Donald Duck no. 1. 1949.
Department of Main Collections
|Front cover||First page of story in which
Donald Duck is a fireman
|Story continued||Story continued||Last page of story.|
As usual Donald got in trouble
|Goofy goes duck shooting.
Example of a rhymed story
|Story continued||Back cover|
The first edition of Donald Duck in Danish was published in March 1949. The editor was school principal J. Heltoft.
On the back cover the new magazine is recommended as good and healthy reading for which a child should not hesitate to ask his mother for money (75 øre).
Basically the characters look the same as they do today and many features are recognizable, such as the bragging uncle Donald who is always rescued by his brighter nephews in the end. On the other hand these early stories show remarkable differences from more recent tales from Duckburg – i.e. three of the stories in no. 1 are rhymed.
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