scrooge also spent much time in the West during his early days of building his fortune. Donald was appointed Sheriff of Bullet Valley at one point, but it is not known how long he held this job: given that story's conclusion (OS 199), he cannot have held it for long. IMPORTANT STORIES OCCURRING HERE: DD 52 ("The Lost Peg Leg Mine"), 278 ("Peril at Red Rock Ranch"), OS 199 ("Sheriff of Bullet Valley"); US 7 (The Seven Cities of Cibola), 23 ("The Fabulous Tycoon"), 24 ("The 24-Karat Moon"), 26 (Return to Pizen Bluff), 56 ("Mystery of the Ghost Town Railroad"), 69 ("The Cattle King"), 218 ("Williwaw Willie"*); WDC 55 (Donald Learns the Ropes), 59 (Days at the Lazy K), 102 (Pizen Spring Dude Ranch), 176 (The Hiccuping Ghost Sheriff of Last Gasp). (I) UNDERGROUND LANDS AND KINGDOMS PLACES: Quicksand Cavern (OS 367), Gnatling Cavern (DiDDA 33*), Terry Fermy (US 13), Undersea Cavern (US 68). NATIVE HEROES: Gnatlings (DiDDA 33*). NATIVE VILLAINS OR ANTAGONISTS: Terries and Fermies (US 13). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Many lost kingdoms in Duck stories are cut off from the outside world, as Terry Fermy is, but are above ground: see ECOLOGICAL AREAS, LATIN AMERICA and EUROPEAN PLACES. Despite the fact that underground regions seem to be remembered as a famous setting of Duck stories, very few stories actually take place there. IMPORTANT STORIES OCCURRING HERE: DiDDA 33 ("Return to Bear Mountain"*); OS 367 ("A Christmas for Shacktown"); US 13 ("Land Beneath the Ground!"), 68 ("Hall of the Mermaid Queen"). (J) ASIA, THE ORIENT AND THE MIDDLE EAST PLACES: Arabia (US 55), Backdore (WDC 103), Bang-Sock (in Unsteadystan, US 64), Bum Luk (in China, USA 21*), Bumpay (MOC 4), Cathay (referred to, US 6), El Dagga (in Egypt, OS 29), Eyesore (US 24), Farbakishan (OS 1267), Himalaya Mountains (OS 263), Hindu Kush Mountains (US 14), Hoi Sin (USA 21*), Hoopadoola (MOC 4), Howduyustan (WDC 138, GlDDA 20*), Hunza (US 216, USA 20*), Indochina (US 20), Itsa Faka (in Persia, OS 275), Jumbostan (in India, US 54), Kashmir Highlands (US 261*), Ladakh (US 261*), Mongolia (referred to, OS 386), Nile River (OS 29), Oilcania (US 36), Outer Monghoulia (HDLJW 19), Sagbad (in Fatcatstan, US 71), Sahara Desert (US 30), Shangri-Lala (in India, OS 263), Southern Miserystan (US 70), Tangkor Wat (in Indochina, US 20), Tralla La (also Xanadu, US 6, 261*), Unsteadystan (US 64). SITES: Alph River (US 261*), Cave of the Abominable Snowman (in Hindu Kush Mts, US 14), Duckburg Embassy (in Unsteadystan, US 64), Gung Ho River (in Indochina, US 20), Lava Crater (in the Sahara, US 30), [Mt.] Karakal (US 261*), Palace of Itsa Faka (OS 275), Teahouse of the Waggin' Dragon (HDLJW 19), Whirlpool (in Tralla La, US 6, 261*). NATIVE HEROES: Earl of Oilcania (US 36), Elephant Girl Mahouts (US 54), Lah Deedah (US 6, 261*), Lo Fa (dragon, USA 21*), Maharajah of Backdore (WDC 103), Mir of Hunza (US 216), Prince Char Ming (also Soy Bheen, US 64), Pygmy Arabs (US 30), Samjah Phee (US 261*). Sheik Arrabi (US 55). NATIVE VILLAINS OR ANTAGONISTS: Bey of El Dagga (OS 29), Gu the Abominable Snowman (US 14), Hassan Ben Jaild (US 55), King Nevvawaza (OS 275), Maharajah of Hoopadoola (MOC 4), Prince Cad Ali Cad (OS 275), Rajah of Eyesore (US 24), Rebel Debbil (US 64), Unie the Unicorn (OS 263), Wan Fu (USA 21*), Wahn Beeg Rhat (US 64). