The Donald Duck "Universe" Guide

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.

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(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").

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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).  

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