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Donald and Gladstone disguise themselves as maharajahs at almost every opportunity, but it isn't known whether the place-names they toss off in such cases as their "homes" are real places in the ducks' world. Thus, those place-names aren't listed here. In only one case (WDC 103) does Donald disguise himself as the rajah of a place that in the ducks' universe is real (Backdore). There has been considerable speculation as to whether Hunza (US 216) and Tralla La (US 6) were or are the same place, but "Return to Xanadu" establishes that they are not. (Also, the ancient inhabitants of Hunza are very different from the younger ducks in Tralla La.) IMPORTANT STORIES OCCURRING HERE: GlDDA 20 ("In the Footsteps of Jules Verne"*), HDLJW 19 ("Teahouse of the Waggin' Dragon"), MOC 4 ("Maharajah Donald!"); OS 29 ("DD and the Mummy's Ring"), 263 ("Trail of the Unicorn"), 275 ("Ancient Persia"), 1267 ("Buffaloed by Buffaloes"); US 6 (Tralla La), 14 ("The Lost Crown of Genghis Khan"), 20 "City of Golden Roofs"), 24 ("The 24-Karat Moon"), 30 ("Pipeline to Danger"), 36 ("Money Bag Goat"), 54 ("The Billion-Dollar Safari"), 55 ("McDuck of Arabia"), 64 ("Treasure of Marco Polo"), 70 ("The Doom Diamond"), 71 ("King Scrooge the First"), 216 ("Go Slowly, Sands of Time"), 261-262 ("Return to Xanadu"*); USA 20 ("The Custom of the Country"*), 21 ("In the Talons of Wan Fu"*); WDC 103 (Rival Beachcombers), 138 (Statuesque Spendthrifts). (K) ARCTIC AND NORTHERN SETTINGS PLACES: Alaska (exact place unspecified, US 35), Antarctica (US 17), Arctic Ocean (OS 256), Bearflanks (US 59), Dawson (OS 456), Goldboom (US 59), North Pole (WDC 232), Point Marrow (OS 62), Whitehorse (OS 456). SITES: Blackjack Ballroom (OS 456), Chilcoot Pass (OS 456), Frozenjaw River (US 59), Viking ship (OS 256), White Agony Creek (OS 456). NATIVE HEROES: Barko (dog, US 59), Eskimos (WDC 275), Glittering Goldie (OS 456, USA 5*), Klondike Joe (OS 62), Mother Penguin (US 17), Poly Poly (polar bear, US 59). NATIVE VILLAINS OR ANTAGONISTS: Blackjack (bear, OS 456), Eskimos (OS 256), [unnamed] Polar Bear (OS 256), Soapy Slick (US 59). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: It's actually difficult to say whether Glittering Goldie, the "dance hall girl" who Scrooge knew in 1899, is a hero or a villain. She swindled Scrooge at their first meeting, stealing his Goose Egg Nugget and other gold. But after Scrooge made Goldie work at his claim for a month, showing her the value of honesty, she reformed. Goldie donated money that she earned later to children who were orphaned by mining disasters. Nevertheless, she never gave Scrooge back all that she owed him. Blackjack, Goldie's bear, is certainly a villain, never softening to Scrooge, Donald, and the nephews. IMPORTANT STORIES OCCURRING HERE: OS 62 ("Frozen Gold"), 256 ("Luck of the North"), 408 ("The Golden Helmet"), 456 ("Back to the Klondike"); US 17 ("A Cold Bargain"), 35 ("The Golden Nugget Boat"), 59 ("North of the Yukon"); USA 5 ("Last Sled to Dawson"*); WDC 232 ("Under the Polar Ice"), 275 ("Zero Hero"). (L) EUROPEAN PLACES PLACES: Baloni (WDC 148), Dismal Downs (in Scotland, DiDDA 31*, OS 189, US 272*), Felina (US 36), Germany (briefly, US 10), Greece (US 10), Herringtail (Norway, US 9), Scotland (DiDDA 31*, OS 189, Gladstone Album 16*, US 29 and 272*, WDC 237), Italy (US 36), Switzerland (OS 1025), [Mt.] Vesuvius (in Italy, US 36 and other Magica de Spell stories). SITES: Black Forest (of Germany, US 10), Larsen's Ost (US 9), Loch Less (in Scotland, WDC 237), Loch McDuck (DiDDA 31*), Magica De Spell's Sorcery Shop (on Mt. Vesuvius), Matterhorn (OS 1025), McDuck Castle (in Scotland, OS 189), McMerganser Castle (in Scotland, Gladstone Album 16*), Moony Gull (ship, US 9). NATIVE HEROES: Bran Eiderbill (DiDDA 31*), Bucky Eiderbill (DiDDA 31*), Gaulway Weathermoor (Gladstone Album 16*), Larsen (cheese-shop owner, US 9), Sobbing Serpent and Family (DiDDA 31*), Woolie McBaa (US 272*). NATIVE VILLAINS OR ANTAGONISTS: Diamond Dick the Jewel Thief (OS 189), Duke of Baloni (WDC 148), Lessie the Loch Less Monster (WDC 237), Lemmings (US 9), Magica de Spell, Philosopher's Stone Seeker (US 10), Whiskervilles (US 29). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Few stories in which the Ducks visit European countries other than Scotland in the present day (as opposed to time-travel stories) have been printed in the United States, although many of them have been produced in Europe. Only stories that have been printed in the United States are taken into account here. IMPORTANT STORIES OCCURRING HERE: DiDDA 31 ("The Sobbing Serpent of Loch McDuck"*); OS 189 ("The Old Castle's Secret"), 1025 ("Mastering the Matterhorn"); US 9 ("The Lemming with the Locket"), 10 ("The Fabulous Philosopher's Stone"), 29 ("Hound of the Whiskervilles"), 36 ("The Midas Touch"), 272 ("Canute the Brute's Battle Axe"*); WDC 148 (Turkey with All the Schemings), 237 ("Mystery of the Loch"). (M) LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA AND AUSTRALIA PLACES: Africa (exact locations unspecified, OS 291, MOC 20), Amazon Jungle (DD 54, GlDDA 20*), Andes Mountains (OS 223, GlDDA 12*, US 26 and 219*), Australia (OS 159, US 11 and 62), Bechuanaland (in Africa, US 15), British Guiana (OS 422), Brutopia (various stories), Chiliburgeria (OS 308), Chichinango (in Hondorica, DD 46), Coco Nutsia (WDC 278), Forbidden Valley (DD 54), Hondorica (DD 46), Kachoonga (in Africa, US 34), Latin America (exact location uncertain, US 39, WDC 248), No Issa (in Africa, OS 291), Plain Awful (in the Andes, OS 223, GlDDA 12), Scroogeville-on-the-Latex (in Africa, OS 238), South Africa (US 15, 61), Tanganyika (US 38), Volcanovia (OS 147), Whambo Jambo (in Africa, OS 238), Yucatan (US 44). SITES: Bullring (in Chiliburgeria, OS 308), Flintheart Glomgold's Money Bin (in the Limpopo River Valley, US 15), Inca Gold Mines (US 26), [Hondorican] Jungle (DD 46), Kaffir de Gaffir Mines (US 54), Mayan Ruins (US 44), Oasis of No Issa (OS 291), Palace of El Dorado (OS 422), Upper Whambesi River (MOC 20), [Foola Zoola's] Voodoo Land (OS 238), Village of the Cura de Coco Indians (US 39), [Mayan] Well of Sacrifice (US 44). NATIVE HEROES: Australian Miners (US 11), Bombie the Zombie (OS 238), [Professor] Cornelius McCobb (OS 238), Don Pedro (DD 46), Fuzzy Wuzzy (Mujaz in reprints, MOC 20), Jungle Tribes (duckfaced, US 38 and 52), Mournful Mary (kangaroo, OS 159), Pablo Manana (OS 147), Plain Awfultonians (OS 223, GlDDA 12), Qwak Qwak tribe (US 33), Square Chickens (OS 223, GlDDA 12*). NATIVE VILLAINS OR ANTAGONISTS: Amazon Queen (GlDDA 20*), [Captain] Blight (WDC 283), Bruto Castrova (later Brutopian Consul, US 57), [original] Brutopian Consul (US 17), Brutopian Spies (WDC 278), Bull (OS 308), Bushmen (OS 159), Cannibals (MOC 20, OS 238), Cura de Coco Indians (US 39), Dinosaurs (DD 54), Donaldo El Quacko (OS 308), Duckburgian Consul (WDC 248), Duk Duk tribe (US 33), El Dorado (OS 422), Flintheart Glomgold, Foola Zoola (OS 238), Inca Indians (US 26), [unidentified] Indians (DD 46 and 54, OS 422, WDC 228), Mayor of Volcanovia (OS 147), [Pixilated] Parrot (OS 282), Queen of the Wild Dog Pack (US 62), Raiders of No Issa (OS 291), Tanganyika Yeekers (US 38), Tickaree Indians (GlDDA 20*), Tockaree Indians (GlDDA 20*). IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Brutopia has been shown as a Communist dictatorship in many Barks stories. It is unknown as to whether Brutopia's Iron-Curtain government has now been overthrown. The country was at one point (WDC 278) attempting to arm rebels in nearby Coco Nutsia. Whether this rebellion was ultimately successful is unknown. IMPORTANT STORIES OCCURRING HERE: DD 46 ("Secret of Hondorica"), 54 ("Forbidden Valley"); GlDDA 12 ("Return to Plain Awful"*); MOC 20 ("Darkest Africa"); OS 147 ("Volcano Valley"), 159 ("Adventure Down Under"), 223 ("Lost in the Andes!"), 238 ("Voodoo Hoodoo"), 282 ("The Pixilated Parrot"), 291 ("The Magic Hourglass"), 308 ("Dangerous Disguise"), 422 ("The Gilded Man"); US 11 ("Riches, Riches, Everywhere!"), 15 ("The Second-Richest Duck"), 26 ("The Prize of Pizarro"), 34 ("Bongo on the Congo"), 38 ("The Unsafe Safe"), 39 ("A Spicy Tale"), 44 ("Crown of the Mayas"), 61 ("So Far and No Safari"), 62 ("Queen of the Wild Dog Pack"), 219 ("The Son of the Sun"*); WDC 228 (No Rest for the Rescued), 248 ("The Terrible Tourist"), 278 ("Have Gun, Will Dance"), 283 ("Captain Blight's Mystery Ship"). __________________________________________________________________ APPENDIX 1: VILLAINOUS PLACES. Indexed alphabetically and cross-referenced by place-category. Brutopia (M), Castrovia (D), Foola Zoola's Voodoo Land (M), Forbidden Valley (M), Hondorican Jungle (M), Kickmiquick Indian Village (B), Unsteadystan ("where every thug wants to be ruler," J). APPENDIX 2: GYRO GEARLOOSE'S MAJOR INVENTIONS. Indexed alphabetically by type of invention, with additional information in brackets. [Unhittable] Baseball (OS 1095), [Unmissable] Baseball Bat (OS 1095), Bear Taming Spray (OS 1095), Bike Saucers (OS 1047), [Flying] Broom (WDC 254), Buffalo Treadmill (OS 1267), [One-wheeled] Car (US 7), [Self-Servicing] Car (OS 1184), Cat Language Translator (US 15), [Improved] City Conveniences (OS 1184), Codfish Schoolbell (WDC 247), [Improved] Concrete Mixer (OS 1095), Cow Hi-Fi (OS 1047), Cube (with holes, OS 1184), Custard Gun (WDC 183), Cyclone Warning Bell (US 24), [Giant] Drill (DBP), [improved] Dye (WDC 201), Firefly Tracker (US 27), Fish Suit (US 31), Fish-Hypnotizing Wand (US 39), Food Synthesizer (CP 8, US 35), [Improved] Fruit Trees (US 38), Future Event Predictor (US 16), Gab-Muffer (OS 1047), [Improved] Gasoline (US 14), Goblin Foiler (DD 26), Gold Finder (US 18), [Soft] House (US 19), Home Shoe Shiner (OS 1095), Imagination Magnifier (WDC 199), Intelligence Machine (OS 1184), Lightning Trap (US 13), [Mechanical] Lure (US 48), Matter Transporter (WDC 249), [Improved] Moose Call (OS 1095), [Better] Mousetrap (US 28), Mud Light (OS 1047), [Portable] Paint Sprayer (US 46), [Hydraulic Ramjet] Peanut Butter Spreader (US 34), Robot Servant (thoughtwave activated, US 20), [Steam-driven] Rocket (MMA 1), Rocket Belt (US 46), [Mechanical] Scarecrow (US 21), [Flying] Sleds (US 233), Snow Dissolver (US 41), Think Boxes (WDC 141), Thinking Cap (OS 1184), Thought Reader (US 22), [Mechanized] Trash Can (OS 1184), [Reshaped] Trees (US 33), Voicebox (WDC 152), [Improved] Voodoo Doll (US 32), [Improved] War Paint (US 30), [Thick] Water (for easy swimming, US 23), Wishing Well (US 25), [Trained] Worms (WDC 153). Appendix 3. MAJOR NON-HUMANIZED ANIMAL CHARACTERS IN DUCK STORIES. (From the earlier lists, but here all grouped together.) Alligators (US 32), Barko (dog, US 59), Bears, Bees, Behemoth (Bolivar's pup -- only Barks app. WDC 111), Big Horn (goat, OS 1025), Blackjack (bear, OS 456), Blitzen (reindeer, WDC 268), Bolivar, Bull (OS 308), Cheltenham (chipmunk, WDC 168), Dirk the Dinosaur (WDC 564*), Elephants (US 54), General Snozzle the Junior Woodchucks' Official Hound, Gnawton (Grandma's goat: DiDDA 33*), Golden Geese (US 45), Grand Genius III of Old Siwash (the Smugsnorkle Squattie, WDC 70), Hamilton (horse, OS 29), Jasmine Joe (skunk, WDC 106), Jellyfish (US 41), Jingo the Monkey (OS 29), Lemmings (US 9), Methuselah (horse, WDC 35), Mother Penguin (US 17), Mournful Mary (kangaroo, OS 159), Muldoon (police horse, WDC 278), Octopuses (OS 159, WDC 45), Pack Rats (DD 52), Poly Poly (polar bear, US 59), [unnamed] Polar Bear (OS 256), Porgy (Grandma's pig: OS 1150), Rattlesnake (horse, WDC 55), Rocket Wing (pigeon, WDC 139), Rocs (US 37, 50), Seals (OS 108), Singapore Joe (parrot, WDC 65), Square Chickens (OS 223, GlDDA 12*), Tagalong (puppy, WDC 70), Trade Rat (WDC 52), Wild Colt (WDC 59), Yehooty (owl, WDC 106).